Chart of the Day: Political Scientists Rule

I’ve got a cold. I’m coughing my lungs out and I have a raging headache. What’s more, I have no interest in Jussie Smollett or the pope or the latest guesses about when Robert Mueller will release his report. So instead I surfed around randomly and eventually found this:

WTF? There’s apparently a big demand for folks with only a masters degree in political science. Really? Political scientists?

Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Some of my best friends are political scientists. But they get paid more than mathematicians, who actually know stuff? Damn.

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Corrupt leaders the world over can (and will) try to shut down the truth, but when the truth has millions of people on its side, you can't keep it down for good. And there's no more powerful or urgent argument for your support of Mother Jones' journalism right now than that. We need to raise about $450,000 to hit our online fundraising budget in these next few months, so please read more from Monika and pitch in if you can.

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