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Debunking the Debunker: The Truth About Racialized Police Violence

(Ethan Corey)– Like many students, my initial response to reading Robert Lucido’s recent series of columns in The Student was to roll my eyes and laugh. 1,638 more words

Amherst College

Paging WaPo! Al Sharpton heads to the White House -- again. Question: Will he pay past due taxes?

And here we go again:

Just arrived at the White House to join 14 civil rights and religious leaders in a meeting with President Obama and some of his cabinet.

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Media

Please Don’t Ask Me to Forward to 25 People!*

Over the years I have received many “urgent” email notices: “Microsoft was going to send everyone a big check,” “a girl was dying, but if I send five dollars she can be saved,” “mice are urinating on soft drink cans,” and any number chain letters of virus hoaxes and bogus stories of ignored heroism and patriotism based on some official’s malfeasance of which I should be aware. 660 more words

Viewpoint From Pelham

Proposed Rauner Budget Hammers Low-Income and Middle-Class Families in Illinois

Frank Manzo IV is the Policy Director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI). Visit ILEPI at www.illinoisepi.org or follow ILEPI on Twitter @illinoisEPI.

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How I Accidentally Started an Anti-Vaxx Myth in the Name of Science

I’m an infectious disease researcher and the mother of two children, so I’m usually the first person friends and family turn to whenever a disease is in the news. 1,572 more words

Vaccines

Check the original source! How so many writers got the facts wrong after the Maher vs. Affleck Islam debate

Today I’m excited to share a guest post by someone who has been instrumental in correcting several statistical errors in popular media reports regarding Pew’s 2013 report: … 3,175 more words

Religion

Fact Checking Governor Rauner

Frank Manzo IV is the Policy Director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI). Visit ILEPI at www.illinoisepi.org or follow ILEPI on Twitter @illinoisEPI.

Today the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) released… 1,327 more words