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Entries by Maia Szalavitz from 10/2006

Did the Media Kill Outrage-- and Can We Trust It?

| Posted 10.05.2006 | Business
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So, how do we give the media watchdog back its teeth? Solutions are difficult because economic pressures push the mainstream media to be overly cautious.

Fear and the Brain

| Posted 10.12.2006 | Healthy Living

This is not just a metaphor: quite literally, these primitive regions control our actions and prevent abstract thoughts from occurring to us when we are terrified.

One Death is a Tragedy, 654,965 is a Statistics Debate

| Posted 10.18.2006 | Politics
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It seems that we really don't want to think about what it's like in Iraq-- or the impact of the war on specific, human families.

Slate--Like Rest of MSM-- Misses What's Killing Journalism

| Posted 10.26.2006 | Huffington Post

Journalists haven't had the balls to stand up and say that the emperor has no clothes-- until they began to think that someone else might say it first.

Science Education-- not Dawkins'-style attack-- Is the Cure for Fundamentalism

| Posted 10.29.2006 | Politics
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What we need most is better science education so that voters can learn to make the most rational choices possible about policy and medicine, not a most-certainly futile attempt to stamp out religion.