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Bring Back The Draft?

via Thomas E. Ricks, The New York Times In late June, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the former commander of international forces in Afghanistan, called for reinstating the draft. “I think if a nation goes to war, every town, every city needs to be at risk,” he said at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “You make that … Continue reading

The Creative Monopoly

via David Brooks, The New York Times As a young man, Peter Thiel competed to get into Stanford. Then he competed to get into Stanford Law School. Then he competed to become a clerk for a federal judge. Thiel won all those competitions. But then he competed to get a Supreme Court clerkship. Thiel lost … Continue reading

Birth Control Access Boosts Women’s Wages, Study Finds

via Laura Bassett, The Huffington Post While women still earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make in the United States, the gender wage gap has closed significantly over the past several decades. Now, for the first time ever, a new study has connected the narrowing of that pay gap to increased access to … Continue reading

Chicago College Offers Class On Occupy Movement

via AP, ABC7 News Chicago A Chicago college is offering a class on the Occupy movement. Thirty-two undergraduate students are enrolled at Roosevelt University’s “Occupy Everywhere” class. It’s a three-credit political science course that looks at the movement that started last summer near New York City’s Wall Street and spread nationwide. The Chicago Sun-Times reports … Continue reading

National Poll: 7 Out Of 10 College Freshmen Support Gay Marriage

via David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement In what is certain to be a staggering blow for the religious right and conservative organizations, as well as the 2012 Republican Party’s attempts to regain the White House, a new poll by UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) finds that 71.3% of college freshmen support same-sex marriage … Continue reading

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