Can members of congress change your mind?

In pol­i­tics, it’s become con­ven­tional wisdom that talking seri­ously to reg­ular Amer­i­cans doesn’t really pay off. Numerous studies have found that cit­i­zens appear to dig in their heels, resisting information […]

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The birth of a new civil rights movement

Sarah Jackson, a pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity whose research focuses on social move­ments, said the civil rights estab­lish­ment embraces the “Martin Luther King-​​​​Al Sharpton model”—which empha­sizes mobi­lizing people for rallies […]

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Morning Education: Teens to cast their ballots

Gen­er­a­tion Z is headed to the polls for the first time this pres­i­den­tial elec­tion and the youth vote will likely prove crit­ical. So North­eastern Uni­ver­sity sur­veyed more than 1,000 young […]

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Morning Education

FINANCIAL ANXIETIES PLAGUE GEN Z: A new survey out of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity sug­gests the large majority of 16– to 19-​​​​year-​​​​olds believe a col­lege degree is impor­tant, but they worry about […]

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All Ebola is local

The widely varying responses between New York and Dallas tell us a lot about the nation’s uneven pre­pared­ness for a deadly dis­ease out­break. So far, with Ebola, we seem to […]

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The KKK is a terrorist organization

This weekend, three people were killed in vio­lent inci­dents out­side Kansas City. From the ear­liest reports, the killings bore all the hall­marks of a ter­rorist attack. There is still no consensus […]

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Scientists must spearhead ethical use of big data

The recent rev­e­la­tion that the National Secu­rity Agency col­lects the per­sonal data of United States cit­i­zens, allies and ene­mies alike has broken the tra­di­tional model gov­erning the bond between science […]

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Save the filibuster!

They are at it again. Repub­li­cans in the Senate are taking the unsup­port­able posi­tion that three existing D.C. Fed­eral Cir­cuit Court vacan­cies should not be filled. They claim that President […]

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Could Ashley Judd beat Mitch McConnell?

There is plenty of prece­dent for enter­tainers making a suc­cessful tran­si­tion into pol­i­tics, and in recent years Ashley Judd has been grad­u­ally reori­enting her­self in that direc­tion. A recent graduate […]

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The Day in Photos, Nov. 12

PHOTO: North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun, left, and Home­land Secu­rity Sec­re­tary Janet Napoli­tano, center, place a wreath at Northeastern’s Vet­erans Memo­rial during cer­e­monies on the school’s campus, in Boston, […]

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