Influence and Meaning

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Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wisc). has been influenced by Ayn Rand. Now that he’s Mitt Romney’s running mate, Jennifer Burns, professor at Stanford University and author of Goddess of the Market: Ayn Rand the American Right, explains Objectivism. First: how both campaigns are positioning themselves after the VP pick. Plus: the NYPD’s partnership with Microsoft aims to integrate surveillance; how nuns are responding to the rebuke by the Vatican; and linguist John McWhorter.