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Voters Shouldn’t Have to Feel as If Choosing Third-Party Candidates Will Lead to Doomsday


Reforming the American electoral system in a number of ways would allow people to vote for their first choice, not the lesser of two evils; a California bill allows civilians to break windows to release overheating dogs from cars; meanwhile, breakthroughs in vertical farming could feed the globe. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Democratic Socialism Appeals to More Than Just the Young—Check Out Jeremy Corbyn’s Support Base


It’s a fallacy that only millennials can get behind progressive leaders; humans have whittled down the world’s wilderness to less than 20 percent; and Benjamin Netanyahu’s talk of “ethnic cleansing” is a “staggering act of chutzpah.” These discoveries and more after the jump.

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The Verdict Is In: Wall Street Is Pretty Much Useless


A writer poses an important question: Does Wall Street do anything useful?; researchers are befuddled by some people’s love of chilies, fruits that were “made to repel”; meanwhile, technology has created a crisis of masculinity similar to that of the industrial era. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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It Makes No Sense for Colin Kaepernick to Sing Anthem That ‘Celebrates Murder of African-Americans’


The 49ers quarterback making headlines for his protest against racism and police violence is making a crucial point about the U.S.; Fox News may be on its last legs; meanwhile, the disclaimer at the end of most films claiming they’re fiction oddly enough has to do with Rasputin. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Is Socialism the ‘Obvious’ Answer to Growing Inequality?


Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn have shined a spotlight on the economic model that can lead us out of gaping inequality; Canada could actually benefit if Donald Trump wins the U.S. elections; meanwhile, we may need to reconsider air travel in times of climate change. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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The Pentagon Has Been Preparing for Worldwide Civil Unrest by Learning to Target Protesters


Since 2008, the Department of Defense has been funding research that studies the dynamics of civil unrest; some planes have what is called a “corpse cupboard” to store dead passengers; and it turns out that the first person to use an umbrella in England was publicly shamed for his audacious attempt to stay dry. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Israeli Journalist Posits That Although Israel Is Not a Nazi State, It Certainly Is Evil


Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy wants readers to stop being in denial about Israel’s malevolent acts; the Black Lives Matter movement is getting stronger and clearer on its goals; and Edward Snowden and WikiLeaks are in a public argument over how to handle leaks. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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The Not-So Revolutionary Part of Bernie Sanders’ Political Revolution


Bernie Sanders’ fundraising techniques made him stand out in the primaries, but there was something very conventional about his campaign; the Democratic Party may be beyond saving by progressives at this point; meanwhile, is AIPAC’s influence in D.C. fading? These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Matt Taibbi Warns That an ‘Even Less Responsive Oligarchy’ Could Follow a Trump Defeat


Another terrifying movement has risen in response to right-wing demagoguery; a University of Michigan professor is suing the U.S. government over “the law that killed Aaron Swartz”; meanwhile, five lawyers are responsible for 440 death sentences. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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A Criminologist Explains Six Truths You Should Know About America’s Mass Shootings


An expert attempts to debunk common myths about mass shootings, starting with the bonkers idea that more guns make people safer; scientists are working to condense multiple medications into “personalized” pills; and since late 2015, more Americans have been employed by online-only outlets than by newspapers. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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