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Mar 19th 2016

People of all kinds of political persuasions are rightly horrified by the violence erupting at Trump rallies,[i]

Mar 19th 2016

PRINCETON – More than 40 years ago, in an essay entitled “Famine, Affluence, and Morality,” I invited readers to imagine that they are walking past a shallow pond when they see a small child who has fallen in and seems to be drowning.

Mar 14th 2016

Philosophy is pretty unpopular in America today.

Mar 14th 2016

The subject of narcissism has intrigued people for centuries, but social scientists now claim that it has become a modern “epidem

Mar 11th 2016

NEW YORK – Nobel laureate Amartya Sen famously suggested that famines d

Mar 11th 2016

PARIS – The word “trump,” according to the dictionary, is an alteration of the word triumph.

Mar 8th 2016

The media frenzy surrounding Donald Trump has inverted the nature of our problem. That a demagogue will come along to foment dissent is no surprise; that his despicable views find such gleeful resonance with so many of our voters is the frightening story, not Trump.

Mar 5th 2016

The battle between the FBI and Apple over the unlocking of a terrorist’s iPhone will likely require Congress to create new legislation. That’s because there really aren’t any existing laws which encompass technologies such as these.

Mar 1st 2016

Hillary Clinton refuses to make public the transcripts of her speeches to big banks, three of which were worth a total of $675,000 to Goldman Sachs.

Feb 27th 2016

Memo to President Obama: We need a Supreme Court Justice and we need one now. That justice should be prepared to fight the great the legal battles of the twenty-first century. And those battles concern primarily wealth and race.

Feb 27th 2016

Psychologists generally consider creativity to be the domain of the young.

Feb 26th 2016

LONDON – I would wager that I have been Chancellor of more universities than anyone alive today. This is partly because when I was Governor of Hong Kong, I was made Chancellor of every university in the city.

Feb 23rd 2016

Yelp Eat24 customer-support representative Talia Jane recently wrote a heart-wrenching blog about the difficulties she faced in living on her meager salary.

Feb 22nd 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – Being Hillary Clinton, one of the most celebrated women in the world, holder of some of the highest offices in American politics, and possibly the next president of the United States, has had more than its share of agony.

Feb 22nd 2016

The Democratic presidential primary race is shaping up to be a fascinating contest between the voters' views of two distinct political personalities.

Feb 19th 2016

Bernie's the guy who hates fraternities on his college campus, speaks out every chance he gets about how elitist they are, how evil they are, how much money they have, and then wants to be elected to lead one of them.

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