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Libraries- an essential third place?

I recently posted a Rebuttal to Dewey Decimal Jokes, highlighting some articles that dispute the idea that books/libraries are becoming obsolete.  A recent article published by The Brookings Institution (a nonprofit public policy group), “ 413 more words

Interesting Articles

Im-Politic: Just What We Need: Another Species of Think Tank

I don’t think much of the writings of Washington Post blogger and Tufts University political scientist Daniel Drezner – mainly because he thinks he and other supposed establishment-worshiping experts are God’s gift to humanity and that populist voters and politicians are just too dumb to be grateful. 659 more words


Government Statistics Vital

The conservative American Enterprise Institute and the liberal Brookings Institution have jointly written a new report arguing for the importance of government statistics, especially the American Community Survey and the decennial census. 8 more words

Census 2020

As pressure mounts, Trump reportedly hires the best US expert on Putin's psyche

Amid intensifying demands for action to combat an offensive by Moscow against the West, US president Donald Trump has reportedly appointed a paramount expert on Russian president Vladimir Putin as his chief Russia adviser. 427 more words

Aetna CEO: Obamacare in 'Death Spiral'

Bloomberg News

Zachary Tracer and Katherine Greifeld

February 15, 2017, 11:24 AM EST


Aetna Inc. Chief Executive Officer Mark Bertolini escalated his criticism of the Affordable Care Act, saying Obamacare’s markets are nearing failure as premiums climb and healthier individuals drop out. 254 more words

Charters and DeVos

Lots out there, these two articles catch up on the core issues, from policy, and from the political.

From Joe Valant,  Brookings Institution

Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos, and the changing politics of charter schools… 13 more words

US/IRAN Relations & Why We Should Fear What Might Be Coming...

Opponents of US-led foreign interventions and wars may find themselves disappointed by the foreign policy paths the Trump-led White House ends up taking.

It hasn’t taken very long at all for the ill omens to appear. 1,938 more words