April 14, 2017

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The Evangelical Roots of Our Post-Truth Society

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/13/opinion/sunday/the-evangelical-roots-of-our-post-truth-society.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The deep distrust of media and scientific elites has its origin in old-time religion.

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April 14, 2017

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Obesity in Hispanic adolescents linked to nearly sixfold increase in high blood pressure

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170411085822.htm Obesity raises the prevalence of high blood pressure among adolescents but the increase is particularly pronounced among Hispanics compared to white, African-American or Asian ethnic groups, according to a study by researchers.

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April 14, 2017

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Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and 2 diabetes on the rise among children, teens

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170414105821.htm Rates of new diagnosed cases of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are increasing among youth in the United States, according to a report.

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April 14, 2017

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Editorials: The Gig Economy’s False Promise

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/opinion/the-gig-economys-false-promise.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Instead of freedom, workers at companies like Uber have encountered low wages and coercion.

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April 14, 2017

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Domestic violence and guns: the hidden American crisis ending women’s lives

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/11/domestic-violence-shooting-deaths-women-husbands-boyfriends The shooting death of a teacher in San Bernardino, California, by her estranged husband was hardly an outlier – an estimated 50 women a month are shot to death in the US by former or current partnersIn one mass shooting after another, some gun control advocates and journalists see a common thread: when domestic […]

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April 14, 2017

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The coded language of the alt-right is helping to power its rise – The Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-coded-language-of-the-alt-right-is-helping-to-power-its-rise/2017/04/07/5f269a82-1ba4-11e7-bcc2-7d1a0973e7b2_story.html?utm_term=.3d892296160e Apparently, tried-and-true insults such as “fag,” “fairy,” “kike” and “hebe” (yes, I’m Jewish) are old-school, especially among the alt-right. That small, far-right movement that seeks a whites-only state is developing new coded language, much as the Nazis once did, says noted linguist George Lakoff, a professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley.

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April 14, 2017

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Why aren’t more 25- to 54-year-old men working? Because there aren’t enough jobs.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/04/12/why-arent-more-25-to-54-year-old-men-working-because-there-arent-enough-jobs/ You don’t have to resort to cultural stories to explain a good part of what’s hurting prime-age workers.

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April 14, 2017

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Large, high-intensity forest fires will increase

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170410085510.htm Wildfire experts predict that by 2041, there will be four large, high-intensity forest fires for every three that occur now, with the number of days when conditions are conducive to fires increasing.

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April 14, 2017

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The Senate may be developing an electoral college issue

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/04/10/the-senate-may-be-developing-an-electoral-college-issue/ By one metric, senators representing less than half the country are passing measures in the Senate.

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April 14, 2017

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The San Bernardino attack is the 12th school shooting of 2017 — and the second in a week

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/04/10/the-san-bernardino-attack-is-the-12th-school-shooting-of-2017-and-the-second-in-a-week/ Since 2013, there have been about 200 school shootings in America, according to a count by one group advocating gun regulations.

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April 14, 2017

Comments Off on Bigger, Faster, More Lavish: Americans Crave S.U.V.s, and Carmakers Oblige

Bigger, Faster, More Lavish: Americans Crave S.U.V.s, and Carmakers Oblige

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/12/business/suv-automakers-fuel-economy-new-york.html?partner=rss&emc=rss At the New York International Auto Show, powerful sport-utility vehicles are at center stage, a sign of the continuing shift away from traditional passenger cars.

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April 14, 2017

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The New Health Care: How Many Pills Are Too Many?

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/10/upshot/how-many-pills-are-too-many.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Evidence has mounted about the dangers of taking multiple, perhaps unnecessary, medications.

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April 8, 2017

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Oscars Error Won’t Cost Accounting Firm Its Job

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/movies/academy-oscars-pwc-stays-on-job.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Despite the spectacular mix-up over the award for best picture, PwC will stay on the job after a vote by the Hollywood organization.

