At a time when in-depth discussions are more necessary than ever, ignorance will prevail over intellectualism; a third of Americans can’t tell you what the term “transgender” means; meanwhile, propaganda is a powerful factor behind the growing prison problem we face in the U.S. These discoveries and more below.

Anti-intellectualism Is Killing America Social dysfunction can be traced to the abandonment of reason.

Posing Questions of Photographic Ethics Most curators hope to get glowing reviews and popular acclaim when they mount an exhibit. Michael Kamber, on the other hand, is expecting some blowback for his latest show.

Five Studies: What You Need to Know About Transgenderism, According to the Research Despite recent news coverage, transgender is a term that one-third of Americans still can’t define.

How The Daily Show Sifts Through Hundreds of Hours of TV to Find the Funny When New York State Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and his son were indicted on federal corruption charges of extortion comedian Jon Stewart was quick to poke fun at the pernicious corruption in New York in a recent episode of The Daily Show.

The Facts vs. David Brooks: Startling Inaccuracies Raise Questions About His Latest Book Factual discrepancies in the NYT columnist’s new book raise some alarming questions about his research and methods.

Israel’s Behavior Will Bankrupt It Over Time Two recent reports suggest that Israel could face catastrophic consequences if it fails to end the mistreatment of Palestinians under its rule, whether in the occupied territories or in Israel itself.

Rich SoCal Water-Wasters Throwing Big Baby Tantrum About Drought Cutbacks California is in an epic, four-year drought with no end in sight, everyone is required to make water cutbacks, and rich areas use the most water by far.

The War on Thugs: How Propaganda Fuels Our Prison Problem In 1980, there were 500,000 Americans in prison or jail. By 2013, there were more than 2.3 million.

Human Capital—From Slavery to Capitalism There’s a new area of economic history that has discovered the origins in slavery of what we have often taken to be purely capitalist forms of management, including the accounting of human capital.

12 Reasons America Doesn’t Win Its Wars Too many parties now benefit from perpetual warmaking for the U.S. to ever conclude its military conflicts.

A Flexible Circuit Has Been Injected Into Living Brains Tested on mice, the rolled mesh fits inside a syringe and unfurls to monitor brain activity.

Century-Old School Chalkboard Drawings Offer a History Lesson Century-old chalkboard drawings were revealed earlier this month during renovations at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City.

Last Winter Two Bodies Were Found in Norway and the Netherlands Wearing Identical Wetsuits The police in three countries were involved in the case, but never managed to identify them. This is the story of who they were.


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