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  • 12 Oct 2016
    Yanna Krupnikov, Samara Klar

    A “Super Depressing” Election?

    Shortly after the conclusion of the 2016 Vice-Presidential debate between Democrat Tim Kaine and Republican Mike Pence, Washington Post journalist Chris Cillizza’s described it as “super depressing”: “I found myself wishing it were over at 10pm,” Cillizza wrote of a debate that would go on for another half hour, “And I love this stuff more than anyone I […]

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  • 24 May 2010

    Remembering Martin Gardner, Mathematical Magician

    “I’m strictly a journalist.” – Martin Gardner Martin Gardner had no formal mathematical training. A newspaper reporter, publicist, freelancer for Esquire, caseworker, magician, skeptic, Navy sailor, and most famously, "Mathematical Games" columnist for Scientific American, Gardner displayed a boundless energy and enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry. A tireless advocate for science, his popular books and articles painstakingly argue against the dangers of pseudoscience in all forms. On Saturday, Gardner passed away at the age of 95 in Norman, OK. TSoTP takes a look back.

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  • 22 Oct 2009

    Most Eminent Man of Letters and Numbers

    In his review of Gardner's latest works, Michael Dirda gives a charming rundown of Gardner's long, involved, illustrious career of being the most math-savvy non-mathematician imaginable.

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  • 1 Oct 2009
    Bjørn Lomborg

    Lomborg: Carbon cuts likely to harm

    Writing for The Washington Post, skeptical environmentalist Bjørn Lomborg discusses likely impacts of any required carbon cuts, and, crucially, the huge cost of carbon cuts versus other means of reducing emissions.

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  • 2 Apr 2009

    Beckett Letters reviewed in Washington Post

    Michael Dirda’s review of The Letters of Samuel Beckett takes notice of many of the things that we’re most proud of in our publishing program; notably our thoroughness. Not sure what Beckett is talking about in his famously obtuse ways? The editors have it sorted out, no worries. After all, this is a Cambridge book! […]

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  • 8 Apr 2008

    Marci Hamilton on Washingtonpost.com

    Marci Hamilton is chatting on WashingtonPost.com right now. Texas authorities investigating allegations of abuse and the forced marriage of young teenagers to much older men have taken more than 400 children into custody from a remote ranch owned by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. authorities said Monday…. [more] Marci Hamilton […]

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