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Noam Chomsky: America is a terrified country

<b>(AP/Hatem Moussa)</b><p>The philosopher on the violence we wage abroad, the income inequality we face at home and where we go from here<p>Catherine Komp<p>November 23, 2013 3:45pm (UTC)<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity,"</i> …

As Babies, We Knew Morality

New research supports the understanding that all people are born with a sense of good and bad. What does that say about altruism, community, and the capacity to kill one another?<p>Several years ago, an energetic young mother, Tia, was out and about with her infant Aimee when disaster struck: a group …

This New Green Fuel Is Yellow: A Car That Runs On Urine

<b>SASSARI</b> — The raw material costs absolutely nothing, and to fill up your tank there’s no need to look for a gas station. All you need to do is drink …

Engines

The four ways to really fix education (that no one wants to hear)

While official unemployment in the US has fallen to 7.3%, few would argue our jobs recovery since 2009 has been tepid. This is underscored by America’s broader unemployment figure including “discouraged” workers—those no longer looking for work—which has soared to almost 14%; it doesn’t take into …

Higher Education

Ayn Rand’s vision of idiocy: Understanding the real makers and takers

<b>(Benjamin Wheelock/Salon/AP/Phil Long)</b><p>Sorry, but making a profit off something that’s useless to society is not morally superior to helping others<p>Sean McElwee<p>November 16, 2013 7:00pm (UTC)<p>For those who haven’t had the great misfortune of reading "Atlas Shrugged," the book is premised on the idea …

Small & Indoor Propagated Plants

September 11, 2013<p>Garden Update: Small & Indoor Propagated Plants<p>The last weekend in August we rounded up all of the little propagation projects we …

Roasted Cauliflower with Lemon-Parsley Dressing

This side dish is equally good with steak, broiled fish, or seared lamb chops.

Recipes

How to make alcoholic gifts for Christmas

With a glut of fruit and the party season looming, now is the time to turn garden produce into a festive tipple<p>Looking for home-made Christmas presents and party drinks? Then look no further than your orchard, hedgerow or flower bed, and turn an assortment of garden produce into heady ambrosia: …

Thom Hartmann: Libertarians are pushing us over a cliff

<b>Thom Hartmann (Ian Sbalcio)</b><p>The author says we’ll get sensible financial regulation, but not until conservative “predators” destroy the economy<p>Alex Halperin<p>November 12, 2013 4:28pm (UTC)<p>Brace yourself. Thom Hartmann has bad news. His new book "The Crash of 2016" is self-explanatory but understated. …

The fish we don’t eat | Salon.com

• Previous<br>• Next<p><b>Monkfish</b><p>Calling it "the poor man's lobster" may not be the best marketing technique, but the meaty white flesh of the monkfish's tail is often compared to that of the crustacean.<p>Previous<br>• Next<p><b>Spiny dogfish</b><p>The white meat of the spiny dogfish, also sold as Cape Shark, has a sweet, mild …

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Gore Vidal’s Tragic Final Decade

One of America’s sharpest personalities spent his last decade drunk and lonely, but remained fiery and lusty till the end. His friends, employees, …

Tanking oil prices make deflation a real threat

The deflation dragon, once thought largely slain by the efforts of the world's central banks in the wake of the global financial crisis, has risen again as a threat to global economic stability – and this time oil's epic collapse is feeding the beast.<p>The European Union said Friday that euro zone …

5 ways the super rich are betraying America

This small group of takers is giving up on the country that made it possible for them to build huge fortunes<p>Paul Buchheit<p>November 5, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>As they accumulate more and more wealth, the very rich have less need for society. At the same time, …

America’s anti-Greenwald hypocrisy: Is the New York Times a “terrorist,” too?

