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Rundown for November 23, 2011
12:06 PM EST 2 Comments

Digesting The GOP Debate And Mitt Romney’s First TV Ad

The Republican candidates for president sparred over immigration, the Patriot Act and profiling during Tuesday night’s debate in Washington, DC. Meanwhile, a new Romney ad inaccurately portrays a quote from the President.

12:15 PM EST 4 Comments

Libyan Author Plans His Return, With Hopes Of Finding His Father

Author Hisham Matar is returning to Libya for the first time in 30 years. In part, he’s hoping to find his father, a dissident who was jailed under Moammar Gadhafi.

12:35 PM EST 5 Comments

UC Davis Chancellor: Police Were Told Not To Use Force

In an interview with the Sacramento Bee, UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi insists the school’s police department defied her orders last week when they pepper sprayed peaceful Occupy protesters.

12:40 PM EST Comment

Protests Continue Ahead Of Planned Parliamentary Elections In Egypt

The UN is strongly condemning what it calls the use of excessive force by Egyptian security forces — as some Egyptian citizens continue to call for an end to the military’s rule.

12:50 PM EST 11 Comments

Why Detroit Football Fans Are Protesting Nickelback Performance

The band Nickelback will be playing at the Detroit Lions/Green Bay Packers football game, but some are petitioning against the group saying, “haven’t the good people of Detroit been through enough?”

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January 22 Comment

The Playwright Behind ‘Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike’

Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy is currently being performed in 27 regional theaters across the U.S.

January 22 25 Comments

EdX CEO Lays Out Disruptive Vision For Higher Ed

Anant Agarwal believes MOOCs — massive online courses — can be a disruptive force for good in higher education.

January 21 20 Comments

What Happens When Your Sibling Makes More Than You?

Sociologist Dalton Conley explains what it means for family dynamics when one sibling is significantly richer or poorer.

January 21 2 Comments

Obama’s Proposal On Inequality: Is It Enough?

Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz offers his take on the president's plan and whether it goes too far or not far enough.