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Steve Rosenbaum

It's a BIG MONEY week on Hacking TV (Video)

Steve Rosenbaum | October 21, 2016 | Technology
It's a BIG MONEY week on Hacking TV. As Discovery writes a BIG Check.And then the folks at VICE launch their long awaited Nightly HBO show. So? Is the world of News remade? And the world of Virtual Reality. What is the Future of Storytelling? We'll take a tour. All that plus, CNN, an MTV exec's New Network, and This American Life new sharing app. It's time to HACK. I'm Saul Hansell, and I'm Steven Rosenbaum and this is Hacking...
Jamie Court

Elon Musk Says Journalists, Not Robot Cars, Kill?

Jamie Court | October 21, 2016 | Technology
Every time I look at Elon Musk's picture now, I hear that Talking Heads song, "Run Away." Psycho Killer Qu'est-ce que c'est Run, Run....Run, Run Away! Musk built a robot car "Auto-pilot" system that killed a Navy Seal in Florida in June and, as Chinese Television revealed recently,...
Lois Frankel

Fighting For All: A Century Of Progress With Planned Parenthood

Lois Frankel | October 21, 2016 | Women
This month, as we honor Planned Parenthood's 100th anniversary, we think of the millions of grateful patients who have relied on its services over the years.
John A. Tures

Still Fighting The Civil War...In Kansas

John A. Tures | October 21, 2016 | Politics
The first unofficial shots of the Civil War weren't fired at Ft. Sumter. Bullets flew in "Bleeding Kansas," where pro-Union settlers were attacked at Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and several pro-slavery men were murdered at Pottawatomie Springs by John Brown and his allies shortly thereafter. During...
Mark Horvath

Vote Yes on Prop HHH to Save Los Angeles.

Mark Horvath | October 21, 2016 | Impact
Beverly prepared for her photo shoot. She freshened up her face, made sure her hair was in place pinning it back with accessories. After roughly a half-hour, she was ready for the camera. Sounds like most people preparing to have a professional picture taken, right?
Jonathan D. Moreno

The Coming of the Motherless Child

Jonathan D. Moreno | October 21, 2016 | Science
About eight years ago, as the controversy about research involving human embryonic stem cells was winding down and Barack Obama was about to take office, I had one of my regular lunches with a respected conservative policy expert. We had come to be friends who respectfully disagreed about embryonic stem...
Michael Shvartsman

Overcoming Neediness Part II: Fasting with Food

Michael Shvartsman | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
Earlier this year, I recommended intermittent fasting as a way of calming down our needy personalities. Jeremi, one of my readers and a PR executive from New York, was kind enough to write me about ProLon- a fasting meal regiment that he markets. Even better, he mailed me...
The Conversation Global

The Battle For Mosul Is Too Little, Too Late In The Fight Against The Islamic State

The Conversation Global | October 21, 2016 | World
Jean-Paul Sartre famously wrote that if a victory is told in detail, it becomes hard to distinguish it from a defeat. This is certainly true of the current narrative about the recapture of the Iraqi city of Mosul, held by Islamic State since June 2014.
Francis Levy

The United States of Anonymous

Francis Levy | October 21, 2016 | Arts
Russia and the United States are the two great military powers, with China coming up in a shaky third place. But ironically one of the great powers in today's world is not a country with a well-armed and manned military, but rather Julian...
William Hartung

Trump Wants To Run America Like His Businesses? 'God Help Us'

William Hartung | October 21, 2016 | Politics
Taken to an extreme, running the country like a business -- and particularly a Trump business -- would be profoundly undemocratic.
John Feffer

It's Rigged: Takes One To Know One

John Feffer | October 21, 2016 | Politics
The system is rigged. Let’s be clear: the American political system favors the two major parties and our economic system favors the wealthy. The global system is similarly rigged in favor of powerful countries (such as the United States) and powerful economic actors (such as transnational corporations).

The eight most awesome government jobs you never knew you wanted

Apolitical | October 21, 2016 | Impact
Life in the public service isn't all Key Performance Indicators and competency building. Some government jobs are just straightforwardly amazing. Here's our pick of the coolest: 1. Island Builder Like the idea of raising an artificial island and turning it into a bird sanctuary? So do the Dutch,...
G. Roger Denson

Can Wonder Woman Help Hillary Clinton Win the Presidency?

G. Roger Denson | October 21, 2016 | Arts
Gal Gadot in Wonder Woman, the movie, to be released in 2017, courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. Today, Friday, October 21, 2016, Wonder Woman turns 75. Or we should say, 75-going on-5,000, and that is on the young side of the...
Tewodros Melesse

We must stop the catastrophe and offer hope to Syria's girls

Tewodros Melesse | October 21, 2016 | World
Syria is in the grip of the greatest humanitarian disaster of our time. It is relentless, atrocious and responsible for mass casualties both inside and outside of its borders. Inside the country 13.5 people million are in need of assistance....
David Katz, M.D.

In (Sly) Defense of (Junk) Food?

David Katz, M.D. | October 21, 2016 | Healthy Living
Michael Pollan, a colleague I very much admire, wrote In Defense of Food. According to my on-line detractors (a.k.a., trolls), I am the author of the sequel: in sly defense of junk food. We’ll examine the case momentarily. First things first, though. I recognize the liabilities...
The Conversation US

Donald Trump And The Rise Of White Identity In Politics

The Conversation US | October 21, 2016 | Politics
Many political commentators credit Donald Trump's rise to white voters' antipathy toward racial and ethnic minorities. However, we believe this focus on racial resentment obscures another important aspect of racial thinking.
David C. Wittig

Returning to Sanity?

David C. Wittig | October 21, 2016 | World
Who would have thought that returning to Greece meant returning to sanity? But then again, who could have imagined two people more despised by the voting public running for the highest office in the US. According to the Huffington Post, the likely winner, Hillary Clinton is disliked by 53% of...
Jonah C. Steinberg

The Time of Our Rejoicing

Jonah C. Steinberg | October 21, 2016 | Religion
(Photograph: "Sense of Spring" by Albena Markova) Rabbis tend to agree that the huge numbers of congregants who throng in synagogues on Rosh Hashanah and on Yom Kippur but do not stay around for the holiday of Sukkot are missing the...
Marie Marley

Should a Person Be Told the Diagnosis When It's Alzheimer's?

Marie Marley | October 21, 2016 | Fifty
When it's Alzheimer's should the person be told the diagnosis? This can be a difficult ethical issue. Telling or not telling the patient the diagnosis is a very personal decision. According to Susan Gilbert, writing on, "Over the last few years there have been news reports about...

When Is It Okay To Compare Yourself To Others?

Sadhguru | October 21, 2016 | GPS for the Soul
Throughout our life, in school, in the office, everywhere, we are constantly being compared with others around us. Why are such comparisons being made? Why are we not appreciated for who we are?