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Sep 2, 2014 — Newton's laws, quantum mechanics, information theory — the fundamental rules of existence — find expression in the human world for human purposes, says commentator Adam Frank.
Aug 30, 2014The Guardian's Randeep Ramesh tells NPR's Scott Simon about the social and societal forces at work in British culture which might have contributed to the cover-up of the Rotherham child abuse case.
Aug 29, 2014 — Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Aug 29, 2014 — Boredom is increasingly a thing of the past. We've got devices to fill up every instant. Some people say baseball is boring. But maybe its popularity is in the fact that it allows us room to be bored?
Aug 28, 2014 — Some people of faith claim that the world is meaningless without belief in God or gods or an afterlife. Commentator Barbara J. King says the view of some atheists is mirrored in two recent novels.

Commentary: Explaining Oneself

How would you explain your life to a total stranger? It wouldn't be easy, especially to someone who has never visited the North Country. A near miss with national media this week got commentator Betsy Kepes thinking.  Go to full article

Commentary: Omaha Beach Cemetery

Commentator Paul Willcott recalls a visit to the cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy.  Go to full article

Commentary: Doggie Day Care

Commentator Elle Garrell Berger tells us why parents aren't the only ones seeking reliable, affordable day care.  Go to full article

Commentary: Running the Ottawa Marathon

It's been four days since Commenator Betsy Kepes ran in the Ottawa Marathon--and she can almost walk down a flight of stairs without wincing in pain. Was it worth it?...  Go to full article

Commentary: Common Mental Health Advice

Commentator Paul Willcott is skeptical about some common mental health advice--he suggests putting some emotions back in the bottle.  Go to full article

Commentary: That Overly-familiar Feeling

Proper etiquette seems to be a lost art, according to commentator Paul Willcott.  Go to full article

Commentary: Ten-Minute Tasks

Commentator Elle Garrell Berger offers her thoughts on ten-minute tasks.  Go to full article

Commentary: Celebrating Spring

Commentator Paul Willcott has a suggestion for celebrating the first day of spring.  Go to full article

Commentary: Spring Skiing in Vermont

The joys of spring skiing in Vermont from commentator Betsy Kepes.  Go to full article

Commentary: Enjoying the Long Commute North

Writer Paul Willcott tells us why he doesn't mind the 300-mile commute from New York City to Saranac Lake.  Go to full article

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