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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: How the Internet Ruined Politics

The year was 1993. All jeans were “mom jeans”, and Saved By The Bell was still poisoning the minds of the young with its sanitized depictions of subversive teenage criminal activity. Meanwhile, on the Internet, America Online’s hordes of troglodytes and

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How to Argue Like a Badass, Not a Dumbass

Everyone hates those “One Simple Trick…!” articles. But some things really are simple. If you want to lose weight, you burn more calories than you consume. If you want to get stronger, you keep lifting heavier things. If you want

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This Article Proves I’m Right and You’re Wrong

After extensive research backed by longitudinal meta-analysis and careful cross-sectional population sampling, a team of academics and scientists have recently published a groundbreaking study that concludes with the rather surprising discovery that you’re not going to read this article regardless

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ATHLETES AT RISK: 7 Tips to Prevent Sexual Abuse, Misconduct

Fourth in a 5-part series By Cathy Chapaty I’ve made a plethora of mistakes in my martial arts teaching career that horrify me today. Years ago, I: Took a 15-year-old student out to dinner at the behest of his parents.

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The No-BS Guide to Gun Control and the Second Amendment

So, let’s start with an agreement. Before you rush to the comments section to whine, cry or blather on about the article let’s at least agree that you will read this in its entirety. You won’t skim, you won’t stop

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Ad Hominem: Attacking the Researcher Just as Effective as Discrediting the Research

Do facts upset you? Do you not like the results of Scientific research? Boy do we have great news for you! That’s right, instead of analyzing studies for flawed methods or bad data, you can just call the researcher a

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That Time a Real Ninja Carried out an Assassination on Live Television

As real as any “Ninja” in the modern era is–and don’t get us started on all the doughy suburban white dudes who cosplay as ninjas. On this day in  1960, 17 year old Otoya Yamaguchi assassinated the leader of the Japanese

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How to Spot a BS Argument #2: Ergo Decedo

If you don’t like this article, then GTFO. Just kidding, we need the ad revenue. But seriously, that’s how this fallacy works… or rather, doesn’t work. Because it’s a fallacy; it literally* doesn’t work… except as an argument by someone spewing

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Why Stupidity is the Greatest Threat to Western Civilization

This is not going to be a popular opinion. This is going to hurt some feelings. Good. Imagine there’s an asteroid streaking across the galaxy straight for Earth. At first, it’s detected by long-range telescopes. An enthusiastic-if-poorly-bathed Astronomer wearing Crocs

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