Welcome home, Lebron

The star­tling announce­ment that Lebron James will return home to play for the Cleve­land Cav­a­liers has set the sports world all ajumble. Of course, the world’s finest bas­ket­ball player will […]

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I believe that we will win!’

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is over as far as the United States team is con­cerned. The extra time defeat at the hands (actu­ally, the feet) of Bel­gian squad […]

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The outdated bachelor’s degree

The 1.7 mil­lion stu­dents who grad­u­ated from Amer­ican col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties in recent months, their newly minted bachelor’s degrees in hand, face bleak prospects. Their average student-​​​​loan debt is some […]

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Caravaggio could be the key to a new Detroit

As Detroit’s bank­ruptcy pro­ceed­ings con­tinue to unfold, once again some cred­i­tors and com­men­ta­tors are arguing that the city should sell off the Detroit Insti­tute of Art’s art col­lec­tion to pay […]

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The demise of a racial slur

The U.S. Patent & Trade­mark Office has can­celled the Wash­ington Red­skins’ trade­mark reg­is­tra­tion, calling the foot­ball team’s name dis­paraging to Native Amer­i­cans. While this is the first step in what […]

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My World Cup runneth over

I have tried to fall in love with the beau­tiful game. In fact, when I taught a semester in the UK during a sab­bat­ical, I even pur­chased shares in the […]

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High school dropout rate: causes and costs

The finan­cial ram­i­fi­ca­tions of drop­ping out of high school hurt more than the indi­vidual. It’s esti­mated that half of all Amer­i­cans on public assis­tance are dropouts. If all of the […]

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