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"Either this man is dead or my watch has stopped."
Michelle Cottle is a contributing editor at The Atlantic: “Because while some of Congress’s flashier oversight crusades reek of politics, the committees are in many ways doing the Lord’s work. It’s just that no one hears much about the not-so-sexy, not-so-partisan probes that actually seek to improve government. “No doubt there have been some abuses by some committees,” said Danielle Brian, head of the independent watchdog group the Project On Government Oversight (more adorably known as POGO)
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… The Problem with Wanting to "Change the World" | Foundation for Economic Education.
I’m certain that there’s a great deal in the world that could be changed for the better. But I’m equally certain that no such beneficial change will be achieved by social-engineering performed by politicians and other government officials.The only contribution one make to improve the world is to present the world with a single improved unit — your improved self.
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The Washington Post Fact Checker turned nine and got a new section. (2) This post-fact thing has gotten out of control. (3) Twelve dubious claims from the Front National's summer festival. (4) Spain is not the most unequal country in Europe. (5) ICYMI, that fact-checking in real time video now has more than half a million views.
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'Science Vs' and the art of using humor to bust myths
The "Science Vs" podcast is reminiscent of other nerdy-skeptical radio shows like the BBC's "More or Less." But it also very much fits into a pattern – truer of radio and TV than of written media — of using fact-checking to comedic effect. Check out the profile of host Wendy Zukerman on Poynter.
Here’s why. The Daily Dot posts an article about the “best fact-checking sites” and divides them into “Non-partisan fact-checking” and “Partisan fact-checking.” Note to the Daily Dot: There is no such thing as legitimate “partisan” fact-checking.
This time, it's different, says Univision’s Jorge Ramos. The U.S. presidential election is not business as usual this year, argues the longtime television journalist, and debate moderators shouldn’t treat it that way. Here's why he's asking moderators to "please take sides."
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