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A Feud That Lasted A Lifetime: Ariel Sharon Vs. Yasser Arafat

Ariel Sharon and Yasser Arafat. It's hard to speak of one and not mention the other. They were inextricably linked by the Israel-Palestinian conflict, symbolizing a feud so enduring it's now outlasted two of its most prominent protagonists.<p>Neither would appreciate being compared to the other. But …

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Civil War hero Robert Smalls seized the opportunity to be free

He sat at the conference table next to Frederick Douglass as they tried to convince President Abraham Lincoln that African Americans should be allowed to fight for their own freedom. He served five terms in Congress. He ran a newspaper and helped found a state Republican Party.<p>But first, he had to …

W.H. takes flak but not heat on Iraq

The crisis in Iraq may have to get a lot hotter before it raises the mercury inside the White House.<p>Hawks, surviving neo-conservatives from the George W. Bush years and a few key Republicans in Congress say Iraq is a disaster that belongs lock, stock and barrel to President Barack Obama. His …

When The Right To Religion Conflicts With A Changing Society

<b>Listen · 7:37</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>As the White House continues dealing with well-publicized problems with the HealthCare.gov website, there's at least one big question related to the Affordable Care Act that's outside the president's control: Can employers with religious objections …

Paul Ryan: War on poverty failed

The War on Poverty “has failed,” Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday night, arguing that the U.S. needs to reduce federal spending and rethink its entire strategy toward poverty.<p>In doing so, the House Budget Committee chairman issued a challenge to the Obama administration, which has pledged to make a …

The Anti-Science Behavior of GMO Proponents

As the battle to label GMOs (genetically modified organisms) rages on, we have another more insidious battle taking place. It's the battle to hold on to scientific integrity, especially as it relates to research about GMOs.<p>In October 2012, Seralini published his controversial research in the …

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American Literature And The 'Mythos Of The Boozing Writer'

<b>Listen · 7:34</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>There is a long history of alcoholism in American literature. The heavy drinking of writers like Ernest Hemingway and Hart Crane inspired a kind of myth of the American writer as a genius armed with a typewriter and a bottle of whiskey. The success …

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