Trying to Make Sense of Our Democracy

Micro Beads, Macro Problem

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2 days ago

Ban the box!  Ban bossy! Ban...the beads? (Better believe it, baby). California will soon join Colorado, Illinois, and New Jersey...

Beating The House, Tories Romp

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2 days ago

After President Obama's decisive reelection, the Conservative Party (UK) hired Obama's campaign manager, Jim Messina. They sought...

Volcanoes, Quakes and The Shaken

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4 weeks ago

This past week, two events separated by thousands of miles reminded us all of how astonishing--and terrifying--Mother Nature's power...

Just the Facts on Freddie Gray

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4 weeks ago

  What every Marylander, American, and human should know. Who is Freddie Gray? Freddy Gray is a twenty five year old Black man who died...

Why Does College Cost So Much?

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1 month ago

One trillion dollars and rising.  That's a big number and it belongs to poor college students. In 2012, 70% of graduating students...

D.C. Residents Free Up the Weed, Man

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1 month ago

After Washington, D.C. residents approved recreational cannabis use last November, smoke was still in the air over how legalization...

What, Exactly, Is The Point Of Our Higher Education System?

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1 month ago

Try this essay prompt: If you knew that you could get to a well-paying career without college, would you bother going? Extra...

US and Israel: BFFs or Nah?

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2 months ago

If there has been one constant in contemporary geopolitics, it's the partnership between the United States and Israel in promoting...

An Eco-Hero Emerges!

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2 months ago

Join us, traveler, on an epic quest.  We seek the Fountains of Sustainability. You have heard dark tales: deserts swallowing...

Nigeria’s New President

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2 months ago

Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa, and its poised to become an even larger economic player in the years to come.  More money...

O’Malley 2016?

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2 months ago

It may be over a year away but the 2016 Presidential Election is already starting to heat up. With Senator Ted Cruz already officially announcing his...

Sssooooo…Whose Side Are We On??

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2 months ago

With the discord in the Middle East and North Africa seemingly reaching a fever-pitch, Arab leaders are stepping up efforts to take...

The Lion City Loses Its Patriarch

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2 months ago

Over the course of a few decades, Singapore has come to embody the economic dynamism and rise to geopolitical relevance experienced by much...

Predict This

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2 months ago

1 in 1,610,543,269. According to statistician Nate Silver, those are the odds that he predicted the outcomes of this year's March Madness...

Walmart Wage Smart

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2 months ago

It's the big business behemoth, the profit powerhouse, the ruler of riveting rollbacks! It's Walmart - the biggest retailer in the world...