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ScienceBlogs
Ask Ethan: What makes a theory a scientific one?“I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new
Ask Ethan: What makes a theory a scientific one?
ScienceBlogs / Posted 3 hours ago
“I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsome trouble, every social advance as a first step toward revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all.”... Read more
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Acton Commentary
Why Cheap Drugs from Canada Won’t Reduce U.S. Drug PricesIf you suffer from acid reflux, your doctor may prescribe Nexium. But at $9 a p
Why Cheap Drugs from Canada Won’t Reduce U.S. Drug Prices
Acton Commentary / Posted 7 hours ago
If you suffer from acid reflux, your doctor may prescribe Nexium. But at $9 a pill, the price is enough to give you a worse case of heartburn. That’s the price in the U.S. If you live in Canada, though, you can get the drug for less than a $1 a... Read more
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Zawya
COLUMN-Saudi reform efforts wax and wane with oil revenues: KempSaudi ArabiaCOLUMN-Saudi reform efforts wax and wane with oil revenues: Kemp In This Artic
COLUMN-Saudi reform efforts wax and wane with oil revenues: KempSaudi Arabia
Zawya / Posted 3 days ago
COLUMN-Saudi reform efforts wax and wane with oil revenues: Kemp In This Article By John Kemp LONDON, Feb 9 ( Reuters ) - "The GCC governments and peoples should realise that the boom period is over. We must all get used to a certain type of... Read more
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The Washington Times
HANS VON SPAKOVSKY: Forced donor disclosure is bad for democracyOPINION/ANALYSIS: Many don’t seem to appreciate something that other countries
HANS VON SPAKOVSKY: Forced donor disclosure is bad for democracy
The Washington Times / Posted 4 days ago
OPINION/ANALYSIS: Many don’t seem to appreciate something that other countries envy: The American experience includes no coup d’etat. For more than 200 years, after every election, each of elected leaders has peacefully turned over the reins of... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Elite Universities Seek 'Warrior Scholars'The call has gone out to those who are preparing to transition to college after
Elite Universities Seek 'Warrior Scholars'
NBC San Diego / Posted 6 days ago
The call has gone out to those who are preparing to transition to college after serving their country in the armed services: The Warrior Scholar Project Wants You! Its aim is to immerse enlisted veterans in the university experience, to give them... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Elite Universities Seek 'Warrior Scholars'The call has gone out to those who are preparing to transition to college after
Elite Universities Seek 'Warrior Scholars'
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 6 days ago
The call has gone out to those who are preparing to transition to college after serving their country in the armed services: The Warrior Scholar Project Wants You! Its aim is to immerse enlisted veterans in the university experience, to give them... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
The most popular required reading at America's top 10 collegesCollege students do an incredible amount of reading. Given the breadth of topi
The most popular required reading at America's top 10 colleges
Stamford Advocate / Posted 8 days ago
College students do an incredible amount of reading. Given the breadth of topics they must cover before graduating, it's interesting to see the trends in required-reading lists. Students at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10,... Read more
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Connecticut Post
The most popular required reading at America's top 10 collegesCollege students do an incredible amount of reading. Given the breadth of topi
The most popular required reading at America's top 10 colleges
Connecticut Post / Posted 8 days ago
College students do an incredible amount of reading. Given the breadth of topics they must cover before graduating, it's interesting to see the trends in required-reading lists. Students at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10,... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
The most popular required reading at America's top 10 collegesCollege students do an incredible amount of reading. Given the breadth of topi
The most popular required reading at America's top 10 colleges
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 8 days ago
College students do an incredible amount of reading. Given the breadth of topics they must cover before graduating, it's interesting to see the trends in required-reading lists. Students at America's most prestigious colleges — those in the top 10,... Read more
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ajc.com
America’s greatness are reflection of initial dependence,...“Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom and withall thy getting, g
America’s greatness are reflection of initial dependence,...
