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The U.S. Intelligence Community's New Year's Wish

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Every few years the National Intelligence Council has produced a document it calls serially Global Trends [fill in the future year]. The latest edition, out just in time for Barack Obama's second term, is Global Trends 2030.

"Homeland" Season 3: Carrie, Call Your Lawyer

David Laufman | Posted 03.03.2013 | Entertainment
David Laufman

According to bootleg scripts for the upcoming season, the White House will express its strong preference that all investigative activity be centralized under the umbrella of the Commission. Consequently, other investigative bodies will, naturally, insist on doing their own thing.

The Nature Of Intelligence

Rabbi Manis Friedman | Posted 02.27.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Manis Friedman

In our fast-paced society, good-sense intelligence is being replaced by artificial intelligence. We are accomplishing more than ever before because we have to think less than ever before. And yet this explosion of accomplishment is not creating a happier society. How can we re-learn and re-teach the art of fine intelligence?

Chuck Hagel for DOD

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense would bring immense confidence in the capitals of America's allies around the world, and great enthusiasm from veterans and military families throughout America who know him well, and trust him greatly.

Half the Homeland: Mobilizing Women for National Security

Tara Maller | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Tara Maller

Unfortunately, while women have made great strides in the realm of foreign policy, they remain underrepresented across the intelligence, defense and security community.

Which America Do YOU Want?

David Trumble | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
David Trumble

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The Visible Government

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Americans now possess (or more accurately are possessed by) a vast "intelligence" bureaucracy deeply in the shadows, whose activities are a mass of known unknowns and unknown unknowns to those of us on the outside. It is beyond enormous.

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson | Posted 02.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Sir Ken Robinson

2012-12-06-kenrobinsonpullWe're all born with deep natural capacities for creativity, and systems of mass education tend to suppress them. It is increasingly urgent to cultivate these capacities and to rethink the dominant approaches to education to make sure that we do.

Teach To Each Child's Intelligence

Thomas Fisher | Posted 02.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Thomas Fisher

Why do we make so many students wait until the last couple of years of college to finally find pleasure in learning? Why can't primary and secondary schools follow the model of colleges and teach to the intelligence of their students?

Rethinking How We Talk About the Bully: Defusing the Arch-Enemy of the Interconnected 21st Century

Russell C. Smith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The web has exposed humanity's most damaging tendencies to engage in cruelty and dehumanization.

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WATCH: Are Humans Getting Less Intelligent?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.28.2012 | Science

Are we humans really getting dumber and dumber as a species? I recently was asked to join HuffPost Live producer/host Alyona Minkovski in a discussion...

How Equal Are We Anyway? Different Illusions of Meritocracy in Chinese and United States Schooling

Susan D. Blum | Posted 01.28.2013 | Education
Susan D. Blum

In China, the children of the privileged can sail off into lives made smooth by their families, always scoring highest, getting into the best programs, and ultimately finding their way to the top leadership of the nation. Sound familiar?

Is Human Intellect on the Downward Slide?

Rob Brooks | Posted 01.20.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

Humans are complex animals. Our intelligence is a complex adaptation. And the diverse and surprising ways in which we use it today suggest that we owe it to more than a handful of simplistic evolutionary scenarios.

Benghazi Situation Now Clear: Republicans Attack Compromised (Breached?) U.S. Security

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.18.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One does not have to listen too carefully to understand what happened with the administration's reports on the Benghazi tragedy, and how Republicans, as they did in the outing of Valerie Plame, prioritized political gain over national security.

Beirut, a Novel Too Close for Comfort

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.15.2013 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

Alexander McNabb outdid himself in his second novel, Beirut, An Explosive Thriller, another adventure-filled story loaded with intrigue, espionage, love, murder, international hoods and plenty of violence.

Droning on

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

Few of those so heartbroken over Petraeus' fall indicated any concern over potential compromise of classified material until pressed, or that men in Petraeus' situation are often distracted by their infatuations as well as the need to continually cover their subterfuge.

WATCH: Brainy Bird Makes, Uses Tool To Fetch Food

| Posted 11.06.2012 | Science

By Virginia Morell Figaro may not be as talented an inventor as Leonardo da Vinci, but among Goffin's cockatoos, he's a prodigy. In their natural ha...

How an Arab Police Force Mends Its Ways

Joseph Braude | Posted 12.29.2012 | World
Joseph Braude

Like other Arab states over the past two years, Morocco has seen demonstrations by young people demanding political reform -- yet in contrast to neighboring countries, calls for the toppling of the king are relatively rare.

A Safe Place to Be Smart: The Bronx High School of Science

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.22.2012 | New York
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Whoever goes to Bronx Science today, or tomorrow, will discover that it is safe to be smart. They will see that learning, mastering knowledge and valuing thinking are gifts that keep on giving.

A Mixed Message for National Security Whistleblowers

Elizabeth Goitein | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Goitein

The White House recently released a presidential directive extending legal protections to intelligence community employees who expose government fraud, waste, or abuse. The directive, however, does not allow any disclosures to the media.

Swimming in the Educational Gene Pool? How Far Can Children Go With the Genes They Have?

Roberta Michnick Golinkoff | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Roberta Michnick Golinkoff

Our educational attainment is a mix of our biology and what we do with it. Let's help all children reach their highest potential and not blame them for the genetic pool they swim in. Genes are not destiny.

How the Government Talks About a Drone Program it Won't Acknowledge Exists

ProPublica | Cora Currier | Posted 09.13.2012 | World

Related Interactive: Stacking Up the Adminstration's Drone ClaimsDrones have become the go-to weapon of the U.S.'s counter-terrorism strategy, wit...

Finding Reverse

Waldo Mellon | Posted 11.10.2012 | Comedy
Waldo Mellon

I won't burden you with the details that led to this highly improbable shame-fest. Just let me say that when the Famous Beautiful Woman climbed into my Jeep and went to fasten her seatbelt, I knew that the time had come for me to back out of my parking space.

Back to School, Use Music to Get Better Grades

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

This article is not about using music get smarter. Rather it is about how to use music to optimize some of your natural skills that already help make you smart, as well as more successful.

Are You Smarter Than an 18th Century 10-Year-Old?

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

John Adams learned Latin at the age most of us today are still learning the difference between "their" and "there." He entered Harvard at sixteen and was practicing law by his early twenties.