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Life Ain’t Fair, College Edition

The SAT is a poor measure of college aptitude but it’s better than most others.

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The College Admissions Rat Race

An interesting argument, albeit about a tiny and vastly over-discussed segment.

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Post Office to Get Slower, More Expensive

Friday will mark a new era in mail delivery.

Social Distancing is (Almost) Useless

Another early COVID myth has been shattered.

Unskilled? No Problem!

Are we thinking about job training all wrong?

Natanz Sidelined by Another Israeli Attack

Iran’s top nuclear facility is offline again.

George Shultz, 1920-2021

The longtime public servant has died, aged 100.

The Flynn Pardon

Perhaps the most normal thing President Trump has done.

Transparent Hypocrisy on Mail-in Voting

Hypocrisy, lies, and dangerous rhetoric from Trump and his allies on mail-in voting.

David Koch, Businessman, Political Activist, and Philanthropist, Dead At 79

David Koch, one-half of the Koch Brothers and the head of a wide-ranging business empire who also went on to have a huge impact on politics and cultural philanthropy, has died at the age of 79.

Norah O’Donnell Latest to Fill Walter Cronkite’s Chair

Anchoring of CBS Evening News is not what it used to be.

Ebola Outbreak Still A Problem In Central Africa

The Ebola outbreak that began last year in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is still a problem, and still threatening to spread.

Mathematics of Sports Scheduling

Putting together a fair slate of games is a whole lot harder than it looks.

Two-Thirds of Americans Live in ‘Constitution-Free’ Zone

Enforcing our immigration and drug laws comes at the cost of fundamental rights.

Achieving Workplace Diversity

It takes a whole lot of work to net small gains for underrepresented groups.

The Rise Of The Robots And The Decline Of The Middle Class

Technology continues to make more and more jobs unnecessary and irrelevant. And the consequences are going to be widespread.

U.S. To Halt Withdrawal Of Forces From Afghanistan

The plan to withdraw nearly all American forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 is being put on hold.

It’s Time To End Iowa And New Hampshire’s First In The Nation Status

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus suggested that Iowa and New Hampshire shouldn’t get used to their place at the top of the primary calendar. He’s right, but fixing the crazy system that put them there isn’t going to be easy.

3D Printed Organs Coming Soon

The burgeoning science of additive manufacturing is on the verge of being able to print functioning human organs.

American Studies Association Israel Boycott is Righteous but Wrongheaded

While I concur with the “intent, justice, legality, and morality” of the decision, I nonetheless oppose it.

Deval Patrick: I Got Drunk After The Boston Bomber Was Captured

The Governor of Massachusetts decided to celebrate a bit after Dzhorkhar Tsarnaev was captured.

Tesla Model S Makes Electric Car Interesting

Some are criticizing the US government subsidies to Tesla Motors for its Model S electric car, which sells for almost $100,000. Kevin Bullis argues that it’s a smart investment.

Quantum Internet Operating at Los Alamos Since 2011

A super-secret, super-secure alternative internet has been operating at Los Alamos National Labs for two and a half years.

DOJ Records Show Massive Increase In Warrantless Surveillance Since 2009

Secret surveillance of American citizens has dramatically increased under the Obama Administration.

Harry Reid, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, And The Death Of Journalistic Integrity

Publishing unsubstantiated rumor is not journalism.

What is “Constitutional”?

What does the US Constitution actually provide in terms of guidance for governance?

Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force’s First Female Four Star, Takes Material Command

In March, Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star general in Air Force history. Now, she’s assumed command of all Air Force weapons programs.

Yogurt Makes Mice Sexy

Not only does yogurt make mice slimmer; it also makes them sexier.

All Facts Are Not Created Equal

Our psychological and cultural biases make evaluating information and arguments rationally next to impossible.

Bionic Limbs Remain Far Out of Reach

TV gave us the world’s first bionic man in 1973. Science is way behind.

Are Smartphones Changing What It Means To Be Human?

Janelle Nanos investigates her relationship with her iPhone.

Reddit Genius Arrested for JSTOR Downloads

Aaron Swartz has been arrested for downloading too many academic journal articles.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Best Two Out Of Three Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Why More Americans Don’t Major in Math and Science

A dwindling proportion of students are majoring in STEM fields. They’re likely making the wise choice.

Productivity Killing American Economy?

Derek Thompson argues that “the real reason Americans fell so squeezed” is our obsession with productivity.

Do Earthquakes Stimulate the Economy?

Either a bunch of bloggers or one of the world’s smartest economists doesn’t understand economics.

Health Care Costs And The Third-Party Payer Problem

How insurance makes health care more expensive

Nobel Prize Economist Not Qualified For Fed Board?

Is Peter Diamond qualified to be a Fed governor?