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America’s Tactic in Balancing Power Amidst Triple-Threat Tensions

In this episode, Kai Gibson discusses the United States’ role in international conflicts and diplomacy. The segment begins with the situation in Ukraine, questioning whether the US can sustain its support without overextending its resources. The focus then shifts to Israel, where the US must adapt its long-standing support to match the changing

Pat Robertson’s lasting influence on American politics: 3 essential reads

Pat Robertson speaks at the Christian Coalition’s annual meeting on Sept. 9, 1995, in Washington, D.C. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images Kalpana Jain, The Conversation Televangelist Pat Robertson, who died at the age of 93 on May 8, 2023, was a familiar face on television for many conservative Christians, attracting a million viewers

How the US military used magazines to target ‘vulnerable’ groups with recruiting ads

Ad agencies developed distinct ads for the U.S. military to reach different demographics over the years. SDI Productions via Getty Images Jeremiah Favara, Gonzaga University In his forthcoming book, “Tactical Inclusion: Difference and Vulnerability in U.S. Military Advertising,” Jeremiah Favara, a communication scholar at Gonzaga University, examines military recruitment ads published in three

How indoor air quality in schools affects student learning and health

by Denise-Marie Ordway, The Journalist’s ResourceApril 12, 2023 This collection of research on indoor air quality in U.S. schools, originally published in December 2022, was updated April 12 with a new report that raises concerns about the number of school districts that have not followed the federal government’s guidance on strategies to increase

I assisted Carter’s work encouraging democracy – and saw how his experience, persistence and engineer’s mindset helped build a freer Latin America over decades

Jimmy Carter answered reporters’ election-monitoring questions in Caracas, Venezuela, May 29, 2004. Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images Jennifer Lynn McCoy, Georgia State University When former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter founded the nonprofit Carter Center in 1982, one of their goals was to help Latin American countries – many of

Choosing not to prosecute low-level crimes may reduce future crime, research finds

by Clark Merrefield, The Journalist’s Resource In most U.S. jurisdictions, an arrest by police does not necessarily lead to criminal charges, especially for low-level offenses. Government prosecutors often have broad discretion over whether and how to charge those arrested, based on evidence law enforcement personnel present them. New research in the Quarterly Journal

Birth Control Access May Get Easier. Here’s Why It’s Not Enough.

by Lucy Tu & Jocelyn Viterna Just weeks after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Paris-based company HRA Pharma applied for Food and Drug Administration approval of the country’s first over-the-counter birth control pill. The application was a timely response to Justice Clarence Thomas’s concurring opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

The Role of Insurance in Climate Adaption

New research tests the promise of insurance to harden the U.S. economy to tropical storms. Tropical storms and hurricanes bring immediate and direct economic damage to communities and may also reduce a country’s economic growth for more than a decade. Models that determine climate policy in the United States have been criticized for