Weekend Reads 12/7/19

House Democrat says he plans to vote against all articles of impeachment

He warned Democrats to "be careful what you wish for" and he added that impeachment "is tearing the nation apart. ... And I want to bring people together."

Van Drew, whose district voted for Trump in 2016, said he would have preferred a censure vote on Trump so they could "move on."

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Speaking Truth to Power

I haven't posted new content for a while, but I expect to have some soon. For now, here is a little something I wrote for my old blog back in 2005.

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He got the king's attention by telling a story:

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Weekend Reads 11/30/19

Eye-popping rise in BB-gun injuries, study finds

Between 1990 and 2016, the data suggests there were 364,133 children (less than 18 years old) injured by nonpowder firearms, which include BB, paintball, airsoft, and pellet guns.

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Impeachment Meta-Thoughts

The website Five Thirty Eight has been gathering presidential approval ratings since the day the site was launched more than a decade ago. Since March of this year they've also been tracking Americans' support for impeachment proceedings against the current occupant of that office. Until news broke of the Ukraine scandal, a majority of the public opposed impeachment, but as the details of the scandal emerged, support for hearings has inched up.

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Weekend Reads 11/9/19

Democrats give Warren's 'Medicare for All' plan the cold shoulder

The proposed elimination of private insurance and its trillions of dollars in tax hikes are prime reasons Democrats cite for rejecting her approach.

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Voyager: Special Midweek Weekend Reads

We've received contact from outside our solar system! Rather than writing up an article about it, I've collected articles with further information about the data we've received from Voyager 2's first year in interstellar space. Enjoy!

NASA Voyager 2 spacecraft that was shot into interstellar space gives first findings after leaving solar system

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Weekend Reads 11/2/19

How Do Children Acquire Prejudices?

But what we really wanted to know was whether the nonverbal signals directed toward the individuals in the video would impact children’s attitudes toward the groups—people from Blackpine and people from Redvale. When we asked children which group they liked best we saw a tendency for them to favor the group whose member received more positive nonverbal signals in the video.

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"Love the Sinner"

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