Jury finds 3 Georgia men guilty of Ahmaud Arbery murder: 3 essential reads

[ad_1] It took jurors around 11 hours of deliberations to arrive at guilty verdicts in the trial of three men accused in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Shortly after 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 24, 2021, before a courtroom that included members of Arbery’s family, all the three defendants – Greg McMichael, Travis McMichael and William […]

Stereotypes about girls dissuade many from careers in computer science

[ad_1] Stereotypes about what boys and girls supposedly like aren’t hard to find. Toy advertisements send signals that science and electronic toys are intended for boys rather than girls. Computer scientists and engineers on television shows and movies are often white men, like the guys on “The Big Bang Theory.” Policymakers, teachers and parents sometimes […]

‘Let’s Go Brandon’ and the linguistic jiujitsu of American politics

[ad_1] During an interview with NASCAR driver Brandon Brown on Oct. 2, 2021, NBC sportscaster Kelli Stavast made a curious observation. She reported that Talladega Superspeedway spectators were chanting “Let’s go Brandon” to celebrate the racing driver’s first Xfinity Series win. In reality, however, the crowd was shouting a very different phrase: “F–k Joe Biden,” […]

The NRA could be winning its long game even as it appears to be in dire straits

[ad_1] No observer of contemporary gun politics could fail to notice a jarring disconnect between the two very different trajectories of the gun rights movement today. On the one hand, more states are allowing Americans to carry weapons in public without permits, and the gun-rights movement could be on the verge of a major Supreme […]