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Giving Facebook some credit where it's due

I’ve repeatedly picked on Facebook, and partner-in-crime Bing, for their repeated failure to translate the most basic elements of Hebrew (e.g. holidays, numerals, … 183 more words


The surprising American consensus on coal

While reading the New York Times coverage of Obama’s new carbon compact with China, I was stunned to learn that only “twenty-one percent of Americans think producing electricity from coal is a good idea.” For the sake of comparison, … 133 more words

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The most curious-est Synagogue in New Haven

I typed “Church” into Google maps in an effort to identify which house of worship is responsible for the noontime bells that have — on occasion — proven far more effective than my (much earlier) alarm at rousing me from my slumber. 114 more words


Who says the media can't write responsible Ebola headlines?

One oft-maligned symptom of the ongoing Ebola outbreak is the tendency of media organizations to overplay the risk it poses to the general public. News outlets based in this country’s largest city have proven hardly more immune than have its residents: “ 110 more words


The more things change, the harder it is to remember things were ever different

Via Newser, a heartwarming 9/11-related story:

Every year on 9/11, Elizabeth Stringer Keefe has tweeted out an image of a tattered wedding photo that a friend of hers found at Ground Zero, in the hopes that this time, the right person would see it.

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This is Hamas's silliest effort to attack Israel

Hamas is terrifyingly good at a lot of things. It’s good at smuggling weaponry. It’s good at building rockets. It’s good at tunneling into Israel. But information that’s come out over the past couple of days indicates that one of its plans has come to nothing — and that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. 178 more words