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Monday, January 06, 2014

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The Costs of Climate Change | Senate to Vote to Extend Unemployment Benefits | Drones: The Defining Airspace Technology of 2014 | Al-Qaeda Aims to Inflame Sectarian Tensions | The 8-Hour Workday: Past, Present and Future | The Top Risks Facing the U.S. & the World in 2014

The Costs of Climate Change

Taxes sounded worse than environmental catastrophe in the politics of 2010, but ironically one of the more persuasive arguments that climate change is real—persuasive especially to an...

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Senate to Vote to Extend Unemployment Benefits

The Senate is back in session today and the House returns tomorrow. Though it’s a new year, much of what’s on the agenda is last year’s business. At the top of the list is a vote to e...

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Drones: The Defining Airspace Technology of 2014

Over the next five years, the Pentagon is looking to increase the use of robotic weapons—is this a good thing for national security, and can the U.S. even count on its global drone ed...

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Al-Qaeda Aims to Inflame Sectarian Tensions

Al-Qaeda is remaking the map of the Middle East, or at least they want to. Anbar province has long been a center of Sunni Muslim insurgents, and is now becoming a base for Al-Qaeda's ...

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The Myth of the 8-Hour Workday

A hundred years ago, the Ford Motor Company instituted an eight-hour workday, but in today's world of globalization, smartphones and increasing competition, working only eight hours seems like a dream come true.

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The Top Risks Facing the U.S. & the World in 2014

While the world saw a host of dramatic changes in 2013—an elected government replaced by the military in Egypt, a new pope in Rome, a resurgent Bashar al-Assad in Syria—2014 will like...

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