Sholeh Patrick

Interview: Zen pilot will fly pole to pole for ‘oneness’

November 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

There are moments aloft when it’s just you and the airplane, when you transcend mere existence. When there is no separateness — all sound fades away, you suddenly “see” more than eyes take in, your body still goes through the motions, but y...

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Research: What may lurk behind increase in hate crimes

November 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

George Washington, in his 1790 letter to the Touro Synagogue in Newport, R.I., told Jews they would be safe in this new nation:“The government of the United States...gives to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance...”Fast forward...

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Research: Veterans: Views of a soldier

November 08, 2018 at 5:00 am

While veterans of all generations have a positive view of their military service, only one-in-five feels the government treats them well; less than half say they get the medical and support benefits they were promised. These are some of the...

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Research: Elect apolitical judges

November 06, 2018 at 5:00 am

When you vote — and vote we must today; can’t waste the right which cost the lives of so many — you may notice the section marked “nonpartisan.”Judges.Unless you’ve encountered the courts, you probably won’t recognize the names. No big deal...

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Research: Millennials, this is your election

November 01, 2018 at 5:00 am

The nation’s largest and most powerful voting block is adults 18 to 30. Their views vastly diverge from older adults and the political status quo, according to Pew Research, yet because folks over 50 are the largest group who actually vote ...

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Research: How well do you know these scary words?

October 30, 2018 at 5:00 am

Not all Hallowe’en stories are frightful. As word-guru site Merriam-Webster.com tells it, the history behind a few October-themed words isn’t even that Halloween-y. Well, not all of them anyway.Haunt (visit often). While today’s definition ...

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Coffee’s mystical origins in Yemen

October 25, 2018 at 5:00 am

In the average American city, other than fast food, what business seems to outnumber any other? Coffee.And whom do we thank for this precious, bitter brew? Arabs.It’s no coincidence “Arabica” is what we call today’s dominant coffee bean — w...

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Woody waste does wonders

October 23, 2018 at 5:00 am

Wood-based fuel in an airplane? Done that — a forest-powered Alaska Airlines plane flew to D.C. in November 2016. To power a car? Feasible, according to researchers at Washington State University interviewed for a 2015 issue of Northwest Mi...

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Research: Here’s how the pledge evolved

October 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

What do magazine sales, the Nazi salute, and the threat of communism hold in common? Why, the pledge of allegiance, of course.The pledge’s evolution has been nothing if not ironic. Tuesday’s column reiterated its legal status and strength i...

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Research: Pledge in schools offered, not forced

October 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

News of an Atlanta school district’s removal of the pledge in public schools in August renewed nationwide debate over an old controversy. After a local teacher expressed frustration over the misinformation he’s seen on social media, the tim...

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