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UA astronomer: How we sent a giant telescope to space — and why

The James Webb Space Telescope was launched into space on Dec. 25, 2021, and with it, astronomers hope to find the first galaxies to form in the universe, will search for Earthlike atmospheres around other planets and accomplish many other scientific goals. ... Read more»

Guest opinion

What will 2022 bring in the way of misinformation on social media? 3 experts weigh in

It seemed hard to imagine a worse year than 2020 for misinformation on social media - but 2021 proved up to the task, starting with the Jan. 6 insurrection and continuing with copious amounts of falsehoods and distortions about COVID-19 vaccines - and 2022 is almost here.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: 'Don't Look Up' at reality

The problem with "Don’t Look Up" is that it doesn’t ever fully figure out how to satirize satire. People refusing to look up and see what’s coming straight at them isn’t that far removed from people voting for Donald Trump even after hundreds of thousands die from his ineptitude.... Read more»

Guest opinion

What Kwanzaa means for Black Americans

The weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa, beginning on Dec. 26 this year, are a time of communal self-affirmation for the African-American community and a recognition that knowledge of Black history is worthwhile. ... Read more»

Happy holidays, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Tucson Sentinel!

Whether you celebrate a specific holiday or prefer to mark the longer nights and chillier days of winter in some other way, as we near the end of the year, you have the best wishes of all of us at the Tucson Sentinel.... Read more»

Sentinel awarded grant to dig into Arizona water-supply issues

The Tucson Sentinel has been awarded a grant for investigative reporting on water-supply issues in Arizona. The funding will cover a months-long project by a team of Sentinel journalists.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Trump's booster-shot betrayal

Donald Trump said he got a booster shot. He got booed…by his own cult. Now keep in mind, Trump didn’t want anyone to know he got his first vaccine shot. While Presidents Biden, Obama, Bush, and Clinton all publicized their vaccinations, Trump kept his a secret until it leaked out weeks after he had left the White House.... Read more»

Analysis

During a COVID-19 surge, ‘crisis standards of care’ involve excruciating choices & impossible ethical decisions for hospital staff

When a crisis escalates to the point that we simply can’t provide necessary services to everyone who needs them, we are forced to perform crisis triage. At that point, the care provided to some patients is admittedly less than high quality – sometimes much less.... Read more»

Analysis

How Mrs. Claus embodied 19th-century debates about women’s rights

The writers who created Mrs. Claus were not just interested in filling in the blanks of Santa’s personal life - the poems and stories about Mrs. Claus spoke to women’s central role in the Christmas holiday and also provided a canvas to explore contemporary debates about gender.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Jim Jordan mixes up his cover-ups

Trying to overthrow the government should be illegal…even for members of the government. The January 6 Committee, investigating the attack on the Capitol by white nationalist Trump supporters, has subpoenaed Congressman Jim Jordan.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: Some boo-hoos matter

Is this a trend now? Any time one of these goons shoots a black person or people at a Black Lives Matter protest, you’ll get off if you cry in court? White tears can be very powerful with white jurors and white judges…even if there aren’t any actual tears.... Read more»

Happy holidays from everyone at TucsonSentinel.com!

Raise a glass to those who've passed, those who've endured — & a better New Year in 2022

Ordinarily, we'd be inviting all our readers to join us in person to celebrate the holiday season. We holding off on that again this year, but want to pass along our heartfelt best wishes as we mark the longest night of the year — and brighter days to come.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: The cliché that stole Build Back Better

I’m just having some fun here with my colleagues because I saw at least four Grinch/Manchin cartoons today before noon. OK, I’m exaggerating. It may have been 1 p.m.... Read more»

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Claytoonz: 'Little Shooter Boy' Rittenhouse

America’s Little Shooter Boy is aiming (pun intended) for a great Christmas…for himself. Kyle Rittenhouse is being wined and dined by what used to be the Republican establishment. Today, it’s a cult.... Read more»

Analysis

College loans to parents linked to greater harm than those to students borrowing for own tuition

Taking out a student loan is associated with a lower financial well-being score for everyone, but research found that it is associated with an even lower score when the loan is for the borrower’s child.... Read more»

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