The State of American Politics

Since 2008, the GOP has engaged in a concerted effort to destabilize the Government of the US for short-term political gains. But this is not a new strategy, nor will it ultimately be successful. In the meantime, the "Do-Nothing Congress" will continue to do nothing except stage political theater for the ignorant… » 12/24/14 4:13pm 12/24/14 4:13pm

Review: "The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap"…

Thomas Piketty's book "Capital in the 21st Century" has been receiving substantial praise (and more than a little criticism) for highlighting the historical trajectories of wealth inequality, and has added ammunition to the ongoing conversation about the economics of the contemporary world. » 12/24/14 4:10pm 12/24/14 4:10pm

Authenticity Under Foot in Yarm, UK

Visitors to the town of Yarm, situated along the Tees River in the United Kingdom, will find a quaint and aesthetically striking High Street, enclosed by a loop in the river, lined on either side with historic-looking buildings, and paved from one end to the other with large cobblestones. Last month, … » 7/04/14 4:58pm 7/04/14 4:58pm

Sudan Stories: Language, Guns & Phones

Our hotel was located down a busy, dusty ally in downtown Cairo. Each day our team scribbled on charts and whiteboards in a top-floor classroom with windows that opened to the noisy clanking of perpetual construction. For two weeks over coffee and sheesha with our Sudanese colleagues we used Android devices to… » 6/25/14 2:14pm 6/25/14 2:14pm