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6

2012

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The State Department STEPs up outreach to travelers

U.S. consulates or embassy are never places that welcome a weary traveler, not even if you have the privilege of carrying a passport with a bald eagle stamped on the cover. Indeed, the diplomatic fortresses we build abroad, such as the bunker on London's Grosvenor Square and the $750 million citadel in Baghdad, are resolutely intent on keeping us out.

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Feb

29

2012

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Feb

13

2012

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Who is this Paul McCartney guy?

I think there may be a cultural reason for the self-enforced stupidity we're seeing in American youth, and moreover, for a stubborn failure to perceive that mouth-breathing ignorance as a failing.

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Feb

9

2012

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Feb

7

2012

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Feb

3

2012

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Feb

3

2012

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Signs that your favorite website is a post mill

Post mills can undermine the Fourth Estate, allow marketing and PR departments to manipulate our media as their mouthpiece, and leave the watchdogs sleeping. An entire generation of people is growing up without an understanding that the people who bring them their news have hastily recycled it, without checking how it got to them.

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Jan

26

2012

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Jan

10

2012

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Seven things Facebook and Google get wrong about you

Most of the major sites we use now purport to be able to "customize" what they show you based on what you've looked at before. But this worrying fascination is built on some logical lapses about who we are and what our behavior really exposes about ourselves.

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Jan

5

2012

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You’re not a very good capitalist

Too many people seem to think hard work is the same thing as 'capitalism.' In truth, almost all of us work hard to put the fruit of our labor in an investor's pocket. Look at your life if you doubt me.

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