Education

Education

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By Herb SilvermanIn 1986 Jeff Sessions, current nominee for attorney general, was nominated and rejected for a position in Alabama’s district court, primarily for...

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By Conor FriedersdorfProfessor Keith Humphreys of Stanford University does not believe that speech is threatened on America’s campuses. He’s never perceived a meaningful threat...

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Author and Observer writer Robert McCrum loves a good list. Thus he has crafted a definitive selection of essential works of non-fiction, classic titles...

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By Emily Deruly As a writer, I generally favor words over numbers. But sometimes a good number is worth a thousand words. Or something like...

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By Chris MooneyThe Office of Special Counsel, an independent U.S. agency that protects whistleblowers and investigates prohibited practices that affect government employees, declined this...

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By Joel AchenbachCarl Sagan died 20 years ago Tuesday, at the far-too-young age of 62. He had many strong beliefs, none greater than his...

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By Julia Belluz At many moments of 2016, it seemed the world was falling apart. In June, there was the Orlando nightclub shooting, where dozens were...

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By James HamblinWhen Larry Schlachter was a 31-year-old neurosurgeon, he was driving to the hospital early one morning and “just blacked out.” He crashed...

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By Evan R. GoldsteinThe day after the presidential election, Mark Lilla had to get something off his chest. "I wrote in a fever," he...

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By Joseph J. HelbleConsider this: In a nation that will need 1.7 million more engineering and computing professionals in less than a decade, U.S....