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What I learned teaching at a historically black college

Both my students and I came to view ourselves differently.

  • Nyasha Junior
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A commencement ceremony at Howard University. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

The tricky incentives of social science impact

What happens when the mania for having impact warps the incentives of social scientists?

Going bold in Los Angeles: A city-wide, $15 minimum wage by 2020

Grassroots organizing is paying off for low-wage workers.

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I didn’t think it was possible to enjoy college without alcohol until I went to grad school on a dry campus

Are undergrads learning that the only way to have fun is when we're drunk?

  • Christina Tkacik
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Let nurses do the ethical thing

Patients' interests should trump all other obligations.

  • Pamela F. Cipriano
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How Vladimir Putin created America’s new hot wine

A thorny international skirmish between Russia and its former Soviet states has been a boon for Georgian wine-makers.

  • Jenny Holm
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The best way to eliminate the gender pay gap? Ban salary negotiations.

At the bargaining table, women are in a no-win situation.

  • Laura J. Kray
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Osama bin Laden, perpetual impoverished grad student

What we can really learn from the al-Qaeda leader's English language library.

Feminists want us to define these ugly sexual encounters as rape. Don’t let them.

We need to stop prosecuting bad behavior as rape.

  • Cathy Young
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  • 5 days ago
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The unbearable lightness of Hillary Clinton’s management style

Two stories about Hillary Clinton's tenure at State raise some troubling questions that will need to be answered at some point before November 2016.

How jet lag hurts diplomats, without them even realizing it

John Kerry can't do his job if he's cranky and sleepy.

  • Dan Caldwell, William G. Hocking
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How death metal cured my hatred for yoga

Metal yoga is more than just the latest yoga gimmick.

  • Virginia Pelley
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The Army’s all-women special ops teams show us how we’ll win tomorrow’s wars

The military’s Cultural Support Teams cemented the importance of putting women in forward-deployed military roles.

  • Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
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  • 6 days ago
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The Great Convergence of ‘Game of Thrones’ fans is coming

Fans of the Game of Thrones books were not fans of last Sunday's episode, provoking a response from George R.R. Martin.

Her education nearly cost my mother her life. But she risked it again so I could have one, too.

Helping me survive a genocide wasn't the only gift she gave me.

  • SreyRam Kuy
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We were high school valedictorians, but we weren’t sure we’d make it to college because we’re also undocumented immigrants

What it's like to be a DREAMer on campus.

  • Brizzia Munoz Robles, Maria Munoz Robles
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Why can’t Obama lead on trade?

What the Senate battle over trade promotion authority tells us about presidential leadership

Of course you don’t love your job. You’re not supposed to.

We need our jobs to survive, but we need our hobbies to make a life.

  • Emily Kaye Lazzaro
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  • May 18, 2015
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The Foreign Service is too white. We’d know — we’re top diplomats.

82 percent of Foreign Service officers are white.

  • Thomas R. Pickering, Edward J. Perkins
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  • May 18, 2015
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I was on Amtrak train 188. Afterward, I saw the crash through my fiance’s eyes.

For years, I've struggled with the fear of losing the people I loved. Suddenly, I watched my fiance grapple with the same terror.

  • Seyward Darby
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  • May 15, 2015
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