ajc.com / Posted 8 days ago
“Wisdom is the principal thing, therefore get wisdom and withall thy getting, get understanding.” “The light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.” I immediately recognized the quotes engraved on the walls of the Library of... Read more
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BBC News
American exceptionalism in a time of American malaise - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
American exceptionalism in a time of American malaise
BBC News / Posted 10 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say US Election 2016 American exceptionalism in... Read more
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The Washington Times
Hillary Clinton’s appalling enthusiasm for warHillary Clinton exhibits an appalling enthusiasm for United States wars not in
Hillary Clinton’s appalling enthusiasm for war
The Washington Times / Posted 12 days ago
Hillary Clinton exhibits an appalling enthusiasm for United States wars not in self-defense, i.e., legalized murders on an industrial scale that create enemies while destroying our liberties and prosperity at home. To William Tecumseh Sherman, war... Read more
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Orange County Register
Resisting ideologues, demagoguesIn 1987, at the height of the Reagan Revolution and 200 years after the ratific
Resisting ideologues, demagogues
Orange County Register / Posted 13 days ago
In 1987, at the height of the Reagan Revolution and 200 years after the ratification of the Constitution, 32 states gave their approval to a national convention to tinker with our founding law – “just two short of those needed,” as the New York Times... Read more
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Market Watch
Bros for Brahmins: Boston Globe susses out San Francisco, c. 2016Like a 21st-century Alexis de Tocqueville, the Boston Globe’s Christopher Muthe
Bros for Brahmins: Boston Globe susses out San Francisco, c. 2016
Market Watch / Posted 13 days ago
Like a 21st-century Alexis de Tocqueville, the Boston Globe’s Christopher Muther traversed the continent to see what it is that makes contemporary America tick. Unlike de Tocqueville (presumably), Muther got hammered and played some beer... Read more
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Palm Beach Daily News
Palm Beach reception honors United Way's major donorsMore than 125 people attended a cocktail reception Jan. 19 at Club Colette to h
Palm Beach reception honors United Way's major donors
Palm Beach Daily News / Posted 16 days ago
More than 125 people attended a cocktail reception Jan. 19 at Club Colette to honor the members of the Town of Palm Beach United Way’s Alexis de Tocqueville Society. Daniel Ponton hosted the event. >Shiny Shots: Alexis de Tocqueville Society... Read more
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Palm Beach Daily News
Nell Hight of Palm Beach diesNell Hight of Palm Beach died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at her home after a long
Nell Hight of Palm Beach dies
Palm Beach Daily News / Posted 17 days ago
Nell Hight of Palm Beach died Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, at her home after a long illness. Mrs. Hight grew up in Beeville, Texas. After graduating high school, Mrs. Hight attended the University of Texas and earned a degree in gemology. Following... Read more
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Op-Ed News
The Suicide of the Liberal ChurchPaul Tillich wrote that all institutions, including the church, are inherently
The Suicide of the Liberal Church
Op-Ed News / Posted 19 days ago
Paul Tillich wrote that all institutions, including the church, are inherently demonic. Reinhold Niebuhr asserted that no institution could ever achieve the morality of the individual. Institutions, he warned, to extend their lives when confronted... Read more
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The New Yorker
The Empty Chamber“Sit and watch us for seven days,” one senator says of the deadlocked chamber.
The Empty Chamber
The New Yorker / Posted 27 days ago
“Sit and watch us for seven days,” one senator says of the deadlocked chamber. “You know what you’ll see happening? Nothing.”Credit Illustration by Steve Brodner “This is just one of those days when you want to throw up your hands and say, ‘What in... Read more
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NFL.com
The Mystery of the Super Bowl I tapes"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many cop
The Mystery of the Super Bowl I tapes
NFL.com / Posted 29 days ago
"History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies." - Alexis de Tocqueville At least filmmaker Stanley Kubrick can't be accused of staging the event, though there were spacemen with jet packs flying around. Two... Read more
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