Bias versus facts

It’s so easy to fall into a trap about media bias when discussing news and how it works with friends or people you just feel like arguing with. I tend to do it all the time, despite my own personal insistence to stick to facts as the basis for my arguments instead of going to the opinion well. Where this has gotten really, really dumb is in the fact that the President’s people have begun to challenge facts in official ways. Sean Spicer is the easy target, but there is nothing about this

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This is a nice and easy read. If you genuinely care to know why the march happened yesterday, start with this. I wasn't able to make the march. I was home sick all week and decided not to go out on what should have been the last day of recovery. My wife and daughter both went.

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Climbing Boundary Peak

Boundary Peak is Nevada’s highest point. Boundary gets its name from the fact that is lies right on the border between Nevada and California. It’s in the White Mountain Range and is the lowest of the major peaks in that range. But it’s the only one that is on the Nevada side of the border, and it’s higher than Wheeler Peak, which is located in the eastern part of the state, so it gets to claim the title. It has always bummed me out that Nevada's highest mountain rests in a place where

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Climbing Mount Rainier

For more background on this, read about my plan. I wrote that in February to explain my upcoming (at the time) trip to Mount Rainier. I completed that trip in July and began writing this in September. It took me a while to process everything, decide that I really did have something to say about it, and just sort of want to sit down and write about it. In short, I did a six day skills seminar on Mount Rainier to learn mountaineering stuff. It’s a prerequisite course for being able to climb

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Griswold Lake and Ruby Dome

“This is the hardest three miles I've ever done with a pack on." That was my cousin, Cotie, as we made what we expected was the last bit of ascent up the trail toward Griswold Lake. We were climbing up rocks and through small fractures in the canyon that housed Butterfield Creek about 20 miles south of Elko and a mile west of the more popular and famous Lamoille Canyon in the Ruby Mountains. Cotie would later revise his statement to this: "That was the hardest three and a half miles I've ever

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