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April 8, 2017

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CO2 levels heading back to days of dinosaurs

http://climatenewsnetwork.net/co2-levels-days-dinosaurs/ Scientists predict that continued burning of fossil fuels could return CO2 levels and temperatures to heights not seen in hundreds of millions of years. LONDON, 8 April, 2017 – If humans burn all the fossil fuels at their disposal – and this could happen in the next two centuries – researchers predict that the […]

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April 7, 2017

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Retail Payrolls Sustain a New Blow as Shopping Habits Shift

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/business/economy/jobs-report-retail-employment.html?partner=rss&emc=rss General merchandise stores shed 34,700 jobs in March, a new sign of the challenges facing brick-and-mortar merchants with the rise of online commerce.

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April 7, 2017

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Op-Ed Contributor: Offshore Money, Bane of Democracy

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/opinion/offshore-money-bane-of-democracy.html?partner=rss&emc=rss When London bankers created the Eurobond in the 1960s, control over capital was doomed.

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April 7, 2017

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Behind the Problem of Student Homelessness

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/education/edlife/college-student-homelessness.html?partner=rss&emc=rss New research finds that 14 percent of community college students don’t have a place to live. Why is the situation so widespread?

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April 5, 2017

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Muslim Babies Likely to Outnumber Others by 2035, Report Says

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/05/world/muslim-christian-babies-pew-report.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The turnaround will be driven in part by the fact that the world’s Christian population is relatively old, while the Muslim population is younger and concentrated in regions with high fertility rates.

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April 5, 2017

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The unexpected ways our lives will change when cars drive themselves

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2017/04/05/the-unexpected-ways-our-lives-will-change-when-cars-drive-themselves/ Andreessen Horowitz investor Benedict Evans outlines bold predictions for the future of electric, autonomous vehicles.

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April 5, 2017

Comments Off on The troubles at the American mall are coming to a boil

The troubles at the American mall are coming to a boil

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2017/04/05/the-troubles-at-the-american-mall-are-coming-to-a-boil/ Are we in the middle of a retail apocalypse?

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March 1, 2014

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What Happened in Ukraine Was a Presidential Coup, Pure and Simple

http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/57792650/0/alternet~What-Happened-in-Ukraine-Was-a-Presidential-Coup-Pure-and-Simple In the upside-down world that has become the U.S. news media, the elected president was a dictator and the coup makers were “pro-democracy” activists. There was always a measure of hypocrisy but Official Washington used to at least pretend to stand for “democracy,” rather than taking such obvious pleasure in destabilizing elected governments, encouraging […]

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February 28, 2014

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From Guantanamo to Limitless War, Obama’s Failure to Live Up to His Own Five Commandments

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/02/guantanamo-bay-limitless-war-five-commandments-barack-obama This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. In January 2009, Barack Obama entered the Oval Office projecting idealism and proud to be the constitutional law professor devoted to turning democratic principles into action. In his first weeks in office, in a series of executive orders and public statements, the new president broadcast for […]

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February 28, 2014

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Obama Administration Won’t Release Real Name of American It’s Considering Killing Without Trial

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/02/obama-real-name-american-kill-abdullah-al-shami President Barack Obama and his national security team are debating whether to kill Abdullah al-Shami, an American citizen whom they say is an Al Qaeda terrorist hiding out in Pakistan. Shami wouldn’t be the first American Al Qaeda suspect to be deliberately killed by the government without charge or trial. That distinction belongs to […]

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February 28, 2014

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State Department Report Details Suppression of Human Rights Abroad

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/world/state-department-report-details-suppression-of-human-rights-abroad.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The government’s annual human rights assessment notes abuses in Egypt, Iran, Russia and elsewhere. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 27, 2014

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Fear of ‘Designer Babies’ as F.D.A. Weighs Fertility Procedure

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/health/fda-meeting-considers-controversial-fertility-procedure.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The Food and Drug Administration is considering a fertility technique that combines the genetic material of three people to avoid certain defects. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 27, 2014

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The Mammoth Cometh

Another technology that promises to scramble ecosystems. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/magazine/the-mammoth-cometh.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening — and it’s going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 23, 2014

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Wisconsin’s Legacy for Unions

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/business/wisconsins-legacy-for-unions.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Could a law that so swiftly deflated unions’ power become the pattern for other states? It’s labor’s worst fear. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 21, 2014

