School

News: Gender, education and work; The weaker sex

The Economist: The weaker sex Excerpt: “IT’S all to do with their brains and bodies and chemicals,” says Sir Anthony Seldon, the master of Wellington College, a posh English boarding school. “There’s a mentality that it’s not cool for them to perform, that it’s not cool to be smart,” suggests Ivan Yip, principal of the […]

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What is the Renewable Fuel Standard?

Much has already been made this election cycle but it is vital as candidates from all political spectrums make comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that facts lead the conversation. It is important first to understand the history of climate protection law. The RFS began in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 as a […]

Highway Roads

News: House Approves Short-Term Financing for Highways

The New York Times: House Approves Short-Term Financing for Highways Excerpt: The House on Tuesday approved a two-month extension of funding for transportation projects, setting up what could be a defining fight over money for highways and other infrastructure this summer after years of stopgap measures. Commentary: Another short-term solution for one of the nation’s […]

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Ending Political Rhetoric

Last week I was engaging ton Twitter on an issue I find to be of the utmost importance: Social Security. I saw the following Tweet: Why #SocialSecurity should dominate the 2016 election http://t.co/VZjamXw8CY — Eyes On Fox (@eyesonfoxorg) May 11, 2015 The Tweet itself is fairly inocuous and I wanted to engage a fellow citizen. […]

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News: Social Security May be in Worse Shape Than Thought

NBC News: Social Security May Be in Worse Shape Than We Thought: Study Excerpt: The Social Security Administration projects that its trust funds will be depleted by 2033—not an optimistic forecast. But it may be even bleaker than that. New studies from Harvard and Dartmouth researchers find that the SSA’s actuarial forecasts have been consistently […]

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News: FDA Reveals New Guidelines on Blood Ban

The Advocate: FDA Reveals New Guidelines on Blood Ban Excerpt: The modification of what the FDA called an “indefinite deferral,” or ban, for all MSM stopped short of what other countries have done in lifting what the Human Rights Campaign calls a “medically and scientifically unwarranted” policy. Commentary: Unfortunately, this was not a surprise from […]