Dave Krebs

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High school career academies prepare students for jobs

Jasmine Loftland held her hand over her left eye and squinted with her right.<p>“It just looks like a big, white board,” said Loftland, 16, her contact lenses sitting in a green-and-white case nearby. She covered the other eye. “It’s worse,” she said, shaking her head as she giggled. “Honestly, I …

Should libertarians try to reclaim the word “liberal”?

In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the word “liberal” was commonly used to describe the political views that we today call “libertarian.” But usage shifted, and “liberal” came to stand for a school of thought that supports extensive government intervention. Economist Daniel Klein has …

Five myths about Easter

<i>James Martin, a Jesuit priest and editor at large of America magazine, is the author of the new book “Jesus: A Pilgrimage.”</i><p>When death and resurrection mix with magical bunnies and chocolate eggs, you get Easter — perhaps the most misunderstood Christian holy day. Yet it is also the most essential; …

Autistic Md. boy says he wants to resume relationship with girls accused of abusing him

A Maryland teen says he wants to resume a friendship with his schoolmates, but his parents say the case must be pursued.<p>A Maryland teen says he wants to resume a friendship with his schoolmates, but his parents say the case must be pursued.<p>He grew frightened when his schoolmate put the knife to his …

Bridge Magazine

June 7, 2018 |<p>Few would argue with Schuette’s point that Michigan’s public schools must vastly improve. We’re struggling, but are we the worst?<p>June …

A-frame cabin built in 1968 in the woods of Dorrington, California

A-frame cabin built in 1968 in the woods of <b>Dorrington, California</b>.

When Exercise Turns Deadly

The scientific evidence supporting high-intensity exercise is very solid. This is true for elite athletes, people who are just trying to get into shape, and even patients with heart disease. Exercise, however, is not risk-free. People do die and have other catastrophic health events while working …

Are there too many expulsions and suspensions? Muskegon school leaders will explore the issue

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI -- Are Muskegon-area schools expelling or suspending students when other alternatives to keep them in school could be just as …

Alan Simpson: Lynne Cheney's telling a 'bald-faced lie'

"In all of my 35-40 years of public life in Wyoming, I've never been called one particularly offensive name — and that is, a liar. And this is what …

Why You Need to Be Doing Burpees

What is the best predictor of when you’ll die? That seems like a hard—not to mention morbid—question, but, incredibly, study after study is showing that simple tests of physical performance are highly predictive of future mortality.<p>My favorite recent example is a study from Brazil that tracked just …

How to Relieve Your Joints

N ew research into joint health compounds has finally paid off. Dr. David Katz, Chief Medical Advisor for Instaflex, presented results from a new …

15 million-year-old whale skull found on banks of Potomac River

From the banks of the Potomac River, in a region steeped in American history, a massive fossil was dug up last month that apparently can be traced back to a time long before this country’s recorded history, a time deep in the world’s prehistory.<p>The fossil is the skull of a whale that is …

The Ultimate Red Meat: Venison vs Beef

Beef has taken a beating lately. Biblical droughts in the Heartland last year have prices on the rise, new research suggests that bacteria in the …

Obama weighs in on race, reluctantly

President Barack Obama’s agitation following the George Zimmerman verdict was apparent to people in the West Wing all week — so it was frustrating, if not surprising, to some in Obama’s circle that he waited nearly a week to express his feelings publicly.<p>Since his reelection, the nation’s first …

Why the Senate Can't Resist Dysfunctional Obstruction

The rules of Congress' upper house are different from those of any other parliamentary body -- and that's what caused this week's filibuster standoff.<p>Jose Luis Magana/Reuters<p>So let's talk about filibusters, obstruction, and the Senate in light of the 11th-hour deal on Tuesday that averted a …