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Trump's Anti-Democratic War on Facts and Free Speech

As hundreds of thousands of protesters shut down the streets of Washington, D.C., the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, and millions more …

Donald Trump

These 10 beautiful Spanish words have no equivalent in English

One of the best things about learning a new language is discovering words with no equivalent in your native tongue. After all, they end up teaching …

Language

A worldwide VPN just became the best Netflix accessory ever

Travel the world from your very own couch<p>Netflix just announced that it's launching in 130 countries around the world today — adding countries like India, Russia, and South Korea to the service footprint. That's kind of amazing; Netflix CEO Reed Hastings straight up called it the launch of "a new …

Streaming

Mark Dantonio and the Most Important Recruiting Class in the Big Ten

Link to Media<p>As Ohio State enjoys its victory lap following a national title and Michigan's new head coach shows the power to create headlines as quickly as he can tweet, Michigan State has somehow managed to fly under the radar this offseason, despite accumulating a combined 24-3 record in the …

College Football

What's Left After Higher Education Is Dismantled

The two big higher-education stories this month couldn't be more different. On one hand, you have financier Stephen A. Schwarzman donating $150 …

More Than Half of College Faculty Are Adjuncts: Should You Care?

by Dan Edmonds<p><i>Nearly three-quarters of American professors are contingent faculty. That’s a problem for students.</i><p>As a grad student instructor, I usually spent weeks designing courses about subjects I was passionate about. One semester, however, I was asked — with just a single day’s notice — to …

Higher Education

Interesting Things

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Losing Faith: A Religious Leader On America's Disillusionment With Church

The U.S. is less Christian than it used to be, and fewer Americans choose to be a part of any religion, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.<p>Of the more than 35,000 people surveyed, 70 percent say they are Christian — but the number of people who call themselves atheist and agnostic …

Religion

A Letter to the Couple at Mass

To the Married Couple at Mass:<p>I saw you enter the Sunday morning service recently at a Manhattan parish. You were a few moments late and sat down as the congregation began to sing the Gloria. I watched carefully and wondered if you were real. Had a married gay couple really come to worship at a …

How many PlayStation 2s would make a Galaxy S6?

A fun new visualization compares old tech with new and finds that computing power has increased a trillionfold since 1956.<p>Did you know that two Nintendo Entertainment Systems combined have the same computing power as the Apollo Guidance Computer that sent men to the moon? Or that the Samsung Galaxy …

Obama call to change ‘how the media reports’ raises concerns

President Obama is taking heat for calling for changes in "how the media reports," during an anti-poverty event where he also took a swipe at Fox News.<p>At the Georgetown University discussion on Tuesday, Obama lamented how, sometimes, the poor are cast as "sponges" who don't want to work.<p>"I have to …

Detroit Drone Flyover Reveals a City in Ruins

Factories look, frankly, post-apocalyptic in cinematographer John Marton's drone flyover of the Motor City.<p>Detroit may be in the midst of an artistic renaissance, spawning museums and supporting burgeoning musicians and photographers by offering them cheap rent and lots of free time—sound familiar, …

You Owe Your Daily Routine To The World’s Fair

Inventions that'll take you from breakfast to bedtime<p>Begun in 1851, the World’s Fair once served as an open showroom for technical oddities, scientific breakthroughs, and cultural mash-ups. Although it still draws millions of visitors every five years, upstarts like the Consumer Electronics Show …

Feds to cable industry: Embrace broadband competition, or else

Speaking at the cable industry's annual convention, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tells cable operators to expect policies that promote broadband competition.<p>Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler had a strong message for the cable industry at its annual conference Wednesday: Don't …

Americans Need Jobs, Not Populism

Instead of raging against a "rigged" system, Democrats should work together with business to build an economy that distributes its benefits more broadly.<p>In 2008, I was elected governor of Delaware. In politics, timing is everything. You can be a fantastic candidate and run in a bad year for your …

Income Inequality

'The Birth of a Nation': A Century Later

<b>By William Loren Katz</b><p>By an odd coincidence the first week of Black History Month this February, <i>Time</i> magazine ran an article on the 100th anniversary of the first public showing of the movie classic <i>The Birth of a Nation</i>. This 22-reel, 3-hour and 10 minute silent film was Hollywood's first …

The entire net neutrality debate is actually one basic argument

There are a lot of arguments about net neutrality, and it can be confusing to sort through them all.<p>But not when you realize it's actually one …

AT&T To Free Up More Data For Mobile Subscribers, At Cost Of Net Neutrality

Most of us are used to mobile companies clinging tightly to every precious bit and byte of data like a dragon hoards gold. Unlimited data plans were …

A Crucial First Amendment Bill Now Sits in the Hands of Congress

After the Forest Service attempted to fine photographers for taking pictures on federal land, and after journalists were scrutinized for documenting police officers in action, Congress is addressing Constitutional rights.<p><b>As freedom of expression</b> yielded bloodshed in Paris and sent ripples through …

More Than the Internet: Net Neutrality Vote Will Determine Whether Americans Are Citizens First or Consumers First

<i>The medium is the massage</i> -- Marshall McLuhan<p>The debate on the upcoming net neutrality vote should first address the overarching issue it creates: are we, as Americans, consumers first or citizens first? What are our true values and priorities?<p>The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on …