Month: April 2017

George Creel and the censorship board

100 years ago, the White House launched its first modern propaganda operation aimed at citizens. American politics, journalism and rhetoric changed forever.
Montage of web ads

New frontiers in advertising research tell marketers things we might not admit to ourselves. Good for them, but the jury's still out on benefits for us.
Disconnected youth montage

Teens and young adults who aren't on an employment or education path face bad choices higher risk of death. Increasingly, local and state governments are trying to fix that.
Montage of seat-belt safety ads

A growing number of states pull drivers over solely for not buckling up. But some experts say these tougher 'primary enforcement' regimes don't reduce fatalities on their own.
Leo Frank and headlines about his case

Outrageous, inflammatory news isn't new; neither is the desire to make a buck from it. Sometimes, with deadly consequences.
Southern U.S. border

Started as a political statement or a way to solve local problems, a growing number of state and municipal databases contain immigrant information. And that has immigration advocates worried.

Booze and desserts mean restaurant profits. Having an overweight server means you're more likely to order both.
Aging and end of life

Seriously ill people in that state are more likely to have their end-of-life wishes honored — including fewer intensive-care hospitalizations and more home hospice enrollments — than those living in neighboring Washington state or the rest of the country.

California government agencies buy a lot of drugs. Could they keep prices down by banding together? One legislator wants to find out.

What time is it? That depends not only on your watch, but on whether you use numbers at all. An exploration.