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  • Voters ready for Congress to cut debt

     
    Voters, it seems, are confused. While the majority say that it's too early to cut back on unemployment benefits, despite the rising national debt, another poll indicates that the majority of Americans also think it is "very important" to cut......
  • Voters want less debt, but when?

     
    Citing exit polls conducted during the Nov. 2 election, some critics of the belt-tightening plan released last week by the co-chairmen of the White House deficit commission argued that the public wasn't really interested in deficit reduction. The John D.....
  • Israel Gelfand dies at 96; Russian mathematician

    Israel Gelfand dies at 96; Russian mathematician
    Israel Gelfand, the Russian mathematician whose research laid the mathematical framework for the imaging abilities of MRI and CT scanners and who did crucial work in a host of more esoteric fields, died Monday at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in...
  • Critical Mass

    Critical Mass
    When the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation awarded the pro-verbial "genius grant" to Dave Hickey in 2001, it noted his "original perspectives on contemporary art in essays that engage academic and general audiences equally." Many may have...
  • Unintended victims of Gates Foundation generosity

    Unintended victims of Gates Foundation generosity
    A neighbor shaved Matsepang Nyoba's head with an antiquated razor. Blood beaded on her scalp. Tears trickled down her cheeks, but not because of the pain. She was in mourning, and this was a ritual. Two days earlier, her newborn baby girl had died in the...