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PolitiFact: Why we’re living in the age of cherry-picking

PolitiFact: Why we’re living in the age of cherry-picking

hese days, it isn’t just that Republicans are from Mars and Democrats are from Venus. Increasingly, politicians on either side are cherry-picking evidence to support their version of reality.What is cherry-picking? It’s the tactic of harnessing an in...
Published: 02/07/18
Updated: 02/08/18
PolitiFact: Is the college basketball graduation rate at an all-time high?

PolitiFact: Is the college basketball graduation rate at an all-time high?

College basketball has been in the midst of soul-searching since federal investigators uncovered an alleged black market for top high school prospects and college players.The federal probe into bribery and corruption, which led to 10 arrests in 2017,...
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Perspective: A ‘blue’ Florida? There are no quick demographic fixes for Democrats

Perspective: A ‘blue’ Florida? There are no quick demographic fixes for Democrats

Democrats could be forgiven for dreaming about a "blue" Florida. It is diversifying as fast as Texas or Arizona, and the demographic composition of its electorate may be poised to shift even faster than anticipated.As many as 300,000 people have fled...
Published: 02/01/18
Updated: 02/09/18
A Little Perspective: Anonymous lottery winners and birds of prey that spread brushfires

A Little Perspective: Anonymous lottery winners and birds of prey that spread brushfires

The winning numbers triple-checked and the lottery ticket signed, the New Hampshire woman knew her life was about to change in a very positive way — except for one petrifying thing. As the winner of last month’s $560 million Powerball, she would soon...
Published: 01/31/18
Updated: 02/09/18
Perspective: The price I paid for taking on Larry Nassar

Perspective: The price I paid for taking on Larry Nassar

On Jan. 16, women and girls from across the country began congregating in a courtroom in Lansing, Mich. Some of us were athletes; some of us were not. Some of us were white; some of us were black. Some of us were married; some of us were still in hig...
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Perspective: Open societies are under siege

Perspective: Open societies are under siege

When, in 1993, Hamid Biglari left his job as a theoretical nuclear physicist at Princeton to join McKinsey consulting, what struck him was that "companies were displacing nations as the units of international competition."This seemed to him a pivotal...
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Perspective: What to say when you meet the angel of death at a party

Perspective: What to say when you meet the angel of death at a party

DURHAM, N.C. — Every 90 days I lie in a whirling CT machine, dye coursing through my veins, and the doctors look to see whether the tumors in my liver are growing. If they are not, the doctors smile and schedule another scan.The rhythm has been the s...
Published: 01/26/18
Updated: 02/09/18
PolitiFact: Donald Trump’s ‘fake news’ epithet emboldens despots around the world

PolitiFact: Donald Trump’s ‘fake news’ epithet emboldens despots around the world

Pope Francis recently entered the global fray on fake news in a major church document, tracing the deliberate spread of false information to the evil serpent in the Book of Genesis who inspired humankind’s original sin in the Garden of Eden. "This bi...
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Florida’s phallic Capitol building is a perfect symbol — so why move it?

Florida’s phallic Capitol building is a perfect symbol — so why move it?

ere we go again.Earlier this month, state Rep. Bill Hager, R-Delray Beach, filed a bill to move Florida’s state capital from Tallahassee. Citing the cost and difficulty of traveling to T-town from nearly anywhere else in the state, Hager’s bill, HB 1...
Updated one month ago
Perspective: What unites us as Americans

Perspective: What unites us as Americans

Over the past year, Washington Post photographers set out to explore what unites Americans. What values and beliefs are shared in a country often described as polarized? In 102 conversations, two in each of the 50 states and Washington, D.C., we aske...
Updated one month ago