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After pivoting a failed startup, Egyptian entrepreneur Naguib Sawiris has been charging forward in the edtech space with his tutoring platform Yup.<p>Sawiris dropped out of Stanford in 2013, but held onto a recurring memory from his engineering studies that ultimately inspired the company: students in …

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Greg Gage is a neuroscientist.<p>You wouldn't know it by looking at him, though. There's no long, white lab coat. And he doesn't speak in scientific jargon that's difficult to understand.<p>That's because Gage is on a mission: He wants to make neuroscience accessible to everyone.<p>"In order to be able to …

Neuroscience

Autocracy: Rules for Survival

“Thank you, my friends. Thank you. Thank you. We have lost. We have lost, and this is the last day of my political career, so I will say what must be …

Political Science

President Barack Obama on Feminism, Michelle, and His Daughters

There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across the country. Holding an office where you get to make a difference in the life of our nation. Air Force One.<p>But perhaps the greatest unexpected gift of this job has been living …

America's women are going to kick the world's ass at the Rio Olympics

America is going to the top of the medal count, and the largest contingent of female athletes in Olympic history is carrying it there.<p>Team USA will win more medals than anybody else at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. This happened in 1996, it happened in 2000, it happened in 2004, it happened in …

Serena Williams

The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen.

First of all — this is not my writing. It's a Facebook post by someone I don’t even know, a man named <b>Michael Arnovitz</b> in Portland OR. But as a …

Bernie and His Millennials

I know these Millennials screaming Bernie’s name. I’ve taught them. And at the risk of being forever blackballed from academia, I have to say they …

Please Stop Calling Sanders a Feminist

Lately, the Internet has been ablaze with debates about who the bigger feminist is: Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton. I read through several …

The sexist double standards hurting Hillary Clinton

Much of Hillary Clinton’s difficulty in this campaign stems from a single, unalterable fact: She is a woman.<p>I’m not referring primarily to the Bernie Bros, those Bernie Sanders supporters who fill the Internet with misogynistic filth about Clinton. What drags down her candidacy is more pervasive …

Middle-class

OPINION: #FeelTheBS

Your favorite anti-establishment hero won’t call off his dogs.<p>I arrived with one of my student reporter colleagues to our first presidential rally at …

The Quick Startup Guide to Hillary

Trump's New Slogan Has Old Baggage From Nazi Era

Donald Trump has given up on winning historically literate voters. Consider the theme of his major foreign policy speech Wednesday: "America …

Donald Trump

On Becoming Anti-Bernie

I started out liking Bernie Sanders, though I leaned slightly toward Hillary Clinton. Yet I’ve come to the point where I can barely stand his face, …

So You're Deeply Concerned About Clinton's Connections...

For a while now, we’ve seen a constant stream of concerned diaries regarding Hillary Clinton’s connections to Wall Street, the DNC, Kroll, and …

Voters Were Blocked From the Polls on Super Tuesday by New Restrictions

On Super Tuesday, voters went to the polls in Waller County, Texas, where 28-year-old Sandra Bland controversially died in police custody last year. …

Government

Sady Doyle (Progressive)

Let’s start, this time, with a story. This is about Hillary Clinton – everything I write seems to be about her these days – but it’s about me, too. …

This sad little boy is absolutely devastated he couldn't vote for Hillary Clinton

Boy, they sure do start 'em young in New Hampshire.<p>Primary day proved especially traumatic for the world's youngest Democrat, who was so heartbroken he couldn't vote for Hillary Clinton that it brought him to literal tears.<p>"How come you're crying, Aiden? Why are you crying?" mom Amanda Gerety asks …

Government

Why I Put Some Ice on That Bern

Alternatively titled: “Why I support Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders”<p>As a 19 year-old progressive college student with a penchant for supporting …

10 Questions I Need Bernie Sanders Supporters to Answer

While many Bernie Sanders supporters like to accuse me of “hating” Sanders, that couldn’t be further from the truth. I have maintained, since the …

Why Everyone's Wrong About Gloria Steinem's Controversial Comment

We still live in a world where "guy-approved" ends up meaning "cool."<p>Our feminist foremother has misbehaved. Gloria Steinem said young women only support Bernie Sanders because they want attention from boys. Can you believe it?<p>Don't, because it's not true. Despite media panting over feminist icons …

When Bernie Sanders Ran Against Me in Vermont

Hillary Clinton is not the first progressive Democratic woman to be challenged by Bernie Sanders. He ran against me in 1986 when I was running for my second term as governor of Vermont. At that time he had little affinity for the Democratic Party. When advised that his third-party candidacy might …

Middle-class

Why I’m Supporting Hillary Clinton, With Joy and Without Apologies

I got to spend last week in France talking—and not writing—about the 2016 presidential election. It turned out to be a gift: a week of distance from …

Do we need to rethink how we teach the Holocaust?

While the focus has been on teaching the dangers of racism, many students are left in the dark about the history and motivations for this troubling period<p>Many people argue that it is crucially important for young people to learn about the Holocaust to prevent racism and prejudice in the present …

Teaching

What Evangelicals Don’t Know About the Rosary

What Evangelicals Don’t Know About the Rosary<p>January 17, 2016 by K. Albert Little<p>For all good Evangelicals, myself included, Mary is the ultimate …

Why Precisely Is Bernie Sanders Against Reparations?

The Vermont senator’s political imagination is active against plutocracy, but why is it so limited against white supremacy?<p>Last week Bernie Sanders was asked whether he was in favor of “reparations for slavery.” It is worth considering Sanders’s response in full:<p>No, I don’t think so. First of all, …

Middle-class

Why This Progressive Is Really Excited About Hillary

I am excited that Hillary Clinton could be President of the United States. You read that right -- <b>excited</b>!<p>According to conventional punditry, I'm supposed to be lacking enthusiasm, nearly slapping my face to stay awake. But instead I can hardly wait to gather some friends and head to Iowa like I did …

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