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Lisa Wade, Ph.D.

"What is it that I want?"

Jane Van Galen asked herself this question after reading a gushing profile of an "island cabin" in The Seattle Times. It begins: "Lots of folks have lots of reasons for wanting their own piece of land out of town" and quotes one of the new cabin's owners who, when pregnant, came to realize: "I can't raise a child just in the city ... I wanted woods, salamanders and pileated woodpeckers."

Monday, August 11 2014 16:12
 


Nakia Gladden

President Obama recently signed The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, which will make it harder for private businesses to win federal contracts if they violate worker's rights.

Wednesday, August 06 2014 23:56
 


Simona Combi

Trina Shanks from The University of Michgan and Tiffany Miller from the Center for American Progress discussed how the achievement gap leads to a wealth gap.

Monday, August 04 2014 17:09
 


Maya Rockeymoore

Brows furrowed, eyes focused, I was busy concentrating on my latest artistic masterpiece. As my hands carefully guided the acrylic paint across the canvas with the stroke of a brush, I became aware of a classmate standing nearby silently contemplating my subject. I paused and gave him a quizzical look. After all, my ninth grade art class was in full swing and we were supposed to be focused on our own work. Was there something that I could help him with? As if reading my mind, he said, "Why do you always paint black people?"

Sunday, August 03 2014 23:52
 


Nakia Gladden

Citigroup, one of the nation's biggest banks, has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle claims brought on by the Justice Department because of its participation in the housing crisis. After a federal investigation lead by Attorney General Eric Holder, the bank admitted to deceiving consumers and engaging in risky subprime mortgages.

Tuesday, July 22 2014 18:59
 


Robyn Fischer

Why is it that many children in the developed world don't get sick from drinking water? Is there something in the water? Or is it actually what's not in the water?

Monday, July 21 2014 15:40
 


Nakia Gladden

In the most unlikely of pairs, first-term Senators Corey Booker and Rand Paul, have teamed up to introduce a measure that will create a comprehensive overhaul of the US Criminal Justice system. The legislation, called the Record Expungement Designed to Enhance Employment (REDEEM Act), was introduced Tuesday, July 8th.

Wednesday, July 09 2014 14:06
 


Scott Carroll

A recent New York Magazine article identified four pillars to Barack Obama's vision for his presidency, as laid out in his 2009 inaugural address: economic recovery and financial-system reform, healthcare reform, combating climate change, and education reform. Another administration priority identified in the article that did not make it into the 2009 address but has become a domestic policy imperative is comprehensive immigration reform.

Tuesday, July 01 2014 09:33
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