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Jillian Weinberger

Jillian Weinberger appears in the following:

Roger Ebert: Legacy of a Film Legend

Friday, April 05, 2013

For 45 years, Roger Ebert was a critical tour de force. As film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times, as half of the review dreamteam, Siskel and Ebert and the Movies, and, in his later life, as a prolific blogger, Ebert reached generations of film-goers even after he lost the ability to speak.

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The Myths and Realities of A.D.H.D.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, analyzed by Takeaway partner The New York Times, finds the rate of A.D.H.D. diagnosis has exploded over the last decade.

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What's Up Next for Immigration Reform

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

When Congress returns from its two-week recess, next week, immigration will be the first thing on the agenda. But the United States already has a few different guest worker programs in place. How will they be impacted? Will the changes be effective?

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How an Anonymous Rider Functionally Deregulated GMOs

Monday, April 01, 2013

Thanks to continuing resolution passed by Congress and signed by President Obama last week, lawmakers managed to avoid a government shut-down. But at the last minute, an anonymous senator included a rider called the "Monsanto Protection Act," which functionally deregulated the process for approving genetically-modified crops.

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The Legal Implications of 'Performing Race'

Thursday, March 28, 2013

An employer may not judge an applicant by the color of his skin per say, but he or she may find more fault with a black applicant who fulfills certain stereotypes of African-Americans (an applicant who listens to rap music, for example), while a black applicant who seems to fulfill white stereotypes (listening to classical music, perhaps) is likely to be judged in a positive light.

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Reading the Tea Leaves on Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, March 28, 2013

After several days of arguments, the Supreme Court will now retreat to their respective quarters to decide the fate of Proposition 8, DOMA, and, potentially, the future of marriage as an institution in the United States.

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Legacy and the Supremes: A Psychoanalytic Look at the Court

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Every judge claims impartiality, that he or she renders decisions based on the facts in the cast at hand, but Supreme Court justices are in a particular spotlight, both today and in terms of their historical legacy.

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Same-Sex Marriage Goes to the Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Same-sex marriage has finally made it to the highest court in the country, as the Supreme Court considers two cases central to how marriage is defined at the state and federal levels.

+ Brian Lehrer Show: Gay Marriage Demonstrations Live from National Mall

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Managing Our (Digital) Legacies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Willa Cather, a giant of 20th century American literature, expressly forbade the publication of her personal correspondence. But next month, an anthology of her letters, around 566 of them, is set to be published, finally submitting her private life to public scrutiny.

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Growing Up with Gay Parents

Monday, March 25, 2013

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear two cases on same-sex marriage, Sarah GoginMalina Simhard-Halm, and Kevin Gibson Weinberger talk about their experiences growing up with gay parents and how their notions of family have evolved over time.

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Single Mothers and the Challenges of Work-Life Balance

Friday, March 22, 2013

Single mothers are often left out of the media's discussion of work-life balance, yet as Anne Desjardins explains, they often face the most difficulties when it comes to juggling career and family.

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Is there Hope for Middle East Peace in Obama's Second Term?

Thursday, March 21, 2013

In President Obama’s first term, amidst the Arab Spring and strong nuclear threats from Iran, the Arab-Israeli peace process seemed to get lost in the shuffle. Now Obama is making his first visit to Israel as president.

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Our 'Blindspot': Hidden Biases with Real-Life Consequences

Thursday, March 21, 2013

According to Anthony Greenwald, professor of psychology at the University of Washington, and Mahzarin Banaji, professor of social ethics at Harvard University, the vast majority of us have to work hard to counteract our biases because most of the stereotypes we hold are deeply ingrained.

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Does 'One Person, One Vote' Mean 'One Voter, One Vote'?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Next week the Supreme Court will decide whether to hear Lepak v. City of Irving, a case out of Texas that hinges on the question of whether "one person, one vote" means "one voter, one vote." As Richard Pildes, constitutional law professor at New York University, explains, Irving, Texas, is divided into six City Council districts, all equal in terms of population. One of the districts includes a significant immigrant population, however, rendering half of that district ineligible to vote. The eligible voters left therefore have more political power than those in the other districts.

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America's Changing Foreign Policy in the Middle East and Beyond

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

As President Obama prepares for his first trip to Israel since his election in 2008, BBC State Department correspondent Kim Ghattas describes the Administration's goals in the region and beyond. Ghattas has watched the Obama Administration's foreign policy goals unfold firsthand, as she traveled the world with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and she describes her experiences with Clinton in her new book, "The Secretary: A Journey with Hillary Clinton from Beirut to the Heart of American Power."

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No Marathon for Gaza After Hamas Bans Female Runners

Monday, March 18, 2013

 

The United Nations Relief and Work Agency has canceled the third annual Gaza marathon after Hamas, the controlling party in the region, banned women from the race. Journalist Nabila Ramdani planned to run the marathon scheduled for April 10.

 

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The Taco Bell Takeover

Thursday, March 14, 2013

In a significant game-changer in the fast food industry, Taco Bell recently outpaced some of its main competitors with the launch of Doritos Locos Tacos, selling roughly one million of these tacos a day last year.

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For New Pope, a Complex Association with Argentina's Dirty War

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Catholic Church, including Pope Francis (then known as Jorge Bergolio), may have been complicit in the crimes perpetrated by the Argentina's military regime, which ruled from 1976-1983.

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Steubenville Rape Trial Divides Ohio Community

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A rape case against two high school football players has rocked the town of Steubenville, Ohio, a small community of eighteen-thousand residents in the Ohio River Valley. The case goes to trial today.

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What the Developing World Can Teach Us about Economic Growth

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Over the last few decades, while countries like China, Brazil and India have emerged as economic powerhouses , the United States and Europe are left wringing their hands over the debt crisis and the great recession.

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