Mike Pearl

Mike asks stupid questions to smart people and then writes about it.

climate change

'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life

"It's super painful to be a human being right now at this point in history."
Mike Pearl
7.11.19
money-inequality

Burnout Is Real, and the Solution Is Radically Changing How We Work

"It should not be necessary for all of us to work our asses off."
Mike Pearl
5.31.19
Late Capitalism

How a Real US Class War, with Guns, Could Actually Happen

Democrats seem increasingly comfortable with "incivility," while Republicans are more shameless than ever about helping the rich. Where is this going?
Mike Pearl
11.26.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Don't Worry, Tide Pods Aren't Going Anywhere

Don't believe the story about Tide pulling the toxic little guys off the shelves.
Mike Pearl
1.28.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Trump Has No Idea What 'Fake News' Means

The president is apparently super mad about reporting errors that outlets have already apologized for. Weirdly, he doesn't seem to care about errors that make him sound good.
Mike Pearl
1.22.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Hawaii's Mistaken Ballistic Missile Alert Shows How Fake News Spreads

And more stories that turned out to be nothing.
Mike Pearl
1.14.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Is Fake News Actually Not a Big Deal?

According to the latest research, fake news consumers are also real news junkies. Does balancing out your fake news with real news make everything OK?
Mike Pearl
1.8.18
Can't Handle the Truth

Let's Take a Look at Some Anti-Trump Fake News

When liberals laugh first and ask questions later.
Mike Pearl
12.4.17
Can't Handle the Truth

The Roy Moore Accusations Have Been a Magnet for Fake News

Somehow, the Alabama special election has managed to get even uglier in the last week, this time thanks to hoaxes.
Mike Pearl
11.19.17
Can't Handle the Truth

No, the Sutherland Springs Shooter Wasn't Antifa

And other fake news from the week.
Mike Pearl
11.12.17
Can't Handle the Truth

The JFK Conspiracy Shows Us What's Dumb About Today's Fake News

Even of the most out-there JFK theories have more substance to them than the garbage your uncle posts on Facebook these days.
Mike Pearl
10.29.17
Can't Handle the Truth

The 'Fake Melania' Conspiracy Theory Is Toxic, Cynical Spam

Even when fake news looks like a joke, it can spin out of control.
Mike Pearl
10.23.17
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