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Five myths about slavery

No, the Civil War didn’t end slavery, and the first Africans didn’t arrive in America in 1619.

Five myths about jazz

No, it isn’t dead, and its purveyors aren’t all hopped up on drugs.

The dangers of elite groupthink

We forget that knowledge can be found at all ages, and in all places. And ethics has nothing to do with degrees or pedigrees.

Dave Barry’s Year in Review: Well, that was something

It was a year so eventful that every time another asteroid whizzed past the Earth, barely avoiding a collision that would have destroyed human civilization, we were not 100% certain it was good news.

Five myths about the lottery

No, buying a lottery ticket isn’t a better investment just because the jackpot is big.

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