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NYHAN: When Beliefs and Facts Collide

Mr. Kahan’s study suggests that more people know what scientists think about high-profile scientific controversies than polls suggest; they just aren’t willing to endorse the consensus when it contradicts their political or religious views. This finding h
Washington Post
added Jul 23, 2014 20:36
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Why can’t we tell the truth about climate change?

The tobacco industry provides a powerful example of how business interests can stifle discussion in the pursuit of a particular business model. In 1996, the vice-president of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Jeffrey Wigand, appeared on national te
Index on Censorship [Sage Journals]
added Jul 4, 2013 23:16
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Trump Nominates Indiana Health Commissioner as Surgeon General

nominated Dr. Jerome M. Adams, the health commissioner for Indiana and a strong advocate of needle exchanges to avoid the spread of disease, to be the surgeon general of the United States.
New York Times
added Jun 30, 2017 15:12
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AAP: Parents, Don't Smoke Pot in Front of the Kids

The developing adolescent brain can be harmed by cannabis consumption, especially by regular use Even vaporizing cannabis -- as opposed to smoking it -- can introduce toxic chemicals into young bodies Parents should not consume cannabis in front of their
MedPage Today
added Feb 27, 2017 17:17
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[Canada] Victoria vapour lounge fined under new cannabis business regulations

Fines under the new cannabis business regulations include: $500 for on-site consumption $500 for allowing minors inside
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Oct 9, 2016 15:26
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6 Points on Pot From Day 3 of the Total Nicotine Conference

Though it’s not yet legal for convenience-store retailers to get into the cannabis industry, Walsh shared his “30,000-foot view”...“Absolutely, Big Tobacco is looking at this,” Walsh said. “It’s perfect (for them): They know how to cultivate crops, they
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Aug 8, 2016 20:44
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[Florida] AMIR C. TAYRANI Partner

Mr. Tayrani has briefed nineteen cases on the merits before the U.S. Supreme Court, including: ... Citizens United v. FEC, 558 U.S. 310 (2010): Landmark campaign-finance ruling recognizing the First Amendment right of corporations to make expenditures i
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
added Apr 29, 2016 17:46
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Industry set to reject WHO’s processed meat carcinogens ruling

The global meat industry has reacted with fury to the prospect of its products being declared carcinogenic...In an attempt to undermine the IARC findings in advance, The North American Meat Institute (Nami) accused the body of “dramatic and alarmist over
Financial Times (uk)
added Oct 25, 2015 18:34
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Prosecutor Who Took Down Big Tobacco Says The Feds Should Investigate Exxon’s Climate Denial

Sharon Eubanks, who now works for the firm Bordas & Bordas, told ThinkProgress that ExxonMobil and other members of the fossil fuel industry could be held liable for violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) if it’s disc
Think Progress (blog)
added Oct 20, 2015 09:25
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International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes | Globalization101

Although it is technically a separate entity ICSID is chaired by the president of the World Bank, and the two organizations are well integrated, with their annual meetings being held in concert, and with ICSID’s operating expenses coming from the World B
Globalization101.org (Levin Institute-SUNY)
added Dec 30, 2014 14:19
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