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  • You are what you watch — on cable news

    By Cass R. Sunstein Does your vote depend on which news channel you watch? If you are a regular viewer of Fox News, will you become more likely to vote Republican? Until recently, it has been impossible to answer that question empirically. Sure,...
  • Unbroken film seeking local stories of survival to share globally

    Unbroken film seeking local stories of survival to share globally
    "Unbroken" will hit theaters nationwide Christmas Day, Dec. 25. The inspiring film directed by Angelina Jolie tells the true story of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini who lived in a raft for 47 days with two other survivors after a near-fatal...
  • Cass R. Sunstein: Fox, MSNBC really do reinforce partisan instincts

    Does your vote depend on which news channel you watch? If you are a regular viewer of Fox News, will you become more likely to vote Republican? Until recently, it has been impossible to answer that question empirically. Sure, Republicans tend to favor...
  • A radical cancer therapy: Don't treat

    A radical cancer therapy: Don't treat
    We learned about my husband's inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed. “Are you OK?” the nurse asked. Was she insane? Which...
  • How 'together' can motivate us at work

    How 'together' can motivate us at work
    If there's one thing we human beings are good at, it's finding extremely complicated and wildly ineffective ways of addressing problems that really aren't that hard to solve. The workplace, more than any other arena, highlights that skillful ineptitude....
  • For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments

    For some students, virtual labs replace hands-on science experiments
    Cal State L.A. biology students are breeding fruit flies to learn how mutations, such as white eyes or curved wings, are passed to future generations. On other campuses, subjects on treadmills are monitored for changes in blood pressure and heart rate....
  • White rage doesn't have to take to the streets

    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male. But that has it precisely...
  • Obama's policies too often depict blacks as victims

    Obama's policies too often depict blacks as victims
    If anyone still has any doubt about the utter cynicism of the Obama administration, a recent agreement between the federal government and the Minneapolis Public Schools should open their eyes. Under the Obama administration, both the Department of...
  • Meet the snobocrats

    Last week, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Jonathan Gruber, one of prominent architects of Obamacare, was exposed as little more than an elitist fraud. Gruber was caught on videotape expressing the haughty attitude that drove the...
  • Study proves activity helps maintain mobility as we age

    Source: University of Florida Shands Medical Center A new University of Florida study shows daily moderate physical activity may mean the difference between seniors being able to keep up everyday activities or becoming housebound. In fact, moderate...
  • L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University

    L.A. Unified adopts free history curriculum from Stanford University
    Venice High sophomore Vanessa Pepperdine had always hated history class: the dry lectures, the boring textbooks, the forgettable factoids about famous dead people. "You just read out of the textbook, and it wasn't interesting," Vanessa said. But...