In the midst of all the warring interpretations of Tuesday's elections — conservatives see the governors' races, where millions cast their votes in both a blue and purple state, as a repudiation of Obamaism; liberals see the two House races in California and New York as proof that the president has a winning national agenda — all that really matters is the course of the Congress in the next few weeks. . . .
"I think that for Ayn Rand to have survived and made a life for herself, she almost needed that edgy personality, otherwise she would have been destroyed," says Machan, who was born in Hungary in 1942. . . .
Building on the “economic theory of crime” developed in the mid-1970s by University of Chicago economics professor and Nobel laureate Gary Becker, Kleiman approaches today’s criminal justice situation with exacting precision. . . .
As "Newsweek's" bureau chief for Germany, Eastern Europe, and the Balkans, American journalist Michael Meyer was a professional observer of the revolutionary wave that swept across Central and Eastern Europe in 1989. . . .
Despite an economic downturn and new data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released last month that show no learning gains in math for American 4th graders, the nation`s public schools will likely have more money and a larger and better paid labor force than they had in 2009, according to education researchers James W. Guthrie and Arthur Peng of Vanderbilt University. . . .
Latinos and Asian Americans are less dissatisfied with the process of putting initiatives on the ballot and are less eager to change California's constitution to restrict direct democracy than whites and African-Americans, says a poll from the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University. . . .
Top Iran experts from across the United States will convene for this symposium to assess Iran's position domestically and internationally following the tumult of elections, suppression of the Green Movement and the Geneva meeting on nuclear development. . . .