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Friday, March 16, 2012

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  • Buying A Political Ad? Let A SuperPAC Foot The Bill
    Mitt Romney and the superPAC that supports him vastly outspent his rivals in Alabama and Mississippi, yet Romney still lost both primaries. This has some political experts wondering: When it comes to TV ads, is there a saturation point?
  • Week In Politics: Primaries And Obama Campaign
    Melissa Block talks to our regular political commentators — E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times — about the GOP primaries and President Obama's re-election campaign.
  • Letters: On 'Pink Slime' And The Planets
    Melissa Block reads emails from listeners about "pink slime" and the planets.
  • Archbishop Of Canterbury To Resign Post
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced he will resign his post at the end of December and take up a position at Cambridge University. The news comes at a time of tensions within the Anglican Church over the issue of homosexuality and women bishops.
  • The Wisdom Of Faith: What Religion Can Teach Us
    While religion is diminishing in Great Britain, it remains a powerful force in the U.S. British author Alain de Botton suggests that faith is intermittently too useful, effective and intelligent to be abandoned to the religious alone.
  • The Market's Finally Looking Up: Will It Last?
    The stock market hit some major milestones this week: The Standard & Poor's 500 index reached its highest level in more than three years and the Nasdaq rose to its highest level in 11 years. Still, the Federal Reserve has been warning not to get too excited about where the economy is headed next.
  • Why Are Some Countries Rich And Others Poor?
    A new book called Why Nations Fail argues that a lot comes down to politics — not just laws, but also a country's norms.
  • Provocative Chinese Cartoonists Find An Outlet Online
    In a Nemo-inspired cartoon, a menacing fish lures unsuspecting little fish with a glowing picture of a Communist hero. A South Park-like animation skewers China's elites. These are among the works of a new generation of Chinese political cartoonists who are using social media to evade censors.
  • Trial For New York Mets Owners To Start Monday
    The civil trial for the owners of the New York Mets is set to begin Monday. The outcome could hinge on the question of "willful blindness" — whether Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz should have known that the Ponzi scheme run by their friend Bernie Madoff was too good to be true.
  • 'Edith Can Shoot' (And Knit A Family Together)
    Edith is a protective 12-year-old who carries around a giant stuffed frog — and a rifle. She and her 16-year-old brother are latchkey kids growing up in rural America in the play Edith Can Shoot Things And Hit Them by Filipino-American writer Rey Pamatmat.

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