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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Over-Testing Is Failing America's School Kids

The testing overload in America's schools. (from Center for American Progress)

There are many things that matter more than test scores. (from The Huffington Post)

Pearson' wrong answer. (from Prismatic)

SAT scores and income inequality. (from The Wall Street Journal)

It's 2014. All children are supposed to be proficient. What happened? (from NPR)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Despite Continuing Ebola Worries, Things Are Looking Up

The latest developments in the Ebola story. (from NPR)

4 pieces of good news about Ebola that have gotten lost in the hype. (from Think Progress)

Health threats to Americans ranked by actual threat, not media hype. (from Vox)

Want to protect from threatening diseases? Vaccinate your kids. (from MLIve)

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Do Voter ID Laws Threaten Turnout?

Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law. (from The Huffington Post)

Justice Ginsburg pens scathing dissent on Texas ruling. (from The Huffington Post)

Harmful voter ID laws put price on voting, Senator says. (from Bernie Saunders)

Don't think voter ID laws are racist. Consider this: whites are more supportive of such laws when shown pictures of blacks. (from The Washington Post)

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Plague Outbreaks in Literature and Popular Culture

The problem with Ebola fear. (from Esquire)

Contagion's screenwriter speaks out on Ebola fear. (from Vanity Fair)

Albert Camus, our existential epidemiologist. (from The Daily Beast)

Is Ebola evidence for predictive programming in science fiction? (from Neon Nettle)

A history of the plague in sci-fi movies. (from Blastr)

Halloween Ebola costumes may be the line you don't want to cross. (from The Seattle Times)

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ebola Continues to Inject Fear and Frenzy Into the Public Forum

Unbelievable reactions to Ebola. (from Smithsonian.Com)

Online traders try to cash in on deadly virus. (from BBC Newsbeat)

Am I safe? It's the wrong Ebola question to ask. (from Quartz)

"I'm flipping out": Dallas residents talk about their worst Ebola fears. (from The Daily Beast)

West Africans in Washington, DC say they are being stigmatized. (from The Washington Post)

Albert Camus and his Plague, our existential epidemiologist. (from The Daily Beast)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Costs of Never-Ending Modern War

The American war machine turns on itself. (from Think Progress)

The U.S. is now reaping the Iraqi whirlwind. (from Forbes)

A look at America's war chest. (from Center for American Progress)

Are the costs of security "at any price" too high? (from PBS)

Does rising inequality make a democracy more war-like? (from Moyers and Company)

Author details lessons learned from modern war. (from Foreign Policy.Com)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Politics of Ebola


The politics of Ebola are turning nightmarish. (from The New Yorker)

Republicans want you to be terrified of Ebola so you will vote for them. (from New Republic)

Happy Halloween from the GOP. (from In These Times)

Ebola is a "War of Women," Tea Party congressman claims. (from Think Progress)

How the West talks about Ebola is inherently wrong. (from World.Mic)

Medical boots on the ground are needed now. (from Common Dreams)

Media coverage is as terrifying as the disease it is reporting. (from Time)

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