The Two-Way
1:22 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

New Research: U.S. Is Warming, But Not Uniformly

In red, are the states that have seen the highest temperature change.
Climate Central

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 5:09 pm

New analysis (pdf) of climate data finds that since 1912, the United States has warmed 1.3 degrees. But that warming is concentrated in certain states, some of which have "warmed 60 times faster than the 10 slowest-warming states."

All of that is according to Climate Central, a research and journalism non-profit that seeks to inform the public about climate and energy. The center looked at data from the National Climatic Data Center's U.S. Historical Climatology Network.

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It's All Politics
1:05 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

International Skinny On The U.S. Election

President Obama climbs the podium to give a media briefing at the end of a NATO summit in Lisbon, Portugal, on Nov. 20, 2010.
Markus Schreiber AP

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 1:54 pm

If it's true that America now resides smack dab in the middle of an interdependent global village, then we should probably pay attention to what other countries think about us — our values, our leadership and the presidential election of 2012.

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This Is NPR
12:59 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Cartoonist Animates NPR Journalists

"More NPR Pals" from cartoonist Ian Jones-Quartey
Ian Jones-Quartey IAN JQ Tumblr

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:51 pm

So colorful are the names of some NPR journalists, that they inspired this design from cartoonist Ian Jones-Quartey. See the animated version on his Tumblr page here.

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Monkey See
12:49 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

The Absolute Unvarnished Truth About The New And Rebooted 'Dallas'

Larry Hagman, as he must, returns to play J.R. Ewing in the rebooted version of Dallas.
Zade Rosenthal TNT

There is a certain honesty with which I believe critics must exist — a willingness to look yourself in the eye. A willingness to say, "This is the absolute truth as I experienced it."

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The Salt
12:16 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Libyan Menu Prompts The Question: Camel, Anyone?

A Bedouin who says he's eaten camel 22 times in a month poses with a camel outside a makeshift protest camp off the highway on the road between Sirte and Al-Sidra.
John W. Poole NPR

Originally published on Tue December 4, 2012 4:00 pm

NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep is taking a Revolutionary Road trip from Tunisia to Cairo to see how the countries that staged revolutions last year are remaking themselves.

He's also sharing with us here at The Salt what he's been eating.

Dear Salt,

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Field Recordings
12:08 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Of Monsters And Men Brings Out The Sun

Of Monsters And Men perform a Field Recording backstage at Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA on Friday, May 25, 2012.

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 4:06 pm

Even before the gates had opened on the first day of the Sasquatch! Music Festival over Memorial Day weekend, we managed to get backstage of the Gorge Amphitheater to capture a live session with one of the hottest new bands to hit the festival circuit, Of Monsters and Men. No strangers to natural beauty, the Icelanders were nevertheless stunned by the picturesque backdrop of the Gorge as they performed "Mountain Sound," one of the new songs added to the American release of their debut album.

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11:47 am
Wed June 13, 2012

New Republic: Little Change In Presidential Polls

An elderly supporter of President Barack Obama joins others to cheer near a house where Obama held a campaign event in Los Angeles, California on June 7. Despite recent campaign gaffes by the President many have described as self-inflicted wounds, opinion polls have remained relatively steady.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Nate Cohn is an elections blogger for The New Republic.

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11:45 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Weekly Standard: Morning Jay: Obama's Dilemma

President Barack Obama speaks during an election campaign event in Baltimore on June 12. The political environment Obama faces this election cycle is markedly different from 2008, with concerns over the economy compounding the negative impact of any campaign missteps.
Jewel Samad AFP/Getty Images

Jay Cost is a staff writer for The Weekly Standard.

Political winds are funny things. When they are blowing in from behind, leaders look poised, in control, and powerful. When they are blowing into their face, they look overwhelmed, out of their depth, and utterly impotent. We have seen this time and again over the years with presidents.

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13.7: Cosmos And Culture
11:41 am
Wed June 13, 2012

When (Alien) Gods Err

Michael Fassbender plays a replicant in Ridley Scott's Prometheus.
Twentieth Century Fox

Originally published on Wed June 13, 2012 1:04 pm

It is fitting that I watched Prometheus, Ridley Scott's grippingly gross blockbuster movie, this past weekend after having just written about how ultra-advanced aliens would be indistinguishable from gods. In Prometheus we learn, among other things, how the fearsome human-eating alien of the classic 1979 sci-fi movie Alien came into existence.

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From Our Listeners
11:38 am
Wed June 13, 2012

Tired Of Ties? Try This Advice Instead

Fathers across the country will receive their fair share of ties, socks, wallets and mugs this Sunday. But Tell Me More wants to salute fathers with an unconventional gift: wisdom. In the series "Father to Father," dads offer their words of wisdom and advice to other dads. Today's essay comes from Eric Stuart of Van Nuys, California.