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Moving away from cold war era strategies

On December 17th, 2014, the Obama administration shocked the nation when the White House issued a statement saying that the US was

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What the TTIP Debate Reveals About the EU

It is often easier to explain something by saying what it is not, rather than what it is. It should be clear

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America’s Transportation Revolution

America has long been a car-centric country, but there is growing demand for alternate means of transportation. Walking, cycling, and public transport offer improvements for quality of life, but cultu

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There Is No “Car Culture”

America does not have a car culture. Now I am not denying that, compared to many parts of the world, there are

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Walking in America

Historically in America, towns and cities were built on a framework of walking. From center-city Boston to pioneer towns out west, people

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Identity politics, racism and Ferguson

"It has been reported":http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/03/15/us-usa-police-missouri-arrest-idUSKBN0MB0U920150315 that two police officers were shot at Ferguson on Thursday, hours after the city’s police chief resigned in

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The Diminishing Returns of Higher Education

The facts are indisputable: the cost of attending American universities has risen far faster than people’s incomes, forcing an increasing portion of

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The Decline of American Public Higher Education

When J. Robert Oppenheimer went to grad school in the 1920s, the brightest American physics students had to go to Europe to

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Higher Education Crisis: Causes and Solutions

American higher education faces an unprecedented crisis. To fully comprehend its nature, one must place it in the broader context of the

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Rising College Costs and Prices

The United States is the only nation where heated discussions about college expenses and student loan debts surpass public attention to the

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