America in a single image: a stage with nothing but Christian candidates loudly explaining that they’re being silenced.
The stabbing attack at the University of Arkansas serves as a reminder of how insane the “if we outlaw guns, people will kill each other in other ways” argument is. If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s really, really hard to kill someone without a weapon designed for that purpose: obviously, a machete attack is a horrible event, but it resulted in… three people injured, counting the perpetrator.
The people using the recent failure to replicate many psychological studies as evidence that “science is broken” are the people who keep it that way. The whole point of the Reproducibility Project is that science is too focused on snappy results and jumping to conclusions, and too afraid of failure to reproduce findings to progress. If we view the natural process of science correcting itself as evidence of terrible failure, we only cause further problems.
Our media should be willing to call inflexible and extreme U.S. politicians “hard-liners” like they do for their political reporting in every developing country.