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    May the Loudest Voice Win?

    As far as free speech cases went, it was a strange one. An elementary school in North Carolina told a male student, Grayson Bruce, to stop bringing his backpack to school. The…

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    Big Data for Big Problems

    In Isaac Asimov’s short story “The Last Question,” the year is 2061, and for decades a computer called Multivac has been helping humanity design the ships that enable man…

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    Sunday Links: March 9th, 2014

    Here are this week’s links: An update on the unrest in Venezuela. Cities are losing the fight to regulate guns. The crisis in Crimea raises questions about the…

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    Avoiding Another Cold War

    The unrest in Ukraine has reached a fever pitch. Following the departure of President Yanukovych from Kiev, Russia has sent troops to three military bases in Ukraine, and the…

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    What’s in a Name?

      In American culture, there is no marriage of art and commerce as spectacular and ritualistically prominent as Super Bowl commercials. A couple days before the…