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Obama, on Bus Tour, to Unveil New Strategy to Curb College Costs| Christian Science Monitor

August 23, 2013

 

“Part of the reason the federal government hasn’t been able to do anything is less a technical issue than a political one,” says Amy Latinen, deputy director for higher education at the New America Foundation. “The federal government can do a lot. Obama on his own can’t do much.”
 
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Why Obama Chose Woman With No CIA Experience for No. 2 CIA Job | Christian Science Monitor

June 13, 2013

Forget about the women angle, or the lawyer piece, or, for that matter, Haines's lack of agency experience, says Philip Mudd, former deputy director of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center. With Mr. Brennan and Haines in the top two jobs, the CIA has a ...

Can Books Make U.S. Better People ? | Christian Science Monitor

June 4, 2013

“In fact I suspect it is worse than that; advocates of the view that literature educates and civilizes don't overrate the evidence – they don't even think that evidence comes into it.” In fact, counters Time's Annie Murphy Paul, reading literature does ...

Divided EU Lets Syrian Arms Ban Lapse. What Will It Change? | Yahoo! News

May 28, 2013

Daniel Levy, the director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at the European Council on Foreign Relations in London, says that the priority should not be on the arms question, but on putting EU weight behind the peace process. The agreement ...

Two Arrested In Al Qaeda Us-Canada Train Plot – Directed From Iran | Christian Science Monitor

April 22, 2013

As Peter Bergen, wrote for CNN last month, "According to US documents and officials, in addition to [Suleiman] Abu Ghaith, other of bin Laden's inner circle who ended up in Iran include the formidable military commander of al Qaeda, Saif al-Adel, a ...

Boston Marathon Bombings: What Could The Motives Have Been? | Christian Science Monitor

April 15, 2013

National security analyst Peter Bergen said on CNN that the attack could be the work of “right-wing extremists.” For the so-called “patriot” groups, anything from tax day to the heated national debate on gun regulations could have been the triggers for ...

What's Needed For Preschool to Pay Off? Two Studies Offer Insights | Christian Science Monitor

March 29, 2013

New Jersey also has focused on improving K-3 education. That’s “really important for making sure the gains that are made in preschool programs are sustained all the way up,” says Laura Bornfreund, senior policy analyst for early education at the New America Foundation, a public policy think tank in Washington.

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Does It Matter Who Runs U.S. Drone Program? Pentagon Could Supplant CIA | Christian Science Monitor

March 20, 2013

“Whether transparency increases really depends on who at the DoD [Department of Defense] the program goes to,” says Jennifer Rowland, program associate with the National Security Studies program at the New America Foundation. Sen. John McCain (R) ...

Hacker 'Weev' Sentenced To 41 Months In Jail For Ipad Hack | Christian Science Monitor

March 19, 2013

Both Auernheimer and Mr. Swartz were charged under the terms of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which Mr. Couts calls "absurdly vague and outdated" and professor and journalist Tim Wu has called "the worst law in technology." Under the CFAA and ...

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Good Reads: The Meteors We Miss, Tesla's Frigid Review, Car-Buying Woes ... | Christian Science Monitor

February 25, 2013

asks Konstantin Kakaes in Slate. Probably not, at least not yet. The meteor was most likely too small for current instruments to detect. But as Mr. Kakaes writes, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has made huge strides in locating ...

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