The UNC–Duke Philosophy Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program has received a $3.75 million donation from the John William Pope Foundation (JWPF). The PPE program, according to its UNC site, “trains students to look beyond the borders of academic disciplines by offering them an integrated study of philosophy, politics, and economics. We aim to build on … [Read more...] about UNC/Duke Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program Receives $3.75m Donation
BOSTON (CBS) – American history has plenty of examples of tough, even nasty discourse. A hundred and sixty-two years ago a member of the U.S. House walked onto the Senate floor and beat a senator from Massachusetts over the head with his cane. We don’t do that anymore, but something tells me Shania Twain might feel like she just took a few to the head. Yes, that … [Read more...] about Keller @ Large: Politics Is Getting Nastier, Not Better
click to enlarge DANNY WICENTOWSKI Bottoms Up bar, the site of a alleged assault by a Park Hills councilman last month. It's been more than three weeks since Park Hills Councilman Duane McAllister was arrested in the early-morning hours for allegedly assaulting a woman at Bottoms Up bar, a low-key spot in his small Missouri town. Three days later, he lost his council … [Read more...] about She Says a Rural Councilman Punched Her in the Face. He Says It’s Political
The removal motion moved by Rajya Sabha MPs belonging to seven opposition parties against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra marks a dangerous new low for the body politic. It sinks the bar for a measure that requires utmost circumspection, maximum consensus and unimpeachable evidence. For decades after the Indira Gandhi regime’s quest for a “committed … [Read more...] about Alarming Precedent: Politically motivated motion to remove CJI imperils judicial independence
RADFORD — The showdown for mayor comes against a backdrop of a virtually stagnant tax base, changing socioeconomic dynamics of the city’s neighborhoods and limited economic development.These issues have brought the city’s financial future to the forefront during one of Radford’s most pivotal elections in years.And voters will not have a difficult time … [Read more...] about Radford at a political crossroads: Marshall or Horton?