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Food Stamp Cuts and Bad Weather Hinder Walmart Profit

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/business/Walmart-reports-fourth-quarter-and-yearly-earnings.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The company reported a 21 percent drop in fourth-quarter earnings. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 20, 2014

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Plutonium detected half-mile outside New Mexico nuclear waste facility

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/20/plutonium-detectedoutsidenewmexiconuclearwastefacility.html Disclosure comes four days after leak at same underground storage repository; officials say no threat to human health Sent by gReader Pro

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February 19, 2014

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Mass Surveillance of All Car Trips Is Nearly Upon Us

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/gPRu8qREC-o/story01.htm The automobile has afforded greater freedom to so many different kinds of Americans: the mad dreamers portrayed in On the Road; the post-World War II families who suddenly had the means to pack their kids in the backseat and vacation a thousand miles from home; the Jim Crow-era blacks for whom autos were an […]

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February 19, 2014

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How the President’s Political Party Affects Infant Mortality Rates

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/cla3xqs8VEE/story01.htm Though the infant mortality rate in the United States has decreased by 77 percent in the last 50 years (from 25.2 per 1000 births in 1963 to 5.9 in 2013), the U.S. is still worse off in this department than many other developed countries. In 2013, the U.S. was behind much of Europe, Australia, […]

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February 19, 2014

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Violent Crimes Declined in First Half of 2013, F.B.I. Says

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/us/violent-crimes-declined-in-first-half-of-2013-fbi-says.html?partner=rss&emc=rss According to figures from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, violent crimes, including murders, fell by 5.4 percent in the first six months of 2013 compared with the same period in 2012. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 19, 2014

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Taking Their Investments Elsewhere

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/taking-their-investments-elsewhere/ For the first time since 1992, foreigners were net sellers of American stocks in 2013. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 19, 2014

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White House Responds to Net Neutrality Petition

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/white-house-responds-to-net-neutrality-petition/ The Obama administration said the Federal Communications Commission is an independent agency and the president cannot order it to reclassify broadband service as a utility. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 19, 2014

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Wireless System Could Offer a Private Fast Lane

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/technology/wireless-system-could-offer-a-private-fast-lane.html?partner=rss&emc=rss The technology, called pCell, is one of many techniques that companies are looking at to address the rising public appetite for mobile data, especially video. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 19, 2014

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Doctors Train to Spot Signs of A.D.H.D. in Children

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/health/doctors-train-to-evaluate-anxiety-cases-in-children.html?partner=rss&emc=rss A dearth of child psychiatrists has meant many pediatricians and family doctors must take on the task of labeling attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 18, 2014

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We Are a Movement of Movements

http://www.popularresistance.org/we-are-a-movement-of-movements/ Our movements are revolutionary; their manner of collaborative, horizontal organization is the most natural, organic system on Earth. We terrify the empowered elite because we reflect, in our very structure, the most powerful force on the planet: Life. In what they call our disorganization, we embody the natural systems that the patriarchal, Puritanical European […]

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February 18, 2014

Comments Off on The U.S. Economy Might Be Doomed–But the Stock Market Isn’t

The U.S. Economy Might Be Doomed–But the Stock Market Isn’t

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAtlantic/~3/u8frAHB9Uqo/story01.htm Robert Gordon, the gloomiest man in economics, is back. In 2012, the Northwestern University professor caused a bit of a ruckus by predicting that America’s long-term growth rate had peaked for good and would eventually grind to its slowest pace since the industrial revolution. This week, he’s back with a new paper answering critics […]

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February 18, 2014

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US Navy ready to deploy new laser gun

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/17/us-navy-ready-todeploynewlasergun.html Navy says its futuristic new weapon will be able to shoot planes out of the sky Sent by gReader Pro

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February 18, 2014

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DealBook: Regulators and Hackers Put Bitcoin to the Test

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/02/17/regulators-and-hackers-put-bitcoin-to-the-test/?partner=rss&emc=rss The virtual currency’s meteoric rise encountered stormy weather that could determine its future. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 18, 2014

