Certain forms of reality TV actually have the potential to affect my reality — and to make it a better one.
It’s great to know that the healthcare.gov site is working for the massive 1.6 percent of the population that is running Linux.
The DP should be more active in curating the comments section. When the author is directly attacked, or if the commenter goes off on some tangent unrelated to the topic of the article, the comment should be removed.
When your research begins to step into the fray of politics, your motives immediately start to come into question.
Amidst all of the noise about Syria coming from the talking heads in Washington, a bigger point has largely been ignored.
More than an eighth of the undergraduates at Penn are international students and a significant fraction of the faculty is also foreign, meaning that under FISA, the government can track all their communications.
While the boycott has succeeded in raising awareness, the philosophy of it is misguided.
If the legislation had passed the debate on gun control and gun violence would have been over. The momentum that had built up since Newtown would have diminished.
The right way to honor the victims of this tragedy is by simply continuing to live our lives as normal.
As a TA, I’ve seen many ways students cheat the system.
Fundamentally, should the government be funding research at Penn or in general? The private sector is great at applied research — it is easily monetizable. Basic research? Not so much.
This issue goes beyond the question of straight and gay marriage currently before the court.
Obama should have used his visit to Israel to put forth a comprehensive proposal for peace and the establishment of a Palestinian state.
Economist William Shughart II estimated that daylight savings costs the United States approximately $1.7 billion a year. He arrived at that figure by calculating the opportunity cost of our time and the total amount of time it takes to adjust all of our clocks twice a year.
There is little evidence that disparity in spending has a big impact on outcomes. Research into the effect has found a modest positive link between disparity in spending and vote outcome. However, one of the confounding problems is that popular and well-organized candidates are probably more likely to win.
The lifetime ban on males that have had any sexual contact with another male (MSM) since 1977 seemed a little extreme to me.
Since high school, college and graduate school graduation rates are lower for minorities than for whites in the United States, by the time you get to the top, there will be a much larger disparity in representation than in the population in general.
If the Supreme Court upholds the Appellate Court’s ruling, it will restrict executive power and create a legal mess at the NLRB and most likely at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, whose director, Richard Corday, was also appointed during a pro forma session. The Supreme Court should, however, uphold the lower court’s decision.
Medical evidence seems to suggest that after about nine weeks, the probability of miscarriage drops significantly. This is the logical point to draw the line where human intervention is allowed.
Maybe if we were forced to confront that punishment, we actually could live in the most civilized country in the world.