Facebook + Peer Pressure = Voting

Researchers are using Facebook. Not just for posting pictures and playing Farmville though. They’re using the social networking giant for social experiments. And in a very interesting study they discovered that a single Facebook message can encourage Americans to vote. The experiment in question was on a congressional election day in 2010. On that day,…

Fox news lies about employment rates (again)

In a turn of events that will shock no one, “fair and balanced” news source, Fox News, was discovered to be using incorrect data on a graphic during one of its regular news shows. The image in question reported that unemployment in 2009 was 7.8% and that in 2012 it was now 14.7%. It’s a…

Ryan’s fiscal hypocrisy

In a world of 24 hours news, this story s a little old. (A whole week! *gasp*) I found it on NPR, but it originated on The Nation. John Nichols wrote this before Congressman Ryan was nominated as Mitt Romney’s VP. Regardless of the timing, it highlights a string of serious flaws with Paul and…

Wyoming lawmakers are preparing for the apocalypse

There are many important issues facing Americans these days; health care, gas prices, employment, the 2012 election, education, wage equality. With so many real and legitimate concerns, it’s surprising that Wyoming has chosen to create legislature planning for the complete economic or political collapse of the U.S. government. House Bill 85 (which local newspapers lovingly…

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