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There is rage, yes, but also endless disappointment

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The mass shooter in Atlanta embodied the flawed logic that racial stereotypes reflect fact-based truths

Activists outside Gold Spa following Tuesday night’s shooting, where three women were gunned down, on March 18, 2021, in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Megan Varner/Getty Images


We can’t be too confident about how history will record the events of January 6

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A dispatch from a small gun shop where coronavirus fears have people hoarding weapons

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Column

It’s shameful that the out-of-touch and misogynistic host is still on the air

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It’s a time-honored trick for desperate presidents, but it won’t work this time

Donald Trump making a statement on Iran at the Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, on January 3, 2020. Photo: Jim Watson/Getty Images


Mayor Pete Buttigieg isn’t the only candidate caught spouting BS

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Despite a crisis of trust, surging populism, and falling revenues, journalism’s purpose has never been clearer

The Columbia Journalism Review’s “Misinformation news stand” as seen in New York on Oct. 30, 2018. Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty


Reasonable Doubt

A top political scientist reveals new research showing a sharp drop-off in fake news since 2016

Illustration: Yoshi Sodeoka


7 counterarguments in response to anyone who blames the baby bust on women or millennials

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