Politics

How Did Star Wars Get Serious?

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A long and semi-fanatical discussion about the thrilling bleakness of ANDOR

From Popula
On December 1, 2022
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Drug Lobby Revenues Skyrocket During Covid Pandemic

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Lobbying giant PhRMA reported revenues of more than $600 million in 2021, a new record for the group.

From Sludge
On December 1, 2022
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Mediaquake: What Alternative Idea Is Big Enough to Take On Big Tech?

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Q&A with James Muldoon

From Popula
On November 29, 2022
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LISTEN: Is There a 72-Hour Fix to a Long-Term Mental Health Crisis?

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Mayor Eric Adams says his new plan to force people with untreated severe mental illnesses into hospitals is a “moral obligation,” but it’s not clear how that’s different from what the city was already doing.

From FAQ NYC
On December 1, 2022
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What’s in a Sheet of Paper?

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On China's 'white paper revolution'

From No Man Is an Island
On November 29, 2022
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Mastodon Is Idiot-Proofed at the Top

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It's not the friendliest interface yet, but the chance to connect on your own terms is real.

From Popula
On November 28, 2022
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LISTEN: NYC’s New Weed Wild West

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A year and a half after legalizing recreational marijuana, the first retail licenses have finally been issued even as the black market is booming and smoke shop robberies are through the roof.

From FAQ NYC
On November 27, 2022
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Aesthetics and Politics in 2022 Campaigning

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This year's election continued much of the same aesthetic tropes as previous elections. As with past years, it was the DPP that focused on aesthetics that could outreach to young people, and maintained the modernist aesthetic that has characterized pan-Green campaign advertising since the Tsai administration took power. While the KMT has significantly modernized its aesthetic in recent years, it is still the DPP that proved the more experimental in election advertising

From No Man Is an Island
On November 25, 2022
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LISTEN: ‘Democrats Are a Huge Part of the Problem’

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Public Advocate Jumaane Williams rejoins the podcast to talk about his primary run against Kathy Hochul, the party’s poor performance in November from candidates running as “Republicans light” and much more.

From FAQ NYC
On November 22, 2022
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Murder, Corruption, and Plagiarism: An Election Cycle Characterized by Scandal

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Many races have boiled down to the personalities running for office, rather than their policies.

From No Man Is an Island
On November 23, 2022
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Who Are This Year’s Fringe Candidates in the Taipei Mayoral Race?

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From No Man Is an Island
On November 20, 2022
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University of Virginia: Who Made the Gun?

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Forbes estimated that the trust through which Gaston Glock controls his company was worth $1.5 billion.

From Popula
On November 20, 2022
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Trump-Backed MAGA Hub Growing Rapidly, Tax Docs Reveal

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The Conservative Partnership Institute saw its funding balloon with more than $45 million in donations last year as it spread disinformation about widespread voter fraud.

From Sludge
On November 17, 2022
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