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Volkswagen may soon reach a deal in the $46 billion lawsuit that U.S. regulators filed against them. The lawsuit was the result of the discovery last September that VW had installed a so-called “defeat device” in a ...
Everyone’s Pants Are On Fire

Volkswagen Lied to Us But We’re Also Maybe Lying to Ourselves

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Volkswagen may soon reach a deal in the $46 billion lawsuit that U.S. regulators filed against them. The lawsuit was the result of the discovery last September that VW had installed a so-called “defeat device” in a number of diesel models, which was designed to cheat emissions tests. The “device” was software that could de
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James Taylor of the Heartland Institute studied atmospheric science; his analyses have been published in virtually every major newspaper in the United States. That’s impressive. I didn’t major in anything, and I ...
The Heartland Institute Is On The Case

Pack Up Your Science Books

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James Taylor of the Heartland Institute studied atmospheric science; his analyses have been published in virtually every major newspaper in the United States. That’s impressive. I didn’t major in anything, and I haven’t written for a single major newspaper. Fortunately (for me and this article), analyses hold weight only when publis
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I struggled. I struggled dearly with this final article (before I leave on a brief hiatus). I checked Fox News—as I always do—praying, hoping, yearning for another Mike Huckabee article. And there, before mine eyes, ...
This All Seems Familiar

Facts, Facts…

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I struggled. I struggled dearly with this final article (before I leave on a brief hiatus). I checked Fox News—as I always do—praying, hoping, yearning for another Mike Huckabee article. And there, before mine eyes, emblazoned across the front page, read this headline: “America needs a commander in chief, not a weather-obsessed met
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Listening to the news, watching debates, and eavesdropping on people talking in public has convinced me that a lot of Americans misunderstand a lot of things, including the following five current and controversial political ...
5 Issues People Think They Know But Don't

What the Frack?

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Listening to the news, watching debates, and eavesdropping on people talking in public has convinced me that a lot of Americans misunderstand a lot of things, including the following five current and controversial political issues of 2015. 1. Immigration – People aren’t stealing “our” jobs. If you are included in the very, ver
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Grab a mood-altering beverage and listen in to find out this week's Jackassery nominations! In the 14th episode of the This Week In Jackassery podcast, my co-host Adrienne Boettinger and I cover a broad range of topics, ...
You Know We're Talking About the Debate

This Week In Jackassery, ep. 15

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Grab a mood-altering beverage and listen in to find out this week’s Jackassery nominations! In the 14th episode of the This Week In Jackassery podcast, my co-host Adrienne Boettinger and I cover a broad range of topics, including: – The first Democratic Primary Debate (obviously) – Whyyyyy was Lincoln Chafee even on that
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As our nation’s capital prepares for the pomp and circumstance of a papal visit (and I prepare to spend most of my week sitting in traffic), I’ve been thinking about Pope Francis and the sentiment he has inspired. To ...
Will I Get to Drive the Pope Mobile?

The Pope of Hope?

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As our nation’s capital prepares for the pomp and circumstance of a papal visit (and I prepare to spend most of my week sitting in traffic), I’ve been thinking about Pope Francis and the sentiment he has inspired. To paraphrase eleventy gazillion pundits, the Pope has favorability ratings that the presidential candidates would sell th
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Are Donald Trump's antics RAD or BAD? What about Gwyneth Paltrow's yawing lessons (yes, you read that right) and Sharknado 3? Find out the answers to these questions -- and more -- in the 11th episode of This Week In ...
Trump, Trump and More Trump

This Week in Jackassery, Ep. 11

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Are Donald Trump’s antics RAD or BAD? What about Gwyneth Paltrow’s yawing lessons (yes, you read that right) and Sharknado 3? Find out the answers to these questions — and more — in the 11th episode of This Week In Jackassery, where co-hosts Adrienne Boettinger and Shane Barnhill discuss climate change deniers, Don
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I suppose I’ll address you directly, Cal. I’d like to start by saying how much I enjoyed your article. My favourite part, in fact, was when you failed to provide any links for “data readily available and linked to ...
The More You Eat, The More You Learn, Cal.

Facts, Facts The Musical Fruit

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I suppose I’ll address you directly, Cal. I’d like to start by saying how much I enjoyed your article. My favourite part, in fact, was when you failed to provide any links for “data readily available and linked to scientific studies through climatdepot.com has found no trends, or declining trends when it comes to frequency [&hellip
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Sometimes. Sometimes you read something so profoundly stupid it makes your head hurt. I’d coin the term myself, but I think my brain’s still recuperating from the Fox "News" brain freeze I just experienced. I’ll warn ...
Cal Thomas Does

Don’t You Love Farce?

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Sometimes. Sometimes you read something so profoundly stupid it makes your head hurt. I’d coin the term myself, but I think my brain’s still recuperating from the Fox “News” brain freeze I just experienced. I’ll warn you—for your own sanity—to just walk away now. I know you’ll miss all my dank jokes, but it’s wor
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