Posts Tagged ‘Vox’

How Tax Breaks Help the Rich

November 3, 2017

“The gap between the rich and the poor in America looks more like developing countries than other Western nations.” A Vox explainer.

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China Claims the Southern Sea

October 31, 2017

China is building islands in international waters, and claims they’re not military platforms, despite the weapons emplacements.

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Scientists aren’t the best champions of climate science

October 4, 2017

Dr. M. Sanjayan explains why scientists usually aren’t so good at explaining climate science to the public. A Vox video.

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Duck and Cover!

October 2, 2017

Phil Edwards of Vox on the rise and fall of the American fallout shelter.

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Philly has murals.

September 27, 2017

The city of Philadelphia thought it was getting an anti-graffiti  program. What it got was art. Phil Edwards of Vox explains.

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Why knights fought snails in medieval art

September 21, 2017

Knights fought snails in medieval art. WTF? Phil Edwards investigates.

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An Algorithm Could End Gerrymandering

June 26, 2017

We know gerrymandering is a problem. The Supreme Court has long recognized the potential for abuse in legislative redistricting. But what is an objective measure to rule of fairness? Wendy Tam Cho of the University of Illinois proposes a “Computational Method for Identifying Extreme Redistricting Plans.” You can read Professor Cho’s complete paper here.

What’s your state’s redistricting law? Find out here.

Related:

“Why the Supreme Court’s decision to review Wisconsin’s gerrymandering is such a big deal,” Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post

“Gerrymandering Case Echoes in Inkblot-Like Districts Across the U.S.,” Michael Cooper, New York Times

“Where Gerrymandering Is Containing City Power,” Brentin Mock, CityLab

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The Trick to Covering Trump

May 29, 2017

“While major news networks have struggled to figure out the right way to cover the Trump administration, political satirists like Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers have demonstrated why comedy can be such a powerful antidote to bullsh*t.”
— Carlos Maza, and Coleman Lowndes, Vox

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Syria: Who is Fighting, and Why?

April 12, 2017

“After four-plus years of fighting, Syria’s war has killed at least hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions. And, though it started as a civil war, it’s become much more than that. It’s a proxy war that has divided much of the Middle East, and has drawn in both Russia and the United States. To understand how Syria got to this place, it helps to start at the beginning and watch it unfold.”

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RyanCare: The more you need, the less you get

March 20, 2017

AHCA, the GOP healthcare bill: Ezra Klein explains it all to you.

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