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On Syria, Oklahoma and the Refugee in Us All

(7) Comments | Posted November 18, 2015 | 4:56 PM

I've always liked the current mayor of my hometown, Tulsa, Oklahoma. I've disagreed with some of his policy decisions from time to time, but in my estimation Dewey Bartlett Jr. has been an eminently capable mayor and a steady hand through some rather serious crises in the city I grew...

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14살에 원자로를 만든 천재 핵물리학자와의 인터뷰

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 7:38 PM

테일러 윌슨은 2008년, 14살의 나이로 부모님 집에서 원자로를 만들어서 매우 유명해졌다. 작가 톰 클라인스는 그 일을 다룬 책을 썼을 정도다. 당연히 원자력 업계 담당기자를 시작하던 시절부터 몇 년 동안 먼 곳에서 주목해왔다.나는 윌슨을 만나 프롬에 들어가기 전에 원자를 가지고 노는 행위, 우리 에너지의 미래, 사적인 근황에...

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Interview With the Kid Who Built a Nuclear Reactor in His Garage

(36) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 7:01 PM

I've known Taylor Wilson from a distance for several years, from a time many lifetimes ago when I was working as a journalist covering the nuclear power industry. He's not a kid anymore, but when he was 14 years old Wilson decided to build a nuclear reactor in...

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Rad New App Everyone Needs to Start Traveling With

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 2:53 PM

I'm betting you didn't know there is a semi-autonomous African kingdom with a royal family and acres of shrines to the ancestors and saints of its intricate animistic spirituality in the woods of South Carolina. I wouldn't either had I not happened upon Oyotunji African Village a few days ago...

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My Response to Matt Taibbi

(2) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 12:23 PM

Last week, Matt Taibbi wrote a blog post for Rolling Stone in which he gave a scathing critique of the media coverage surrounding the court martial of Bradley Manning, the American soldier on trial for leaking state secrets to WikiLeaks. One of the articles Taibbi panned was a...

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Barcode the Musical Makes Occupop Pop

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 7:51 PM

EARTH CORP -- You have a hot date and you're hoping to get lucky but you need some supplies, so you cruise over to Almart to pick up a brand-new turkey baster -- no grimy used baster is good enough for reproducing with your lady friend. You pick up a...

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Occupy the State of the Union

(2) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 10:28 AM

WASHINGTON, DC - Anyone still looking for evidence that Occupy Wall Street has had a profound, observable effect on the trajectory of American politics can stop searching after Obama's State of the Union address.

The theme of the president's speech was income bifurcation in our dysfunctional economy and the...

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Dispatch From Occupy D.C.

(2) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 10:58 AM

The third General Assembly of Occupy D.C. convened in a huddle at McPherson Square, a few blocks north of the White House, at 6 p.m. on Monday, and proceeded with the business of building a movement still in its inchoate stage. After passing the proverbial mic for announcements...

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