<b>Glenn Greenwald, with his partner David Miranda (AP/Eraldo Peres)</b><p>The UK government has just done to Glenn Greenwald’s partner what the U.S. often condemns authoritarian regimes for<p>Trevor Timm<p>November 4, 2013 4:30pm (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared on the web site of the Freedom of the Press …

Paul Krugman: Germany harming global economic recovery

<b>Paul Krugman (AP/Lai Seng Sin)</b><p>The New York Times columnist takes the EU leader to task for its selfish and short-sighted economic policies<p>Elias Isquith<p>November 4, 2013 2:20pm (UTC)<p>In his latest column for the New York Times, award-winning economist Paul Krugman criticizes policymakers in Germany …

Germany's Export Obsession Is Dooming Europe to a Depression

The euro zone desperately needs more inflation and more spending, but Germany won't allow either because it doesn't want to lose its trade surplus.<p>Reuters<p>Europe is in a depression, because Germany is afraid of a recovery.<p>It's afraid that more inflation and more spending would wreck its export-led …

Lentil Recipes We Love

Do you ever wish more foods were reliably cheap, healthy and tasty? Good news -- lentils are all three. Overlooked by many a supermarket shopper, protein-rich lentils are faster than other types of dried legumes to prepare, and they easily absorb your favorite flavors from other foods and …

Noam Chomsky: America’s infrastructure is broken

<b>(Reuters/Jorge Dan)</b><p>The linguist and activist on a bevy of topics ranging from the U.S.-Mexican border to the mortgage crisis<p>Noam Chomsky • Graham Cairns<p>October 30, 2013 9:45pm (UTC)<p>This article in its present form originally appeared on Architecture MPS.<p>In order to understand the rationale behind …

Should Mental Health Be a Primary-Care Doctor’s Job?

Patients occasionally ask me if I’ll be the doctor who’ll take out a gallbladder or deliver a baby. I tell them, “You deserve better.” I’m a primary-care internist, and my expertise is broader than it is deep. I manage high blood pressure and cholesterol but refer people with heart attacks to …

Impeach Obama!

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.—<i>Amendment XIV, Section 4.</i><p>By the time that long-obscure, lately apposite sentence …

Your False-Equivalence Guide to the Days Ahead

A kind of politics we have not seen for more than 150 years<p>The details are complicated, but please don't lose sight of these three essential points:<p>As a matter of <b>substance</b>, constant-shutdown, permanent-emergency governance is so destructive that <i>no other serious country</i> engages in or could tolerate …

We Are Terrifyingly Close to the Climate's 'Point of No Return'

Should fossil fuel use continue on its current trajectory, the future for life on planet Earth is bleak.<p>In a landmark report, a global panel of leading scientists again called the evidence for climate change “unequivocal” and for the first time said humans are “extremely likely” to be the dominant …

Rooftop Farming Is Getting Off The Ground

From vacant lots to vertical "pinkhouses," urban farmers are scouring cities for spaces to grow food. But their options vary widely from place to place.<p>While farmers in post-industrial cities like Detroit and Cleveland are claiming unused land for cultivation, in New York and Chicago, land comes at …

Unveiled! Lenin's Brilliant Plot to Destroy Capitalism

And its essential lessons about money and the economy today<p>But there's still something to the idea that destroying money destroys democracy and capitalism like nothing else, right?<p>Actually, no. Take Weimar Germany. Everybody knows you can draw a straight line from its hyperinflation to Hitler, but, …

Empires, bureaucracies and religion arise from war

War drove the formation of complex social institutions such as religions and bureaucracies, a study suggests. The institutions would have helped to …

A Point of View: Why people give in to temptation when no-one's watching

<b>Why are apparently good people tempted to commit evil acts, asks novelist AL Kennedy.</b><p>I spend a lot of time in hotels. They offer many temptations and although, like most people, I believe I'm more than averagely honest, nevertheless temptation does prove, on occasion, tempting. Well, it would.<p>These …

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10 Easy Pieces: Herb Drying Racks

Winter doesn’t have to mean turning from your fresh herb garden to the dried herb section at the market. Be your own Spice Islands. Preserve your own …