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Kevin Hansen

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This Is How We Walk on the Moon

(0) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 5:31 PM

As an American-made robot slowly wheels itself across a Martian crater, a titan of U.S. space exploration is laid to rest. An invisible torch of far-more-than-Olympic significance has been passed from Apollo 11 Commander Neil Armstrong to the scientists and astronauts of the twenty-first century. Mr. Armstrong was the first...

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Nudge the U.S. Out of Its Obesity

(7) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 1:32 PM

Last Wednesday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled his administration's latest salvo in its war against obesity. This time, it's a soda regulation to prohibit movie theaters, food trucks and fast food chains from serving sugary drinks in cups that hold more than 16 ounces. To its...

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Osama bin Laden and the Morality of Celebrating Death

(8) Comments | Posted May 2, 2012 | 3:32 PM

One year ago, a quiet Sunday evening was transformed by one of the most sensational news stories of the past decade: An elite team of U.S. Navy SEALS had secretly entered Pakistan, stormed an Al Qaeda compound and assassinated Osama bin Laden. A determined-looking President Barack Obama walked briskly up...

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