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Will the GOP Implode?

James Zogby | Posted 03.05.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

This has been one crazy political week. It has been so tumultuous and, in some ways, so calamitous for the Republican party, that we may be witnessing a fatal rupturing of the GOP.

The Coming College Divestiture

Charles Kolb | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics
Charles Kolb

Many factors explain the unsustainable explosion of postsecondary spending, but spending sprees at too many of our postsecondary institutions clearly have jacked up the costs for students and parents.

Legalize Marijuana and Keep the Moral Police Out of Our Lives

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.20.2015 | Politics
Steve Siebold

While many people are clearly in favor of legalization around the country, our leaders in Washington still think they know what's best for us. Logic and reason don't always prevail in America. The moral police do.

Blame the Schools!

Jonathan Haber | Posted 03.15.2015 | College
Jonathan Haber

If you read enough books and articles, or watch enough news segments about why colleges cost so freaking much (and supposedly deliver little for the price), a consensus emerges that tends to include the following premises.

A Post-GDP World? How to Measure Real Progress in America

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

How should the US government institute supplemental national accounts that better reflect the well-being of the nation? The question stems from a central premise that new comprehensive indicators would lead to better-informed policymaking, and, in turn, genuine advances in the nation's prosperity.

PlayMusician Committed to Promoting Diverse Musical Talent

Jim Luce | Posted 09.18.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

Variety is wonderful, and that is exactly what you get at PlayMusician Jam Nights (PM-jamnites). For audiences open to experiencing an array of music...

9 Ways the Right's Cradle to Grave "Randian State" Is An Assault on Millennials

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Born at the dawn of the Reagan era, Millennials were the first generation to be fully subjected to the all-out assault of the idea that we take care of each other in this country. Some of us are the parents of Millenials, and we wonder: who will fight with them, and for them?

Star SF Symphony Musician Collapses Mid-Performance

San Jose Mercury News | Mark Emmons | Posted 04.27.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The principal oboist for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra collapsed onstage in mid-performance Saturday night, suffering a brain ...

Mistresses of Our Own Domain: Behind the Myth of Hookup Culture

Erica Grossman | Posted 11.14.2012 | Women
Erica Grossman

America is obsessed with sex. And not in a good way.

Reforming American Postsecondary Education

Charles Kolb | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Charles Kolb

America's postsecondary education sector is a vital component of our democracy's health. Our ability to transform it will be a key factor in determining its future.

Clinton, Bush And Obama Drug Czars Come Out Against California's Marijuana Legalization Measure

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six directors of the Office of National Drug Control Policy over the previous 3 administrations penned a cooperative op-ed Wednesday in opposition to ...

Brazil Beats America And Wins Olympic Gold; Republicans Dance In The Streets

Jackson Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jackson Williams

You know we're in trouble when a major political party openly roots for its own country to lose, as Republicans did for President Obama's bid to win the 2016 Olympics for Chicago.

O Craps

Ari Rabin-Havt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Rabin-Havt

John McCain is pure aggression, which will only take you so far at the poker table. You might win a few hands when opponents fold, but eventually you are going to run into a big hand and bluff it all away.