What you can do to clean up Fake News

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In the digital age trust is often based on reviews by people we’ve never met.  Facebook (along with many other businesses) tries to make trust easy for users by displaying a rating on reviews. However, this system is easy for businesses to take advantage of as they can have their own employees write reviews. Often companies …

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Ed Morgan: Attorney for the Victims of the System

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Soon after I first arrived in Tucson in September 1960 as an idealistic undergraduate Government student at the University of Arizona, I learned that there was only one lawyer in town who would take on the cases of the victims of the system in southern Arizona, against all odds of success, W. Edward Morgan. In …

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My Not So Merry Correspondence with our Public Library; or, Virtue Unrewarded

January 23, 2018 Dear Devoted Reader, For a number of years now I have been describing and protesting the intentional degradation of Pima County Public Library as a library (that is, a place that should first and foremost have a variety of books and magazines, as opposed to a place that has meeting rooms, “entrepreneurial …

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Student Activists Vindicated by Mexican-American Studies Court Ruling

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In what may be a definitive rebuke of racism “in both enactment and enforcement,” U.S. District Judge A. Wallace Tashima ruled last week that the Arizona law prohibiting courses specifically designed for certain ethnic groups is illegal. In 1998, in the face of dismal graduation rates for minority–and especially Hispanic–students, a panel of education experts …

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Will the Amazon Saguaro Survive Rejection?

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Sun Corridor Inc., the Tucson region’s main economic development agency, tried to get Amazon’s attention by offering a 21-foot sahuaro to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in Seattle. The gift was declined and regifted to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum” — Arizona Daily Star 10/21/17 Amazon, promising a dowry of 50,000 jobs, is searching for the perfect …

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