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Death penalty moratorium in California – what it means for the...

Hadar Aviram, University of California, Hastings Both celebration – and ire – followed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s announcement of a moratorium on the death penalty in...

White House Announces Intent to Nominate Keith Krach to Under Secretary...

The White House has announced President Donald J. Trump's intent to nominate Keith Krach to become the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy,...

How a government shutdown affects the economy

Scott R. Baker, Northwestern University Parts of the federal government have been closed since midnight on Dec. 22, making it the second-longest shutdown on record....

#MeToo, workplace equality and the ‘wave of women’: 3 essential reads

Bryan Keogh, The Conversation and Nicole Zelniker, The Conversation Editor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look...

Trump’s tariffs don’t apply to American flag imports from China –...

Jay L. Zagorsky, Boston University On Veterans Day, many Americans drape the Stars and Stripes around their neighborhoods, businesses promote U.S. flags alongside their holiday...

Arms sales to Saudi Arabia give Trump all the leverage he...

Terrence Guay, Pennsylvania State University Among Donald Trump’s many unusual characteristics as president is his frankness. Last week, after the disappearance and apparent torture...

How is ‘new NAFTA’ different? A trade expert explains

Amanda M. Countryman, Colorado State University On Sept. 30, the U.S., Canada and Mexico reached a deal to scrap NAFTA and replace it with a...

Human-caused climate change severely exposes the US national parks

Patrick Gonzalez, University of California, Berkeley Human-caused climate change is disrupting ecosystems and people’s lives around the world. It is melting glaciers, increasing wildfires, and...

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Typewriters, not touchscreens … security the old-fashioned way

By Siobhan Lyons In writing, music, photography and other areas, “outdated” technologies have initially been valued for their retro, nostalgic appeal in the hipster culture....