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Ramadan Begins
Ramadan Begins
More than a billion Muslims around the world observe the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Sunday. it's a time of prayer, fasting and spiritual renewal. Poet and translator Coleman Barks...
Slow Money
Slow Money
The U.S. economy grew less than expected in the last half year. But why is slow growth such a bad thing? Maybe slow and steady is just what the U.S. needs. Maybe the economy needs an injection of...
Moby Dick
Herman Melville was born this week in 1819. Long enough for a Moby Dick remix?
Gay Marriage
As gays and lesbians flock to New York courthouses, we take an historic look at homosexual love in the 19th century.
We Are Legion
Anonymous seems to be conducting on-line actions now on a daily basis. From cyber attacks against Visa and Mastercard to the BART. But who are they?
Carl Jung's birthday
Carl Jung
Carl Jung was born this week in 1875. So why did it take until 2009 to publish his "The Red Book"? A book penned "the most influential unpublished work in the history of psychology....
Marshall McLuhan at 100
Marshall McLuhan at 100
Does McLuhan still matter? Is the medium still the message?
Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, was born on this week in 1822. We have come a long way from studying the inheritance of certain traits in pea plants. But has science figured out how to create...
Counter Insurgency
After 10 years at war in Afghanistan President Obama is starting to bring home the troops. So did we win? Or did we lose?
The Ayn Rand Revival
Ayn Rand is a Tea Party favorite and one of Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) intellectual influences. But who was Ayn Rand?