Tag: explain

Why fact-checking can’t stop Trump’s lies

Donald Trump has made roughly 500 false statements in his first 200 days in office. That’s about falsehoods per day. He’s turned news outlets into full-time fact-checking organizations. Give us a fact-check here. Let’s just do a quick fact-check. Quick fact-check. Uh oh, time to fact-check. The problem is, for a lot of people, those

2017, in 7 minutes

My fellow Americans, it has been the honor of my life to serve you. Together we will make America great again. Thank you, God bless you and God bless America. How does it feel to feel happy? Happy. Good. More than a million Americans I’m sending a message to President Trump on the day after

Why America still uses Fahrenheit

And… Alexa, what’s the weather today? with clear skies and sun. Today’s forecast has partly sunny weather with a high of 77°F and a low of 61°F. UHHHH… I still don’t understand the use of Fahrenheit. Virtually every country on earth uses Celsius to measure temperature. But the US still uses Fahrenheit. And for that

What Hillary Clinton really thinks

Ezra Klein: Secretary Clinton, thank you for being here. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Thank you, Ezra, glad to talk to you again. EK: So I wanted to start with a part of the book that surprised me the most, which was you almost ran on the beginning of a universal basic income in America, which you

Why can’t you go faster than light?

Over the last hundred years or so, scientists have pushed our understanding of the universe into some extreme conditions, for example the world of the very small, the realm of very high speeds and the under the frigid conditions of near absolute zero. While each of us have developed an intuition about how the world