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Infowars founder Alex Jones in court during his Sandy Hook defamation damages trial in Waterbury, Conn., Sept. 22, 2022. Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File

Hypocrisy is beneath them – political figures in the Trump era don’t bother concealing their misdeeds

Shame and guilt seem equally foreign to many politicians and public figures these days. Rather than cover their bad behavior with a veneer of hypocrisy, they revel in it, a classics scholar says.
Voting at home by mail can be very convenient – and safe from concerns about COVID-19. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

So you want to vote by mail – 5 essential reads

Voting by mail is safe from fraud and manipulation, is backed by people across the political spectrum and can be more convenient for many voters.
Restrictive gun laws bring down the murder rate. Anadolu Agency / Getty Images

5 ways to reduce school shootings

Risk assessments and rigid gun laws are among the tools that can help prevent school massacres, a specialist in youth aggression says.
So much uncertainty around risk can make it extra hard to decide what to do. Richard Drury/DigitalVision via Getty Images

Pandemic decision-making is difficult and exhausting – here’s the psychology that explains why

People tend to dislike uncertainty and risk – two things that are hard to avoid completely during a pandemic. That’s part of why it can feel especially draining to make even small decisions these days.
Un soldado ucraniano observa un centro comercial destruido en Kiev el 29 de marzo de 2022. Mykhaylo Palinchak/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

¿Está cometiendo Rusia un genocidio en Ucrania?

Rusia ha perpetrado ataques generalizados contra la población civil de Ucrania, que incluyen asesinatos, secuestros, violaciones, torturas y deportaciones masivas. Dada la magnitud de la violencia, las advertencias de genocidio deben tomarse muy en serio.

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