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"Why can't an actor be as good a President as a peanut warehouseman, a hustling attorney, a schoolteacher? It all depends upon the quality of his fantasies between takes."
What happens if no single presidential candidate wins a majority of the electoral votes?
The price tag for “retrofitting" a home to reduce energy costs can easily run as high as $2000—but may also cut energy use by 50 percent. Here’s how it’s done.
They disagreed on many issues, but the records of Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan as chief executives of Georgia and California show similar attitudes, successes, and failures.
It has been twenty years since C. P. Snow called for reconciliation between the “two cultures” of science and the humanities. Today they seem further apart than ever. Can we find new ways to bridge the gap?