Science and Soft Totalitarianism

Science and Soft Totalitarianism

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Scientific American's endorsement of Joe Biden isn't terribly scientific or American. One would be hard-pressed to find a scientist who has shed more light on the limitations of scientific and medical research than Dr. John Ioannidis, C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention and Professor of Medicine, of Epidemiology and Population Health at Stanford University.While Ioannidis’…
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies, Shaking 2020 Race

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies, Shaking 2020 Race

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The stunning death of the pivotal, liberal icon comes as the presidential race reaches a chaotic culmination. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday, at 87.“Our nation has lost a jurist of historic stature,” Chief Justice John Roberts said in a statement. The Court said Ginsburg died of metastatic pancreatic cancer. Ginsburg was appointed…
Arkansas reported coronavirus cases rise by 803, deaths by 8

Arkansas reported coronavirus cases rise by 803, deaths by 8

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The number of reported coronavirus cases increased by 803 in Arkansas on Saturday and there are eight more deaths due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the disease, the Arkansas Department of Health reported. There are a reported 73,141 confirmed cases of the virus and 1,181 deaths, up from 72,338…
New Mexico reports 164 more virus cases; death toll up by 6

New Mexico reports 164 more virus cases; death toll up by 6

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - State officials on Saturday reported 164 additional COVID-19 cases with six additional deaths in New Mexico, increasing its totals to 27,512 cases and 847 deaths. Bernalillo and Dona Ana counties each had 31 additional cases and Lea County has 23, including 18 involving state corrections inmates at the Lea County…
Candles, tears and songs: Hundreds mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside Supreme Court

Candles, tears and songs: Hundreds mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg outside Supreme Court

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They came in droves, young and old, all wanting to pay their respects to an icon.Spontaneously, hundreds of people of all ages and races gathered on the steps of the historic Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. late Friday night. Wearing face-masks to protect them from the coronavirus, many wept silently about the death of…
The sheriff’s race pitting Trump against Black Lives Matter

The sheriff’s race pitting Trump against Black Lives Matter

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This article was published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for The Marshall Project’s newsletter, or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.The race for sheriff of Brevard County — the stretch of Florida coast east of Orlando that includes Cape Canaveral — has…
Fact check: Echoing Trump, Barr misleads on voter fraud to attack expanded vote-by-mail

Fact check: Echoing Trump, Barr misleads on voter fraud to attack expanded vote-by-mail

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Attorney General William Barr in recent weeks has made a series of misleading or unfounded claims about the U.S. elections, vote by mail and voter fraud, alarming civil rights advocates who fear his comments will undermine confidence in the election and the rule of law.Barr’s remarks — ranging from the debunked assertion that mail voting…
Obama on filling Ginsburg’s seat: Apply rules with consistency

Obama on filling Ginsburg’s seat: Apply rules with consistency

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In paying tribute to the service and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former President Barack Obama also called on Senate Republicans to wait to fill the seat until after inauguration day."Four and a half years ago, when Republicans refused to hold a hearing or an up-or-down vote on Merrick Garland, they invented…
From the Supre’Notorious RBG:’ Ginsburg transcended the court to become a pop culture iconme Court to SNL, Ginsburg exuded rock star status

From the Supre’Notorious RBG:’ Ginsburg transcended the court to become a pop culture iconme...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg rose from a feminist advocate to the Supreme Court bench, but it was her transcendence to cultural icon that reverberated Friday as thousands expressed an outpouring of grief.In a country where women still crave female political leaders, Ginsburg filled a void. She became an idol for liberal women, including many who felt…
Hundreds gather across U.S. to mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Hundreds gather across U.S. to mourn Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Crowds gathered in San Francisco and at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. to honor Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away at age 87.Sept. 19, 2020

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