In a guest essay for The New York Times, Jeff Colgan argued that Exxon Mobil’s purchase of Pioneer Natural Resources would set off a wave of consolidation throughout the oil sector that would weaken market competition and undermine democracy.
In an article for The 74, Emily Oster discusses the findings by the COVID-19 School Data Hub, which she directs, noting there are states where students are recovering from or exceeding COVID-related declines in reading and science.
A recent Salon article references data from the Costs of War project that calculated there were more than 400,000 direct civilian deaths in the U.S. post-9/11 wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere.
Wendy Schiller comments for The Western Journal, “It contributes to a general sense that the American Dream is out of reach and that if the Democratic Party promises a middle-class American Dream and it’s failing, then I think those voters are more likely to listen to the Republican Party.”
In a recent Associated Press article, Emily Oster notes there has been a large decline of infant deaths due to SIDS due to preventative steps parents have taken, such as having infants sleep on their back.
Wendy Schiller comments for Los Angeles Times “Smart senators who shape successful careers think very seriously about their committee assignments. It is the bulk of how they form their reputation, particularly in their first six years.”
On an episode of Rhode Island PBS's A Lively Experiment, Wendy Schiller discusses a federal judge's decision to dismiss the shoreline access lawsuit, the pros and cons of special elections, and a new report that shows chronic absenteeism in Providence schools.
Ashutosh Varshney writes for The Indian Express, "The Communist Party does not accept any challenges to its monopoly over power. A way out is to intellectually formulate a non-electoral conception of democracy and propagate it to the world. But that comes with its own challenges."
Wendy Schiller comments for BNN Bloomberg, “It contributes to a general sense that the American dream is out of reach, and that if the Democratic Party promises a middle-class American dream and it’s failing, then I think those voters are more likely to listen to the Republican Party.”
In a recent Associated Press article, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Italian Studies David Kertzer, who uncovered evidence in the Vatican archives of the Catholic church's history of involvement in the persecution of Jews, offers commentary.
Rose McDermott comments for BBC News, "You have these kind of established schemas and ways of thinking about things. And you're able to integrate new information into existing structures much more readily and in many cases creatively than you can when you're younger because you don't sit on the same degree of knowledge base."
Stephen Kinzer writes for The Boston Globe "The 1973 overthrow of a democratically elected government led to disappearances, repression, and dictatorship. Today, many Chileans see it as a moment of liberation."
Stephanie Savell comments for The Intercept “This is a case of the U.S. military showing a marked lack of transparency by using technicalities to avoid conveying an accurate understanding of the extent of U.S. bases in Africa."