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The Science behind Misinformation: Does Fact Checking Work?

The prevalence of misinformation in contemporary political discourse, on both sides of the political spectrum, is extraordinarily disconcerting. In recent years, we have seen widespread support for the conspiracy theory that Bush administration officials were complicit in the 9/11 terrorist attacks (especially among Democrats), and that President Obama was … [Read More...]

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Why Oil Prices Keep Plummeting

Oil prices are in a serious free-fall. US drivers are spending less than $2.50 per gallon at the pump for the first time in more than five years. According to the AAA, “the average price at the pump has fallen nearly 25 percent since the start of the year.” … [Read More...]