A Look at Media Bias in Coverage of the CNN LGBTQ Candidate Town Hall

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For the last several months, I’ve worked on The Media Bias Chart, a project that rates news sources. The premise of the project is that if people are aware of biased reporting, they will have the opportunity to seek better sources. Working with dozens of people from across the country and across the political spectrum, […]

Shirley Jackson’s Lottery as an Allegory for Business Regulation

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Note—If you haven’t read The Lottery, I give away the plot within. But it’s only 8 pages, so just Google “Shirley Jackson Lottery PDF,” read it, and come back. A summary of the plot The Lottery take place in a small, unnamed community of approximately 300 people. They are participating in an annual tradition of […]

CPR and Soup

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It had been a month since the contractors began work at the house down the street. Though I’ve never actually met the neighbors, their constantly barking dog has been obnoxious. I had hoped these repairs meant they were preparing to move and sell. I was on auto-pilot, walking my dog to the same stretch of […]