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Congress’ budget dysfunction is more than 4 decades in the making

Linda J. Bilmes, Harvard University In an eleventh-hour twist, Sen. Rand Paul protested the costs of Congress’ latest budget deal and briefly shut down the...

Why justice is more important than the rule of law

Klaus Mladek, Dartmouth College The 2017 Stress in America survey has confirmed it: Americans are officially freaking out. The survey, conducted by the Harris Poll, reports...

Does American culture shame too much – or not enough?

Peter Stearns, George Mason University The word “shameless” is being tossed around an awful lot these days, which might speak to what many see as...

Ancient Greek wisdom for today’s leadership crisis

Emily Anhalt, Sarah Lawrence College What makes a good leader? This question confronts us at every election and with every domestic and international policy decision. As...

The Supreme Court takes on gerrymandering: 6 essential reads

Aviva Rutkin, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is roundup of archival stories. On June 19, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it would hear Gill...

Six charts that illustrate the divide between rural and urban America

Brian Thiede, Pennsylvania State University; Lillie Greiman, The University of Montana; Stephan Weiler, Colorado State University; Steven C. Beda, University of Oregon, and Tessa...

What the Heaven’s Gate suicides say about American culture

Ben Zeller, Lake Forest College Heaven’s Gate – also known as the “UFO cult” – burst into American consciousness 20 years ago this...

Refugees: Is there room for a middle ground?

Juliette Tolay, Pennsylvania State University The debate over whether or not to bring in more refugees in the U.S. continues. There seems to be a...

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What your hand grip says about your strength through life

By Richard Dodds, University of Southampton More of us are living longer, but a crucial qualifying factor needs to be considered: namely whether this added...