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We will never give up until these words apply to everyone http://bit.ly/1jQCFbS
It’s been 238 years, and we have been fighting to realize these words ever since. Many around the world now see these words as universal and not specific to any nation, race, or culture These are words for which people risk their lives. All of us who care about these words will never give up until … Read More →
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Ideology affects more stories than "corporate interests." My ABC bosses leaned left. They liked stories about weird external threats from which government can swoop in to rescue you.
 http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/06/25/why-sharyl-attkisson-cbs-news-experience-sounds-familiar-to-me/
Reporter Sharyl Attkisson's story sounds familiar to me.
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A piece of mine from a few years back: seven reasons why progressives ought to lean more libertarian in their political orientation.
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In which I muse upon Jill Lepore's and Josh Gans' critiques of Christensen's theory of disruptive innovation. Punch line: innovation arises from awareness, action, and disruption in the face of epistemic reality -- basically a Smithian-Austrian theory of innovation. This factors in to some other stuff I'm working on, so I'm hoping for a conversation to help me think it through!
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“Andrew Higgins is the man who won the war for us. If Higgins had not designed and built those LCVPs (Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel), we never could have landed over an open beach. The whole strategy of the war would have been different,” said President Dwight D. Eisenhower in a 1964 interview with historian Stephen Ambrose.

LCVPs--or Higgins boats, as they are now commonly known --transported troops from the 1st Infantry onto Omaha Beach. They could each carry 36 combat-equipped infantrymen or 8,000 pounds of cargo. In all, 23,398 Higgins boats were produced during the war.

The featured image is the patent for Andrew Higgins’s landing boat. It is dated February 15, 1944, less than four months before D-Day.

Image: From the holdings of the National Archives at Kansas City, "Lighter for Mechanized Equipment," Patent Case Files, 1836-1993, NAID 302050

To view the entire D-Day exhibit on Google Cultural Institute, go to: http://bit.ly/1m88DjY. Follow along with events around #DDay70.

#DDay70 #WWII #Google #GCI #Normandy #veterans #FDR #Eisenhower #HigginsBoat
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Bill Easterly nails it again.
 
Thirty whole years of pop celebrity condescension towards Africa since "We Are the World" http://slate.me/1mU9LNq 
I was browsing in a used record store in the small town of Bowling Green, Ohio, about a year ago when I found what to a foreign aid wonk is comparable to an original Rolling Stones album. It was the original vinyl recording from 1984 of “Do They Know It’s...
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Today in 1776, the Continental Congress resolved that the American colonies "are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States."
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...and in may ways, things went downhill from that lofty goal.
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Yep, Google has occasional issues with their "Doodles"!

I wonder how many other people noticed that the current Google Doodle about today's World Cup matches, has the flags for the match between "Bosnia and Herzegovina" and "Islamic Republic of Iran"...showing juxtaposed either side of a clipart Christian cathedral!

Someone didn't pay attention during their Social Awareness seminar....
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The controversy and conspiracy speculation over "lost" IRS emails once again misses the real point. If we didn't have a tax code designed by special interests and ripe for abuse, we frankly wouldn't care about Lois Lerner's emails. Instead of playing partisan games over hard drives, perhaps Congress should be focused on real tax reform that will create jobs, reduce the potential for abuse and treat everyone fairly.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2014/06/17/how-the-irs-lost-lois-lerners-e-mails/10695507/
It wasn't just a hard drive crash that led the Internal Revenue Service to lose Lois Lerner's e-mails from the time Lerner was in charge of holding up tax exemption applications from conservative groups.
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A peace officer makes a brief and excellent critique of the militarization of our police forces.
 
From a relative of an online friend, quite valid points exist within....

*Full Disclosure:  I am the son of a police officer.*
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Many are content to dismiss the underachievement of boys in school as, "just the way things are." But the consequences of educational underachievement have never been more serious. The Factual Feminist explains why if we don't help boys close the education gap now, they may never catch up.
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