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Are Toxic Political Conversations Changing How We Feel about Objective Truth?

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Are Toxic Political Conversations Changing How We Feel about Objective Truth?

In a key moment of the final Trump-Clinton presidential debate, Donald Trump turned to a question regarding Russian president Vladimir Putin: “He has no respect for her,” Trump said, pointing at Hillary Clinton. “Putin, from everything I see, has no respect for this person.” The two debaters then drilled down to try and gain a more nuanced understanding of the difficult policy issues involved. Clinton said, “Are you suggesting that the aggressive approach I propose would actually fail to deter Russian expansionism?” To which Trump responded, “No, I certainly agree that it would deter Russian expansionism; it’s just that it...

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'Time Traveler' to Run for President and Reveal the Technology

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'Time Traveler' to Run for President and Reveal the Technology

Is it too early to announce plans to run for president in 2020 (unless you’re the incumbent)? If the candidate claimed to be a time traveler, would you be worried that he already knows what’s going to happen between now and then and is positioning himself to save (or take over) the country? That alleged time traveler is Andrew Basiago and he not only is running for president (again) but has promised to reveal details about the government’s alleged Project Pegasus, which he claims developed a time machine during the Cold War that he himself rode in back to Lincoln’s...

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The JFK Document Dump Could Be a Fiasco

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The JFK Document Dump Could Be a Fiasco

Later this month, the National Archives is set to release thousands of documents about John F. Kennedy’s assassination. It’s likely to fuel conspiracy theorists for years. The federal government’s long campaign to try to choke off rampant conspiracy theories about the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy is threatening to end this month in massive confusion, if not chaos. Within the next two weeks, the National Archives is legally obligated to release the last of thousands of secret documents from government files about the assassination, most of them from the CIA, FBI and the Justice Department. And there...

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The Eclipse Conspiracy

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The Eclipse Conspiracy

The scientists are all talking like it’s a sure thing. On August 21, the “moon” will pass between the Earth and the sun, obscuring the light of the latter. The government agency NASA says this will result in “one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights.” The astronomers there claim to have calculated down to the minute exactly when and where this will happen, and for how long. They have reportedly known about this eclipse for years, just by virtue of some sort of complex math. On August 21, an eclipse will sweep across the United States, from the redwood forests of...

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Trump administration assigns first political appointees to NASA

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Trump administration assigns first political appointees to NASA

WASHINGTON — NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot formally took over as acting administrator of NASA Jan. 20 as the new Trump administration assigned two people to positions within the agency. Lightfoot, the top civil servant at NASA, told employees in an internal memo Jan. 20 that he was “filled with humility and optimism” as he temporarily assumed leadership of the agency. He took over from Charles Bolden and Dava Newman, who stepped down as administrator and deputy administrator, respectively, at the end of President Obama’s term. “To be entrusted with this incredible agency, no matter how long, is an honor,...

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