articles tagged: partisan politics
why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult
# tech

why few coal miners became coders and how “learn to code” became an insult

The experiment to turn laid off coal miners into rockstar programmers has been going on for years now with little to show for it except more right wing rage on social media.

trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms
# science

trump threatens american science to give “very fine people” new platforms

The right manufactured a free speech crisis on college campuses and President Trump may be giving them a tool to hold the nation’s R&D labs hostage while demanding the spotlight.

the house’s luddites keep looking for a conspiracy
# science

the house’s luddites keep looking for a conspiracy

Lamar Smith refuses to give up on manufacturing a scandal, demanding publicly available data from NOAA

the peter principle stacks the deck against science
# science

the peter principle stacks the deck against science

Too many of the lawmakers who sit on the House Science and Technology Committee are the absolute worst people to be on such a committee.

when voters just won’t care about the issues
# politics

when voters just won’t care about the issues

Politico sounds the alarm on ignorant voters, the voters who refuse to follow the news and won't even try to learn how their government works.

how can we deal with an echo chamber web?
# science

how can we deal with an echo chamber web?

How do we shake people out of the cozy realities they tend to build for themselves online?

how to tell when your rhetoric goes too far
# politics

how to tell when your rhetoric goes too far

When you spend your days fear-mongering and creating imaginary existential threats, is it any wonder if violence breaks out as a consequence?

why politics and science still don’t mix
# politics

why politics and science still don’t mix

In American politics, scientists have two choices: a party that actively hates them and a party that merely pays lip service to their work.

why science and politics don’t mix, revisited
# science

why science and politics don’t mix, revisited

Hypothetically, science and technology should have fared better under the liberal Obama administration. In reality, very little has changed.

political civility is dead. long live political civility?
# politics

political civility is dead. long live political civility?

Sometimes angry calls for more civility in political and social discourse are necessary. And sometimes they're just a muzzle for partisan bloviators who can dish it out but can't take it.

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