It's easy to assume that facts can stand on their own, that the mere existence of fact will win any argument or change someone's mind. But facts need help. If we want facts to be more powerful and effective, we need to consider how we package and explain them.
Maligning Al Gore for making shrewd investments is silly. But trying to poison public opinion about the need to promote clean energy alternatives with what we know about climate change? That's irresponsible.
It's that time of year again. No, not carving pumpkins, watching college football, or biting nails over the Presidential election. This month is when the government releases the two most widely cited annual reports about crime.