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"Preclearing" the Voting Rights Act Desmond Ang
Category: Polling Place Published: March 2019
"…Pres. Trump claimed that, of the 'millions' of allegedly illegal ballots cast in 2016, 'none of them [came] to me. They…all [went] to the other side.' Given the U.S.'s growing minority electorate,…[our] voting laws could have lasting implications…"
"Speak Human" and Change the Game Merilee Kern
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2019
"It always is important to remember that your target audience does not care about you. They care about what you can do for them."
A 19th-Century Rivalry for the Ages Wayne M. Barrett
Category: Focus Published: March 2019
"…That iconic moment when Bobby Thomson's bottom-of-the-ninth, three-run homer gave the [New York] Giants the [1951 National League] pennant and…the Polo Grounds [was] in absolute bedlam…[Jackie Robinson] was making sure [Thomson]…touched all four bases."
A New Beginning Fred Sievert
Category: Life in America Published: March 2019
"If you follow your passions in a way that effectively deploys your unique gifts and skills…you…will feel happier, healthier, and younger in retirement."
Baseball's "Exhibit A" in Courage
Category: Focus Published: March 2019
"Though [Jackie] Robinson encountered withering racism during his career, [these] photographs reveal a hard-fought sense of comity, joy, and self-assurance from a man whose contributions extended far beyond the field."
Blood in the Water: How the U.S. and Israel Conspired to Ambush the USS Liberty John Mellen
Category: The World Yesterday Published: March 2019
"…It was now that [Pres. Lyndon Johnson] grabbed the telephone and made his wishes known. 'I don't give a damn if the ship sinks,' Johnson declared. 'I will not embarrass my [Israeli] allies."
Bridging Friendships Across the Belief Divide Gary Comer
Category: Religion Published: March 2019
"…Look at anything long enough and the truth rises to the top."
Combating Vulnerabilities and Exposures Victoria David Schmidt
Category: Fontier Horizons Published: March 2019
"Cryptominers…may be only part of a larger attack structure. By letting them set up home in your network, you're inviting them to try to gain access to other parts of your environment."
Forces Shaping the Rural Economy Jacob Morgan
Category: Economics Published: March 2019
"The global economy is slowing and the effects will spread to U.S. shores. World economic output hit an eight-year high in 2018, powered by advanced economies and emerging markets, but challenges mounted late last year…"
How to Say Goodbye to Your Day Job Michael Blank
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2019
"Most people give up right before [entrepreneurial] success. It is this uncanny phenomenon. Stick with it."
Infanticide, Eugenics, Euthanasia, and the Lord's Work Marilyn M. Singleton
Category: National Affairs Published: March 2019
There is "outrageous" and there is "sickening" -- what is happening on the abortion front is both.
Let's Tell the Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence Alex Berenson
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2019
"…The black tide of psychosis and the red tide of violence are rising steadily, almost unnoticed, on a slow green wave [of cannabis use]."
Life and Death in the Womb Florencia Feleder , Katie Gowing , Kaidy Mendez , Vannessa Taylor
Category: Law & Justice Published: March 2019
"When…the health centers can't afford to stay open, and the patients can't afford care, it doesn't really make any difference whether they have Roe. They can't get an abortion anyway."
Making Better Ethical Decisions Christopher Gilbert
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2019
"Our ethics are the bridge between what we know and what we should do about it."
Mayhem and Myths Surrounding Opioid Treatment Patricia Strach , Katie Zuber , Elizabeth Perez-Chiques
Category: Medicine & Health Published: March 2019
"Perhaps the best we can do…is to respect people's decisions about what kind of treatment works for them. 'It's your recovery,' one counselor explained. 'You are the one who drives the train.' "
No Progress from the Progressives Roger Kimball
Category: American Thought Published: March 2019
"The Marxist-tinged ideology of the 1960s has had a few decades to marinate the beneficiaries of our free-market society, steeping them in the toxic nostrums that masquerade as moral imperatives in our colleges and universities."
Opening Our Doors…at a Reasonable Price Alex Nowrasteh
Category: Immigration Policy Published: March 2019
"An immigration tariff would create a dynamic, market-based, merit-based, relatively more-economically efficient, and self-regulating system that would serve the ever-changing U.S. economy."
Parlay Patent Infringement into Profits Tim Murphy
Category: Business & Finance Published: March 2019
"…What if rather than issuing the knee-jerk cease-and-desist letter and otherwise going the exhaustive and expensive litigation route attempting to prosecute inadequately responsive offenders, patent owners instead strategically engaged said offenders…"
Remember When?...Well, It Never Happened Wes D. Gehring
Category: Entertainment Published: March 2019
"Who are you going to believe, me, or your own eyes?"
So What if ObamaCare Is Unconstitutional Jane M. Orient
Category: Law & Justice Published: March 2019
"Without the individual mandate, but with PPACA's Federal insurance rules still in place, Americans have a tough choice: buy unaffordable, undesirable, even objectionable coverage, or be uninsured."
Suicide or Murder? I. Kaufman Arenberg
Category: Literary Scene Published: March 2019
It is time "to exonerate [Vincent] van Gogh from the stigma--going against his person, his beliefs, and his religion--that he committed suicide."
The EVD, DED, and TPS Dilemma David Leblang , Benjamin Helms , Alexa Iadarola , Ankita Satpathy
Category: Immigration Policy Published: March 2019
"…Executive actions on immigration have a long history, and may have wide-reaching and unexpected (or unintended) consequences."
The Linking of the Russian President with Our Own Raymond L. Fischer
Category: Political Landscape Published: March 2019
"[Russian Pres. Vladimir] Putin…deftly put his KGB skills to use in the political arena. Shortly after the 2016 election, he posted a photo of Donald Trump on Instagram and wrote, 'We won!' "