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Bad Chart Thursday: From 0 to Pot Pie in 5 Charts

I had so many terrible charts to choose from this week that it seemed a shame not to share them all, so here’s a quick rundown of my favorite data …

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Throwback Bad Chart Thursday: You Are Not a Special Miracle Because Odds. Sorry.

Today’s chart is actually a few years old, but it occasionally pops up in my various feeds, and the concept behind it is prevalent in multiple mathematically challenged arguments, such …

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Bad Chart Thursday: GOP Obamacare Chart Makes Case for . . . Obamacare

Last week, Politico shared the internal GOP policy brief for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), a brief that inadvertently makes a pretty good case for not …

Bannon vs. Baghdadi: more in common
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Bad Chart Thursday: Fox News “Defends” Bannon by Noting He Hasn’t Beheaded Journalists

When your best defense of a man is, “Hey, at least he hasn’t beheaded journalists,” perhaps it’s time to raise your standards. But this is Fox News we’re talking about, …

Chart of Trump vs. Select Movies
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Bad Chart Thursday: Trump Less Popular than “The Sex Lives of Potato Men”

Donald Trump’s approval rating has remained at a historic low for a new president: 43%, as of February 1, according to Gallup. A whopping 52% disapprove of the job he’s …

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Michael Moore’s TrumpLand, Art or Opportunity to Cash In?

Being part of an entertainment industry family, I can’t help but assume that Trump is going to release his own “reality” television version of the elections, win or lose, tears …

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Attention PR Folks: How Not to Do Your Job

A couple weeks ago, I published an article at Forbes titled “Keep Calm And Avoid Microbiome Mayhem.” The story covered the recent Microbiome Medicine Summit, an online event featuring speakers like …

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Sorry for the Weird Emails

Those of you who have subscribed to Skepchick via email recently received about 20 “new post” notifications, all of which appeared to be posts I wrote in Latin. I’d like …