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July 27, 2013
by M.S. Scully


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‘Danger’ ahead

If you’re squeamish, don’t look down. The New Yorker illustrator John Cuneo feared that Anthony Weiner …

July 16, 2013
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Things that make you go hmmm …

House is leaning right The Brookings Institution calls the last session of the House of Representatives the most conservative in more than 60 years. House Republicans are getting more conservative than House Democrats are getting liberal, according to the annual …

July 16, 2013
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Whither Al Jazeera?

“Many of the editors and anchors in Al Jazeera Arabic are de facto Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers,” a Dubai-based researcher specializing in Arab media tells Sultan al-Qassemi in an essay for Foreign Policy. “This has been reflected in the channel’s pro-Islamist …

June 7, 2013
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Tweets not refracted

As they say, “The revolution was tweeted.” In 2009, Twitter became such a key tool for young Iranians protesting the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that the State Department asked the micro-blogging site to postpone scheduled maintenance to allow demonstrators …

May 31, 2013
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Armchair road trips

Already counting the days before your next three-day weekend? While you’re plotting your escape, you can take seemingly limitless virtual road trips thanks to GeoGuessr, the latest, greatest time-waster on the Internet. A mash-up of Google street views and The …

May 3, 2013
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Too good to be true

  If you lived through the Vietnam War and wore an MIA/POW bracelet — stamped with a name and the date he went missing — the story sounded too good to be true. It also had a twisted logic.

April 30, 2013
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Phishing for Syria

Forget about weapons of mass destruction, what about weapons of media destruction. With one tweet — Breaking: Two Explosions in the White House and Barack Obama is injured – the group that calls itself the Syrian Electronic Army sent the Dow into a nose dive last …

 
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