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10/23/2014 - 2:47pm

    Amazon.com, the giant online retailer, has too much power, and it uses that power in ways that hurt America.

    OK, I know that was kind of abrupt. But I wanted to get the central point out there right away, because discussions of Amazon tend, all...

10/23/2014 - 2:28pm

    The story is told of three professors - a chemist, a physicist and an economist - who find themselves shipwrecked with a large supply of canned food but no way to open the cans. The chemist proposes a solvent made from native plant oils. The physicist...

10/23/2014 - 2:27pm

    OK, that’s it. No more Mr. Nice Guy. The avarice of corporate power is getting personal.

    I’m talking about beer, the nourishing nectar of a civilized society. Since my teen years, I...

10/23/2014 - 2:27pm

    If you are worried about contracting Ebola, I have two suggestions. First, stop. Second, get a flu shot.

    On the first: If you live in the United States, your chances of getting Ebola are...

10/23/2014 - 2:24pm

    On June 3, the international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders issued a news release with a stark headline: "Resurgence of Epidemic Ebola in West Africa." A day later, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak one...

10/23/2014 - 2:23pm

    "First of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror ..."

    -- President Franklin Delano Roosevelt,...

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