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Slate recently published a piece entitled You Can’t Handle the (Algorithmic) Truth, written by Adam Elkus, a Ph.D. student in computational social …Algorithms
After the Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that states could choose whether to accept Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, many red states opted to reject …Health Care
For months, when the Affordable Care Act was still swimming upstream through the legislative process, President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats …Republicans
The plight of non-tenured professors is widely known, but what about the impact they have on the students they’re hired to instruct?
Imagine meeting your English professor by the trunk of her car for office hours, where she doles out information like a taco vendor in a food truck. Or getting an …College & University
Poor Burundi. Landlocked, tiny, and known mainly for ethnic conflict, it was for years the subject of one of the most intense international …
Some Congressional Republicans have apparently decided it might prove a wee bit problematic for the GOP if the Supreme Court guts health coverage for millions of people and they don’t appear willing to do anything about it. So they are offering a variety of contingency fix plans that would …Republican Party
The first study from the newly established JPMorgan Chase Institute, released yesterday, offers an intriguing “big data” glimpse at economic …Demographics
The Revolving Doors of D.C.’s Think Tanks
We all start somewhere. How to get from a think tank to Capitol Hill (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Interning is …Employment
Politics of a Pay Raise for Congress: Still Toxic
Hastings says Congress needs a raise. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)
When the doors slid shut on Capitol …Government
Two unnamed female students enrolled in Valencia College’s Medical Sonography Program said they were forced to undergo “invasive transvaginal ultrasound procedures” as part of a medical training program.
According to the federal lawsuit, in fall 2013 the Plaintiffs expressed concern to Barbara Ball, …College & University
The spread of residential solar power has been largely a middle-class affair.
Despite plunging prices in the last seven years, rooftop solar arrays remain an expensive home improvement, costing $15,000 or more. A 2013 study by the liberal research and advocacy group Center for American Progress …Renewable Energy
By request, here is an update on an earlier post through the December employment report.
NOTE: Several readers have asked if I could add a lag to …Hillary Clinton
Our coverage on the award of the Nobel prize for economics to John Nash in 1994
The games economists play | Oct 15th 1994
Game theory is now part of …Game Theory
Big defense contracts awarded to big defense contractors are usually a big cause for concern. They tend to go over budget, often for things we don’t …Government
A recent spate of newspaper stories has revealed that several countries around the world have started selling citizenship to foreigners. Some of the …Immigration
Robert Waldmann: In Which I try to Defend Janet Yellen from Brad DeLong: “Fed Chair Janet Yellen said, among other things:
For this reason, if the …Janet Yellen
Actor Chuck Norris on Sunday accused the media of twisting his words to say that he believed the federal government was trying to stage a military takeover of Texas.
The "Walker, Texas Ranger" star added his name earlier this month to the list of politicians and public figures who expressed concern …Chuck Norris
All Aboard Florida, also known as the Boondoggle Express, is having public-relations problems.
Skepticism, anger and legal challenges stand in the …Transportation
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A few months after Hurricane Sandy bared down on New York, killing over 150 people and wreaking $65 billion in damage, federal leaders cried for help …Florida
“The party of white people”: How the Tea Party took over the GOP, armed with all the wrong lessons from history
The Founders were a divided bunch. They believed in debate but also in solving problems. Someone tell the Tea Party
There was an emerging disagreement among conservatives, one that grew out of differing dispositions, if not principle. The Tea Party movement possessed an almost centrifugal force in …Political History
New research suggests traces of a lost memory might remain in our cells' nuclei
Once a memory is lost, is it gone forever? Most research points to yes. Yet a study published in the online journal eLife now suggests that traces of a lost memory might remain in a cell’s nucleus, perhaps enabling …Second Life
Understanding emotion in others is basic to survival, grounded in evolution. Animals have the skill just as we do
In the quest to identify what might be unique to the human mind, one might well ask whether non-human animals have a theory of mind. In fiction, perhaps, they do. Eeyore, the morose …Zoology
They’re all still lying about Iraq: The real story about the biggest blunder in American history — and the right wing’s obsessive need to cover it up
Conservatives are trapped in an outdated and delusional worldview. Rubio, Jeb and media sycophants make it worse
Republicans’ verbal gyrations over the Iraq War should not be dismissed as the usual rhetorical jabberwocky of an election season. Their stumblings and justifications provide an important …Middle East
Education reformers have it all wrong: Accountability from above never works, great teaching always does
Common Core or No Child Left Behind -- reformers always try to manage change from above. It fails & hurts our kids
In late 2001, three months after the September 11 attacks, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) passed both House and Senate with strong bipartisan majorities and was signed by a …Education
Eric Lonergan and Zachary Kramer face five counts of selling controlled substances after 12 people overdosed on a tainted batch of MDMA
A pair of former Wesleyan University students accused of dealing a bad batch of the party drug MDMA on campus will face federal drug charges. U.S. attorney Deirdre …U.S. Attorneys
Does Facebook filter our political discourse? Last week, the company released a study of user profiles that purported to show that the social …Facebook
Francis may be popular with the general public, but key Republican primary constituencies are wary.
Catholic Republicans are developing a pope problem. Earlier this month, Francis recognized Palestinian statehood. This summer, he’s going to issue an encyclical condemning environmental degradation. …Climate Change
When it comes to personal information you definitely don't want spilling onto the Internet, your sex life is pretty high on that list. And yet, for …