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The U.S. Government Is Using Fear to Consolidate Power and It’s Working

Rather than diminish the fear that inspires humans to act in irrational violent ways, philosophy professor Peter Ludlow writes that so-called democracies are using it as a weapon to “control the rabble.”

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The Soldier Who Never Sleeps

Scientists are trying to construct military members who can fight without fatigue and thus be more efficient killing machines; a lot of Chinese students who hope to pursue higher education in the U.S. don’t speak enough English to do so; meanwhile, an organization named VIDA was formed to create awareness about gender bias in the literary world and it’s succeeding in making some publishers and reviewers uncomfortable. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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The Culture of Preconception

The political response to the Boston Marathon bombings suggests that we live in an age of shrink-wrapped, prepackaged opinions. When something new comes along, we hasten to squeeze it into whatever frameworks we were carrying around with us a day, a month or a year before.

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The Boat

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Bringing the Gold

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Interrogation

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Congress’ Best Side

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Chechnya Expert

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Miranda Rights

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Boston’s Message

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Running the Gauntlet

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Boston and Washington

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Updated: Bombing Suspect Captured Alive

Update: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was taken into custody Friday night in Watertown, Mass., after he was discovered hiding in a boat parked in the driveway of a home.

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In the Tank

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And He Is Us

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Marathon Aftermath

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Boston Marathon Man

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Peace Activists and Patriots at the Boston Marathon Bombing

Monday was Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts, celebrating the day the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, at the Battles of Lexington and Concord. It is also the day of the annual Boston Marathon, which will now, sadly, go down in history as yet another episode of senseless mass violence.

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To Boston, With Love

Boston is tough and sentimental, traditional and forward-looking, working class and wealthy, parochial and global, warm and reserved, reform-minded and un-reformable, restrained and boisterous, superstitious and free-thinking, very new and very old.

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Update: Justice Department Says No Arrest Made in Boston Marathon Bombing

The Associated Press, CNN and The Boston Globe had reported earlier in the day that a suspect was in custody.

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A Lesson in Empathy From Glenn Greenwald

“I’m up for us ‘All Being Bostonians Today’. But then can we all be Yemenis tomorrow & Pakistanis the day after?” Greenwald’s Guardian colleague Gary Younge wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.

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Race for Terror

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Boston Tragedy

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Boston Marathon Bombing

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Poison Sent to Senator’s Office, Erik Rush’s Incendiary Tweet, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the release of a post-9/11 torture report that lays the blame squarely at the feet of the nation’s highest officeholders and the unveiling of a bipartisan agreement on immigration reform.

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Chris Hedges’ 2010 Interview With Boston Hero Carlos Arredondo

What makes a person run toward an explosion? Carlos Arredondo, who cast aside his own safety to help rescue victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, is no ordinary man. Chris Hedges wrote this about Arredondo in 2010.

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Boston Marathon

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This Just In

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No Arrests, No Responsibility Determined in Boston Attacks (Video)

Law enforcement agencies are scrambling to figure out who carried out the Boston Marathon blasts. So far there have been no arrests, no credible claims of responsibility and little information from authorities about who might have planted the explosive devices.

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Boston Marathon Terror Attack

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Obama Addresses Nation After Boston Bombings

The president stopped short of calling the blasts at the marathon terror attacks during his prepared remarks, but CNN is reporting that federal investigators have classified them that way.

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Dramatic Video Reveals Full Terror of Boston Marathon Bombings

The Boston Globe has just released a chilling video that captures the extent of the horror of the Boston Marathon explosions Monday afternoon, including the sounds of both blasts being detonated and the screams and shouts of the panicked crowd in the aftermath.

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Boston Marathon Blasts: Police Find More Explosive Devices

Officials also said during a news conference that a third incident has been reported at the JFK Library in Boston.

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Deaths, Injuries Reported After Explosions at Boston Marathon (Video)

“Somebody’s leg flew by my head,” one spectator told the Boston Herald. “I gave my belt to stop the blood.”

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AP/Charles Krupa

Video: Explosions Strike Boston Marathon on Patriots’ Day

“There are a lot of people down,” a runner told The Associated Press, after two blasts brought a traumatic end to the world’s oldest annual marathon.

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Krugman: Ryan Goes Running With the Truth

According to Paul Krugman, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a lot like Rosie Ruiz, the first woman to cross the finish line in the 1980 Boston Marathon. Ruiz was subsequently stripped of that victory when it turned out she hadn’t actually run most of the race.

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