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15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become

My latest Townhall column is called, 15 Excerpts That Show How Radical, Weird And Out of Touch College Campuses Have Become. Here’s an excerpt from the column. How radical, weird and

Election-day vote buying: Evidence from monetary aggregates

Central bank independence was supposed to end politically driven monetary policy. This column discusses new evidence showing a sizeable spike in the growth rate of cash and overnight bank deposits centred on election days. The spike is present in countries with weak political institutions, but not in OECD countries. Show More Summary

Can you spot the cute little photobomber in this pic from a 'New York Times' column about terrorism?

4 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

There's something interesting about the photo used in Paul Krugman's new column in the New York Times, and no, it's not just the fact that it shows Obama and his crew watching Osama bin Laden die. Obama is watching a raid that was 10...Show More Summary

Entrepreneurship, conflict and growth: Evidence from Afghanistan

Though some studies propose that entrepreneurial activity increases during conflicts, macro evidence shows that a conflict is damaging to growth. This column argues that the conflict in Afghanistan did not contribute to economic development because it caused regressive structural changes at the micro level. Show More Summary

Debt Limit Default Threat: Where's the Outrage?

While getting ready to tape this week's edition of Washington Monthly's show on Bloggingheads TV, I read a Friday column at the Plum Line from Paul Waldman, who will be...

La Liga Hangover: Keylor Navas a Problem for Rafa Benitez and Atleti Show Intent

Welcome to La Liga Hangover, a weekly column running throughout the season in which we take a look at the key stories and talking points from Spanish football's top flight's most recent weekend of action. With a focus on the biggestShow More Summary

Retirement and changing lifestyle habits

It is still not clear whether the effect of retirement on health is positive or negative. This column discusses new evidence from Japan showing that it is likely positive. In Japan, elderly people reduce their smoking and drinking after retirement. People tend to smoke and drink with their colleagues, so the result is mostly due to a peer effect.

WELCOME TO AMERICA IN THE AGE OF OBAMA, ASIANS! For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on colleg…

WELCOME TO AMERICA IN THE AGE OF OBAMA, ASIANS! For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions. Lee’s next slide shows three columns of numbers from a Princeton University study that tried to measure how race and ethnicity affect admissions by using SAT scores as a benchmark. It uses the term “bonus” to describe […]

5 Exercises From Comics Creators That Will Save Your Prose

4 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Save your prose, save the day. Let comics creators show you how. Column by Peter Derk No, we're not talking about this: No, you don't need a motorcycle jacket to support your lower back for your Bizarre Bicycles: ... [Continue Readi...

California Extreme Classic Arcade Show

From the column 'Photos From Beyond' California Extreme is huge meeting of arcade and pinball machine collectors in Santa Clara, California. Guests bring everything from classic pinball machines, vintage arcade classics, extreme rarities that never made it to market, and everything in between to play, share, buy and trade. Show More Summary

Knickers to Flags

Jeremy Clarkson is still in 'limbo' after his fall from grace with Top Gear, but the nation's favourite 'petrolhead' shows he his ability to write a funny and interesting opinion column is as sharp as ever. Jeremy Clarkson: We’ve let...Show More Summary

Early childhood education by MOOC: Lessons from Sesame Street

Early childhood education has important effects on the academic readiness and ultimate life chances of children. This column examines how the introduction of the educational television show Sesame Street in the US affected primary school outcomes for disadvantaged children. Show More Summary

First-day criminal recidivism

Sadly, a large number of crimes are committed by ex-prisoners on their first day of release. This column presents evidence showing that on any given day the number of inmates released from incarceration significantly affects the number of offenses committed on that day. Show More Summary

Datebook: A photo archive, experiments from Yale MFAs, an architecture of columns

A photographic archive covering two decades comes to life in Culver City. Yale MFAs get a show in West Hollywood. And an L.A. architect plays with the idea of the column. It's Fourth of July, so openings are limited. (Be sure to check ahead for gallery hours over the weekend since many places may...

Radio Attorneys and Legal Advice Columns: What Are the Risks?

If you speak Vietnamese and are in the Northern California area, you might have noticed a proliferation of legal advice columns and radio talk shows. These programs usually involve questions from the public followed by general legal advice from a professional. These legal advice spots, whether in Vietnamese or otherwise,......

The .1% is using a new tactic to show off its wealth

Richard Kirshenbaum is an ad executive and the author of "Isn't That Rich," a collection of tales of life among New York's elite. The following is an excerpt from the book, which is based on his popular New York Observer column about...Show More Summary

How much different is low-wage work from slavery?

To the editor: Steve Lopez reports on the economic plight of Rafael Leon and other hard workers stuck in low-wage jobs that they feel do not show them respect. The column prompts this question, which I hope someone can answer honestly: What is the functional difference between pre-Civil War slavery...

Bozell & Graham Column: Hillary's Wacky Poor-House Claims

While Hillary Clinton hates doing Sunday shows – as we remember from the weekend after Benghazi – she did allow her close friend Gov. Terry McAuliffe to appear on Meet the Press on April 19. Jaws dropped when NBC host Chuck Todd threw him a real Russert-like hardball, quoting from his 2007 memoir What A Party! "This is Hillary Clinton," said Todd. Show More Summary

NYT takes 36 Hours from print to screen with Travel Channel

7 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

NYTCo The New York Times’ “36 Hours” column will become a Travel Channel show, the Times announced Tuesday. “Top Chef” winner Kristen Kish and U.S. soccer pro Kyle Martino will host six episodes “timed to coincide with new or updated...Show More Summary

TV Critic Mary McNamara Wins Pulitizer For Criticism

7 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“McNamara was honored for 2014 columns on the death of Joan Rivers, Stephen Colbert’s departure from Comedy Central, the media circus attending the Sochi Olympics and myriad television shows. She often ranged beyond television to examine broader cultural trends and controversies, including the debate about the role on-screen sexism might play in real-world violence.”

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