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Tribal Politics in the 21st Century — The American Magazine

Tribal Politics in the 21st Century — The American Magazine | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Progressives, conservatives, and libertarians each have a mythology in which they are the heroes and the other tribes are villains. Partisans of these three ideologies even speak different languages.
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The Hippies Who Hated the Summer of Love

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The merchants of Haight-Ashbury advertised a summer of free food, free lodging, and free love. What they got instead was a civic nightmare.
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Against The New Optimism

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Yes, we're getting richer and more peaceful -- but it's deceptive. Spiritually, we are close to broke
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My Buddy: Patti Smith Remembers Sam Shepard

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Patti Smith remembers her friend Sam Shepard, the actor and playwright, who died recently.
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Bob Dylan Potato Chips, Anyone?: What They’re Snacking on in China

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They sound tasty. The rub? You have to travel to China to get them.

And now a question for any readers fluent in Chinese. Can you translate the text on the bag? We would be curious to know what's the pitch for these chips.
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The Hijacking of a $100 Million Supertanker

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A mysterious assault. An unsolved murder. And a ship that hasn’t given up all its secrets.
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We Are All Internet Bullies

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The President mocked "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski online. But Internet users misunderstand how their actions can create more hate
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Martin Luther’s Revolution

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The Protestant Reformation transformed not just Christianity but also our political and economic worlds.
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Young Men Are Playing Video Games Instead of Getting Jobs. That's OK. (For Now.) - Reason.com

Young Men Are Playing Video Games Instead of Getting Jobs. That's OK. (For Now.) - Reason.com | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Video games, like work, are basically a series of quests comprised of mundane and repetitive tasks: Receive an assignment, travel to a location, overcome
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The 25 Greatest 'South Park' Moments – Updated

The 25 Greatest 'South Park' Moments – Updated | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
From singing poops to Scientologists – looking back on the hit Comedy Central show's most memorable (and memorably offensive) jokes
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The fertile world of Nigerian patois

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NO COMPLIMENT was too flowery at the launch in May of “Antidotes for Corruption”, a book by Dino Melaye, a Nigerian senator who has fended off numerous allegations of graft.
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The uncertain future of genetic testing

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Bringing genetics into medicine leads to more accuracy, better diagnosis and personalised treatment – but not for everyone. Carrie Arnold meets families for whom gene testing has led only to unanswered questions.
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Native Youth and the Prophecy of Crazy Horse

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The Oglala Sioux leader prophesized an economic, spiritual, and social renaissance among Native American youth. Now the Seventh Generation is here—and they’re determined to live up to the legend.
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Hard Questions: Hate Speech | Facebook Newsroom

Hard Questions: Hate Speech | Facebook Newsroom | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Who should decide what is hate speech in an online global community?
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80 years after the birth of Social Security, remembering Miss Ida May

80 years after the birth of Social Security, remembering Miss Ida May | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Eighty years have come and gone, and the Social Security Act, while derided by some—and cherished by many—is still here, helping the Ida May Fullers of our time.
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Origins - Blair Reeves

The din of politics is (rightly) dominating most of the attention market right now. But outside of the crumbling of our democratic norms, there is an absolutely fascinating story unraveling in the realm of archeology that is going largely overlooked relative to its consequences for our understanding of the origin of our species. The standard …
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Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
Memories begin when your neurons respond to outside stimuli—and compound to rewire your brain.
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Martin Luther’s Revolution

Martin Luther’s Revolution | Brain Candy | Scoop.it
The Protestant Reformation transformed not just Christianity but also our political and economic worlds.
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