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From the Gatling gun to the nuclear bomb, from hot air balloons to drones, the military has enlisted scientists to develop evermore-effective war technologies. But now comes a long-sought scientific breakthrough that the military brass... [read more]
The giants of food manufacturing are very concerned about you. They fear you could come down with a terrible plague called "consumer confusion" – and these selfless corporate entities are going all out to save... [read more]
Let's go Cruzing again! It's always a trip to cruise down the narrow roads and hard right turns of Sen. Ted Cruz's mind – a place so dark that no light has ever penetrated it.
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What's the matter with the post office?
The US Postal Service, I mean – the corporate hierarchy that runs this enormously popular public institution. Yes, I know that USPS has lost... [read more]
The überrich are full of ideas. Not, unfortunately, ideas to help humanity, but to help themselves grab more money and power at our expense.
Take Tom Perkins. He's one of... [read more]
Who says the economy is down and that consumers aren't willing to spend, spend, spend in order to stimulate new economic growth?
The problem with gloomy economists and skittish policymakers... [read more]
Attention class: Today's word is "fractal inequality."
Okay, that's a phrase, not a word, and a very wonky one. It means "uneven inequality," but the unevenness refers not to the relatively... [read more]
If a politician clings to office too long, a couple of bad things can happen: The constituency can change and suddenly yank the comfy rug of incumbency out from under the politico, or the office... [read more]
One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and... [read more]
In the Wizard Of Oz, Dorothy assessed the odd things she was experiencing and said to her little dog, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Lately, Sen.... [read more]