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  • Technical limitations led Facebook to scrap its bold News Feed redesign

    Technical limitations led Facebook to scrap its bold News Feed redesign
    More than a year ago, Facebook unveiled plans for a drastic redesign of its website's News Feed that would place a greater emphasis on pictures and look a lot more like the social network's mobile app. Ultimately, Facebook discarded that look and went...
  • Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?

    Who's more charitable -- conservatives or liberals?
    My Sunday column comparing private philanthropy and government social programs has revived the old debate over who is more charitably inclined, conservatives or liberals? Skipping to the last page of the story first, the answer is neither: As two MIT...
  • The promise of birth control [Commentary]

    The promise of birth control [Commentary]
    The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments last week about the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employers of a certain size provide health care plans that pay for birth control for women. One of the plaintiffs, Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores...
  • Increasingly common phrases are commonly misused

    You know how sometimes you can't remember the name of a movie or a beer or a book? Well, there's a phrase for that, and it's not, "Man, I'm getting old." It's called the "Google effect," which is the tendency to quickly forget information we can readily...
  • Facebook rendered more than 720 million 'Look Back' videos

    Facebook rendered more than 720 million 'Look Back' videos
    Last month, Facebook created "Look Back" videos for its users as way to celebrate 10 years of the social network, and on Thursday, the company said that more than 720 million videos were created. The Menlo Park tech giant released a blog explaining...
  • Award-winning UCF film recalls Florida's own 1950s witch hunt

    The televised Army-McCarthy hearings and other activities of U.S. Sen. Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s are so well known that "McCarthyism" has become a synonym for a political witch hunt. It's less well known that Florida had its own McCarthy-like group:...
  • A renegade and a feminist, Sister Judy is still keeping the faith

    Sister Judy Vaughan skipped the 1989 celebration of her 25th anniversary as a Catholic nun; the male-celebrated liturgy offended her emerging feminism. She spent the evening instead in El Salvador, challenging right-wing forces that had declared war on...
  • Monsters in our midst

    "It was loaded with meaning and death." Oh lethal, ticklish topic. So many people love guns and swear by them -- many of them people with whom I am otherwise in essential political agreement. And it's not like I relish a debate about "gun control," a...
  • Trip tactics: Rio to Bali, she gets lost, listens closely, makes deals

    Trip tactics: Rio to Bali, she gets lost, listens closely, makes deals
    Every destination has lessons to teach, and so do most travelers. In “Trip Tactics,” we ask seasoned travelers for tips, confessions and war stories. The traveler: Armenia Nercessian de Oliveira, a longtime United Nations officer and...
  • What do Washington and the West now want?

    Here again in the Ukrainian affair we see the Manichean habits of mind of the Cold War, still the most powerful precedent in the last 50 years of American and Western political history and policy studies. Among commentators and officials the tendency...
  • Lyman Allyn Exhibit Focuses On Demographic Shift After Casino Opening

    Lyman Allyn Exhibit Focuses On Demographic Shift After Casino Opening
    Mohegan Sun Casino opened in Montville in 1996, a few years after the opening of Foxwoods Resort Casino in nearby Ledyard. After the casinos came to town, southeastern Connecticut changed as predicted in terms of traffic and employment, but there were...