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Muslim Light: What's Behind Turkey's Islamization and the Protests Against It

Erdogan has been pushing for an end to alcohol, kissing and other hallmarks of secularization, with disastrous results.<p>It has been a long time, ninety years in fact, since Turkey has had its latest facelift. It is about time considering it happens once every nine decades or so: after the …

The Simplest Argument for Government Spending

Why choosing not to borrow money now means we're sticking our kids with the bill later.<p>At some point, you've probably heard an austerity-minded conservative say that by running deficits, the government is choosing to splurge now and "stick our kids with the bill." So next time someone brings up the …

This Is the Way Blue-Collar America Ends

Today, fewer than 40 percent of U.S. manufacturing employees actually work in factories. Our reporter travels to Milwaukee to see what that means for one company and its city.<p>Sailors on Lake Michigan know they're approaching the south side of Milwaukee when they spot the Allen-Bradley Clock Tower. …

Low Phone Battery Power? Spin the Voltmaker to Charge It up - Technabob

Hand-cranked emergency chargers are nothing new, but the folks behind Voltmaker managed to come up with something novel based on the same concept. …

Cleaner Rivers, Higher Bills, More D.C. Jobs?

If you're like most D.C. residents and use running water from time to time, you'll soon be paying more for the service. As part of DC Water's $2.6 …

Word From the Bug-Hunter: Washington Dodged a Cicada Invasion

The spring started with alarming news reports about the coming 17-year-cicada invasion.<br>We were told to expect them to blanket the sky and ground. So …

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Tomii Cycles Fat Road

The line that defines artist and engineer, in the world of the custom bicycle, is a fine one, and one that depends on your personal perspective. For Boston’s Nao Tomii, the line is even finer, having already a steady career as a sculptor on his resume before assembling his first frame.<p>This is Nao’s …

Turkey protestors #Occupy New York Times after $100,000 crowdfunding campaign

A full-page advertisement supporting Turkey's anti-government protestors has been published in Friday's edition of the <i>New York Times</i>, following a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Organized by Murat Aktihanoglu, Oltac Unsal, and Duygu Atacan, the campaign went live on June 3rd …