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10 Mind-Bending Discoveries In Physics

The study of physics is the study of the universe—and more specifically, just how the hell the universe works. It is without a doubt the most …

Our Surveillance Society: What Orwell And Kafka Might Say

President Obama says he's not Big Brother. The author who created the concept might disagree.<p>Addressing the controversy over widespread government surveillance of telephone records and Internet traffic Friday, Obama said, "In the abstract, you can complain about Big Brother and how this is a …

My Conversation With Jonathan Haidt on Gay Marriage

I know something about the marriage culture wars. I was a well-known opponent of gay marriage -- I testified at the Prop 8 trial in California -- and last year I changed my mind, which had a big impact on me personally and on the Institute for American Values, the organization I founded and direct. …

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NSA programs causing breakdown of partisan borders

It gets interesting when FreedomWorks and the ACLU are on the same side, and when Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham is defending Pres. Obama. Elizabeth Goitein from the Brennan Center for Justice and former FBI and CIA official Philip Mudd join MSNBC’s Karen Finney to discuss when it’s okay for the …

Greenwald: Some Parts Of NSA Story Won't Be Published

“We’re not engaged in a mindless, indiscriminate document dump, and our source didn’t want us to be,” said Glenn Greenwald, the author of the Guardian story about the government monitoring phone and Internet records.<p>The main author of a string of stories revealing large-scale top secret spying on …

McCain: Syria crisis worsening

The Syrian opposition is losing ground to the forces of President Bashar Al-Assad and humanitarian conditions are worsening, Sen. John McCain said after speaking with an opposition leader on Saturday.<p>McCain received an “urgent phone call” from the chief of staff of the Supreme Military Council of …

Through a PRISM darkly: Tracking the ongoing NSA surveillance story

Advertisement<p>25 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Lightspring<p>It was a relatively quiet week for internet news until <i>Guardian</i> blogger Glenn Greenwald …