Register, register, register!

If you don’t live in Alaska, Rhode Island, or Washington state then you still have time to register to vote. Lifehacker recently wrote up a great article discussing voting myths:

The midterm elections are only a few weeks off, and if ever there’s a time to participate in the electoral process, it’s now. But as of November 2016, only 70 percent of U.S. citizens over age 18 were registered to vote, which means that more than 65 million people who are eligible to register have not done so. Continue reading

Susan Collins

I’ve long been critical of these so-called “moderate” Republicans whom center-right Democrats love to praise. Don’t get me wrong, Republicans who do the right thing should receive some praise to incentivize them to keep doing good things. But let’s not pretend that they’re on our side. Continue reading

False rape accusations, explained

Reddit user LefthandedLunatic wrote up a long, detailed, and well-sourced post about false rape accusations. It’s excellent in its entirety, but here’s the “too long, didn’t read”:

  • For both genders you are way more likely to be raped then falsely accused of rape.
  • The estimated number of false rape accusations are around 2-10% at the highest.
  • For 216 False Rape Accusations only 39 named suspects, and only 2 got charged. That means that only 18% of False Rape Accusations actually accuse someone and that only 0.9% of false rape accusations ended up on court.

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