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Midweek Quicktakes

After a short break during the lead up and aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Thinking Man is back with this edition of midweek quick takes.   Thoughts and prayers continue to be with those suffering from the impacts of recent natural disasters, whether in Texas, Florida, from the earthquake in Mexico or in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean where the impacts of two hurricanes in two weeks have devastated the area. 630 more words

Quick Takes

When Community College Is Free

Chicago is experimenting with a K-14 model for educating some of its most successful students.

Published: September 19, 2017 at 05:30AM

Opinion By JUAN SALGADO… 66 more words

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Virginia, Betraying Jefferson

And the Mar-a-Lago scandal.

Published: September 18, 2017 at 05:30AM

Opinion By DAVID LEONHARDT

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Who Gets to Define Campus Rape?

Betsy DeVos is rolling back the clock on university policies around sexual misconduct.

Published: September 18, 2017 at 05:30AM

Opinion By MIRIAM GLECKMAN-KRUT and NICOLE BEDERA… 67 more words

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When Affirmative Action Isn’t Enough

Black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at top schools nationwide, despite affirmative action. Some schools, though, saw gains.

Published: September 17, 2017 at 05:30AM… 72 more words

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Rape Accusations Against Italian Police Dismay Florence

Two Americans have accused officers of raping them, an unsettling allegation for a city that relies on money spent by foreign students and reveres its Carabinieri police force. 73 more words

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