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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
This Man Wrote Letters Warning Politicians Not To Lie. It Worked.


"I think fact-checking has caused big important changes in how we cover the news now and it's gotten especially the younger generation of reporters much more interested in going beyond that 'he-said, she-said' reporting." Brendan Nyhan


Political scientist Brendan Nyhan explains why fact-checking keeps candidates honest…sometimes.
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How Superbugs Hitch a Ride From Hog Farms Into Your Community


"Factory-scale farms don't just house hundreds of genetically similar animals in tight quarters over vast cesspools collecting their waste. They also house a variety of bacteria that live within those unfortunate beasts' guts. And when you dose the animals daily with small amounts of antibiotics—a common practice—the bacteria strains in these vast germ reservoirs quite naturally develop the ability to withstand anti-bacterial treatments."


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Friday, September 12, 2014
Incredible Woman


Meet The Incredible Woman Who Has Changed The Lives Of Nearly Two Dozen Foster Kids
 
 
This week’s Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define FamilyTM” series installment features an interview with Mary Keane, age 65, of New York City, who found her interest in supporting teenagers in the foster care system snowballed from one youth to taking in almost two dozen. At age 50, while going through the foster parent certification process, she moved from a studio apartment to a large Victorian house, which she spent a year renovating in order to provide a welcoming home for her new family. Mary’s commitment to these young people may be more than most people can imagine but the wisdom she gained along the way is inspirational and instructive for any current or aspiring foster-adoptive parents.
 
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WHY THEY STAYED


Six Domestic Violence Survivors Explain Why It’s Never That Simple
 
 
"This week, stories like theirs became part of a national conversation when a video surfaced of pro football player Ray Rice violently punching his then-fiancee Janay Palmer in an elevator. Palmer, who married Rice just a few weeks after the incident, was criticized for having stayed with him. Then, something remarkable happened: Writer Beverly Gooden shared her own reasons for staying in an abusive relationship on Twitter, using the hashtag #WhyIStayed. Within hours, hundreds of survivors were tweeting their own reasons for doing the same. "
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The Farmington Democrats believe that equality of opportunity can be achieved through community involvement, political action, and a shared vision of social justice.