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Where Did All the Republican Israel Critics Go?

Democrats are no longer as chummy with Israel as the GOP has become; big data’s on everybody’s mind these days; meanwhile, a Finnish columnist offers his perspective on the Ukraine and Russia conflict from a different vantage point. These discoveries and more after the jump.

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Don’t Throw a Fit—Toss a Cellphone Instead

Finland is known for outside-the-box thinking when it comes to a lot of things, especially education. But now Finns have come up with a new way to de-stress and disconnect: A town in southeast Finland is hosting a Mobile Phone Throwing Competition.

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Stay Home and Forget the Rest of the World

More and more it seems that “don’t go far” is the message the U.S. government is sending Americans. The global travel alert issued Aug. 2 is a perfect example of how the State Department uses fear to keep people “safely” at home, and ignorant.

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New Technologies Boost Renewables

In encouraging news for proponents of renewable energy, scientists say they can produce high-quality biofuel cheaply, and another team has found a more economical way to make hydrogen from water.

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The Finland Phenomenon

When I heard the news last week that the Department of Education is aiming to subject 4-year-olds to high-stakes testing, all I could do was shake my head in disbelief.

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Bush Wants Iraq to Be More Like Israel

President Bush, in an effort to buy time and lower expectations for the surge, has set a new goal for Iraq: be like Israel.  As in a country “that can protect its people, deliver basic services for all its citizens and function as a democracy even amid violence.”  In view of daily violence that’s off the charts by Israeli standards and Iraq’s lack of a functioning government, democratic or otherwise, couldn’t he have set the bar a tad lower?  But as long as you’re aiming high, why not just change the name to New Finland and leave?

Posted on Jun 29, 2007 READ MORE


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