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  • Should Facebook, Google be liable for user posts? asks U.S. Attorney General Barr
    Nandita Bose, Raphael Satter: “No longer are tech companies the underdog upstarts. They have become titans,” Barr said at a public meeting held by the Justice Department to examine the future of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. “Given this changing technological landscape, valid questions have been raised... Read more »
  • How to Collaborate with People You Don’t Like
    Mark Nevins: As Kacie and I explored the situation, she told me that Marta was seen as a highly talented, accomplished, and well-liked executive — she wasn’t toxic or difficult. But Kacie admitted that she didn’t really like Marta. They had different styles, and Marta rubbed her the wrong way. Over a... Read more »
  • The art of powerful questions
    Eric Vogt, Juanita Brown and David Isaacs: “If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first- 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in... Read more »
  • K-12 Tax & Spending Climate: Taxpayer Income, purchasing power and 2020 Madison Referendum climate
    Oren Cass: 2/ Punchline: Popular perception is correct. In 1985, the typical male worker could cover a family of four’s major expenditures (housing, health care, transportation, education) on 30 weeks of salary. By 2018 it took 53 weeks. Which is a problem, there being 52 weeks in a year. ... Read more »
  • The Case Against Italicizing “Foreign” Words
    Catapult: When Emily Dickinson implored us to “Tell all the Truth but tell it slant,” she wasn’t referring to an injunction to italicize words that people outside hegemonic cultures use on a regular basis, yet are deemed “other.” She was, we assume, referring to telling the truth in an uncommon... Read more »
  • The New Haven Teachers Union Is Redoing Its Election. The Reason Involves Gift Cards, Personal Loans & Accusations of Extortion
    Mike Antonucci: The union was praised by then-U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. Its president, David Cicarella, was honored by the Obama White House in 2012 as a “School Turnaround Champion of Change.” “New Haven is a gold standard in terms of how you do things right,” said American Federation... Read more »
  • A Future with No Future: Depression, the Left, and the Politics of Mental Health
    Mikkel Krause Frantzen: HOW DO YOU throw a brick through the window of a bank if you can’t get out of bed?” This question, formulated by Johanna Hedva in “Sick Woman Theory,” has been with me for quite some time now. I haven’t been able to get it out... Read more »