Study: Trump Supporters Share Fake News More Than Anyone Else

After each new Trump travesty, my friends and family have taken to asking each other the same question: “Who the hell could still support this buffoon? How stupid would someone have to be to drink this particular Kool-aid?” A recent study conducted by Oxford University apparently answers that (not-so-rhetorical) question. Low-quality, extremist, sensationalist and conspiratorial news published in the US was overwhelmingly consumed […]

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Same-Sex Parent Study Confirms What We’ve Known All Along

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A new study conducted by the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law confirms what most LGBT activists and family research counselors have known all along: same-sex parents are just as good at raising children as their heterosexual counterparts. Taking every conservative think tank criticism into account to demonstrate the study’s validity, researchers used a broad sample of parents […]

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Utah Judge Amends Order Against Lesbian Foster Parents

After issuing a contentious and widely panned decision last Thursday ordering a foster child be removed from a family because the parents are a lesbian couple, Utah Judge Scott Johansen amended his order removing the section removing the child from the household. Despite celebrations nationally over the family’s victory, the judge did not remove other sections that may come back to […]

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Utah Judge Orders Foster Child Removed From LGBT Couple

Foster parents April Hoagland & Beckie Peirce

A Utah state judge just ordered a foster child removed from a lesbian couple arguing he read research stating children of same-sex parents underperform. According to Judge Scott Johansen, April Hoagland and Beckie Peirce of Carbon County, UT must surrender their baby girl so a heterosexual couple may raise the child despite the biological mother’s wishes that the couple raise the […]

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Generosity & Religion: There Goes Another One

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I think I’m beginning to figure out why so many ostentatiously pious people reject science and empirical data. (And yes, Ben Carson, one of the examples I’m looking at is you…) It’s because those darn scientists keep telling us stuff we don’t want to hear. And now, they’ve done it again. It’s frequently argued that we need religion because–to use […]

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My Study is More Reliable Than Your Study

By Sheila Kennedy [Originally published at on April 13, 2015] An online publication called “Journalists’ Resource” recently posted a really helpful article about academic studies.   By this time, most sentient beings understand that we live in a world ruled by confirmation bias: the process of cherry-picking data in order to confirm our pre-existing beliefs and prejudices. We all do it–us “good […]

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Jeremy Holden Explains Growing Climate Coverage And The Persistence Of False Balance

From the July 23 edition of TawkrTV’s The Bill Press Show courtesy of Media Matters: Tim PeacockTim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning […]

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Upset Over LGBT Parenting Study, NOM Co-Founder Maggie Gallagher Lashes Out

By Tim Peacock In a column for National Review Online, National Organization for Marriage (NOM) co-founder and anti-gay activist Maggie Gallagher demonstrated the lengths conservatives will go in order to maintain confirmation bias and continue their crusade against LGBT equality. In her brief, unsourced article, Gallagher said: The New York Times and the media are widely reporting the results of a […]

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Major Study Confirms: LGBT Parents Raise ‘Healthier And Happier’ Children

By Tim Peacock Photo: ACLU On the heels of an extended holiday weekend where organizations like the American Family Association (AFA) spent their time demonizing the LGBT community and comparing homosexuality with necrophilia (rather than spending time with their families), a major new study conducted the University of Melbourne in Australia just came out giving ample evidence to prove what many have […]

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Safety Net Opponents: It Isn’t Only About the Money

By Sheila Kennedy [Originally published at on May 26, 2014] One of the most time-honored adages in political life is “follow the money.” And for many issues that policymakers debate, that’s good advice. Self-interest often explains positions that are otherwise inexplicable.  Sometimes, however, a cynical approach to the political process can blind us to cultural assumptions and ideological commitments that have significant […]

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