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  • Facebook: One billion served

    Facebook: One billion served
    Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced this morning that the massive social networking site had reached an awesome milestone: One billion active monthly users. "Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most...
  • Letter: Remember this when you vote

    Dear Editor: As we approach the November elections, it is very clear that there is a stark contrast in the vision, principles, and philosophy of the two major parties. Both clearly have major differences in the direction they wish to take our country and...
  • Tony Blair tells crowd at Loyola about global challenges

    Tony Blair tells crowd at Loyola about global challenges
    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a Baltimore audience Tuesday night that the world's challenges have never been greater, nor come with such speed, and he advocated intervention in struggling countries by powers such as Great Britain and the...
  • Thatcher made history by standing firm

    Thatcher made history by standing firm
    In 1975, when asked to explain why Margaret Thatcher was poised to take over the Tory Party, the irascible British satirist Malcolm Muggeridge replied that it was all due to television — and the fact that the telegenic Mrs. Thatcher had a "certain...
  • The reality behind the myth of Britain's 'Iron Lady'

    The reality behind the myth of Britain's 'Iron Lady'
    While the mainstream media in America love to wax poetic about former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, the sainted "Iron Lady" of the Cold War, it might be wise to remember the real person behind the carefully polished myth ("Margaret Thatcher...
  • Thatcher and the Falklands

    Thatcher and the Falklands
    Regarding the recent article, "Argentine leader not on list for Thatcher funeral" (April 12), it seems logical that to me Great Britain did not invite Cristina Fernandez, the president of Argentina to Margaret Thatcher's funeral. The news item, however,...
  • Is disability the new welfare?

    Is disability the new welfare?
    The government in Britain recently did something interesting. It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work....
  • A bit of stirring, if inarticulate, Beethoven for your Midweek Madness treat

    A bit of stirring, if inarticulate, Beethoven for your Midweek Madness treat
    The European Union has been in the news lately, especially with regard to the UK's continued participation, so I thought I would use this Midweek Madness installment to remind everyone of the joy of brotherhood. The Union happens to have an anthem...
  • How much higher can Donkey Kong characters jump if they're on Mars?

    How much higher can Donkey Kong characters jump if they're on Mars?
    It's not quite Mother's Day in America yet, but you can send your parents cool footage of a physicist talking about rubber bands. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, March 11, 2013. Richard Feynman's discussion of hacking elasticity...
  • An odd flag to commemorate an odd war [Editorial]

    So misunderstood is the historical context of the War of 1812 that Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture has become something of a standard at American concerts of patriotic music. Actually, it was written by the Russian composer in honor of his...
  • Political winds of change put South Africa in charge of its wine industry

    Politics have been top-of-mind. And for obvious reasons. Seemingly benign public policies have been proven to have a far-reaching and often unanticipated impact on the future. Yes, history is full of lessons no one has learned. Take South Africa as a...
  • As referendum looms, gay plays open theater season

    As referendum looms, gay plays open theater season
    During Jon Marans' "The Temperamentals," the season-opening play by Rep Stage about the gay rights movement, a woman raises the subject of marriage. "I definitely do not believe in homosexuals marrying," she says. She isn't talking about same-sex...