Here are the best stories published on Pacific Standard this week:
- "CB Radio: A History," by Hallie Bateman
An illustrated guide to the connection between CB radio culture and modern forms of short-form communication.
- "The Uphill Battle for Minorities in Trucking," by Rick Rojas
Long-haul truck driving is thriving in the United States, and remains one of the surest ways into the middle class, but minorities say discrimination is rampant.
- "What It's Like to Defend Science Before the House Science Committee," by Lucia Graves
Tuesday's hearing was a show-trial against the Paris Agreement. Andrew Steer appeared for the defense.
- "America's Power Plant Problem," by Daniel J. McGraw
More than 200 out of the 523 coal-fired power plants that were in operation five years ago are now closed or slated for closure. What should we do with them?
- "A Failed Theory or a Failed Republican Party?" by Seth Masket
What exactly would a Donald Trump nomination mean for political science?