Domestic

by / on April 7, 2014 at 1:35 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Issue

License to Spill

As a nation and as a world, we must start thinking about the long-term impacts of our actions, rather than the short-term economic and energy benefits. Sustainable growth today will be more profitable in the future. Rejecting Keystone XL this spring is the right choice both for the nation and for the planet.

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by / on March 26, 2014 at 10:38 pm / in Domestic, Environmental, Mounir Ennenbach, Web Columnists

From Sea to Shining…Puddle?

Despite these gloomy numbers, the American West’s 49’er mentality of continual and aggressive resource consumption still persists. While the particular resource in this case is largely abundant (at least when compared to other natural resources) it is in no way infinite, much less renewable in the short-term. If it continues down this path, the West could be in serious trouble.

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by / on February 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, World

When the Sky was Red

The United States frequently tested nuclear weapons in the Pacific with the equivalent power of 1.6 Hiroshima’s per day. The largest test, Castle Bravo, was 1000X more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima

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by / on February 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Election

Blast from the Past: Citizens United; Columbians Divided

Columbia Students, from libertarians to socialists, debate the Citizens United ruling and campaign finance more generally.

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by / on February 22, 2014 at 3:16 pm / in Business, Domestic, Megan Kallstrom, Web Columnists

$10.10 an Hour

The minimum wage is a tricky subject. As with so many debates involving economics, seemingly-sound, yet antithetical, arguments abound, at times making it nearly impossible to distinguish between right or wrong, good or bad.

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by / on February 14, 2014 at 9:13 pm / in Domestic, Mounir Ennenbach, New York, Web Columnists

Gentrification or Economic Development?

“Seaport City can provide… protection, while also expanding opportunities for new economic development.”

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by / on February 11, 2014 at 8:09 pm / in Daniel Brovman, Domestic, New York, Web Columnists

New York’s Bloomberg Problem

Essentially, Bloomberg could have been able to ‘buy’ votes by utilizing funding resources unavailable to other city employees or mayoral candidates.

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by / on February 9, 2014 at 7:15 pm / in Culture, Megan Kallstrom, Web Columnists, Women's Rights

Goldie Blox

by What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial this year? Was it Volkswagen’s winged engineers? Seinfeld’s reunion with George and Newman? Jaguar’s stiff-upper-lipped British stars? My favorite this year was a bit of a dark horse, as it’s from a company whose products I’ll probably never use: GoldieBlox. In case you missed the SuperBowl (and haven’t searched “best Super Bowl […]

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by / on February 2, 2014 at 3:43 pm / in Ben Rimland, Domestic, Judicial, Uncategorized, Web Columnists

Snowden’s Folly

Snowden and his leaks have been compared numerous times to Daniel Ellsberg and the famous “Pentagon Papers” during the Nixon era. But Ellsberg had full knowledge of the report and its implications, while Snowden could not possibly have read all of the documents he took.

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by / on January 16, 2014 at 6:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, Education

Ravitch, Khan, Bell, and Noguera on Education

We revisit our discussion with Lee Ann Bell, Shamus Khan, Pedro Noguera, and Ms. Ravitch on the state of education reform in America.

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