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Economic Journal 125th Anniversary Special Issue

The Economic Journal was among the first journals to come into existence. This is the first article of the 125th anniversary issue. The remaining articles are from notable economists (e.g. Stiglitz, Heckman, and many more) discussing seminal work that appeared...

Ben Affleck Gives Congressional Batman Co-Star a Shout-Out During Testimony

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In his role as founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative, actor and director Ben Affleck joined Bill Gates on Thursday for a special Senate hearing on diplomacy and national security. But before he dove into the issues at hand, Affleck...Show More Summary

'No Evidence of Law-Breaking'?!?

A front-page article in today’s Washington Post discusses the report the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general issued yesterday on the special favors that DHS political appointee Alejandro Mayorkas accorded to prominent...Show More Summary

From the Howard Zinn Archive: Fighting Respectability Politics at Spelman College

The excerpt, from a longer 1960 piece by Howard Zinn and a 2015 Paula Giddings article, are from the Nation magazine's 150th Anniversary Special Issue on newsstands in April. They come to us from the TomDispatch website. Finishing School...Show More Summary

Finishing School for Pickets; Learning Insubordination

[The excerpt from a longer 1960 piece by Howard Zinn and Paula Giddings posted at are from the Nation magazine’s 150th Anniversary Special Issue on newsstands in April. They appear here with the kind permission of the...Show More Summary

If the UVa frat sues Rolling Stone, "they are opening up every young man in that fraternity to scrutiny — their drinking habits, and I’m sure some of them are underage..."

"... their sexual habits, and their overall conduct.... It just seems like there’s a whole host of issues that could be there, and it would be unfair and unwise to subject these young men to that," Charles Tobin — who specializes inShow More Summary

Child with Autism Unexpectedly Improves with Antibiotic. Prompts New Investigations Into Autism

Notice of article appearing in special issue of dedicated to autism and microbiome of scientific journal. Author is a parent of a child with autism that improved following antibiotic. Article describes case and reviews recent literature suggesting high likelihood of link between autism and microbiome

Critical Public Health: special issue on “Big Food”:

With Simon Williams, I have just co-edited a special issue of Critical Public Health: “Big Food”: Critical perspectives on the global growth of the food and beverage industry.” Here’s what’s in it. Editorial ‘Big Food’: taking a critical perspective on a global public health problem, by Simon N. Williams & Marion Nestle.  Research The transitional dynamics of caloric […]

The Nation's 150th Anniversary issue

The Nation celebrates its 150 anniversary this month with a splashy 200+ page special issue. I am very honored to have been asked to participate. I chose to highlight the six most influential editors going back to right after the Civil War. Show More Summary

Will Hispanics fire up America?

“Firing up America” is the cover line on the March 20 issue of The Economist, heralding a 16-page special report on America’s Latinos. Its tone is resolutely upbeat — perhaps

Greta’s Look at the Cost of Human Trafficking

With the news this week that an anti-human trafficking bill stalled in the Senate, Fox is re-airing Greta Van Susteren‘s special on the issue. The report, which took Van Susteren to Southeast Asia in January and includes interviews with Cindy McCain, Sen. Bob Corker, and Rev. Franklin Graham will air on Fox Business Network Saturday night at 10pmET.

Amazon Just Got Permission from the FAA to Start Testing Its Delivery Drones in the U.S.

The FAA has issued a special "experimental airworthiness certificate" to Amazon, allowing the company to conduct outdoor research, testing, and training of its Prime Air delivery drones. Amazon announced it ambitious drone plans back...Show More Summary

Starships Collection previews and updates: New pictures, more specials, and much more

Lots of news to from Eaglemoss' Official Starships Collection today, starting with the latest two issues to be solicited, the armoured USS Voyager, and the ECS Fortunate, which will be issues forty-eight and forty-nine, finding there way to the UK first in June, with the rest of the world to follow. Show More Summary

Amazon issued with licence for delivery drone madness

FAA also considering inflatable dartboards, chocolate teacups Amazon has been granted a special "experimental airworthiness certificate" by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to test out new drones.…

Ava DuVernay Shares Her Thoughts On Justice Department's Ferguson Report During Revolt TV Special (VIDEO)

In recent months Ava DuVernay has been quite outspoken on the parallels between the 1965 Selma voting rights marches and today’s social issues. In continuing to share her thoughts, the “Selma” director sat down with Revolt for a 30 minute...Show More Summary

Cyber Security and Corporate Governance

In this high-tech century, news about hackers breaking into corporate information systems is not surprising anymore. Rather, it has become a common administrative issue for businesses and requires special attention from the board of directors, since cyber-security breaches can result in significant business losses if not handled properly. Show More Summary

Label Design May Affect Risk of Medication Errors in OR, Reports Journal of Patient Safety

Special redesigned labels for intravenous (IV) medication bags may help to prevent serious medication errors in the operating room, reports a study in the March issue of the Journal of Patient Safety. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

Names, Please

I recently read a newspaper report about a special commission to study an issue in city government. Being naturally suspicious of commissions, I searched the article for the names of its members. Nothing. The composition of a commission can tell us how seriously to regard its findings. Show More Summary

Black Pastors Protest Gay Speaker at Historically Black College

The course of history changes at special moments when courageous individuals step up to take a stand, often at personal risk, on issues burning in controversy.

Losing My Lege: Former Fetus, Current Hypocrite

Rep. Jonathan Stickland's "former fetus" isn't just a matter ripe for mockery. It's an issue of life and death for the people in Texas who rely on Planned Parenthood, and other specialized providers of reproductive health care, for affordable...Show More Summary

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