NC Writers Buy Clever Full-Page Ad Celebrating Gov. Pat McCrory’s Birthday (and Eventual Defeat)

Today is North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory‘s 60th birthday, and a group called “Writers for a Progressive North Carolina” celebrated the occasion with a full-page ad in the Raleigh News & Observer that doubles as a present for themselves:


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The Problem with “Alternative” News Sites

Maddox explains the problem with “alternative” news sites — the ones that have no credibility for good reason, and the ones your relatives on Facebook share all the time.


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This Student’s Response is Pretty Compelling Evidence for the Big Bang

What sort of scientific evidence is there for the Big Bang?

That’s the question one reader’s daughter had on her homework assignment. Turns out she just wanted to get something down on paper without going through all the exhaustive details…


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Neil deGrasse Tyson Sets Up the Joke and J.K. Rowling Spikes It

This was an appropriate question for Neil deGrasse Tyson to ask. I just didn’t expect the author of the Harry Potter series to deliver the perfect response.


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The Christian Right Wants to Protect Women and Children From Who Again?

Has there every been a more perfect example of Religious Right hypocrisy?


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