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Policies, Privacy & Terms of Use:

Sources: We wish it were possible to only cite and refer you to research journals that are peer reviewed but that isn't possible in covering the news. However, we will only curate or link sources with proven journalistic integrity and that have appropriate knowledge and experience in their field. We will make mistakes and when we do we will print retractions. If you note a mistake, please contact us and we will make any appropriate corrections.

Mission: In an era in which it's increasingly difficult to separate facts from spin, we hope to become a source of trustworthy news, opinion and reporting. We fact-check extensively and base our reports on academic research and studies, rather than the opinions of those that have a vested interest in the outcome of public policy debates. 

Images: We strive to ensure they we never violate anyone's copyright protections. The images on this site are ours or in the public domain to the best of our knowledge. If an image is not in the public domain, we use it based on federal "fair use" principals and credit the maker of the image whenever possible.  If you believe that we have used an image improperly, please contact us and we will take it down immediately. 

Images of Artworks are showcased in accordance with fair use principles:

  • as historically significant artworks

  • as used for informational and educational purposes

  • as readily available on the internet

  • as low resolution copies unsuitable for commercial use

    Federal Court opinions have held that photos of publicly displayed artworks do not have copyright protection

Privacy Policy: illuminate, LLC [Illuminate] may analyze and collect statistics about the activities of visitors to its websites. For example, Illuminate may keep account of the most popular pages, collections, or referring sites. However, Illuminate does not release personally-identifiable information related to its statistics.


At some point in the future Illuminate may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads. As you probably know, these companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements to you about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, check out

If Illuminate contacts you by email concerning new products, services or information that you did not expressly request, Illuminate will provide you with an email address by which you may request no further notices.

Terms of Use:


This website [Illuminate] is provided “as is” without any representations or warranties, express or implied. We make no representations or warranties in relation to this website or the information and materials provided on this website.

Limited Liability

This website [Illuminate] will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contract, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, this website:

  • for any direct loss;

  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or

  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings,

  • for loss of contracts or business relationships,

  • for loss of reputation or goodwill, or

  • for loss or corruption of information or data.

License to Use

Unless otherwise stated, Illuminate owns the intellectual property rights published on this website and materials used on the website. Subject to the license below, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and copy and print pages, files or other content from the website for your own personal use, or as lawful under "fair use" principals.

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