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13 Reasons You Should Spend More Time On The Internet

David Weinberger | Posted 03.24.2012 | Books
David Weinberger

Now that knowledge is moving onto its roomy, new, hyperlinked medium, we're beginning to see how much of what we took for granted about knowledge was really due to the limitations of its old paper medium.

Drone Crash Unmasks U.S. Spying Effort In Iran

Posted 12.10.2011 | World

WASHINGTON, December 9 (Reuters / Tabassum Zakaria and Phil Stewart) - The crash of a CIA drone in Iran has brought into the open what U.S. intell...

The Creative 'Flow': How To Enter That Mysterious State Of Oneness

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 01.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Scott Barry Kaufman

Since flow is so essential to creativity and well-being across many slices of life, it's important that we learn more about the characteristics associated with flow so that we may learn how to tap into this mental resource.

Should a President Be Intelligent?

Gary Hart | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

Neither Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, nor John Kennedy were intellectual giants. But the keenness of their respective minds was revealed every day. And they were not threatened by smart people around them.

Flea Market Smarts

Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | San Francisco
Robin S. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Once someone has had an "out of the box" idea, the trick is bringing it to life. This takes the knowledge and ability to figure out how do so, which requires persistence and diligence.

Andrea Stone

Intelligence 'Black Budget' Cost Taxpayers $54.6 Billion in 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress appropriated a whopping $54.6 billion for classified intelligence operations in 2011, an increase over the previous two years. ...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Federal Bureaucracy and the Price of Integrity

Alma Katsu | Posted 12.19.2011 | DC
Alma Katsu

I haven't read Paul Pillar's latest book, but I will. As a matter of fact, of the glut of books that examines U.S. foreign policy post-9/11, Pillar's book will probably be the only one that I will read.

Debate Over Intelligence and Creativity Holds Little Relevance

John M. Eger | Posted 12.13.2011 | Education
John M. Eger

Is there a relationship between IQ, or intelligence, and creativity? If so, what is it? Equally important, how can we use one measurement to test another?

As Computers Get Smart, We're Getting Dumb

Stephen Baker | Posted 11.29.2011 | Technology
Stephen Baker

Rules are dumb. We all know it. Each of us has a magnificent brain, the most intricately engineered known artifact in the universe, and yet in a world of rules, we're not trusted to exercise our judgment.

Advancing Against Al Qaeda

Mieke Eoyang | Posted 11.13.2011 | World
Mieke Eoyang

2011-09-13-Screenshot20110913at5.54.13PM.jpg In our new infographic, "Advancing on Al Qaeda," we have highlighted some of the top al Qaeda figures killed or captured by U.S. or allied forces in the decade since the 9/11 attacks.

Watch: Gaddafi Leaves Behind Trove of Secrets

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

Following Muammar Gaddafi's flight from Tripoli, the secrets of his repressive regime are being made public for the first time. Reporters have fou...

The Most Important Item on Your Kids' Back-to-School List

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.22.2011 | Parents
Sam Sommers

When you start your own back-to-school shopping this month -- for your kids or for yourself -- don't forget the most important item on that list: the right mentality.

Pentagon Says Foreign Hackers Stole 24,000 Military Files In March

The Huffington Post | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

Foreign hackers infiltrated the network of a defense contractor in March, stealing 24,000 military files in a single intrusion, Deputy Defense Secreta...

U.S. Carries Out Drone Attack On Militants In Somalia, Says Official

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 08.29.2011 | World

A U.S. drone aircraft fired on two leaders of a militant Somali organization tied to al-Qaeda, apparently wounding them, a senior U.S. military offici...

The War Must Not Go On!

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

The president has announced that after an initial drawdown in Afghanistan, the remaining troops will be withdrawn "at a steady pace" going into 2014. But that's not good enough. President Obama had an opportunity to pivot his policy on the war and he didn't take it.

The Dirty Tricks Dictators Play

John Jackson | Posted 08.11.2011 | World
John Jackson

It is clearer than ever, that movements that are disciplined, non-violent, unified, and politically cunning, pose powerful threats to the autocrats they challenge.

The Top 3 Signs This War Will End

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

Congress is fed up with the war in Afghanistan, and its members' turn against the war mirrors the quickly changing public opinion.

Corvids Are Oddly Intelligent

David Mizejewski | Posted 07.26.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Anyone who's ever watched crows or jays in their backyard has undoubtedly seen evidence of these birds' intelligence, whether stashing food for a later date or teaming up to mob and drive away hawks.

How Can Congress Debate a Secret Law?

Sen. Ron Wyden | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Ron Wyden

Members of Congress are about to vote to extend the most controversial provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act for four more years, even though few of them understand how those provisions are being interpreted and applied.

For Your Consideration: The Twin Qualities That Made Oprah One of TV's Best

Inder Sidhu | Posted 07.23.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

You're probably aware that Oprah Winfrey signs off this week as the host of TV's top-rated daytime talk show. As her show wraps, it's worth taking a moment to consider what made Oprah so successful and how it applies leaders like you.

Accidental Killing of 12-Year-Old Afghan Girl Highlights Major Challenge for U.S. Military

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.13.2011 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Twelve-year-old Nelofar was shot dead early Thursday morning outside her family's home in Eastern Afghanistan because NATO troops mistakenly believed that her uncle was a Taliban leader.

Should Obama Show His School Transcripts?

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.12.2011 | Education
Bernard Starr

Once again Trump is demanding proof -- this time he wants to inspect Obama's school transcripts. Should we be concerned? I think not.

Bin Laden's Diary Found (Exclusive Excerpts)

Jack Helmuth | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
Jack Helmuth

Included among the "treasure trove" of documents discovered during last week's daring raid was Osama bin Laden's personal diary. Here now, for the first time, is an exclusive look at some of the entries.

The Art of Politics; the Science of Interrogation

Steven Kleinman | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics
Steven Kleinman

It remains to be seen if the public, or the intelligence community, will ever know with certainty if coercive measures played a direct or meaningful role in obtaining the intelligence necessary to find the al Qaeda figurehead.