Jonathan Rauch’s late 2015 piece on this subject is worth a read (or re-read). Here are a few highlights: “The presidency, it’s often said, is a job for which everyone arrives unprepared. But just how unprepared is unprepared enough?” “It is well known that to be elected president, you pretty much have to have been […]
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Interesting Read: Joshua D. Clinton and Ted Enamorado, “The National News Media’s Effect on Congress: How Fox News Affected Elites in CongressR...
Too often, political science journals publish articles focused on questions too distantly connected to real world political phenomena. It is a modern sort of scholasticism, as my friend Professor Lawrence Mead terms it, that heavily utilizes mathematical models to ponder the existent literature on a topic. So it was with great pleasure to find this article in […]
Professors may rue them, but MOOCs (massive online open courses) are here to stay. They are one more example of how the Internet is disrupting nearly everything. A particularly thorny question is the matter of copyright: when a professor creates an online course, whose property is it? Can a university refuse to take it offline […]
Michael Joseph Gross has written an eye-opening article on the battle amongst nations and non-state actors in cyber space. The battle is raging with major implications, but 99.9% of us are utterly unaware. Their eyeballs felt it first. A wall of 104-degree air hit the cyber-security analysts as they descended from the jets that had […]
Neuding writes, On May 13, Swedish police shot and killed an elderly man armed with a knife in Husby, a heavily immigrant suburb of Stockholm with high unemployment. After that, riots raged around Stockholm for a week and spread to other parts of the country, seemingly sparked by the killing in Husby. Angry young men […]