- Libraries, Books, & Authors
- Washington, D.C. Public Library Creates Punk Rock Archive
- How Orwell's 'Animal Farm' Led A Radical Muslim To Moderation
- Jan 17, 1820: Anne Bronte is born
- The Guggenheim Puts 109 Free Modern Art Books Online
- Net & Tech
- U.S. Law Enforcement Kept Database of U.S. Calls Overseas
- As Cities Push For Their Own Broadband, Cable Firms Say Not So Fast They really aren't used to competition - they don't like it.
- Pope Francis Plea for Climate Action Revives Concept of "The Commons" to Rethink Economy & Society
- Giving Toddlers Autonomy May Help Their Brains Develop
- Bad news: NASA and NOAA Agree: 2014 Was Hottest Year On Record
- Good news; We're Close To Achieving The Second Ever Global Eradication Of A Human Disease
- The golden ratio has spawned a beautiful new curve: the Harriss spiral So pretty! I mean, just look at it:
|Who says math isn't beautiful??|
- Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty "'We've all known this was the trend, that we would get to a majority, but it’s here sooner rather than later,' said Michael A. Rebell of the Campaign for Educational Equity at Teachers College at Columbia University, noting that the poverty rate has been increasing even as the economy has improved. 'A lot of people at the top are doing much better, but the people at the bottom are not doing better at all. Those are the people who have the most children and send their children to public school.'"
- How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive
- Netflix Renews Deal for ‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Luther,’ More BBC Series
- Holder limits seized-asset sharing process that split billions with local, state police
- Arpaio will face contempt hearing in April
- Record 346 inmates die, dozens of guards fired in Florida prisons
- The Uncompromising Anti-Capitalism of Martin Luther King Jr. "...[T]he factor that most powerfully fueled King's opposition to capitalism is the imperative of his biblical faith to bridge the gulf between abject poverty and superfluous wealth. In this sense he considered capitalism an insult to his faith. King's ethics are firmly in the tradition of radical biblical prophets like Amos, Micah, and Isaiah, who together proclaimed that everyone, including the rich and the powerful, were to be governed by ethical principles that included mishpat (foundational egalitarian justice), sadiqah (justice put into action), hesed (steadfast love; in politics, civility at the least) and emet (truthfulness, in public and in private). The political implications of this ethical constellation are reflected in this proclamation by the prophet Isaiah: 'A throne shall be established in hesed (steadfast love)... and on it shall sit in emet (truthfulness) a ruler who seeks mishpat (egalitarian justice) and is swift to do sadiqah (put justice into action)' (Isaiah 16:5). From what we know of King, he was draped with the mantle of these prophetic ethics which, by definition, are fundamentally opposed to the anti-biblical foundational capitalist ethics of greed and dog-eat-dog self-dealing."