Sean Noah Walsh (FIU): Gambling from a Weak Hand: Radical Skepticism and an Ethics of Uncertainty. From Intelligent Life, who was the best president is the latest Big Question. Annie Lowrey on how income inequality may take a toll on economic growth. What the Islamists get right: Michael Moynihan on why it’s time to admit that banning Mein Kampf while allowing anti-Islam cartoons is a double-standard. Katrina Lantos Swett and Robert P. George on why a constitution is a bad place for a blasphemy law: A constitutional ban on blasphemy might sound like a good idea to some — but it can mean less freedom for everyone. From American Scientist, Teenie Matlock on framing political messages with grammar and metaphor: How something is said may be as important as what is said; and Peter Pesic reviews Discord: The Story of Noise by Mike Goldsmith. What is the most annoying sound in the world? A new study examines which sounds are most unpleasant to the human ear. Where can you find the real moochers? Simon Johnson says they’re on Wall Street. Molly Redden on five ridiculous Congressional candidates who will probably win.

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