The New York Times has an oped this morning by a philosophy professor named Firmin DeBrabander worrying that drone warfare heralds the end of democracy in America. No, I am not making that up or even exaggerating. Here’s its conclusion:
Elizabeth Green, author of the new book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach it to Anyone), talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the art of teaching and the history of various reforms, mostly failed, trying to improve teaching in America.
A post of August 13, 2014, counted 875 U.S. Security Forces in Iraq. In early September, another 350 were dispatched to Iraq, followed by an announcement of another 475 at the end of the second week in September. During the third week of September, total "boots on the ground" will exceed 1,600.
Fareed speaks with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger about the recent developments in Ukraine, how the U.S. should tackle ISIS, and what he thinks about Barack Obama and his administration’s foreign policy.
Political independence represented an important principle in the 1914 founding of the Federal Reserve.
"The problem [now] is that while the Fed is largely independent of politicians, it is intimately connected, and even answerable, to the financial institutions that it is supposed to regulate," Stephen Haber, a political science professor at Stanford, and Ross Levine, a business professor at the University of California, Berkeley, write in The Wall Street Journal.
While investors wager on when the Federal Reserve will start raising short-term interest rates, a more complicated debate is taking place inside the central bank about the path of future rate increases.
The police department of this modest college town is among the latest California beneficiaries of surplus military equipment: a $700,000 armored car that is the “perfect vehicle,” the police chief told the City Council, “to perform rescues of victims and potential victims during active shooter incidents.”
Embrace the Common Core State Standards? Do not embrace the Common Core? That was the question in New York when four people — two for embracing and two against — participated in a recent debate about the controversial initiative.