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FA: Executive Disorder

FA: Executive Disorder

Criticism of Obama's forthcoming executive order has centered around the idea that Obama plans an unconstitutional power grab, but his action is within the bounds of the law…

PS: The Population Challenge

PS: The Population Challenge

When people think of the world’s “population problem,” they often focus on rapid demographic growth in parts of the developing world. But, globally, the population-growth rate is actually…

MIT: Algorithm Ranks Notable Authors

MIT: Algorithm Ranks Notable Authors

While the works of thousands of authors enter the public domain each year, only a small percentage of these end up being widely available. So how to choose…

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HP: Clinton Economically Out Of Touch

HP: Clinton Economically Out Of Touch

Bill Clinton's economic worldview spells trouble, both for a party that's still reeling from defeat and for a nation where millions of people struggle just to make ends meet. Hillary Clinton, the heavily-favored contender for the Democratic nomination, has made Bill's presidency and her role in it an essential part of her resume. But "Clintonism," the Wall Street-friendly economic ideology of a bygone era, has passed its sell-by date. The former president's latest remarks confirm that. If Hillary Clinton disagrees with the former president's views, she hasn't said so. When Bill Clinton speaks on economic issues, he reveals a deep wellspring of neoliberal belief and a profound detachment from the lived experience of most Americans. It's true that, for the extremely wealthy, the "trend lines" are positive indeed. For the rest of the nation, not so much.…

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PS: The Population Challenge

PS: The Population Challenge

When people think of the world’s “population problem,” they often focus on rapid demographic growth in…

HP: Clinton Economically Out Of Touch

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PS: Emissions Reduction Numbers

PS: Emissions Reduction Numbers

A loose system of individual commitments, in which each country unilaterally sets emissions targets, can help…

NYT: Climate Accord Not Groundbreaking

NYT: Starkest Warning Yet

MJ: Bee-Killing Pesticides Useless

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FA: Executive Disorder

FA: Executive Disorder

Criticism of Obama's forthcoming executive order has centered around the idea that Obama plans an unconstitutional…

BI: Drones and Aerial Surveillance

FA: Pentagon Adapting to Globalization

AJ: Palestinians Remind World of Their Own Wall

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MIT: Algorithm Ranks Notable Authors

MIT: Algorithm Ranks Notable Authors

While the works of thousands of authors enter the public domain each year, only a small…

NYT: Elite Campus Arts Race

HP: Scientists Create Telepathy

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