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Is resistance truly futile?

by // June 26, 2017

When Donald Trump took office this year, he had the lowest approval rating of any modern, first-term president. People protested. Democrats spoke loudly of his faults. Pundits dissected his language use and lack of decorum. And yet all that talk has not swayed more people to join the left. In fact, criticisms of Trump and… continue »

Americans question the value of higher education

by // May 25, 2017

Move over Harvard and State U, the local community college is getting a long, second look from consumers. And they like what they see. An overwhelming majority of people find two-year community colleges adequately prepare students for success (80%) and are worth the cost (82%). By contrast, only 62% think that public four-year universities are… continue »

Billy Joel is the perfect lyricist for our time

by // May 22, 2017

In the 1980s, a decade that GenXers might now harken back to, Billy Joel wrote about the allure of nostalgia. “Keepin’ the Faith,” features Joel testifying that his roots have made him who he is, but that he has also moved beyond them. This baby boomer wasn’t “lost in ‘let’s remember’… ‘cause the past is… continue »

Road rules or road rage?

by // April 21, 2017

The rules of the road used to feel sacrosanct. They were taught as best-practice to the first drivers of our Interstate highway system. A driver’s education film produced in the 1960s by General Motors used a traffic helicopter to show the impacts of bad driving behavior in that relatively new context. One section focuses on… continue »

The surprising source of the growth of feminism

by // April 20, 2017

On January 21, an estimated 3 million people around the world marched in solidarity for women’s rights. The New York Times breathlessly reported on those left behind in towns like Montclair, N.J. – husbands and fathers who had to fend for themselves and in some drastic cases take care of their children sans mom.  Thankfully,… continue »

NASA and the next generation

by Lauren Erdelyi, & David Ko // April 20, 2017

NASA recently announced that it is exploring two new spaces. No, not some far-away planet. Virtual spaces: Pinterest and Giphy. Clearly this is a further push to market to young demographics like Millennials who are the largest users of these social media platforms. Why? A 2014 study by the General Social Survey (GSS) found that… continue »

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