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Cadillac? Change it Up, Fictional Welfare Queens!

Yes, She’s a Myth, but What Does She Drive?

You probably know that Ronald Reagan’s old “welfare queen” line about black inner-city women living it rich off their welfare checks was a myth, a distortion based on a single unrepresentative anecdote. Regardless, thirty years later you can find dozens of Tweets every day featuring

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Embryonic Brain Development and the Myth of 40 Days

Hang around anti-choice activists long enough (or let them hang out long enough around you), and you’ll hear one say something like this: Brain waves have been recorded at 40 days on the Electroencephalogram. The medium-form version of the claim goes something like this (see

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?