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150 Years After Marx, 'Capital' Still Can't Shake Loose Of 'Das Kapital'

Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century evokes another famous tome with "capital" in its title, and makes comparisons inevitable.

He Gave His Life For The Nation And His Name To An Airport

Airports are often named after politicians or celebrities, but who is Chicago's airport named for? Few know the story of WWII fighter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient Butch O'Hare.

After Serving In Iraq And Afghanistan, A New Mission: Healing

Jon Meadows received multiple injuries during his deployments, including a traumatic brain injury. Now, with the help of his wife, Melissa, he's focusing on recovery.

We Look Amazing In These Gowns

Animator Steve Cutts brings to life part of Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett's commencement address. You will never look at a commencement gown the same way again.

'Someone Had To Do It': Airman Gives Fallen Soldiers A Final Salute

While serving in Iraq, MaCherie Dunbar didn't know quite what she was signing up for when she volunteered for "patriot detail." It turned out to be one of the hardest things she did while overseas.

Don't Judge Exceptional Players By The Company They Keep

Many of sports history's greatest athletes never led their teams to a championship victory. So why should it be a requirement for basketball stars today?

Six Words: 'You've Got To Be Taught' Intolerance

A huge hit upon its release, the 1949 musical South Pacific still resonates with contributors to The Race Card Project — particularly a song about how prejudice is learned, not innate.

A School Lunch Denied Prompts Powerful Action In A World Of Words

Tweeting and blogging make it easy to complain in the virtual world. Instead, an outraged Michigan mom took a step to make a difference in real life.

Debate: Is Death Final?

The idea of an afterlife has fascinated humans for millennia. In a recent Intelligence Squared debate, two teams faced off over the concept of life after death from a scientific perspective.

'Too Crisp And Self-Assured?' Take It As A Compliment, Ladies

Host Michel Martin reflects on the retirement of legendary broadcaster Barbara Walters, and what her career says about how society treats smart, ambitious women and girls.