Stephanie Larsen

Stephanie Larsen is a retired public administrator who spent 25 years working in state and local government in Arizona and California. Her primary areas of expertise were law and justice issues and governmental budgeting. She earned a B.A. in American Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Larsen insists that Star Trek is far superior to Star Wars, and currently parks her starships in both California and Maryland.

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Do Members of Congress Enjoy Free Health Care?
  • 22 July 2020
According to memes, Congressional members and staffers are offered free, no-strings-attached health care, but there's...
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Is it Illegal to Take Photographs of the Eiffel Tower at Night?
  • 13 March 2017
As is often the case, a little bit of factual information is spun into something...
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Vladimir Putin to Sing at Trump’s Inauguration?
  • 9 January 2017
Outside the world of satire, Russian president Vladimir Putin won't be among those performing at...
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Long-Lost Wedding Ring Found Around Carrot
  • 25 November 2016
Lena Paahlsson said the ring had been gone for sixteen years before she found it...
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Are Gummi Bears Made with Car Wax?
  • 20 September 2016
Carnauba wax is used to add an attractive sheen to everything from cars to candy...
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Psychedelic Mushrooms Help Your Brain
  • 18 September 2016
Recent research suggests that a substance in “magic mushrooms” causes the brain to create new...
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Chile Issues Alert Over Faulty Chinese Condoms Chilean citizens are being asked not to use almost 1.2 million Kaiju condoms imported from...
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Hillary Clinton Embraces the ‘Woman Card’
  • 30 April 2016
After Donald Trump said Hillary Clinton was playing the "woman card," her campaign appropriated the...
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Koch Brothers Officially Endorse Hillary Clinton?
  • 28 April 2016
After an interview, rumors flew that the conservative Koch brothers were endorsing Democrat Clinton for...
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Flying with Animals
  • 25 April 2016
Can claiming your pet is an "emotional support animal" get it past airport security and...
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A Tip for Education
  • 21 April 2016
Did an 18-year-old waitress in Texas receive a $1,000 tip to help fund her education?
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Is Gasoline Cheaper Under President Obama?
  • 21 December 2015
Whether or not they have ties to the oil industry, U.S. presidents have little control...
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