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Jillian Weinberger

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Detroit on the Edge of Fiscal Insolvency

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Detroit's financial future may soon be out of the city's hands. Yesterday a review team appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder issued its final report, and explained what many in the city already knew: that Detroit faces enormous financial problems. Charlie LeDuff, author of "Detroit: An American Autopsy," explains what the future looks like for the city.

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A City's Comeback: Lessons from Philadelphia

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

As Detroit grapples with financial instability, what lessons can the Michigan metropolis learn from other American cities that have dealt with insolvency? Beset by a declining tax base, sky-high union contracts and rampant financial mismanagement, the City of Brotherly Love barely escaped bankruptcy in the early 1990s. Dave Davies, senior reporter for WHYY, discusses the city's fiscal demise and recovery. 

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Economic Equality Still Eludes Women as 'Feminine Mystique' Turns 50

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Today, Betty Friedan's "The Feminine Mystique," the book that sparked the feminist movement of the 1960s, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of publication. Stephanie Coontz, author of "A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s," argues that Friedan succeeded in revolutionizing American attitudes about gender, but that concrete policies to enable gender equality in the home and the workplace have stalled.

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Chuck Hagel Provokes Senate Showdown

Friday, February 15, 2013

Senator John Kerry may have sailed through his confirmation hearings for Secretary of State, but a showdown is brewing over Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense. Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich has the latest from Capitol Hill. 

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How Important Was Preschool to Your Child's Education?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

In Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Obama called for universal early childhood education. Why? Because research by Nobel Prize-winning economist James Heckman shows that preschool can make a remarkable difference in children's lives.

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Will Obama Go for Climate Change Legislation Alone?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

President Obama addressed climate change in his State of the Union address last night, but legislation to combat the problem has gotten so little traction in Congress, environmental activists wonder how the Obama Administration can achieve his goals when it comes to the environment.

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Will the Pope's Resignation Propel the Church into Modernity?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

As Pope Benedict XVI retires, will the church take a brave new step into the 21st century? Charlie Sennott, executive editor of GlobalPost and longtime reporter on the Catholic Church, explains.

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What Should Americans Be Worried About?

Monday, February 11, 2013

In advance of President Obama's speech, The Takeaway is asking the difficult questions the President will likely ignore on Tuesday. In 2013, what should weigh on American minds?

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Obama's C.I.A Nominee John O. Brennan Has "Personal Objections" to Torture

Friday, February 08, 2013

At his Senate confirmation hearing yesterday, John O. Brennan tried to restore Americans' faith in the C.I.A. While Brennan expressed his disapproval for torture, he staunchly defended the C.I.A.'s drone program.

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How Would John O. Brennan Change the CIA?

Thursday, February 07, 2013

If confirmed, how would Brennan shape the C.I.A.? Glenn Greenwald is a columnist on civil liberties and U.S. national security issues for the Guardian. He explores Brennan's foreign policy influence in the region, and his potential role in Obama's second term.

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How Far Have Republicans Shifted on Immigration Reform?

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Before last November's election, few Republicans supported granting undocumented immigrants a path to legalized status. But then President Obama won reelection and 71 percent of the Latino vote. Have Republicans changed their minds about immigration reform?

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Todd Park: President Obama's Tech 'Entrepreneur-in-Residence'

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Congress created the Office of Science and Technology Policy in 1976, but Barack Obama was the first president to appoint a White House chief technology officer. In 2012, Todd Park became the second person to hold the position.

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Hillary Clinton's Legacy: Ambassador to the World?

Friday, February 01, 2013

Hillary Clinton steps out of the political spotlight today as she departs from the U.S. State Department after four years as secretary of state. As we reflect on her legacy, John Cassidy, staff writer at The New Yorker, argues that Secretary Clinton achieved more as "an ambassador to the world" than as secretary of state.

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From Nick and Norah to Coach and Tami: A History of Marriage Onscreen

Friday, February 01, 2013

When author and Wesleyan University professor of film studies Jeanine Basinger decided to write a history of marriage at the movies, she remembered that her friends had been so skeptical of her own, back in 1967.

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Preview: The Film Professor Who Taught the Creators of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Jeanine Basinger is a legend at Wesleyan University, where she's a professor of film. She taught Joss Whedon, creator of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and Benh Zeitlin, who directed the Oscar-nominated film "Beasts of the Southern Wild."

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Defense Industry Warns Cuts Will Lead to Economic Plunge

Thursday, January 31, 2013

This week we learned that the U.S. economy contracted in the fourth quarter of last year, in large part because of severe defense spending cuts. If Congress and President Obama fail to reach a spending deal by March, those cuts will continue, with potentially disastrous effects for cities dependent on the defense industry.

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Colleges Begin Offering Degrees in Drone Flying

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

As the Department of Defense gradually shifts to drone strikes in lieu of manned missions, many contractors are also hoping to revolutionize the drone for domestic uses, such as police surveillance. The United States will need a number of pilots, certified to operate these unmanned vehicles and Nickolas Macchiarella, professor of Aeronautical Science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, has developed a Bachelor's of Science program to train the next generation of drone pilots.

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The U.S. Is Number One — For Income Inequality

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

According to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service, the United States has the most unequal income distribution of all major industrialized nations. Similarly, while China's economy has modernized rapidly, economic inequality has grown. Michael Moran and Kathleen McLaughlin write about economic inequality for GlobalPost.

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This Is How Undocumented Immigrants Define Immigration Reform

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Congress and the White House unveil their comprehensive immigration plans this week, and the hopes of 11 million people hang in the balance. What are their hopes? Are they they optimistic? Anxious? And what’s at stake?

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The Myths and Realities of the 2008 Financial Crisis

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"As long as the music is playing, you've got to get up and dance. We're still dancing." Those were the now-infamous words from Chuck Prince, then the C.E.O. of Citigroup, on July 8, 2007, the eve of the credit crisis. For Alan Blinder, former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board, Prince's quote succinctly explains the problems with the financial and housing markets that led to economic collapse just a few years ago.

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