Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Quote of Interest – Martin Luther King Jr.

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Minister and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr.: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Monday, April 6, 2015

A Brewing Problem   

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James Hamblin, writing for The Atlantic: In 2010, journalist and caffeine aficionado Murray Carpenter visited the Keurig facilities in Waterbury, Vermont, reporting for The New York Times that the K-Cup idea posed environmental concerns, as the pods were not recyclable … Continue reading →

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tim Cook Speaks Up   

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Tim Cook, in an essay published by Bloomberg Businessweek: […] I believe deeply in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, who said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ ” I often challenge myself … Continue reading →

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Time Served   

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Harley Rustad, writing for The Walrus: When its gates shut for the final time in September 2013, Kingston Penitentiary was among North America’s oldest operating prisons. Notorious killers—Paul Bernardo, Clifford Olson, Russell Williams—slept in its cells and exercised in its … Continue reading →

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Fighting for identity   

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The Economist: In her parents’ bare brick-built shack in southern Beijing, Li Xue sifts through piles of court verdicts, petitions and other papers that record her family’s struggle for most of the 20 years of her life to secure a … Continue reading →

The fall of the house of Tsarnaev   

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The Boston Globe: Tamerlan, the eldest, started hearing the voice as a young man. It disturbed him. It frightened him, as the voice inside grew more insistent. It may in the end have directed him. Dzhokhar, the youngest, was the … Continue reading →

Friday, December 27, 2013

“Guaranteed” Christmas Deliveries Delayed   

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Mary Schlangenstein, Leslie Patton, and Alex Barinka, reporting for Bloomberg: Chains from Kohl’s (KSS) Corp. to Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) to 1-800-Flowers.com Inc. (FLWS) offered gift cards and refunds after angry shoppers took to social media to vent their frustrations at … Continue reading →

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The man behind the poppies   

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Linda Sutherland, writing for McGill News: Ever stop to wonder why we pin a red poppy on our coat lapel in November to commemorate Remembrance Day? How did a flower become an emblem for war and loss? The answer lies … Continue reading →