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      By Ben Makuch Jan 28, 2013

      What Are the French Really Up to in Mali?

      When it comes to going to war, it's not too often we get to see France beat the US to the punch. But in the case of Mali, the troubled north African country with a serious jihadi problem, the French are playing the usual American role of global terrorist-…

      By Ben Makuch Jan 28, 2013
      By Ben Makuch Jan 11, 2013

      What Exactly Is Idle No More?

      In an era where the streets of Athens seem to be permanently burning, senseless partisanship nearly sent America off the fiscal cliff, and a delicate global economy fuels revolutions everywhere, continual political unrest is par for the course. Even Canad…

      By Ben Makuch Jan 11, 2013
      By Ben Makuch Dec 21, 2012

      How Canadian Police Overlooked a Serial Killer

      Back in December 2011, while producing an article about the state of First Nations women in Canada we interviewed Anishinaabe activist Audrey Huntley. She gave us some valuable insights into Vancouver's infamous crime and drug-riddled Eastside, then told…

      By Ben Makuch Dec 21, 2012
      By Ben Makuch Sep 11, 2012

      Whoa, Dude, Are We Inside a Computer Right Now?

      Two years ago, Rich Terrile appeared on 'Through the Wormhole,' the Science Channel's show about the mysteries of life and the universe. He was invited onto the program to discuss the theory that the human experience can be boiled down to something like a…

      By Ben Makuch Sep 11, 2012
      By Ben Makuch Aug 15, 2012

      Shooting Proud, Legal Gun Owners (with a Camera)

      Photographer Ben Philippi spent four years working on "God, Guns & Guts," a visually striking celebration of gun-toting patriots exercising their rights. His subjects are welcoming people who shoot magnums in their spare time instead of running model trai…

      By Ben Makuch Aug 15, 2012
      By Ben Makuch Aug 2, 2012

      How to Prepare for a North Korean Invasion

      The North Korean Army is a horde of unholy super soldiers fiercely loyal to their Dear Leader. Besides building underground tunnels that stretch into South Korean territory—from which they will burst out of in a rage unknown to Western militaries—they can…

      By Ben Makuch Aug 2, 2012