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‘Smart Idiots’ and ‘Rich Idiots’: Climate Change Denial Increases With Income Among Republicans
Posted on Jul 12, 2014
A new study shows that as Republicans’ income rises, they are more likely to dismiss the damaging effects of global warming; some people believe the Israeli government is feeding everyone “lies upon lies” to justify its attack on Gaza; meanwhile, an elephant was photographed crying as he was released from 50 years of captivity. These discoveries and more below.
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