"People as old as 90 who actively acquire new interests that involve learning retain their ability to learn. But if we stop taxing the nucleus basalis, it begins to dry up."
Tech-savvy, hard-working people, says Tyler Cowen in his book Average is Over, have a lot to gain in the new economy. The rest of us? Not so much.
The bills to require photo IDs at the voting booth that Republicans have been pushing in a couple of dozen states over the past few years always carry this justification: “Election fraud is a real and persistent threat to our electoral system.” This quotation comes from the chair of the Republican ...
There’s no simple answer. Recently in the New Yorker, Elizabeth Kolbert gave us an evenhanded review of two conflicting perspectives on population levels, offering a sobering assessment of our near future but no clear guidance to those conscientious souls wondering whether they should, or shouldn ...
Many Americans seem to hold on to a romanticized portrait of Columbus even when they are exposed to his dark side.
A new poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly blame the GOP for the catastrophe that continues this evening in Washington. Things are getting so bad for the Republicans that prospects for reopening the government and avoiding a debt-ceiling crisis are, I think, looking up.
John Boehner's latest move in the political chess game from Hell has moved us deeper into the fiery pit. Even Dante would be shocked. When House Republicans were threatening to shut down the federal government last week, their aim was to exact concessions from Democrats on Obamacare. President ...
Please read poll numbers purporting to explain how people feel about Obamacare with a grain of salt. Most Americans really don't have a clue what it does.
James Madison’s analysis of the American republic is often praised for its brilliance, but the 4th president could not have envisioned the chutzpah and anti-government zeal of the 2013 House Republicans.
THIS JUST IN: "A large percentage of American college students who post professor evaluations at Ratemyprofessors.com consider courses to be high-quality when the professor is attractive and the course is easy."
Without the “fresh” message of salvation and God’s love front-and-center, Catholics worldwide will continue to leave the flock.
An hour ago, the Associated Press is reporting, Syria agreed to dismantle its chemical weapons program to avert a U.S. strike. Here is the tweet: This may solve the international crisis before Congress calls a vote on the authorization to use force sought by the White House and should, if ...
Join the Praxis live-blog of President Obama's address tonight at 9:01pm, when he will face one of the most challenging tasks of his presidency. The three main audiences he needs to keep in mind— members of Congress, the American public and the Syrian regime—all need to hear a somewhat different message. Yet he must be resolute and clear.
If the United States bombs Syria, whatever else happens, the international norm to respect the processes of international institutions and conventions will be dealt a serious blow.