Dysfunctional Congress: Why Evan Bayh is Leaving the Senate

From The New York Times: In an op-ed piece published in Sunday’s New York Times, Evan Bayh of Indiana describes his reasons for leaving the U.S. Senate. More…

Is That Camera On?

From The Atlantic: No one could possibly activate your laptop’s built-in camera without your knowledge, right?

Wrong!

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High Schools to Compete for Obama

From The Washington Post: President Obama wants the U.S. to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, and he is challenging America’s high schools to come up with a plan. The school with the best plan gets a presidential speech at graduation. More…

Is Heckling a Right?

From Inside Higher Ed: Every few minutes during a talk last week at the University of California at Irvine, the same thing happened. A student would get up, shout something critical of Israel, be applauded by some in the audience, and be led away by police. Those who interrupted, not surprisingly, are strong critics of Israel who believe that they must draw attention to the Palestinian cause. But an argument put forward by some national Muslim leaders in the last week has sent the discussion in a new direction. Those groups maintain that interrupting a campus speech — even repeatedly — should be seen as a protected form of speech. More…