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Could Google Search Destroy Free and Fair Elections?

America’s next President might be put in office by Google. Either by the natural “trending” of the Google search algorithm — or by the invisible hand of a Google executive, manipulating the Search Engine. A new scientific study, by RadioWhoWhatWhy podcast guest Robert Epstein, clearly shows that the rankings in Google search results directly affect our voting behavior.

Trump Talks, JFK’s Motorcade & Dumb Lawyers: Aug 20, 2015

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The GOP debate, from the mouths of babes. Photo credit: Screenshot from Funny or Die video.

GOP Debates, Kids’ Edition

You’ve heard the expression “out of the mouths of babes”? Well, for a proper perspective on the GOP debate participants, it helps to hear their declarations from … the next generation. Funny doesn’t even begin to describe this video.

“Pro-life” and “pro-choice” activists oversimplify the abortion debate by using catchphrases.       Photo credits: Left to Right, Top to Bottom: Elvert Barnes/Flickr, Sylvia McFadden/Flickr, Jordan/Flickr, Duke University Archives/Flickr, Alan Liefting/Wikimedia, University of Toronto Students for Life/Flickr, William Murphy/Flickr, SimonaR/PixaBay, Collage by WhoWhatWhy

The Failed Rhetoric of the Abortion Debate

Debaters on the subject of abortion never really clash head-on — they don’t even talk to each other. They just trade cliches, endlessly recycling words that deny what is really at stake. And “pro-life” and “pro-choice” are just black-and-white abstractions. They fail to address scientific, ethical, and moral gray areas, such as the definition of “personhood” and the devastating effects that anti-abortion legislation has on the actual lives of women.

A Criminal Justice Revolution, Earth Overshoot Day & Blackwater Lives: Aug 14, 2015

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Russ Baker On The Security State, Hillary’s Email Mess & Willie Nelson: Aug 13, 2015

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