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  • Virginia set to be key US 'swing state'
    July 6, 2012
    "Most people have figured out whether they'll vote for the Democrat or for the Republican. There's only a very small slice of the electorate - maybe 5%, maybe 10% - who are up for grabs. So both Obama and Romney want to reach those people." Mark Rom, associate professor of government and public policy, on the importance of swing states in the presidential election.
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    Source: Al Jazeera English

  • A State of Military Mind
    June 18, 2012
    “This has an immense capacity to improve their ability to do their jobs in a way that will minimize harm,” former U.S. Army Capt. Elizabeth Stanley, professor of security studies, on the benefits of meditation for US military soldiers.
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    Source: Pacific Standard

  • Pricing the Soul Out of Washington, D.C.
    June 18, 2012
    "What is missing in today's discussion is a determined debate about how to provide educational and housing opportunities for blacks, so we can stem the tide of reverse migration." Maurice Jackson, associate professor of history, on the recent reverse migration of blacks from the District of Columbia.
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    Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

  • Dating app closes to minors following three rapes
    June 14, 2012
    "I think anybody who creates separate (Internet) spaces for minors, especially if it's within a space adults are populating, should expect [adult predators]...This is what somebody who is a sexual predator is looking for." Sandra Calvert, professor of psychology and director of the Children's Digital Media Center, on the dangers of social networking sites that target minors.
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  • More than seven in 10 U.S. teens jobless in summer
    June 12, 2012
    "I have big concerns about this generation of young people...For young high school graduates or dropouts, their early work experience is more closely tied to their success in the labor market." Harry Holzer, professor of public policy, on the steep decline in employment for teenagers.
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    Source: USA Today

  • What the Mubarak verdict reveals about Egypt
    June 5, 2012
    "Clearly, many millions of Egyptians are unhappy because they feel the sentencing was light, that this was not just. Remember, 846 people were killed during those 18 days. That was the figure produced by the official Egyptian committee that investigated the killings during the revolution. And 6,000 were injured," Samer Shehata, Professor of Egyptian and Arab politics on the Mubarak verdict.
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    Source: CNN World

  • Status Quo Between 2 Sudans Is Not Quite War, Not Quite Peace
    June 1, 2012
    “I do not see things improving much and basically think that the current style of destructive but low-level violence will be the order of the day,” John O. Voll, Professor of Islamic history, on the current Sudanese peace talks.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Facebook’s woes add to fears on Wall Street
    June 1, 2012
    “Retail investors need assurance that it’s a fair game and that the market will treat their trades properly and they are not at a huge disadvantage to the big guy,” James Angel, Associate Professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, on the potential retreat of retail investors in the stock market.
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    Source: US Equites

  • After Chicago, How Long Can NATO Stay Relevant?
    May 29, 2012
    “With the day-to-day interaction of its members, on a political and military level NATO creates a kind of social fabric of the West," Charles Kupchan, Professor of International Affairs, on the current state of NATO.
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    Source: TIME Online

  • Cha: Absence of Chaos Doesn’t Mean Order in NK
    May 29, 2012
    “North Korea as we know it is over" Victor Cha, Professor of Political Science, on the death of Kim Jong II.
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    Source: The Wall Street Journal

  • Hidden Wounds Healing after a soldier's homecoming
    May 24, 2012
    "The idea that war gives meaning to life is troubling to many of us, especially now as we think about our soldiers coming home from long years at war" Nancy Sherman, Professor of Philosophy, on the devastating effects of war on soldiers.
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    Source: America The National Catholic Weekly

  • Assassination + more NATO killings = Death for peace talks?
    May 17, 2012
    "[The United States] has been fighting for nearly 11 years, and we've already said we're not leaving until 2014...Talking is not only our best option, it's our only option" Christine Fair, Center for Peace and Security Studies Professor, on negotiating with the Taliban.
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    Source: CNN

  • As Repression in Egypt Grows, U.S. Must Back Fair Vote
    May 7, 2012
    "That the road from revolution to a new Egypt is arduous and twisting comes as no surprise. But few expected that today, one month from presidential elections, Egypt would be moving toward more repression and less accountability than under the deposed dictator Hosni Mubarak," Cynthia Schneider, professor in the School of Foreign Service, on the current political situation in Egypt.
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    Source: CNN

  • Obama Opens 25th Florida Office as He Outspends Romney
    May 4, 2012
    “Energizing a base that didn’t hang together over the past four years is very important, and that takes people on the ground as well as a good computer- tracking mechanism like he had in 2008." Stephen Wayne, professor of government, on Obama's campaign strategy in the coming election.
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    Source: Bloomberg

  • Pinterest’s gender trouble
    May 2, 2012
    “I remember years ago people saying, ‘Online communication is going to be gender neutral. This is great!’ But the same patterns show up everywhere. Anything associated with women is thought to have less value." Deborah Tannen, professor of linguistics, on the growing gender divide on social media sites.
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    Source: Salon

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