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This week, Eric, Dan, and Dylan start with a discussion of President’s Day, a holiday where we’ve collectivized all the Presidents of the United States of America – good, and, and indifferent – into one day of celebration. That means it’s an opportunity for Eric to once again highlight how awful Woodrow Wilson really was. Then, they move on to the horrific shooting at Michigan State University. Why is it a new trend for advocates of a particular set of political beliefs to respond to these incidents with “f*** your thoughts and prayers?” And, if we spent some time thinking and praying about our legal system and the way it works, what could we imagine doing differently that could help prevent incidents like this from happening again? Finally, they examine the new editing of certain works by Roald Dahl to remove potentially offensive words, phrases, and ideas. Thomas Bowdler, please call your office.
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Timeline of events in Michigan State University shooting | Associated Press
Statement from Michigan State Rep. Ranjeev Puri | Twitter
The Michigan State University killer was previously charged with a felony but was still able to buy guns. Here’s why | CNN
Critics reject changes to Roald Dahl books as censorship | Associated Press
Sen. Josh Hawley wants to create a legal age to be allowed on social media | NBC News
But What If We’re Wrong?: Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past | Chuck Klosterman
‘Fahrenheit 451’ Was Once Sanitized for Public Schools | Reason
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