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Saturday, February 25, 2017

I'm a Silicon Valley liberal, and I traveled across the country to interview 100 Trump supporters — here's what I learned

I'm a Silicon Valley liberal, and I traveled across the country to interview 100 Trump supporters — here's what I learned:

Sam Altman runs a prestigious Silicon Valley startup incubator, Y Combinator. He did not vote for Donald Trump. But he wanted to learn about how the rest of America thinks and feels. So he spent months traveling the country, interviewing Trump supporters. via Pocket

Thursday, February 09, 2017

How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning

How the Anti-Vaxxers Are Winning:

HOUSTON — It's looking as if 2017 could become the year when the anti-vaccination movement gains ascendancy in the United States and we begin to see a reversal of several decades in steady public health gains. The first blow will be measles outbreaks in America. via Pocket

Monday, January 02, 2017

More women seek birth control to last as long as Trump's term

More women seek birth control to last as long as Trump's term:

ST. LOUIS – Angelica Thompson was working part time and earning her college degree in genetics when she got a serious boyfriend. Thompson sought care at the campus health clinic, where she chose a hormone implant under her skin that prevents pregnancy for up to three years. via Pocket

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Reuters finds lead levels higher than Flint’s in thousands of locales

Reuters finds lead levels higher than Flint's in thousands of locales:

A Reuters examination of lead testing results across the country found almost 3,000 areas with poisoning rates far higher than in the tainted Michigan city. Yet many of these lead hotspots are receiving little attention or funding. ST. via Pocket

Sunday, December 25, 2016

North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy

North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy:

In 2005, in the midst of a career of traveling around the world to help set up elections in some of the most challenging places on earth – Afghanistan, Burma, Egypt, Lebanon, South Africa, Sudan and Yemen, among others – my Danish colleague, Jorgen Elklit, and I designed the first comprehensive via Pocket

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Is Donald Trump a Threat to Democracy?

Is Donald Trump a Threat to Democracy?:

Donald J. Trump's election has raised a question that few Americans ever imagined asking: Is our democracy in danger? With the possible exception of the Civil War, American democracy has never collapsed; indeed, no democracy as rich or as established as America's ever has. via Pocket

Friday, December 16, 2016

Rising inequality has crushed the dream of upward mobility

Rising inequality has crushed the dream of upward mobility:

A child born in 1940 had an extremely good chance of growing up to earn more money than his parents did. via Pocket