The IRS targeting scandal was fake, but IRS budget woes are a real problem

Conservatives have been seething since 2013 over what they say was an unfair and imbalanced effort by the IRS to scrutinize right-leaning organization...

October 24th, 2017 |  


Is local news on the cusp of a renaissance?

It’s not an easy time to be a journalist in the United States. Since 2000, nearly half of newsroom jobs – more than 20,000 of them –...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Is marriage obsolete?

Is marriage obsolete?

This roundup of stories from The Conversation archive explores trends and pressures affecting the institution of marriage around the world.#1: Fewer &...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Our laws don’t do enough to protect our health data

Have you ever wondered why your computer often shows you ads that seem tailor-made for your interests? The answer is big data. By combing through extr...

October 23rd, 2017 |  


Why it matters

A Texas woman in her 50s, let’s call her “Amy,” met a man online calling himself “Charlie.” Amy, who lived in Texas, was...

October 22nd, 2017 |  


Teens are sleeping less – but there’s a surprisingly easy fix

Something is stealing teens’ sleep.In a newly released analysis of two large national surveys, my co-authors and I found that the number of U.S....

October 22nd, 2017 |  


In defense of cash: why we should bring back the $500 note and other big bills

A world without cash seems wonderful at first glance since it is convenient and fast. You don’t need to withdraw dollars or euros ahead of time....

October 20th, 2017 |  


Why bystanders rarely speak up when they witness sexual harassment

The uproar over allegations that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually abused and harassed dozens of the women he worked with is inspiring coun...

October 20th, 2017 |  


US health care system: A patchwork that no one likes

Almost all parties agree that the health care system in the U.S., which is responsible for about 17 percent of our GDP, is badly broken. Soaring costs...

October 20th, 2017 |  


A sincere thank you

A sincere thank you

In light of the recent tragic situation that occurred in Decatur Township, Lawrence County, Ohio on 10/11/2017, I want to first say to the families an...

October 19th, 2017 |