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Banning QAnon accounts on Facebook is a step, but it may be too late

Matt Venezia October 16, 2020
#OPINION On October 6, Facebook announced its plan to ban accounts that promote QAnon conspiracies, citing the tangible harm they can and have done in the world. 
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Presidental candidates for the 2020 election from the Democratic Party. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Analyzing the Democratic candidate overload for the 2020 presidential election

Anya Marquardt November 3, 2019
In a mere year, the next presidential election will be upon us. While this may seem like a long time for some Americans, candidates have already kicked into campaigning mode; for registered Democrats, primaries start in Feb. 2020.
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Michael Mann speaking at the CSIConference in 2016. KARL WITHAKAY/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY-SA 4.0

Michael Mann discusses climate change in the age of Trump

Maya Brown April 24, 2019
Dr. Michael E. Mann, a prominent climate scientist, geophysicist and professor of atmospheric science at Pennsylvania State University, came to Stony Brook University’s Earthstock celebration on Friday, April 19, where he was the university’s keynote speaker.
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Angela Peoples holds a sign at the Womens March in Washington, D.C  on Jan. 21, 2017. KEVIN BANATTE/TWITTER

I hope the future is NOT female

Genie Ruzicka February 18, 2018
“The Future is Female.” This phrase is purported to be a feminist rallying cry and if you question its merit, you are seen as anti-feminist. But what if you are a feminist who does question the merits of this phrase?
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Taylor Swifts upcoming album Reputation, on a UPS truck.  TORBAKHOPPER/FLICKR VIA CC BY-ND 2.0

Look what you made Taylor Swift do

Nick Zararis September 17, 2017
If “Look What You Made Me Do” is any indicator of what is to come, Swift is likely to keep breaking Billboard records and the haters are likely to keep hating.
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Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. He won the 2016 US election stunning many media outlets who thought he had no chance of winning. GAGE SKIDMORE/FLICKR VIA CC BY-SA 2.0

Professor plans to resist federal income taxes in protest of Trump administration

Jill Ryan March 23, 2017
To protest the Trump administration, English professor Andrew Newman plans to resist paying his 2017 federal income taxes.
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Washington Post fact checker discusses truthfulness in politics

Washington Post fact checker discusses truthfulness in politics

Mike Adams March 13, 2017
Ultimately, Kessler’s message for the evening was directed at those in the audience who have lost hope that the truth holds any consequence in politics.
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Center for News Literacy Assistant Director Jonathan Anzalone teaches a news literacy class to Stony Brook University students. ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

News literacy matters

Andrew Goldstein February 26, 2017
The Center for News Literacy, and other organizations like it, are teaching essential skills for our age of information and misinformation.
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New York Times Editor Dean Baquet discusses his life as a journalist at My Life As... on Feb. 23. SKYLER GILBERT/THE STATESMAN

New York Times executive editor talks Trump, fake news and the future

Mike Adams February 26, 2017
The conversation began with a discussion of Donald Trump, mainly the Times’ coverage of the 2016 presidential election and subsequent coverage of the newly minted president.
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President Obama meets with President-Elect Trump on Nov. 10. After the election, Obama, Trump and Clinton all called for PUBLIC DOMAIN

Understanding ideological ‘others’

Todd L. Pittinsky December 1, 2016
What exactly is healing? It is common to talk about empathizing, but I think there’s a more basic step that has to come first: understanding.
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Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally in Fountain Hills on March 19, 2016 GAGE SKIDMORE/ FLICKR VIA CC BY SA 2.0

The party who cried wolf

Nick Zararis November 15, 2016
Donald Trump is the President Elect of the United States. That’s a sentence I’d never thought I’d be typing in my lifetime.
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Wine, cheese and political paintings

Wine, cheese and political paintings

David Pepa November 10, 2016
Although Election Day had everyone on their feet, the Political Portraits Wine and Cheese Reception at Toast Coffeehouse gave people a new way of looking at politicians.
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