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The atmosphere surrounding the Tea Party has been ruthlessly blamed. But assassination attempts and lone gunmen are not 21st century phenomena. What age-old train of thought did Jared Loughner actually express? Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was greeting constituents during a “Congress on Your Corner” meeting

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“How do you gain protection against the dragon?  By naming the dragon.” – from The Hobbit Companion‘s analysis of the dragon Smaug in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit I’m a History major, and the history of science is one of my primary interests.  On a technical

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