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Nike: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

During the 2016 Olympics, Nike put female athletes in the spotlight in its popular "Unlimited" ad campaign—and it promoted diversity in its own business. In 2016, the majority of the company’s employees were minorities, and women made up 48% of its global workforce.<p>The company is also a pioneer in …

Obama hoofs it to Israel, Cyprus barely skates by, and a Canadian suggests an unusual stimulus project

Serving as a US Air Force launch control officer for intercontinental missiles in the early Seventies, First Lieutenant Bruce Blair figured out how …

Here's What Frank Bruni Gets Wrong About Rand Paul's Senate Record

Like many in the media, the New York Times columnist emphasizes minor positions while minimizing the Kentucky senator's more important stands.<p>Reuters<p>You'd never know from Bruni's column that Paul advocated for a total of nine reforms to the Patriot Act:<p>He teamed up with Democratic Senator Patrick …

Percentage of the U.S. population that is foreign-born : 13 Percentage that was foreign-born in 1913 : 15 Change in the number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States since 2007 : –900,000 Portion of Republicans who supported a “path to citizenship” in a February Washington Post poll : 3/5 Who supported the same policy when President Obama’s name was included in the question : 2/5 Amount the Obama Administration spent on immigration enforcement last year : $18,000,000,000 Amount the Justice Department spent on all law enforcement : $12,400,000,000 Percentage of U.S. Hispanics who “strongly disagree” with the statement that racism is “by and large a thing of the past” : 32 Of U.S. whites …

Percentage of the U.S. population that is foreign-born <b>:</b> 13<p>Percentage that was foreign-born in 1913 <b>:</b> 15<p>Change in the number of undocumented immigrants …

Neil Freeman’s Alternative Geography

Two Sundays ago, the artist and urban planner Neil Freeman stood in front of a vacant lot in Bushwick, Brooklyn, beneath the elevated J train and across the street from an apartment blasting Colombian <i>cumbia</i> music. “This is the geographic center of New York,” he said to me and five others shivering …

Would the Justices Rather Not Rule on Prop 8?

The most important thing anyone needs to know about Tuesday’s Supreme Court oral arguments on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, California’s same-sex marriage ban, is this: veteran Supreme Court watchers and gay-rights advocates alike came away with the impression that Associate Justice …

The Number: 851,000

“Passover means matzo,” the Canadian <i>Jewish Chronicle</i> wrote in 1933. “And when we speak of matzo, there occurs to us the name of a matzo baking firm which has become a household word not only in America but throughout the world. It is Manischewitz.” Now, eight decades later, the Manischewitz …

The Court’s Gay-Marriage Confusion

Short version of what we can tell from Tuesday’s oral arguments about how the Supreme Court will rule on same-sex marriage: beats me—but tune in tomorrow.<p>Less short version: as usual, it’s probably all up to Justice Anthony Kennedy.<p>Longer version: even if I had not resolved to be a little less …

Will the Chinese Be Supreme?

Eclipse: Living in the Shadow of China’s Economic Dominance<p>by Arvind Subramanian<p>Peterson Institute for International Economics, 216 pp., $21.95 …