Word games

We at Mad Mondays don’t know a lot about the model Chrissy Teigen, but she seems to know how to grab headlines. Teigen and husband John Legend tragically lost their baby son to a second-trimester miscarriage in 2020. But during an interview last week, Teigen said it wasn’t really a miscarriage: “Let’s just call it what it was. It was an abortion.… Read More Word games

A quick tour

The governors of Texas and Florida showed they weren’t kidding around last week. Governor Abbott dropped busloads of illegal immigrants outside the residence of Vice President Kamala Harris and Governor de Santis flew 50 people to the wealthy enclave of Martha’s Vineyard. The Twitterverse was equal parts freaking out and smug as the MV community rallied, fed… Read More A quick tour

Show your work

De-bunking, the joy of fact-checkers and know-it-alls everywhere, is so two weeks ago. NBC News says that the new thing is “pre-bunking”. While the term may trigger thoughts of media bias and censorship – “that post has been removed” – it is actually something quite different.  Researchers from Cambridge University wanted to explain “in simple, nonpartisan language some of the most common… Read More Show your work