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Is it just semantics, or is ‘political truth’ an oxymoron?

RANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., April 7, 2014 – Politically speaking: Whatever happened to the truth? In a country of more than 315 million people, you would think we could find a few good men and women who were familiar with that concept and capable of delivering upon it. Yet, we seem unable to attract a

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Music and Technology: iZotope RX3, the Miracle Product

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 19, 2014 – Considering what a niche field music technology is, an astounding variety of quality software packages are nevertheless still available to fulfill all manner of specialized artistic needs. Yet given the pleasant reality of high-level musical tools created by engineering geniuses, iZotope’s RX3 software remains an almost miraculous product,

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The Romantics: In Series’ tribute to Schubert and Goethe

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2014 – The In Series presented a uniquely special two-evening only recital last weekend, highlighting a selection of Franz Schubert’s exquisite art songs with an emphasis on music the composer set to the poetry of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, perhaps the world’s best known and honored German poet. Aside from the music

Courtney Miller as Mercedes, Ginger Costa-Jackson as Carmen, and Jeni Houser as Frasquita in Virginia Opera’s 2014 production of Carmen

Virginia Opera’s colorful ‘Carmen’ fills the house in Fairfax

FAIRFAX CITY, Va., April 12, 2014 – The Virginia Opera brings its colorful production of George Bizet’s sparkling, tune-filled “Carmen” to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts this weekend. Judging from the enthusiastic reception of the first performance here on Friday evening, the company’s current offering should prove a real crowd-pleaser for its final,

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After-hours shocker: Massive Apple stock split, earnings beat

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 23, 2014 – Apple (AAPL) shocked complacent traders after today’s close by declaring a massive 7 for 1 stock split and reporting a big second quarter earnings beat. Completely unexpected by financial pundits, Apple’s announced stock split is being characterized as one of the biggest in the S&P 500’s recent history, leading

Screen shot of iZotope RX3 interface.

Music and Technology: iZotope RX3, the Miracle Product

COLLEGE PARK, Md., April 19, 2014 – Considering what a niche field music technology is, an astounding variety of quality software packages are nevertheless still available to fulfill all manner of specialized artistic needs. Yet given the pleasant reality of high-level musical tools created by engineering geniuses, iZotope’s RX3 software remains an almost miraculous product,

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America’s power grid at the limit: the road to electrical blackouts

CHICAGO, April 23, 2014 — Americans take electricity for granted. Electricity powers our lights, our computers, our offices, and our industries. But misguided environmental policies are eroding the reliability of our power system. This past winter, bitterly cold weather placed massive stress on the US electrical system―and the system almost broke. On January 7 in the midst

Apple HQ, Cupertino, Calif. (Photo credit: Joe Ravi, via Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA 3.0)

After-hours shocker: Massive Apple stock split, earnings beat

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 23, 2014 – Apple (AAPL) shocked complacent traders after today’s close by declaring a massive 7 for 1 stock split and reporting a big second quarter earnings beat. Completely unexpected by financial pundits, Apple’s announced stock split is being characterized as one of the biggest in the S&P 500’s recent history, leading

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Lights out for solar power after 2015

SALEM, Ore., April 22, 2014 — 2014 is the supernova year for solar power. It’s at the zenith of its growth cycle before it fades away in 2015. That’s when taxpayer-funded subsidies dry up. Solar won’t be cost competitive with fossil fuels until after 2019, which will be its undoing. First, the good news is

Apple HQ, Cupertino, Calif. (Photo credit: Joe Ravi, via Wikipedia, CC-BY-SA 3.0)

After-hours shocker: Massive Apple stock split, earnings beat

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 23, 2014 – Apple (AAPL) shocked complacent traders after today’s close by declaring a massive 7 for 1 stock split and reporting a big second quarter earnings beat. Completely unexpected by financial pundits, Apple’s announced stock split is being characterized as one of the biggest in the S&P 500’s recent history, leading

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Post Easter debate: Was Jesus a Muslim?

CHARLOTTE, NC, April 23, 2014 – A funny thing happened at an Easter mass in France on Sunday. Worshippers in a full church were shocked when a man got up from his pew, laid a carpet at the left of the altar during Easter services and began praying and reciting verses from the Koran. The story,

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