In the midst of the Syrian refugee crisis, the German chancellor is calling some things like they are; the fact that Donald Trump gets so much more media coverage than Bernie Sanders is hurting political discourse; meanwhile, the Internet is actually getting slower. These discoveries and more below.

Multiculturalism Is a Sham, Says Angela Merkel German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refugee policy has attracted praise from all over the world.

Fleming’s Discovery of Penicillin Couldn’t Get Published Today. That’s a Huge Problem After toiling away for months on revisions for a single academic paper, Columbia University economist Chris Blattman started wondering about the direction of his work.

What The Heck, Polls: 2015 Edition The current Huffington Post Pollster average has Trump at nearly 36% in the polls nationwide. With numbers like these, how can Trump not roll his way to the Republican nomination?

It’s Not Just You: The Internet Is Actually Getting Slower You’re not getting more impatient — it’s just that the Internet is literally slowing down.

California Will Get ‘Bathroom Police’ If ‘Privacy’ Measure Passes, Critics Fear Stall-patrolling vigilantes could collect $4,000 for catching transgender people under a proposed measure.

Good Reasons to Cheer the Paris Climate Deal Heading into the final days of the Paris climate conference, several potentially deal-breaking disagreements remained to be resolved.

How Same-Sex Marriage Could Become a Huge Headache for the GOP Candidates On Meet the Press, Chuck Todd asked Marco Rubio what he’d do as president about the fact that, to the chagrin of many of the people whose votes Rubio is now seeking, gay people are now allowed to get married in every corner of the land.

The Discourse Suffers When Trump Gets 23 Times As Much Coverage as Sanders All Trump all the time media coverage lets Trump define the discussion. It denies voters a broader, better discourse.

Has Money Really Changed From Shells to Digital Apps? Underneath, money is always a token of our social relations.

Has Science Proven that Deepak Chopra Is Bullshit? A group of social scientists recently investigated receptivity towards “pseudo-profound bullshit,” and used Deepak Chopra quotes as examples.

Why Did Turkey Shoot Down That Russian Plane? It was certainly not because the SU-24 posed any threat.

From Canada: The Leap Manifesto, for a Humane Post-Carbon Future We start from the premise that Canada is facing the deepest crisis in recent memory.

This Climate Policy Could Save the Planet Here’s a smart way for us to limit carbon emissions and keep global warming below 2°C.

Why Is “Survivor” Still on Television? Exactly four months and 31 days into what was, at that time, still being called “The New Millennium,” CBS aired the first-ever episode of Survivor.


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