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Science vs. Politics in the BP-spill Cleanup
Published: March 14, 2011
Length: 2 minutes (657 words)
The Failure of American Schools
Three years ago, in a New York Times article detailing her bid to become head of the American Federation of Teachers union, Randi Weingarten boasted that despite my calls for radical…
Author: Joel Klein
Length: 27 minutes (6992 words)
Wells Tower's Experience at a Marijuana Coffee Shop
With pot laws changing, we thought it'd be a good idea to send our weed-averse correspondent to see what life is really like in Amsterdam, the world's cannabis capital. He took a job at a marijuana coffee shop, inhaled the best stuff on earth, and saw the totally righteous future of legalized ganja
Author: Wells Tower
Source: GQ
Published: Aug. 1, 2010
Length: 25 minutes (6265 words)
The Powell Memo
Introduction In 1971, Lewis F. Powell, then a corporate lawyer and member of the boards of 11 corporations, wrote a memo to his friend…
Length: 27 minutes (6971 words)
Free Toys and Hobbies
May 22, 2011 7:03 am Baseball saved John Talbot. It was October 17, 1989 the afternoon of the World Series last between Oakland and San Francisco. Mr Talbot, then 21, was a…
Length: 17 minutes (4432 words)
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A Lost E.E. Cummings Poem Discovered
I shall feel better when I have made trial of expressing, to you, my admiration of your poem. I shall be very proud and happy indeed when I can say the thing so completely, so purely, and with such a…
Length: 13 minutes (3388 words)
Why Did US Medical Personnel Remove High-Value Detainee Abu Zubaydah's Eye?
Shortly after he was captured in March 2002 at a safe house in Faisalabad, Pakistan, following an early morning raid jointly conducted by the CIA, FBI, Pakistani police and…
Source: truthout.org
Length: 9 minutes (2292 words)
Lady Gaga takes tea with Mr Fry
The Lanesborough HotelSaturday evening, May 14 2011It takes quite a bit to excite the staff of The Lanesborough Hotel, one of Londons more self-consciously luxurious five-star residences. Princes,…
Source: www.ft.com
Length: 14 minutes (3532 words)
How one TV reporter tried to reveal the underbelly of the Pakistani media.
Matiullah JanISLAMABAD, PakistanLast November, 30 of Pakistan's most influential journalists boarded a plane bound for Saudi Arabia. The occasion was the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mec
Published: May 20, 2011
Length: 3 minutes (807 words)
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