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Good Reads: The Meteors We Miss, Tesla's Frigid Review, Car-Buying Woes ... | Christian Science Monitor

February 25, 2013

asks Konstantin Kakaes in Slate. Probably not, at least not yet. The meteor was most likely too small for current instruments to detect. But as Mr. Kakaes writes, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has made huge strides in locating ...

Want To Jailbreak Your Apple iPhone 5? Here's How. | Christian Science Monitor

February 4, 2013

In a thoughtful essay published in 2011 in Slate, Tim Wu, who unlocked his own Apple device, admitted the process wasn't "for the faint of heart." There's some risk in jail-breaking – from voiding of your warranty to breaking your iPhone – but there's ...

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On Europe's Foreign Agenda: How To Handle Israel | Christian Science Monitor

December 10, 2012

“Europeans have, so far, not developed a narrative or tools for managing their Israeli relations,” says Daniel Levy, the director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at the European Council on Foreign Relations in London. ... When the vote in ...

Is Karl Rove's Media Career Kaput? | Christian Science Monitor

December 5, 2012

It's all part of an effort by head honcho Roger Ailes to freshen story lines and change the network's cast of characters, writes New York's Gabriel Sherman. It didn't help that Rove and Mr. Morris both predicted a big election victory for Mitt Romney ...

Europe's Big Powers Unify to Push Against Israel Settlement Plans | Christian Science Monitor

December 4, 2012

"I think there is as much of an effort as possible, in general, to get an 'E3' consensus especially," says Daniel Levy, a former Israeli peace negotiator currently working as the director of the Midle East and North Africa Program at the London-based European Council on Foreign Relations, a pan-European ...

What Lessons From Hurricane Sandy? | Christian Science Monitor

October 29, 2012

But behind that wise adaptation lies a more important response, as climate-change journalist Mark Hertsgaard points out in a recent book, “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.” He writes that “social context matters more than ...

Presidential Debates: Why $600 Billion 'Fiscal Cliff' Was Barely Mentioned | Christian Science Monitor

October 23, 2012

“There's really been no discussion of the elephant in the room,” says Marc Goldwein, a senior policy director at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan group that advocates fiscal responsibility. “I'm not sure [the fiscal cliff ...

End of the Exit Visa in Cuba?

  • By
  • Anya Landau French,
  • New America Foundation
October 16, 2012 |

After literally years upon years of rumors that the Cuban government was planning to implement migration reforms, today, finally it did indeed publish significant changes to Cuba's migration law in the Gaceta Oficial. After several years of economic reforms, some of which came ever so slowly and others of which seemed to cycle out rather quickly, such as new rules for property sales, these changes to Cuban migration law represent the first substantial political reform enacted by Raul Castro's government.

4 Ways to Prevent Natural Disasters From Becoming Human Tragedies

  • By
  • Vishnu Sridharan,
  • New America Foundation
August 28, 2012 |

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently reported that the past 12 months have been the warmest the United States has ever experienced. Another NOAA report confirmed what has become increasingly obvious: Climate change is the likely culprit. This summer’s extreme heat has sparked wildfires in states like Colorado. And the American heartland is parched, suffering the worst drought in 50 years; the loss of crops is predicted to drive food prices up nationally this fall.

Ideas. Big, Glib, Unsupported Ideas. | Christian Science Monitor

August 3, 2012

Evgeny Morozov, scourge of techno-utopianism and flabby writing, has produced a great read on the cult of "ideas" that is TED, the conference and publishing empire.

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