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New Mexico Officials Back Down, Abandon Effort to Politicize Science Education Standards

lisegagne/Getty Images The controversy over an attempt by New Mexico’s education agency to scrub evolution, global warming, and even the age of the Earth from the state’s new science standards appears to have reached its end. The state’s Public Education Department on Wednesday evening announced that it would instead adopt the nationally respected Next Generation Science…

What Did the Great Moderation Moderate?

Let’s see. What country am I in today? Oh yeah: the United States. Well, California, anyway, which is sort of an outlying territory these days. So let’s do something America-centric with a chart to get me back into non-vacation mode. Alex Tabarrok points out today that the “Great Moderation” in the US economy appears to…

How Republicans Are Jumping on the New Steele Scoop to Distract From the Trump-Russia Scandal

Victoria Jones/Press Association/AP The cognitive dissonance of the Republicans is pegging the needle this week. The news that a law firm working for the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee bankrolled the Trump opposition research project that produced the infamous Trump-Russia memos has touched off much howling in GOP and conservative quarters. The revelation…