Brad Bello

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“Knaves and fools”: Paul Krugman on what Obama’s critics get wrong

With a real recovery seemingly underway, conservatives have egg on their faces<p>Remember President Barack Obama -- the guy whose policies would surely wreak havoc on the American economy, killing jobs and prolonging the economic slump he inherited from George W. Bush? Amid stronger-than-expected …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

GOP’s anti-government hypocrisy exposed: When Elizabeth Warren schooled Michael Grimm

A hostile confrontation with the Tea Party congressman reveals the dangers inherent in Republican dogma<p>It takes a Republican to be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-torture, and pro-bombing, yet be “pro-life.” It takes a Republican to be down with the Bush administration’s $700 billion bailout of the …

Exterminating Heartbleed: How To Clear It Out Of Your Data Center

If your house has ever been infested with roaches, you know that for every one you see, there are many more lurking hidden. The Heartbleed bug is the same way.<p>It’s not just in Web servers. It may be hidden deep throughout your organization in virtual private networks (VPNs), routers, virtual …

With Guns, the Threatened Can Quickly Become the Threat

At a Florida theater Monday, a retired police officer allegedly killed a man during an argument. The cop probably thought he would prevent a crime …

The real New Atheism: Rejecting religion for a just world

Hitchens didn’t think rejecting religion would solve everything. But he knew only reason would give us justice<p>The ever-polemical atheist author Christopher Hitchens died two years ago this month, yet his incisive, erudite diatribes against religion continue to rile the faithful and spark debate. …

Paul Krugman: Finally, Obama’s talking like a progressive!

<b>Paul Krugman (AP/Lai Seng Sin)</b><p>Conventional wisdom is that the Obama presidency is all but over. The economist and liberal pundit disagrees<p>Alex Halperin<p>December 6, 2013 1:52pm (UTC)<p>Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is in full on cheerleader mode in his column …

The ‘Tennessee Crackers’ Would Have Never Happened

No one would have dreamed of giving an NFL team a name insulting to white people, Catholics, or Jews. So why is ‘Redskins’ okay? One reason: Native …

A Democratic Senator From Virginia Knows The Best Anti-Deficit Strategy There Is

Ben White and Tarini Pariti at Politico have a good story on how Democrats are increasingly comfortable saying that austerity is pointless and that you can't fix the deficit by focusing on spending.<p>... aided by a pile of recent data suggesting the deficit is already shrinking significantly and …

GMO Health Risks: What The Scientific Evidence Says

Many Americans are concerned about the spread of genetically modified organisms throughout agriculture -- and the perception that some members of the …

What the NRA Doesn't Want You to Know

Why is the National Rifle Association so afraid of the truth? There are many misconceptions about guns and gun violence swirling around in Americans’ minds—and in many cases, this misinformation is no accident. For years the NRA has blocked the truth and actively fought against and prevented …