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.

Stethoscope and calculator on top of a health care application form.
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...
  • Fact Check
Do Members of Congress Enjoy Free Health Care?
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...
  • Fact Check
Are Gummi Bears Made with Car Wax?
Psychedelic Mushrooms Help Your Brain
  • 18 September 2016
Recent research suggests that a substance in “magic mushrooms” causes the brain to create new...
  • News
Psychedelic Mushrooms Help Your Brain
Flying with Animals
  • 25 April 2016
Can claiming your pet is an "emotional support animal" get it past airport security and...
  • Fact Check
Flying with Animals
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?
  • Fact Check
A Tip for Education