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5 Signs America’s Super-Rich Are Going Off the Deep End

http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/56941360/0/alternet~Signs-America%e2%80%99s-SuperRich-Are-Going-Off-the-Deep-End Inequality seems to have made the wealthy very upset…for themselves. Is it us, or have America’s ultrawealthy been sounding increasingly unhinged lately? Despite the fact that the wealth of the 1 percent jumped 31 percent from 2009 to 2012 while the other 99 percent of America saw a gain of only 0.4 percent, the […]

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February 17, 2014

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Report: Number of test-tube babies born in US hits record high

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/2/17/report-more-testtubebabiesborninus.html Rising in vitro birth rates may be due to mothers giving birth later in life Sent by gReader Pro

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February 17, 2014

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Going with the wind

http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2014/02/going-with-the-wind/ A new paper in Nature Climate Change out this week by England and others joins a number of other recent papers seeking to understand the climate dynamics that have led to the so-called “slowdown” in global warming. As we and others have pointed out previously (e.g. here), the fact that global average temperatures can […]

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February 17, 2014

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Redefining Democracy: Horizontalism

http://www.popularresistance.org/redefining-democracy-horizontalism/ More than merely a tool for assemblies, Horizontalidad is a new way of relating, based on affective politics and against all the implications of “isms”; while sometimes translated as horizontalism, it is a sort of play on the fact that it is against all that “isms” imply. It is a dynamic social relationship, and […]

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February 17, 2014

Comments Off on You’re not fooling us, Uber! 8 reasons why the “sharing economy” is all about corporate greed

You’re not fooling us, Uber! 8 reasons why the “sharing economy” is all about corporate greed

http://salon.com.feedsportal.com/c/35105/f/648624/s/3733b9ba/sc/36/l/0L0Ssalon0N0C20A140C0A20C170Cyoure0Inot0Ifooling0Ius0Iuber0I80Ireasons0Iwhy0Ithe0Isharing0Ieconomy0Iis0Iall0Iabout0Icorporate0Igreed0C/story01.htm Or, how to make money for Silicon Valley venture capitalists while pretending to espouse progressive ideals Sent by gReader Pro

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February 17, 2014

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The Great Divide: One Nation Under Guard

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/15/one-nation-under-guard/?partner=rss&emc=rss Growing inequality means we’re spending more on security, instead of making stuff. Sent by gReader Pro

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February 16, 2014

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Robert Reich: Why The 3 Biggest Economic Lessons Were Forgotten

http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/56791432/0/alternet~Robert-Reich-Why-The-Biggest-Economic-Lessons-Were-Forgotten The former labor secretary reveals how our country has abandoned the winning formula it developed post-World War II. This article originally appeared on RobertReich.orghttp://robertreich.org/post/76339971895, and is reprinted here with their permission.Why has America forgotten the three most important economic lessons we learned in the thirty years following World War II?Before I answer that question, […]

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February 16, 2014

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Fire in the hole: After fracking comes coal

http://feeds.newscientist.com/c/749/f/10929/s/3710d006/sc/1/l/0L0Snewscientist0N0Carticle0Cmg22129560A0B40A0A0Efire0Ein0Ethe0Ehole0Eafter0Efracking0Ecomes0Ecoal0Bhtml0Dcmpid0FRSS0QNSNS0Q20A120EGLOBAL0Qenergy0Efuels/story01.htm Setting fire to coal underground could answer our energy prayers, or start an environmental disaster on a bigger scale than ever before, says Fred Pearce Sent by gReader Pro

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February 16, 2014

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Laser-sparked fusion power passes key milestone

http://feeds.newscientist.com/c/749/f/638484/s/370610e9/sc/21/l/0L0Snewscientist0N0Carticle0Cmg221295620B40A0A0Elasersparked0Efusion0Epower0Epasses0Ekey0Emilestone0Bhtml0Dcmpid0FRSS0QNSNS0Q20A120EGLOBAL0Qnews/story01.htm A US lab is producing more energy via fusion than the energy fired into the fuel to kick off the reaction – we put this clean-energy milestone in context Sent by gReader Pro

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