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The Rube Goldberg Machine

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The development of the automobile was a simple progression of technology. There’s nothing wrong with the idea, but what happens when the tool controls the operator, when the tool becomes the master and the primary source of our nation’s...

Is the Administration Pressuring US Intel to Downplay ISIS’s Strength?

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In what has to be a completely unprecedented turn of events, Congressional Republicans are complaining that intelligence assessments of Islamic State's strength are being downplayed by the Obama Administration.

Morton Biskind: The Physician Who Warned the World About DDT

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It was in the late 1940’s that a Westport, Connecticut, physician by the name of Morton Biskind began noticing new ailments and new variations on old ailments in both humans he was treating as well as in domestic and...

The American Dance

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In the early 1900s the tobacco industry came to Edward Bernays, the father of modern public relations, with a problem. American women were not smoking cigarettes. Women represented a huge potential market for the cigarette industry and they were...

Busting Major Myths About Iran

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On August 1, an exclusive published by Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) revealed details of an off-the-record conversation about the Iran deal between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, who served as the country's lead nuclear negotiator for...


Drug Trials

Cheating the Gold Standard in Drug Trials


Randomized control trials (RCT) are complex and very expensive studies required by regulatory agencies, in this case the FDA, before a prescription drug is allowed to be touted for its benefits and marketed.  The cost of a single trial, often with thousands of patients enrolled at as much as $5,000 per patient (payments are...


The Age of Transhumanist Politics Has Begun

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Those who view the future human being as a technoid being, regard the mid 21st century as a probable date for reaching the singularity. That’s the moment when artificial intelligence allegedly surpasses that of human intelligence and becomes in some way “self-conscious.'

Gun Violence

What Researchers Learned About Gun Violence Before Congress Killed Funding


One of the critical studies that we supported was looking at the question of whether having a firearm in your home protects you or puts you at increased risk.

Social Issues

“Job Creators?”


It is only under conditions in which private property in the form of the formalized control by a relative few over the means to life, that “creating jobs” makes any sense at all.