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Opinion: Is the social web an asteroid for the Google dinosaur?

Editor’s Note: Andrew Keen is a British-American entrepreneur and professional skeptic. He is the author of “The Cult of the Amateur,” and the upcoming (June 2012) “Digital Vertigo.” This is…

History shows U.S. inquiry could help defuse Trayvon Martin case

Editor’s Note: Nicolaus Mills, a professor of American Studies at Sarah Lawrence College, is the author of “Like a Holy Crusade: Mississippi 1964—The Turning of the Civil Rights Movement in…

Why we love to lose ourselves in religion

Editor’s Note: Jonathan Haidt is a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia, and a visiting professor of business ethics at the NYU-Stern School of Business. He is the…

Lottery buyers line up to pay a tax

Editor’s Note: Scott Drenkard is an economist at the Tax Foundation, a Washington-based tax research organization. Story highlights The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is at an estimated $640 million Scott…

Celebrate Aung San Suu Kyi’s victory — ease sanctions on Myanmar

Editor’s Note: Suzanne DiMaggio is vice president of global policy programs at the Asia Society (Follow her on Twitter). Priscilla Clapp is a retired minister-counselor in the U.S. Foreign Service…

JetBlue passengers reacted. Would you?

Editor’s Note: Jason Marsh is the founding editor-in-chief of the online magazine, Greater Good, published by the Greater Good Science Center. The center focuses on the “science of a meaningful…

Searching for the why behind rising autism rate

Editor’s Note: Catherine Lord is the director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at N.Y.-Presbyterian Hospital and its affiliated medical schools, Columbia University College of Physicians and…

Opinion: World must not forget Syria’s missing activists

Editor’s Note: Paul Conroy is a British photographer and cameraman who has worked in troublespots around the world. While working in Syria earlier this year for Britain’s Sunday Times newspaper,…

Obama was too timid on health care

Editor’s Note: Julian Zelizer is a professor of history and public affairs at Princeton University. He is the author of “Jimmy Carter” (Times Books) and of the new book “Governing…

Three new rules for U.S. presidents

Editor’s Note: LZ Granderson, who writes a weekly column for CNN.com, was named journalist of the year by the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and a 2011 Online Journalism…