Michael Highfill

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College education gap between rich and poor continues to grow

Most high school students have gotten the message: College should be a part of your future plans.<p>And Americans are getting their diplomas in record …

College & University

Greece has 'moral obligation' to claim German WWII reparations: PM

Athens (AFP) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Sunday the country had a "moral obligation" to claim reparations from Germany for the damages …

Morality

“American Sniper’s” sinister philosophy: Pro-war propaganda wrapped in moral truth

<b>Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper" (Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>Make no mistake — Clint Eastwood’s film is a myth-building tale, not a human interest story<p>Robert Gordon<p>February 8, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>“American Sniper” is a difficult movie to criticize, partly because of the pro-war jingoism that's …

Putin Has Asperger’s? Don’t Flatter Him.

As the father of a child with the syndrome and a Russia expert, I can tell you the Pentagon report couldn’t be more wrong.<p>A recently-released 2008 Pentagon-backed study has set the Internet aflame with the hypothesis that Russian President Vladimir V. Putin might have Asperger’s syndrome—an autism …

What the CIA didn't want Americans to know

Agency brass tried to spike a story implicating the CIA in the killing of a top Hezbollah terrorist. Newsweek complied. The Post didn’t.<p>For a year, Newsweek held a story on the assassination of top Hezbollah operative Imad Mughniyeh at the CIA’s request, the magazine confirmed Friday — only to be …

American Way: In defence of American Sniper

The box office success of American Sniper does not sit well with many US liberals – but making broad arguments about interventionism misses the point<p>American Sniper, the Clint Eastwood movie starring Bradley Cooper as real-life Navy Seal Chris Kyle, is up for six Oscars, including "Best Picture". …

This tiny cardboard capsule is exactly what the iPhone doctor ordered

No matter how big smartphone batteries are, smartphone users still often must rely on external battery packs to keep them going, so it’s no wonder …

Pay Phones In NYC To Be Replaced With Up To 10,000 Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Next Year

There were about 2.2 million pay phones in the U.S. as of 2000 and now there are under 500,000, according to the American Public Communications Council. The decline in pay phone usage is largely attributed to the ubiquity of mobile phones. The city of New York plans to replace its pay phones with <b>up</b> …

What 'off the record' means and how to use it: A cheat sheet

It's strange to think that this week's whole Uber kerfuffle might never have happened had one of the company's executives thought to utter six vital …

Why is Hollywood’s take on the Afghan conflict so different from the UK’s?

In the 13 years since the war in Afghanistan began, Hollywood has released at least five major feature films about it, including Lions for Lambs, Brothers, Zero Dark Thirty and Lone Survivor. In the same period, the UK has produced just one – the low-budget The Patrol. Next week, we receive No 2: …