The Progressive Vision | Frontpage Mag

Here’s my question to you: If an evil person is guaranteed that he can inflict physical pain upon others and guaranteed to never suffer pain himself, what happens to his willingness to inflict pain? You say, “What do you mean, Williams?” OK, I will make my question more concrete. via Pocket
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Female Muslim Activist Exposes Honor Killing Problem, Labeled Propagandist | Truth Revolt

A Canadian Muslim activist is receiving backlash for daring to speak about the violence many women face in the Islamic faith. And not only from members of her own community, but from the white liberal students at universities across America. via Pocket
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Kerry: Climate Change Greater, Easier to Solve Than Terrorism | PJ Tatler

Secretary of State John Kerry explained at the State Department’s Climate and Clean Energy Investment Forum today why climate change is “certainly one of two of the defining issues of our generation and perhaps the defining issue of our generation, because of the stakes. via Pocket
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A Radical Way of Unleashing a Generation of Geniuses | WIRED

You can read a version of this story in Spanish here. Pueden leer una versión de esta historia en español aquí. José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. via Pocket
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Webb to withdraw from Democratic presidential race | TheHill

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb (D) will announce Tuesday that he’s dropping his long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, Fox News reported. Webb is set to speak at the National Press Club in Washington at 1 pm, where he’s expected to make the announcement. via Pocket
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Kitchen Design Isn’t Sexist. It Liberated Women. – Bloomberg View

Kitchens should not be the domain of only women. But at some point, a writer at Quartz argues, they were tailored to be female friendly — meaning the design of American kitchens is sexist to this day. via Pocket
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Lockheed Martin has been secretly testing ‘supersonic’ laser turret for fighter jets  | Daily Mail Online

Lockheed Martin has revealed a radical turret that allows fighter jets to fire laser weapons at near supersonic speeds. Left unchecked, turbulence would scatter the light particles that make up a laser beam, much like fog diffuses a flashlight beam. via Pocket
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Domesticated dogs spring from central Asia, latest research finds | The Columbus Dispatch

Gray wolves are their ancestors — scientists are pretty consistent about that. And researchers have suggested that dogs’ origins can be traced to Europe, the Near East, Siberia and southern China. via Pocket
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