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Keeping it cool: In NYC, volunteers promote urban sustainability

“It’s not every day we get to paint a roof in Midtown,” said Special Projects Manager for the New York City Service Wendy Dessy to a group of volunteers assembled in the basement of the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. As she distributed buckets filled with paintbrushes and gloves, an audible hum of [...]

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The Meat and Potatoes of American Health

As I write this, a single piece of legislation with the greatest potential to improve America’s health sits in limbo in our nation’s capital. As soon as a few weeks from today, the government will release its final decision on a bill with roots in the beginning of the 20th century. Contrary to popular opinion, [...]

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Spain’s Bailout Raises Questions, Reflections

On Saturday, Spain’s Finance Minister Luis de Guindos announced that, in an emergency meeting, Eurozone and other European financial leaders agreed to a €100 billion bailout of private Spanish banks. While Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner rallied to sing the plan’s praises, German Chancellor [...]

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In the battle for Tahrir, protestors apply lessons learned in January

“If I die, post these to my Facebook,” Moustafa Salah, age 22, said half-jokingly as I photographed him in a fifth-story apartment one block from Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo. He and four friends prepared for their return to the battle being waged below between Egypt’s Central Security Forces (CSF) and unarmed protesters, which has [...]

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A comedy of errors

Whether you’re registered to vote Democrat, Republican, Independent, or not at all, you’ve probably tuned into some of the recent coverage of the GOP debates. The debates, which give us a glimpse into the brains (or lack thereof) behind the potential candidates for the next United States presidency, have become a new source of comedy [...]


 
 

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Environment

Keeping it cool: In NYC, volunteers promote urban sustainability

Posted  September 3rd, 2012  by  Erin Brodwin

“It’s not every day we get to paint a roof in Midtown,” said Special Projects Manager for the New York City Service Wendy Dessy to a group of volunteers assembled in the basement of the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. As she distributed buckets filled with paintbrushes and gloves, an audible hum of [...]

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Beyond the Second

Posted  September 2nd, 2012  by  Hideyuki Murakami

Prior to his dropout from the University of Colorado, Aurora theater-shooter James Holmes had been seeing a mental health specialist at the University. However, school specialists, trained mostly to treat academic anxiety, were ill equipped to address Holmes’s condition. New evidence indicates he may have also called his psychiatrist just minutes before he entered the [...]

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Why We Need a National Doctor Training Program

Posted  August 29th, 2012  by  Guest Author

By Paul Tae Yang In the past couple of weeks, I’ve been helping my friend on some search engine optimization (SEO) work for WiserEarth, a non-profit dedicated to fostering collaboration among individuals from other non-profits and government and civic organizations around the world. WiserEarth does this through its online social network platform at Wiser.org. After [...]

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Supreme Court and Affordability of Care

Posted  August 3rd, 2012  by  Hideyuki Murakami

Few foresaw the direction that the Supreme Court would take the decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as PPACA or Obamacare. Immediately after the decision, public focus was still on the retention of the individual mandate. Though the Court’s change in the Medicaid expansion was unexpected, Health and Human Services [...]

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The Meat and Potatoes of American Health

Posted  June 15th, 2012  by  Hideyuki Murakami

As I write this, a single piece of legislation with the greatest potential to improve America’s health sits in limbo in our nation’s capital. As soon as a few weeks from today, the government will release its final decision on a bill with roots in the beginning of the 20th century. Contrary to popular opinion, [...]

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Spain’s Bailout Raises Questions, Reflections

Posted  June 11th, 2012  by  Hideyuki Murakami

On Saturday, Spain’s Finance Minister Luis de Guindos announced that, in an emergency meeting, Eurozone and other European financial leaders agreed to a €100 billion bailout of private Spanish banks. While Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, Japanese Finance Minister Jun Azumi, and U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner rallied to sing the plan’s praises, German Chancellor [...]

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Saudi women win right vote without permission

Posted  January 5th, 2012  by  Rishi Ghosh

A new law passed in Saudi Arabia will give women the right to vote without the approval of her male guardian (normally a father or husband). Saudi women only recently gained suffrage rights, and this recent legislation does away with the additional approval restrictions. The first election where women may vote without male guardian approval [...]

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In the battle for Tahrir, protestors apply lessons learned in January

Posted  November 28th, 2011  by  Stephanie Figgins

“If I die, post these to my Facebook,” Moustafa Salah, age 22, said half-jokingly as I photographed him in a fifth-story apartment one block from Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo. He and four friends prepared for their return to the battle being waged below between Egypt’s Central Security Forces (CSF) and unarmed protesters, which has [...]

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A comedy of errors

Posted  November 28th, 2011  by  Erin Brodwin

Whether you’re registered to vote Democrat, Republican, Independent, or not at all, you’ve probably tuned into some of the recent coverage of the GOP debates. The debates, which give us a glimpse into the brains (or lack thereof) behind the potential candidates for the next United States presidency, have become a new source of comedy [...]

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Tahrir Square: the unfinished revolution

Posted  November 23rd, 2011  by  Imad Mesdoua

Many are calling it the unfinished revolution. They would not be entirely wrong. In any case, the defiant spirit of Tahrir, now legendary throughout the world, has returned. This Sunday, tens of thousands of supporters returned to the birthplace of the revolution, Tahrir Square to demand that the transitional Supreme Council of the Armed Forces [...]

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