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Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2012
With Only Seconds to Spare
Tim Samaras
". . . Chasing tornadoes in the trees at night . . . well, that is crazy."
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Category: American Thought Published: March 2012
Why Reaganomics Reflects America's True Character
Phil Gramm
"The real danger today is not merely a loss of prosperity, but a loss of the kind of character on which prosperity is based."
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Category: Worldview Published: March 2012
What Surprises Will the Rest of 2012 Bring?
Noreena Hertz
"In a complex and intertwined world such as ours, the unexpected is bound to happen. Just think back over the past year or so."
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Category: National Affairs Published: March 2012
This Church Victory Is a Win for Everyone
Jonathan W. Emord
"A government instituted among men to protect the rights of the governed must respect freedom of conscience in matters of religion equally and must leave organization and practices of religion beyond the reach of the state."
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Category: Focus Published: March 2012
The Way We Worked
"The images . . . often reveal . . . how social forces such as immigration, gender, ethnicity, class, and technology have transformed the workforce."
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Category: Economics Published: March 2012
The Consequences Wrought by Greedy Financiers
James W. Thomson
"In terms of income inequality, the U.S. now lags behind most of Western Europe, while the nations that are closest to the U.S. are Russia (run by its oligarchs) and Iran (with its mullahs)."
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Category: Life in America Published: March 2012
The (Parenting) Rules Have Changed--or Have They?
Jenny Lauck , Susan Wagner , Alice Bradley
". . . This idea that there is only one thing better than having a baby, and that is having a smart baby, [is] almost unbearably sad."
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Category: Political Landscape Published: March 2012
State of the Disunion
Jonathan W. Emord
". . . If the U.S. is to survive, recover, and prosper in the next half-decade, it must do so without [Pres. Barack] Obama, because it cannot do so with him."
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Category: Psychology Published: March 2012
Solving the Sociopath
Vaishali
"Shame is a physiological and emotional booby trap this predator has left behind. Do not step on it. Do not deploy it. Defuse, dismantle, and discard it."
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Category: Life in America Published: March 2012
Searching for a "New Feminism"
Harvey C. Mansfield
"The old feminism tries to overcome . . . Basic truth by compelling us to live under the aegis of gender neutrality. It sounds like liberation, but it is not."
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Category: USA Yesterday Published: March 2012
Remembering Uncle Al (Capone, That Is)
Deirdre Marie Capone
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Category: Religion Published: March 2012
Prayers God Answers
Jason Frenn
"There is something more important than faith--a sincere heart."
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Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2012
Peddle Power
Stuart Baird , Robert van der Plas
". . . Throughout all phases of [the bicycle's] history, technical improvements are a constant."
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Category: Science & Technology Published: March 2012
How Science--Especially Physics--Has Lost Its Way
Becky Brasfield
". . . Having the grandiosity to believe that one's positions on any given topic are 'incontrovertible' not only is completely absurd, it markes the beginning of the end of pure science."
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Category: Law & Justice Published: March 2012
How Free Market Principles Can Help to Fix a Broken System
Stephen J. Schulhofer , David D. Friedman
"A voucher system [would] provide indigent defendants with freedom of choice and . . . Attorneys with the same incentive to serve their clients that lawyers always have had when they represent those other than the poor."
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Category: Life in America Published: March 2012
Hitting Home: How the Runaway Explosion Haunts Adults
Maureen Blaha
". . . We need to ensure our nation's at-risk kids have a fighting chance at safe and fulfilling lives as teenagers--and adults."
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Category: American Thought Published: March 2012
Herbert Hoover (not FDR) Is the Real Father of the New Deal
Steven Horwitz
". . . The persistence of the Hoover myth [of a laissez faire presidency] continues to justify the counterproductive policies of the Obama Administration and thereby prevents markets from generating the economic recovery of which they are fully capable."
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Category: Life in America Published: March 2012
Have Baby Sitter Will Travel
Candi Wingate
"Clear, up-front communication before and during vacation lays the foundation for a wonderful journey for everyone."
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Category: Museums Today Published: March 2012
As Natural Looking as Nature Itself
Whitney Barlow , Joan Kelly Bernard
An iconic museum restores its famous Hall of North American Mammals.
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Category: Literary Scene Published: March 2012
It Always Comes Back to China--and America
Alexander Scipio
From the Middle Ages to today, Arabs have been unable to fight the superior forces, weaponry & discipline of the West. The countries of the East, on the other hand, have proven masterful at importing whatever technology is required to defeat any opponent.
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Category: Mass Media Published: March 2012
The Darker the Merrier
Wes D. Gehring
Dexter is a serial killer in a cable television program that evokes the best elements of cinima's persistent pursuit of black comedy.
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