Amidst the flap between the CIA and the SSCI last week, you may have missed the news about the back-and-forth between NSA and the FISA court over whether the agency may, must, or mustn't retain telephony metadata past the five year deadline for its destruc
This is one of eight essays we published today on ”Academic Activism: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Ethics of Boycott.” Click here to read the others. THE MOVEMENT to boycott, divest, and sanction (BDS) Israel presents itself as a nonviolent and grassroots … Continue reading →
The Western media needs to grow up and understand the Russian special ops war. If they continue to report literally demonstrations, clashes, fights, banners, and shows of pro-Russian support organized and paid for by KGB infiltrators, they will sorely handicap Ukraine's chances of defending itself from Putin;s disinformatsia specialists. The international press fell for Stalin's show trials and for Goebbels' speeches. They should not be suckered again.
Last week my group of students who work their way through readings had our last formal meeting. Good news: they decided over drinks afterwards that they want to continue the meetings informally next quarter and one of them suggested calling...
The California Republican Convention begins this weekend in Burlingame with the theme 'rebuild, renew, reclaim.' With Democratic Governor Jerry Brown boasting high approval ratings, Republicans face a tough road in defeating Brown and retaking other statewide offices. We discuss the upcoming convention and challenges facing California Republicans in the coming year, and talk about the future of the national GOP five years after the Tea Party movement shook up U.S. politics.
Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University and the Millennium Villages Project talks with EconTalk host about poverty in Africa and the efforts of the Millennium Villages Project to fight hunger, disease, and illiteracy. The project tries to achieve the Millennium...
Sunday's referendum on joining Russia is illegal, say leaders of the Tatar minority. Comprising about 12 percent of Crimea's population, these ethnic Sunni Muslims have a long, troubled history with Moscow.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Saturday called on the Republican Party to become more inclusive on issues like immigration.We have a responsibility to those
More than 500 economists, including three Nobel laureates, signed a letter saying that artificially raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour through a government mandate, as President Obama has suggested, would have adverse effects on the job chances of unskilled and low-skilled workers.