What does calligraphy have to do with computing? The governor of Florida wants to cut funding to non-science departments at public universities. But the liberal arts have served as a crucial source of inspiration for innovators like Steve Jobs.
Occupy Wall Street
Tension continued to grip the city of Oakland after dramatic clashes between the police and “Occupy” protesters on Tuesday night.
Contrary to the pervasive charges of “vagueness” levied at the movement, author Francine Prose applauds the protesters’ clarity of understanding of the most basic social and economic realities.
This election season, there is a prevailing sentiment that our lives are being made worse by powerful interests that are beyond our reach. But the feeling is hardly new.
What are the motivations behind the tea party movement and what can we expect from it in next year’s elections? New York Times journalist Kate Zernike joins Jeff Greenfield to discuss.
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