U.S.

September, 2019

  • 12 September

    How TV Cameras Influence Candidates’ Debate Success

    People who watch the debates should be vigilant about how their opinions are being influenced not just by what they hear from the candidates, but how they see them on the screen.

  • 10 September

    Don’t Ignore Serious Non-military Threats to US National Security

    If the United States is to remain a leading world power into the future, it must continue to be economically productive and competitive on the world stage in ways beyond military firepower.

  • 7 September

    What is Ashura? How It Inspires Millions

    As historian Yitzhak Nakash points out, the tragedy of Karbala gives Shiite Muslims a common narrative to pass on to the next generations. And commemorating it in multiple ways is an part of their unique identity.

July, 2019

  • 20 July

    Heat stroke: A doctor Offers Tips to Stay Safe as Temperatures Soar

    Heat stroke is preventable – just stay cool and stay hydrated. But during a heat wave that is easier said than done, particularly for the poor and elderly.

  • 16 July

    As Flood Risks Increase Across the US, It’s Time to Recognize the Limits of Levees

    Today Kansas City and many other U.S. river towns are fortified behind levees and floodwalls, but faith in the idea of engineered flood control is starting to erode.

  • 11 July

    How Much is Your Data Worth to Tech Companies?

    If lawmakers want to tackle data privacy, they need to regulate not just data monetization, but more widely address the value and cost of data in people’s lives.

June, 2019

  • 19 June

    Sleep Training for Your Kids: Why and How it Works

    Adults are not the only people in the US who have problems with sleep – babies and children suffer from loss of sleep, too. Two pediatric sleep experts explain how you can help your little ones.

  • 17 June

    No African American has Won Statewide Office in Mississippi in 129 Years – Here’s Why

    Despite being home to the highest percentage of African Americans of any state in the country, Mississippi hasn’t elected an African American candidate to statewide office since 1890.

  • 16 June

    Companies’ Self-regulation Doesn’t Have to be Bad for the Public

    A Nobel Prize-winning political economist found a way to promote good governance and protect users without the need for heavy-handed government regulation.

  • 14 June

    What Does the Trump Administration Want from Iran?

    Two oil tankers were attacked on June 13 off the coast of Oman, forcing the crew members of one burning ship to flee. It was the latest in a series of assaults on tankers transporting oil through the Gulf. In May, Saudi, Norwegian and Emirati oil tankers were attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, causing damage but …