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Among Top Killers of Americans, Guns Are the Least Researched

January 4th, 2017  |  Source: PS Magazine

Quantifying the government’s reluctance to fund science studying guns.


January 3rd, 2017  |  Source:


There isn’t another face of Donald Trump waiting in the wings, a sober and diligent version of him, chastened by the weight of the responsibility he now bears. Candidate Trump is President Trump, and there’s every indication that he’s going to run his administration in the same haphazard and careless manner with which he ran his campaign.

How Many Americans Are Behind Bars for No Good Reason?

December 21st, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

Lots, according to a new report.

America’s Big Part-Time Problem

December 8th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

The economic recovery continues, but many workers still can’t find full-time work.

In November, the unemployment rate dropped to 4.6 percent, the lowest its been on record since the recession—yet another indicator that the United States’ economy is slowly but surely continuing to recover.

What Are the Economic Costs of Deportation?

November 17th, 2016  |  Source: PS Magazine

A new paper quantifies how deportation could hurt the economy.

Kenyan startup Ushahidi launches a crowdsourced campaign to monitor the U.S. election

November 7th, 2016  |  Source:

The Kenyan software company Ushahidi has launched a campaign to observe the upcoming U.S. elections.

The operation, called USA Election Monitor, will track voting irregularities reported via website, email, Twitter and SMS and post accounts to an online interactive map.

Donald Trump, vigilante

November 4th, 2016  |  Source: The Economist

Good people have been frightened and angered into backing a dangerous man

On November 8th around 60m Americans are likely to cast ballots for Donald Trump to be president. That will present the country with a puzzle. If nearly a quarter of the adult population are Trump-backers, many good people will have ended up supporting a bad man.

Newspapers shouldn't apologize for telling the truth about Donald Trump

November 1st, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

Did you hear about the Florida newspaper that apologized to its readers for running too much news that was critical of Donald Trump? It happened last week at the Daily Commercial, based in Leesburg, Florida, in a conservative-leaning area of the state with a lot of affluent retirees nearby. The editors published an open letter to readers in which they wrote:

Opioid epidemic: ex-DEA official says Congress is protecting drug makers

October 31st, 2016  |  Source: The Guardian

A former top Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) official has accused Congress of putting pharmaceutical company profits ahead of public health in the battle to combat the US’s prescription opioid epidemic.

Renewables overtake coal as world’s largest source of power capacity

October 25th, 2016  |  Source:

About 500,000 solar panels installed every day last year as green electricity surges

About 500,000 solar panels were installed every day last year as a record-shattering surge in green electricity saw renewables overtake coal as the world’s largest source of installed power capacity.

Two wind turbines went up every hour in countries such as China, according to International Energy Agency officials who have sharply upgraded their forecasts of how fast renewable energy sources will keep growing.

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