Technology

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Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

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Science

“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.

Politics

The Right to Run

If you can vote, you should be able to run for public office—any office.

People Who Say “I’m Not a Scientist” Shouldn’t Be Politicians, Either

Why Anyone Old Enough to Vote Should Be Able to Run for President

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