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Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Setting a Presidential Benchmark I ran across this column from ten years ago, when Columbia University Professor and respected historian Eric Foner deemed George W. Bush the worst president ever, even before his second term was up. Show More Summary

'China's Walter White' Tried to Solve Australia's Drug Dearth

A 46-year-old chemistry professor identified only as Zhang, but who Time notes has been called "China's Walter White" in reference to the lead character of AMC's Breaking Bad, was convicted Tuesday of whipping up and selling 32 kilos of drugs—though prosecutors think the amount produced was really 10 times...

Minority youth face stiffer juvenile court sanctions in areas with high minority population, study finds

A new study by a Virginia Commonwealth University criminal justice professor analyzed data from the Department of Juvenile Justice in South Carolina to test the "racial threat hypothesis"—a theory proposing that localities with a high population of a minority race will result in the majority race imposing tough penalties on the minority population.

Negative media portrayals drive perception of immigration policy, study finds

Negative media portrayals of Latino immigrants—as much as specific policies and laws—tend to drive the perception of immigration issues in the United States, according to a recent study by a University of Kansas professor.

Einstein Could Easily Think In Four Dimensions, And It's A Skill Most People Can Train

In an online lecture, a professor mentioned that Einstein could draw or imagine a 4-dimensional figure. How can one possibly do that? This question was originally answered on Quora by Alon Amit.

Why it’s wrong to blame Obamacare for health care ills

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

By Aravind Chandrasekaran, Associate Professor (Operations & Healthcare), The Ohio State University and Daniel Martin, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University. Screen shot of ACA enrollment website. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP The Affordable Care Act...

How Standing Rock became a site of pilgrimage

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

By Rosalyn R. LaPier, Visiting Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies and Native American Religion, Harvard University. The Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency responsible for investigating, developing and maintaining water and related environmental resources,...

Pokémon Go Makes Sending Monsters To The Meat Grinder Easier

Pokémon Go’s much-requested “mass transfer” feature is dropping shortly. Players can now “transfer” Pokémon to Professor Willow in batches. So you won’t be sending your little pocket monsters to the meat grinder one by one anymore. Read more...

Why President-elect Trump doesn’t think he has a conflict of interest problem

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

By Elizabeth C. Tippett, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Oregon. President-elect Trump will face an array of conflicts of interest when he takes office. These conflicts are not minor or isolated. They are legion. And, to use his own favored language, they will be “huge.” His real...

Global habitat loss still rampant across much of the Earth

(University of Queensland) A University of Queensland-led study involving researchers from three continents has found habitat destruction still far outstrips habitat protection across many parts of the planet.Associate Professor James...Show More Summary

Here’s how the US empire will devolve into fascism and then collapse — according to science

9 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union and 9/11 attacks warns that American global power will collapse under Donald Trump. Johan Galtung, a Norwegian professor at the University of Hawaii and Transcend Peace University, first predicted in 2000 that the “U.S....

Around the Web Digest- November 28

I hope the students and professors that are finishing up their terms in the coming weeks are surviving the last wave of work before taking a well-deserved break. If you need some ideas for papers or just procrastination, here are some...Show More Summary

How time scarcity kills productivity – and 5 ways to avoid it

“Your car is having trouble and will need repairs at a cost of around $1,500. How would you handle that situation?” Scientists from the University of Warwick led by professor Anandi Mani stopped customers at a New Jersey mall and asked them that question. Show More Summary

“Accuracy About Voting?—?Needed on Both Sides of Debate”

Must-read from Ned Foley: This recent tweet from Professor Larry Tribe caught my eye: “Call it what you like, but the # of voters turned away for not having required forms of ID exceeded margin of T’s victory in MI, … Continue readi...

SJWs Cause UT Professor To Cancel Class On Morals

Daniel Bonevac, a philosophy professor at the University of Texas at Austin, claims that he was forced to cancel a class that he has taught for decades because of non-students who stormed his lectures and blasted him for not being … More » The post SJWs Cause UT Professor To Cancel Class On Morals appeared first on EveryJoe.

Jan Preisler - Autumn by Irina Jan Preisler, 1872–1918, was a...

23 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Jan Preisler - Autumn by Irina Jan Preisler, 1872–1918, was a Czech painter and art professor.

Deal Professor: How an Everything-Must-Go Trump Sale Might Look

Selling Donald J. Trump’s business assets to deal with potential conflicts of interest would be time-consuming and difficult, but it could be done.

Peter Schuck: “Still in the Thickest Thicket”

Here is a guest post from Professor Peter Schuck: Still in the Thickest Thicket Peter Schuck Just before Thanksgiving, a 3-judge federal court gave Democrats good reason to cheer. It struck down a Wisconsin districting plan favoring Republican candidates as … Continue reading ?

Debating a constitutional convention this week

New York listeners: I’m scheduled to be a guest on Brian Lehrer’s popular WNYC radio show tomorrow (Monday) morning, probably 10:30 a.m. or so, debating famed Harvard Law professor Larry Lessig on the topic of a convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Show More Summary

In defence of the Liberals’ electoral-reform survey earned scorn among critics and experts. But professor Philippe Lagassé is standing up for its usefulness as a tool. The post In defence of the Liberals’ electoral-reform survey appeared first on

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