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Senate Passes Long-Shot Net Neutrality Measure to House

On Wednesday, Senate Democrats, joined by three of their Republican colleagues, pushed through a measure intended to restore Obama-era rules on net neutrality. While the effort seems doomed to eventual failure, liberals in the House have already taken up the … Continue reading

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AWI researchers measure a record concentration of microplastic in arctic sea ice

The composition and layering of plastic particles found in sea ice reveal their regions of origin [24. April 2018] “Experts at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), have recently found higher amounts of microplastic … Continue reading

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Re-assessing the “drive” to measure learning outcomes

A recent NY Times editorial, “The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes” by Molly Worthen, prompted revisiting the purpose-driven nature of what are labeled “educational” trends and this trend in particular – especially as it relates to legal education. Although … Continue reading

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California Stem Cells, 'Rapture' and a $5 Billion Bond Measure

This past weekend brought news about a "rapturous agreement among Republicans and Democrats" to support development of new therapies by financing biomedical research with billions of dollars.The New York Times article indicated that the rapture could have something to do … Continue reading

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Conference Committee Agrees on Details of Tax Legislation; Measure Likely to Pass Next Week

The House and Senate conferees did indeed agree on tax ‘reform’ legislation. The bill will make great bedtime reading as it’s only 1,097 pages. The Tax Foundation has a great summary of the legislation. Here are some highlights; note that … Continue reading

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