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August 30, 2011
  
  
International
TERRY ALLEN, 4303 WORDS
Fear of unrest and hunger for profit are sparking massive acquisitions of farmland.
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International
TED RALL, 2226 WORDS
The verbiage deployed by American officials, dutifully transcribed by journo-stenographers at press briefings, sends nearly as loud a message as a laser-guided Hellfire missile slamming into a wedding party: Afghan lives mean nothing.
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Politics-U.S.
LEONARD GOODMAN, 692 WORDS
Corporate Democrats like Obama will lead us to the exact same place as Republicans -- toward the dismantling of the safety net -- because raising the revenue necessary to protect such programs won't fly with Wall Street.
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Food & Wine
YVONA FAST, 962 WORDS
We associate apples with desserts: pies, crisps, cobblers, and muffins. But they can also be used in savory main dishes and veggie creations.
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Health
BETH LEVINE, 774 WORDS
Thinking of whitening your teeth? Here are some facts to consider before opening your mouth -- and wallet.
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EssaysInternational
MICAH HALPERN, 768 WORDS
A decade after the September 11th attacks, it is clearer that terrorists targeted the U.S. for what it represents -- not for any specific actions it took or did not take.
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RelationshipsLife
Post-maternal women, with the distraction of children gone, often find their love life improves. Women may enjoy their bodies more after menopause, as well as other longed-for freedoms.
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TechnologyLife
BEN POPPER, 1834 WORDS
Twitter addicts get their fix in 140 characters.
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Film & TV
ETHAN GILSDORF, 1597 WORDS
"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" traffics in a frequent del Toro theme: fantasy as escape from conflict.
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Politics-U.S.
CATHY YOUNG, 864 WORDS
Whichever way the courts ultimately rule on ObamaCare, we will continue to face the question of how to pay for health care while maximizing personal choice, minimizing bureaucratic interference in markets, and preserving incentives for innovation.
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BusinessLife
RICHIE FRIEMAN, 967 WORDS
How to gracefully say "no thanks" when offered a promotion.
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Politics-U.S.
LARRY KELLER, 1325 WORDS
Nazis, "patriots" and the Moral Majority take refuge in Montana.
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Books
EMILY WITT, 1731 WORDS
Summers of love at writers' getaways; anxious spouses left at home.
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Business
SUZANNE MUNSHOWER, 592 WORDS
The rise of the non-territorial office.
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Politics-U.S.
TED RALL, 1062 WORDS
If President Obama wants to get reelected he has to do something about jobs. Something BIG. Failing that -- and that's an epic fail -- he has to at least be perceived as trying to do something about jobs.
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MusicCelebs
DAN DURAY, 1837 WORDS
Rich Hilfiger's rap career is poised to take off. But should it?
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SpiritualityInternational
GEORGE FISH, 1280 WORDS
The Vatican has nearly kicked Roy Bourgeois out of the priesthood for supporting women's ordination.
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Humor
PETER MANDEL, 627 WORDS
Twitter's just the thing, Henry. Tweet your latest insights to friends using PodPad. Post a watercolor of Walden Pond on your webpage. Or add a neighboring farmer to your Facebook account.
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BooksScience
RONALD BAILEY, 1259 WORDS
In her engaging new book "Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World" Emma Marris argues "We must temper our romantic notion of untrammeled wilderness and find room next to it for the more nuanced notion of a global, half-wild rambunctious garden, tended by us."
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BooksTechnology
ETHAN GILSDORF, 1315 WORDS
Two new books traffic in the nostalgia for 80s video game culture.
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