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Joe Biden's Case That Waging War Without Congress Is an Impeachable Offense

He took that position after years as a U.S. senator, and taught it during lectures on the separation of powers.<p>President Obama has been criticized by me and others for proceeding as if he has the legal authority to authorize acts of war against Syria, even though he declared in writing as a U.S. …

Scary psychological torture: The real message behind force-feeding hunger strikers

<b>(AP/Evan Vucci)</b><p>By making Gitmo and other prison strikers eat, we’re saying they can neither live nor die on their own terms<p>Alessandro Camon<p>August 26, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Black is white, white is black: In the totalitarian state, reversal of meaning goes hand in hand with control of information. Both …

Could a blood test predict suicide risk?

Those pondering suicide may not tell anyone for reasons including isolation, shame, or fear of stigma or hospitalization. But researchers from the University of Indiana say a blood test could one day reveal such thoughts.<p>In a study published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, scientists …

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Why do we make mistakes? Blame your brain, the original autocorrector

Does Siri make us lazy? Does Facebook make us lonely? Does Twitter make us stupid? Will Google Glass make twitching, distracted Glassholes of us all? If you've read a magazine, listened to a radio show, browsed (or clicked on) the non-fiction section of a bookstore (or Amazon) or been a sentient …

Chuck Wicks - Hold That Thought

A Freudian analysis of sexting

<b>Sigmund Freud, Sydney Leathers (Wikimedia/Reuters)</b><p>Sexting isn’t a poor imitation of sex — it’s a whole different form of it<p>Sand Avidar-Walzer<p>August 1, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>What is a fantasy, exactly?<p>As we might expect, the question shows up frequently in the work of Sigmund Freud. In their 1968 essay …