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The public debate between Bill Nye and the president of a US creationist museum gives creationism a scientific legitimacy that it isn’t entitled to<p>Last night, we were treated to a two-and-a-half hour debate between noted science communicator Bill Nye, and the president of Kentucky’s Creation …

Why Would You Volunteer For Next Year's Super Bowl?

I read the other day that 16,000 people have been recruited as volunteers for next year's Super Bowl in New Jersey, and suddenly it occurred to me: the Super Bowl is one of the great financial bonanzas of modern times. From the players to the networks to the hotels, everybody involved with it makes …

Watching Scotty Blow, Continued

<b>Tough times, these are</b>, for Scott Walker, the twice-elected goggle-eyed homunculus hired by Koch Industries to run their midwest subsidiary formerly known as the state of Wisconsin. If his iron-mining clients aren't importing Imperial Stormtroopers to wander the woodlands up north, then wealthy …

Rand Paul’s white supremacy double game

Jack Hunter says he’s leaving to protect Paul and clear his own name, but his Charleston editor isn’t buying it<p>Jack Hunter, the Rand Paul social media staffer who wrote columns attacking Abraham Lincoln and defending Southern secession under the name “Southern Avenger,” tells the Daily Caller that …

Pictogram Rock Posters

Pictogram Rock Posters is a superb initiative from Viktor Hertz. This project of posters of different artists and groups who built the history of …

Kickstarter Beats Government in Arts Funding

Here's What We Know About the Asiana Flight 214 Crash (So Far)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Sunday, the National Traffic Safety Board released their preliminary findings on the crash of …

Econ 101 is killing America

Forget the dumbed-down garbage most economists spew. Their myths are causing tragic results for everyday Americans<p>In the Middle Ages, people looked to the Church for certainty. In today’s complex, market-based economies, they look to the field of economics, at least for answers to questions …

Pope: Priests should drive humble cars

His Holiness also cautioned against expensive electronics<p>As part of his efforts to refocus the church on helping the poor, Pope Francis told a group of trainee priests and nuns that they should not drive fancy cars. He also looks down on recent model smartphones and "fashion accessories," Reuters …

Mos Def Can't Handle Being Force-Fed Like a Gitmo Prisoner

The hip-hop artist and actor agreed to try it out on film for the human-rights group Reprieve.<p>Reuters<p>The human-rights group Reprieve arranged for Yasiin Bey, better known as hip-hop artist Mos Def, to be force-fed using the standard operating procedure at Guantanamo Bay, a session they videotaped. …

US military treats journalists like terror suspects

I’ve learned firsthand that trying to report on operations in the Middle East is futile — and sometimes harrowing<p>There are hundreds, possibly thousands of U.S. personnel -- the military refuses to say how many -- stationed in the ochre-tinted country of Qatar. Out in the searing heat of the desert, …

Congress will take up student loan rate fix

Loan rates doubled to 6.8 percent last week due to congressional inaction<p>The Senate will attempt to counteract the hike in student loan rates that went into effect on July 1st, after the two parties were unable to reach a compromise to stop the rates from doubling from 3.4 percent to 6.8 …

The Snowden Effect, Continued

<b>Can we take just a short break</b> from the good fun we're all having trying to guess where Edward Snowden will land, and about how much of self-promoting show pony he may be, and return, however briefly,to the very serious argument within our democracy that his revelations have set off?<p>In more than a …

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