Category Archives: Politics

5 Things I Learned as a U.S. Senate Page This Summer

By Grace Keenan, senior at George Mason High School, Falls Church, Va., in the Falls Church News-Press One of the cardinal rules for Senate pages is never talk to senators unless spoken to. Never. But Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., stepped … Continue reading

Posted in Education, government, Politics

Once women overcome early career challenges, they may reap more rewards than male peers, new research shows

By Katherine L. Milkman, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania There’s still a long way to go and for working women, the news is often demoralizing. We learn of case after case of gross workplace abuses … Continue reading

Posted in Business, civilization, Compensation, Discrimination, Fairness, Gender Gap, income, leadership, Money, Politics, Power, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States, Women

Are These The USA’s First Climate Change Casualties?

By Elaina Plott, staff writer for The Atlantic, in Pacific Standard Magazine Scientists predict Tangier Island could be uninhabitable within 25 years. This is the story of the people willing to go down with it—and why they’ve risked it all … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Controversial, Global warming, Politics

How much does science knowledge influence people’s views on climate change and energy issues?

By Cary Funk of Pew Research Center Many in the scientific community believe that if the American public were more informed about the science behind climate change and energy issues, people would hold views that aligned more closely with those … Continue reading

Posted in Climate, Controversial, Pew Research, Politics

He had no idea Ruth Bader Ginsburg would be presiding over his naturalization ceremony

By Meagan Flynn of the Washington Post Throughout her speech, 85-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg emphasized the country’s constant state of change. Detailing the lowest points, from slavery and denying women the vote, she quoted Alexis de Tocqueville: “The greatness … Continue reading

Posted in civilization, Immigrants, Politics, Rule of Law, Supreme Court, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States