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IN THE NEWS, Op-Ed: War of the Twitter Bots

IN THE NEWS, op-eds by The Great Courses professors: Professor Paul Rosenzweig discusses the future of Big Tech and the balancing act platforms like Twitter and Facebook face in keeping an open dialogue while combating those who abuse it. “Americans need to realize that the next war may very well be fought with data and information, rather than guns and planes, and come around to the idea that the battlefield is not a public space (like the seas or the air) but a private one, managed and controlled by private actors.” Read more on The Great Courses Daily now. […]

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IN THE NEWS, Op-Ed: What Trump risks in Europe

IN THE NEWS, Op-Ed with professors of The Great Courses: General Wesley Clark comments on the NATO Summit, “With President Trump soon to land in Europe for the NATO summit meeting, many of [the United State’s] closest allies are concerned. They have seen Trump disrupt the recent G-7 meeting, been hectored by him publicly on their own levels of defense spending, and watched as the U.S. President, apparently the chosen favorite of Russian President Vladimir Putin in his 2016 election meddling, acts chummy with Putin and other dictators.” Read more on The Great Courses Daily now. […]

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IN THE NEWS: The Medical Bankruptcies Debate

The debate over the extent to which uninsured medical costs lead to personal bankruptcies is interesting for a couple of reasons. In terms of social science and politics, it leads to a quagmire of difficult discussions, debating between someone’s health and their wallet. Learn more on The Great Courses Daily with Professor Timothy Taylor. […]

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IN THE NEWS: Diamond Dust in the Milky Way

IN THE NEWS, op-eds from The Great Courses Professors: Diamond dust in clouds of gas throughout the Milky Way? It may sound unlikely, but that is the conclusion of a team of scientists who used radio telescopes to explore a peculiar and elusive source of radio emission. And in doing so, they may have solved two different puzzles at once. Read more on The Great Courses Daily! […]

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IN THE NEWS: Pardons and the Presumption of Regularity

THE NEWS, Op-Eds By Great Courses Professors: Pardons and the Presumption of Regularity. President Trump’s decision to pardon Dinesh D’Souza and his musings about pardoning others remind us once again about how transformative (in a not-good way) the Trump presidency truly is. At bottom, so much of our institutional structures in America are founded on a presumption of regularity in the executive. Not a presumption of wisdom and not a presumption of effectiveness, but in essence, a presumption of well-meaning interest in the good of the country. Read more on The Great Courses Daily. […]

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IN THE NEWS: How Trump can get US North Korea summit back on track

IN THE NEWS, Op-Eds By Great Courses Professors: General Wesley Clark discusses the cancelled North Korean summit and the potential for negotiation. He states, “The problem posed by North Korea is indeed difficult. So, rather than taking the summit cancellation as a setback, the U.S. should take it as an opportunity to establish a robust process that can truly deal with the issues threatening security and stability in Northeast Asia.” Read more on The Great Courses Daily […]

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IN THE NEWS: Essential Oils in the Ambulance

IN THE NEWS, OpEds By Great Courses Professors. Dr. Steven Novella discusses the rise of essential oils. He states, “Aromatherapy with essential oils is pseudoscience, backed only with low quality studies guaranteed to show a placebo effect. Their growing popularity warns that better science education is needed.” Read more […]

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IN THE NEWS: Both Sides of the Vaping Controversy

IN THE NEWS: Both Sides of the Vaping Controversy. Could vaping and e-cigarettes reduce the toll of death and illness due to smoking conventional cigarettes? The most recent issue of the Annual Review of Public Health has a nice pro-and-con. Professor Timothy Taylor discusses both sides of artificial cigarettes. Read more on The Great Courses Daily. […]

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IN THE NEWS: Here’s the real cost of leaving the Iran deal

IN THE NEWS: Here’s the real cost of leaving the Iran deal. President Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Iran deal and seek to reimpose sanctions proves one thing: the president isn’t afraid to pull the trigger. General Wesley K. Clark discusses more on The Great Courses Daily. Read now. […]

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