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Jul 1st 2016

That any voter would support Donald Trump to become leader of the free world seems beyond comprehension to many, a phenomenon outside the realm of understanding. That voters in the U.K.

Jun 29th 2016

BERKELEY – Several years ago, it occurred to me that social scientists today are all standing on the shoulders of giants like Niccolo Machiavelli, John Locke, Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, Max Weber, and Émile Durkheim.

Jun 24th 2016

Around the world, people are living longer than ever before, with a recent report from Public Health England revealing th

Jun 20th 2016

 

We woke up last Sunday morning to news of the senseless slaughter of 49 innocents at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Because many of the victims were gay, it appeared that this had been a hate crime.

Jun 18th 2016

We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world’s chess champion.  That didn’t happen until 1996.

Jun 16th 2016

"Despite all the talk about Republican unity, only 11 of the party’s 54 senators have endorsed Trump. In the House, just 27 of 246 Republicans have done so."
Jun 13th 2016

 

Jun 7th 2016

“I mean, all us lot, we fucking caned the fucking art world. Absolutely totally phenomenal. We caned the art world as fucking kids.” Thus spoke Damien Hirst in 1999, in one of a series of interviews that were to be published as a book.

Jun 6th 2016

While Americans never have, and probably never will, agree on most things, the Constitution is the one statement on which we all agree. It sets forth what “We the People” believe, and what it actually means to be an American.

Jun 6th 2016

You hear a lot of commentary about how American Presidents are consistently prone to stretch the bounds of their constitutional power.

Jun 6th 2016

"....everything in moderation, especially ultra-processed foods."

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