Lane Kenworthy believes that, eventually, “the United States is likely to have universal publicly-funded early education for children aged one to four.” How he would like the system designed: American parents with a child younger than age five in out-of-home care currently pay, on average, about $9,000 per year for that care. Childcare expenditures amount to 40% […]
The challenge for the United States is the management of China's rise. Precisely because of the major roles both economies play in the global economic system, the U.S. cannot simply "contain" China in the way that America and its allies were able to contain the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
By THEODORIC MEYER ProPublica As the United States grows warmer and extreme weather more common, the federal government’s flood insurance maps are becoming increasingly important. The maps, drawn by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, dictate the monthly premiums millions of American households pay for flood insurance. Show More Summary
Magnitude Ml 4.0Region NORTHERN CALIFORNIADate time 2013-05-24 15:26:20.0 UTCLocation 40.18 N ; 121.06 WDepth 1 kmDistances 10 km NW of Greenville, United States / pop: 1,129 / local time: 08:26:20.0 2013-05-24
Illinois Unites writes: We only have until Friday, May 31st to pass the freedom to marry. It's time, Illinois. Passing SB10 in the House is the only hurdle that stands between Illinois becoming the 13th state where same-sex couples can...Show More Summary
George Packer enumerates a long list of “technological advances that make life easier, tastier, more entertaining, healthier, longer; and socio-political changes that have made the [United States] a more tolerant, inclusive place”: The bottom line in all these improvements is freedom. In America, that’s half the game. The flip side: [W]hen the results are distributed as […]
Vacation inequality, it turns out, is an actual problem in the United States.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An American man killed his uncle, aunt and cousins in the Czech Republic and then flew to the United States, where he was arrested at an airport, authorities said Friday.
Syria’s fractious opposition scrambled to agree a new leadership on Friday in a bid to present a coherent front at peace talks which the United States and Russia are convening to seek an end to more than two years of civil war. A major assault by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces on a rebel held town [...]
The speech was about as good as to be expected from the president of the United States (as opposed to unequivocally good per se.) He addressed the questions I wanted addressed much more comprehensively than I would have thought. I was glad to see the arguments for narrowing and ultimately repealing the AUMF, what should [...]
Presumption of innocence is a fundamental component of law in many nations, including Canada, France, Russia, and yes, even, yes, the Islamic Republic of Iran. It is not however, enshrined in the constitution of the United States of America.
The Chicago Board of Education gave the green light on Wednesday to closing 50 public schools, the largest mass school closing in United States history. The decision to chose these Chicago schools means that nearly 46,000 predominantly black and low-income kids will be displaced from their neighborhood schools. Show More Summary
In the L.A. Times, Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton highlight some of the more interesting recent findings in the field of happiness research. Two surprising examples from the article: "A study of women in the United States found that homeowners were no happier than renters, on average. Show More Summary
A reader quotes the president yesterday: When a U.S. citizen goes abroad to wage war against America – and is actively plotting to kill U.S. citizens; and when neither the United States, nor our partners are in a position to capture him before he carries out a plot – his citizenship should no more serve […]
Author Richard Haass describes how America is its own biggest threat. The United States' largest threat no longer comes from the outside -- the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany of yore -- but from within, says...
Sally Ride, the United States' first woman in space, will be posthumously honored with the country's highest civilian commendation and the renaming of a high-flying camera. President Barack Obama announced on Monday that Ride will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House later this year. Show More Summary
BY MICHAEL PASQUIER I’m not a professional oral historian. However, I use oral histories in the classroom to introduce students to the intersection of memory and history in the United States. Based on my limited but growing experience, this is no easy task. Show More Summary
While the oil business has been booming in the United States, not every energy company has been profiting. As crude oil prices dip, exploration and production companies suffer. There comes a point where the financial gain from drilling does not outweigh the costs of drilling. These three companies are on the wrong side of the [...]
By David Waldron: Beginning in the 1970s, Apollo Group, Inc. founder, John Sperling, pioneered an unprecedented growth of the for-profit education industry in the United States, from a sleepy group of privately owned trade schools, to today's more behemoth publicly traded operators. Show More Summary
(PRAGUE) — An American man accused of killing a family of four in the Czech Republic has been arrested in the United States, police said Friday. Leos Trzil, regional police chief in Brno, said Kevin Dahlgren was arrested after the Czechs issued an international warrant. Show More Summary