By: Mark Thomas

Commentary: Supreme Court Decisions

By Pawan Naidu

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to be playing chess when everyone else is playing checkers. This week’s Supreme Court decisions have not only given President Trump a major win, but it also gives McConnell a reason to celebrate.

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exPLAINers of the Week June 18-24

By the Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week.

You don’t have a right to believe whatever you want to

By Daniel DeNicola

Do we have the right to believe whatever we want to believe? This supposed right is often claimed as the last resort of the wilfully ignorant, the person who is cornered by evidence and mounting opinion: ‘I believe climate change is a hoax whatever anyone else says, and I have a right to believe it!’ But is there such a right?

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exPLAINers of the Week June 11-17

By the Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week.

Fall of Facts

By Teodor Teofilov

When democracy is in crisis, we look for truth in facts. However, they are losing their ability to unite us around a consensus.

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Commentary: Nevada Senate Race

By Pawan Naidu

Sen. Sean Dean Heller (R-NV) has managed to keep one of the Senate seats in Nevada red, against the state’s move to becoming blue. However, the former Secretary of State of Nevada has his work cut out for him in the November elections as he is set up to defend his seat against Rep. Jacky Rosen.

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Companies in Crisis

By Pawan Naidu

Virtually every day at least one company goes through a public relations (PR) headache and they have to temper public outrage. Sometimes there are scandals that gets ahold of the public’s attention.

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exPLAINers of the Week June 4-10

By the Perfectly Plain Staff

We scour the depths of the media to bring you, our dear readers, what the best explainer pieces are each week.

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

By Michael Strauss

As an astrophysicist, I am always struck by the fact that even the wildest science-fiction stories tend to be distinctly human in character. No matter how exotic the locale or how unusual the scientific concepts, most science fiction ends up being about quintessentially human (or human-like) interactions, problems, foibles and challenges

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Non-war gun deaths higher in U.S. than in many democracies

By Taylor Palmby

Guns have been a hot topic of debate over the past few months, with passionate participants arguing for and against stricter gun control.