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C. M. Rubin

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The Global Search for Education: More on Cheating

C. M. Rubin | December 4, 2012 | Education
After reading Howard Gardner's article, Harvard's Cheating Scandal as a Play in Four Acts, and listening to Dr. Gardner and Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant on 90.9 WBUR Radio Boston, I was curious to find out more about Dr. Tricia Bertram Gallant's research on academic integrity.
Ruth Neubauer

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Red Tie With Stripes vs. Blue Tie With Dots

Ruth Neubauer | December 4, 2012 | Politics
I couldn't help but immediately notice the blue and red, the dots and the stripes. Having lived in D.C. for almost thirty years and having thought of the D.C. grid as being like stripes, being that Massachusetts Avenue, Connecticut Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue are the main arteries going in and...
Joseph Bobrow

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An Open Letter to Rep. Jeff Miller

Joseph Bobrow | December 4, 2012 | Politics
In today's divisive governmental atmosphere, making sense, like cultivating an open mind, as Rep. Miller suggests, cannot be taken for granted. We have to go outside our comfort zones to see what's hidden in plain sight, right before our eyes.
Lois Oppenheim

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Oppenheim Interviews Oppenheim on Edmund White

Lois Oppenheim | December 4, 2012 | Gay Voices
His writing is, from the purely literary standpoint (whatever that may mean), exceptional. But that's not my point. What makes one feel "enclosed" is the brutal honesty with which he writes. This, in fact, is what prevents our categorizing him as a gay writer.
Savignac

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Pornographie

Savignac | December 4, 2012 | Canada Quebec
Le théâtre romain avait établi ses règles, tout ne se montrait pas. Ainsi on mourait et on s'aimait, mais derrière le rideau. Ob-scène. Et Occupation Double nous invite derrière ce rideau, pour y voir s'aimer et mourir sans pudeur ses acteurs. Si le Larousse est à portée de votre main, vérifiez, la présence de détails obscènes dans certaines oeuvres ou publications, c'est la définition de la pornographie.
Sheryl WuDunn

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Introducing 'Barefoot Midwives'

Sheryl WuDunn | December 4, 2012 | Impact
Since not everyone can visit a hospital, Edna now wants to take the hospital to the people by training a large cadre of "barefoot midwives" who will travel from village to village to offer their medical services.
Yetta Kurland

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Sarah Silverman on Yetta Kurland Live!

Yetta Kurland | December 4, 2012 | Politics
Yetta Kurland sat down with Sarah Silverman at the Openhouse Gallery in SoHo on September 27, 2012, during a fundraiser for Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.
Jonathan Spalter

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FCC Spectrum Auctions Take Aim at 'Airwave Overload'

Jonathan Spalter | December 4, 2012 | Technology
Just like the networks they support, there is a 'need for speed' in Washington. Timely action. Transparent work. And, straightforward, market-driven rules that ensure spectrum follows consumers, not regulators, will help unleash the next wave of U.S. innovation.
Larry Womack

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Maybe Mitt Should Watch Sesame Street More, Threaten It Less

Larry Womack | December 4, 2012 | Politics
Does Mitt Romney really want to cripple a number of incredibly efficient, successful education programs while simultaneously ticking off a lot of people who happen to like being informed just to satisfy the lowest impulses of some on the far right?
Ben Mirza

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Is Modern Art Really Rotten to the Core?

Ben Mirza | December 4, 2012 | UK Culture
In 2010, the philosopher Roger Scruton, together with the BBC, made a documentary titled Why Beauty Matters, in which he gave an eloquent and impassioned plea for a return to the beautiful aesthetic, pointing towards the unifying and spiritually uplifting qualities of beauty.
Marcus Brock

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Poet Jade Foster Discusses THE REVIVAL, a Poetry Tour Showcasing Queer Women of Color

Marcus Brock | December 4, 2012 | Gay Voices
On Friday, Oct. 5, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a group of independent artists will come together to kick off the international poetry tour THE REVIVAL. The night of women, wine, and the word honors a queer tradition and demands a safe space showcasing queer women of color.
Andre E. Johnson

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The Lost Voice of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner

Andre E. Johnson | December 4, 2012 | Black Voices
Turner's positions and proclamations did not fit the integrationist model that surfaced during this time. Therefore, African Americans and even the AME Church, who Turner embarrassed continually, decided to marginalize his work, writings, and record.
Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D

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Quantum Teleportation - World Records 2012 and Outlook

Henryk Frystacki, Ph.D | December 4, 2012 | UK Tech
Teleportation is generally understood as an immediate transfer of matter from one point in our universe to another. This method to travel through space is a speculative theory, only plausible in case of the existence of natural wormholes, i.e. flaws in the regular weave of space-time, connecting points in space that are remote from each other.
Hallie Sekoff

Broadway's 'Grace' With Paul Rudd Is Not Quite Amazing

Hallie Sekoff | December 4, 2012 | Arts
Cautiously (but overall) thoughtfully directed by Dexter Bullard, Grace follows an evangelical couple Steve and Sara, played by Paul Rudd and Kate Arrington, shortly after their move to Florida to open a chain of Gospel-themed hotels, their catchphrase being, of course, "Where Would Jesus Stay?"
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

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'Green News Report' - October 4, 2012

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | December 4, 2012 | Green
TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport FACEBOOK: Green News Report The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Obama vs. Romney vs. Facts: fact-checking & debunking the 1st Presidential debate; Total Oil...
Morris W. O'Kelly

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Time is Now for Jay-Z to Act His Age

Morris W. O'Kelly | December 4, 2012 | Black Voices
The violence must stop.  The misogyny must stop.  The brawls at award shows must stop.  The promotion of the drug culture must stop.  If this message angers hip-hop enthusiasts out there... fine.  
Elisabeth MacNamara

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Presidential Debates: A Chance for Change

Elisabeth MacNamara | December 4, 2012 | Politics
While the presidential debates still offer voters valuable insight, their impact is seriously diminished by their limited number and timing and by current campaign practices that elevate attack ads over face-to-face contact with voters.
Robert Greenwald

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Deadline Looms: Congress Needs to Get Serious, Cut the Pentagon Budget

Robert Greenwald | December 4, 2012 | Politics
We must demand our elected representatives respond to our will, or else what are they in Washington for but to simply pad their pockets and those that keep them in power through lucrative political donations?
Kergan Edwards-Stout

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Author David G. Hallman Shares the Inspiration Behind His Novel and Memoir

Kergan Edwards-Stout | December 4, 2012 | Gay Voices
His memoir, August Farewell, details the death of his partner to cancer and was noted by The Advocate magazine as one of the 21 Biographies or Memoirs You Should Read Now. It was a pleasure to speak with him recently about his life and journey to authorhood.
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

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The Changing Face of Foreign Assistance

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | December 4, 2012 | Latino Voices
The rise of emerging economies has been the dominant economic story of the past decade. While traditional economic powerhouses continue to make up the largest share of total output, developing economies have been growing faster and representing an ever larger share of world GDP.