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
identity-rights

This Is Who Sells Those Crappy Shampoo Packets AOC Found in Migrant Detention

The Bob Barker Company was once accused of profiting off sweatshop labor, among other strange and disturbing episodes in its past.
Mike Pearl
7.2.19
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
5.30.19
Late Capitalism

How a Real Class War, Like 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
Views My Own

Climate Change Edgelords Are the New Climate Change Deniers

People who get off on being wet blankets about the coming climate apocalypse are as bad for the cause as skeptics, if not worse.
Mike Pearl
10.10.18
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
1.27.18
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
1.20.18
Donald Trump

Trump's Year of Living Dangerously with North Korea

Directing rhetorical “fire and fury” at North Korea has given the world a daily dose of fear, and become the centerpiece of Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Is it working?
Mike Pearl
1.18.18
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
1.13.18
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
1.6.18
Can't Handle the Truth

The Ten Most Toxic Pieces of Fake News in 2017

A roundup of the year's ugliest, most damaging lies.
Mike Pearl
12.27.17
Can't Handle the Truth

The Forged Chuck Schumer Harassment Claim Was Fake News at Its Worst

A bizarre story shows how toxic the media environment has become.
Mike Pearl
12.16.17
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