The KKK is a terrorist organization

This weekend, three people were killed in vio­lent inci­dents out­side Kansas City. From the ear­liest reports, the killings bore all the hall­marks of a ter­rorist attack. There is still no consensus […]

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Scientists must spearhead ethical use of big data

The recent rev­e­la­tion that the National Secu­rity Agency col­lects the per­sonal data of United States cit­i­zens, allies and ene­mies alike has broken the tra­di­tional model gov­erning the bond between science […]

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Save the filibuster!

They are at it again. Repub­li­cans in the Senate are taking the unsup­port­able posi­tion that three existing D.C. Fed­eral Cir­cuit Court vacan­cies should not be filled. They claim that President […]

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Could Ashley Judd beat Mitch McConnell?

There is plenty of prece­dent for enter­tainers making a suc­cessful tran­si­tion into pol­i­tics, and in recent years Ashley Judd has been grad­u­ally reori­enting her­self in that direc­tion. A recent graduate […]

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The Day in Photos, Nov. 12

PHOTO: North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun, left, and Home­land Secu­rity Sec­re­tary Janet Napoli­tano, center, place a wreath at Northeastern’s Vet­erans Memo­rial during cer­e­monies on the school’s campus, in Boston, […]

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Presidential Campaign Fundraising, The Movie

OK — so, not quite a movie. But this data visu­al­iza­tion video by David Lazer, Mauro Martino, Yu-ru Lin of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity is pretty darned cool — and shows how, over time, major pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates have […]

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