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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Did Obama keep his drone promises?

On May 23, President Barack Obama gave a major speech at the National Defense University in Washington stating his intention to recalibrate


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The Rise of Big Chocolate

Two mega-companies are trying to seize control of the world's cocoa supply. What that means for poor African farmers and your favorite choco


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE and RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Wireless organizing in Detroit: Churches as networked sites in under–resourced urban areas

Access to the Internet is a vital resource in low supply in low–income urban communities in the U.S.


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The Kings of Candyland

Roaming the candy aisle of my neighborhood Safeway around Halloween is a dizzying encounter with choice.


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A Year After Sandy, Food and Fuel Supplies Are As Vulnerable As Ever

A year ago, Hurricane Sandy revealed harrowing realities about the basic systems New Yorkers rely on every day.


BETTER LIFE LAB
The 70-Year-Old Trophy Wife

When envisioning a gleaming, medically enhanced future in which things like implant technology, super-personalized medicine, and organ regen


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The Fed is About to Make Owning Physical Assets a Game All Banks Can Play

Last week, Federal Reserve officials leaked to the Wall Street Journal their tentative plan to limit the ability of Goldman Sachs and big ba


BETTER LIFE LAB
The Jetson Fallacy

Much longer lifespans could explode the nuclear family.


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New York's Looming Food Disaster

In New York City, locating a bite to eat is rarely a difficult task. The city is a food paradise or, depending on your mood, a place of over


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Good thing U.S. terrorist hunters weren't furloughed

For the past five days the pirates had taken hostage Richard Phillips, the American captain of the Maersk Alabama container ship.President B


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Perfect is the Enemy of the Good Work-Life Balance

Twenty-one years ago, as she hurriedly pumped breast milk in a LaGuardia airport bathroom stall between flights,Debora Spar wryly reflected


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The Industrial Policy That America Has Forgotten

Enlightened U.S. policymakers of the post-war era promoted economic inter-dependence as a key to world peace, says Barry Lynn. But today tha