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How Much Is Too Much to Sacrifice?

Leah McGrath Goodman | Posted 09.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Leah McGrath Goodman

Should journalists have to sacrifice their rights to liberty and freedom of movement; to safety and privacy; to even their own identities and lives?

Top 10 Unproven Claims for War Against Syria

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

The American people have a right to a full release and vetting of all facts before their elected representatives are asked to make a decision of great consequence for America, Syria and the world.

Top Secret 'Black Budget' Details Spy Agencies' Successes, Failures

Washington Post | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

U.S. spy agencies have built an intelligence-gathering colossus since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, but remain unable to provide critical information...

Holder Pressed On DEA, NSA

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics

By John Shiffman WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Eight Democratic U.S. senators and congressmen have asked Attorney General Eric Holder...

Spying Agency Edges Into The Light After Snowden Revelations

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

(Drops extraneous word 4th paragraph) By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - There was a time when the U.S....

Are Religious People Less Intelligent?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.15.2013 | Science

Are religious people less intelligent than atheists? That's the provocative conclusion of a new review of 63 studies of intelligence and religion t...

Does It Matter That Atheists Are Smarter Than Believers?

Rob Brooks | Posted 10.14.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

News just in, guaranteed to stir smug nods from non-believers and incite irritation among the devout: intelligence correlates negatively with religious belief.

Surveil the 'Surveillors'

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

Global information surveillance, data-mining -- call it what you want. Thus far, we have failed to apply democratic brakes to slow the inexorable expansion of corporate/state amassing of every shred of our personal information.

Diplomacy and Intelligence: Are U.S. Embassies Fronts for the CIA? (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

Are U.S. embassies fronts for the CIA? How do diplomacy and intelligence influence each other in the field? Why is there frequent tension between the two?

Book Review of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 09.28.2013 | Books
Alvaro Fernandez

Just a couple of weeks ago I had a discussion with several psychologists and neurologists who seemed to share the opinion that "brain fitness" is a me...

The Self Is Dead -- Long Live the Superself

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the sixth and final post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of self...

What Is Man?

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

This is the fifth post in the series "Why Everything You Know about Your 'Self' Is Wrong." The series explores how our understanding of selfhood affec...

WATCH: The Military and Intelligence: Out of the Shadows

Posted 07.21.2013 | Impact

This livestream is part of our coverage of the Aspen Security Forum. For more from the series, click here. DATE: July 20, 2013. TIME: 3:30p – 4:3...

House Holding Surveillance Hearing

Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

By PETE YOST, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Six weeks after a leaked document exposed the scope of the government's surveillance of Americans...

The Superself: Genome, Menome, and Wenome

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

In this view, our selves are far more extensive than we've been led to believe. They extend beyond our own bodies to include what we think of as other selves and the world. We live in the minds of others, and they in ours.

Surveillance Blowback

Alfred W. McCoy | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics
Alfred W. McCoy

The technology used is state of the art; the impulse, it turns out, is nothing new. For well over a century, what might be called "surveillance blowback" from America's wars has ensured the creation of an ever more massive and omnipresent internal security and surveillance apparatus.

Does New Policy Protect Intelligence Whistleblowers?

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Whistleblowers can't be expected to make internal disclosures without credible protections. PPD-19 is a promising step towards a more accountable intelligence community.

'Self' Is a Misnomer

Robert Fuller | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

The word "self" carries strong connotations of autonomy, individuality, and self-sufficiency. It's as if it were chosen to mask our interdependence. It's hardly an exaggeration to say that in buying into this notion of selfhood, humankind got off on the wrong foot.

Is Your Child Ungifted?

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

When Jay Leno asked Steve Carell how his kids were doing, he didn't seem too concerned: "I hate it when people talk about kids on talk shows. I hat...

The Wonderful American World of Informers and Agents Provocateurs

Todd Gitlin | Posted 08.27.2013 | Politics
Todd Gitlin

Some intriguing bits about informers and agents provocateurs briefly made it into the public spotlight when Occupy Wall Street was riding high. But as always, dots need connecting.

8 Things That Can Make You Smarter

Posted 06.23.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Annie Murphy Paul 'The science of learning' sheds new light on ways to keep expanding intelligence In “Thirte...

Why Everything You Know About Yourself Is Wrong

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

While we all casually refer to our self, no one knows quite what that self is. Nothing is so close at hand yet hard to grasp as selfhood.

National Security Über Alles?

Christopher Holshek | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Christopher Holshek

When a government, in a blanket sense, views its citizens as potential or suspected criminals, or enemies of the state as the growth of Boston-like domestic terrorism may portend, then it is in a perpetual state of conflict with its own people.

The Making of a Global Security State

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Tom Engelhardt

Washington's urge to take control of the global communications environment, lock, stock, and chat room, to gather its "data" -- billions and billions of pieces of it -- and so turn the world into a secret set of connections, represents a remarkable development.

The Power of the Individual: Fathers Know Best

Matthew Dowd | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

I thank Edward Snowden for again showing us the power one individual can have on this planet of more than 7 billion people. An awesome reminder of the strength in numbers -- the number one. You.