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It's Primary Day In New Hampshire, And The Early Results Are In

John Kasich and Bernie Sanders each won two of three early voting communities.<p>The voters of New Hampshire have spoken... or at least, a handful of voters in a few locations.<p>Three tiny towns in the Granite State held their primary elections at midnight, with Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and Vermont …

Government

Why Finland's schools are top-notch

Education in the United States is too much defined by testing and data, says Pasi Sahlberg.<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Many American parents worry about their kids getting good grades and doing well in school<br>• Pasi Sahlberg: Finland has one of the leading education systems in the world<br>• He says U.S. can learn from …

What the best education systems are doing right

In South Korea and Finland, it’s not about finding the “right” school.<p>Fifty years ago, both South Korea and Finland had terrible education systems. …

Singapore Is Becoming A Victim Of Its Own Success

These are the best of times and the worst of times in Singapore, the world's only global city without a natural hinterland, whose prosperity and good governance are the envy of much of the world, and a model for others to follow.<p>But while the city-state remains an alluring success story to much of …

The death of privacy

We have come to the end of privacy; our private lives, as our grandparents would have recognised them, have been winnowed away to the realm of the shameful and secret. To quote ex-tabloid hack Paul McMullan, "privacy is for paedos". Insidiously, through small concessions that only mounted up over …

China gets richer but more unequal

About a third of China's wealth held by 1% of citizens, with disparity greatest between affluent east coast and poorer interior<p>China is becoming more unequal as it gets richer, with about a third of the country's wealth now concentrated in the hands of 1% of its citizens, according to new …

Membership

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Obama and the World's Ills

It's hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions. And for the Republicans, all of these woes have a common genesis: American weakness projected by Barack Obama.<p>People in the Middle East, former Vice President Dick Cheney said recently, "are absolutely …

Geopolitics

Historians take note: What America looked like before Obamacare

<i>CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly named the organization that produced the report. It is the Commonwealth Fund.</i><p>It has yet to be fully implemented, but the president’s health-care law is already being hailed as a failure, with unforeseen consequences, or a huge success, …

Singapore ‘still not meeting minimum standards to curb human trafficking’

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the …

Singapore dilemma: When diversity policy meets local law

<b>In May, a dozen university students showed up for dinner at Goldman Sachs' office in Singapore's business district.</b><p>But it was no run-of-the-mill event. Hosted by the company's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) employee network, and billed as a "LGBT recruiting and networking dinner", it …

LGBTQI

Almost half of Singaporeans are dissatisfied with their jobs: Survey

Residents Of Besieged Iraqi City Ask Which Is Worse: Extremists Or The Government?

ERBIL, Iraq -- A young Kurdish fighter who introduces himself only as Akram mans a checkpoint to get into this northern Iraqi city, the afternoon heat rising from the pavement. He and his friend crack jokes and smoke cigarettes to make the long shift in the 100-degree heat go faster. And every so …

Behind the Madness in Iraq

The U.S. had no business invading Iraq. We toppled a dictatorship on a false 9/11 rationale, which plunged Iraq into a sectarian civil war inside a war with the United States. We left behind a vengeance-driven Shiite regime aligned with Iran. Now the sectarian war in Syria is enlarging into a …

Middle East

Reexamining Article 5: NATO's Collective Defense in Times of Cyber Threats

Facing an adversary that does not shy away from including cyber tools in its playbook, the time has come for NATO to substitute strategic ambiguity for clarity in formulating how the collective defense pledge plays out in times of cyber threats.<p>Russian aggression against Ukraine is taking place in …

Geopolitics

The First 3 Steps To Writing Your Life Story

These quick, one-time-only exercises can teach us about ourselves and what we want—and how we can tell our story. The bonus? You might just end up with a book...<p>By Leigh Newman<p><b>1. Your 3-Sentence Life Story</b><p><b>What to write:</b> Try to summarize your life in two or three sentences. Take your time. Think …

Pu Zhiqiang: China arrests human rights defender

Government takes further steps to silence celebrated lawyer after locking him up for Tiananmen Square anniversary<p>Police in China have arrested one of the country's most celebrated human rights lawyers as leaders of the ruling Communist party renew their push to punish government critics.<p>Pu …

The Key To Ending Child Labor Is Helping Poor Families So Kids Aren't Forced To Work

The number of child laborers worldwide is finally on the decline, but there are still 168 million too many kids being forced to work around the world.<p>According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), the total number of child laborers fell from 215 million to 168 million between 2008 and …

The Ultimate Guide to Job Interviews

You wrote a <b>resume</b> that expresses you.<p>You're able to compose an original and gripping <b>cover letter.</b><p>AND NOW - You have your <b>interview!</b><p>Relax and be energized. See it as a conversation -- two people talking, getting to know each other, and learning who you are. It's a simple Q & A.<p>Envision your success. …

Don't Compound the Damage Already Done in Iraq by Doubling Down in Syria

The debate over America's Middle East policy has reached a new level of surreality. In the wake of President Obama's West Point commencement address last month -- in which he pledged to "ramp up" U.S. support for Syrian rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad -- Washington elites are …

Middle East

What's So Great About Schools in Finland?

Finland has been hailed for exemplifying the ideal model of a thriving, innovative education system that prioritizes the most important stakeholders: …