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What’s the Ethical Responsibility of Academics to Society?

The journal Science has published a valuable summary of a scandal in the American Psychological Association that threatens to undo the organization’s reputation.  While  the presidential administration of George W. Bush pursued a policy of torturing people it had detained without conviction, a trial, or even charges,

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Foreign Nationalism

In the United States of America, July 4th is Independence Day. A month in advance, department store shelves are stocked with various nationalist items… … all of which are made in China. The inexpensive prices of these trinkets, given the immense expense of their transportation,

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North Korea And Iran Agree On Nuclear Weapons!

If we here in the USA are freaking out about the idea of North Korea or Iran having just a handful of nuclear weapons, then we cannot reasonably expect the world to be impressed with an agreement to reduce our nuclear arsenal to 1,500, plus a whole lot of spares in the atomic closet.

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A Map of John McCain's Real America, Diminished

As you may be aware, multiple elements within the McCain campaign have decided that only some parts of America — the parts of America that coincidentally support John McCain — are “Real America.” The rest of America is fake America. A map of “Real America”

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?