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Stop the Clock Week (April 2-6, 2012)

“Stop the Clock” week provides students and faculty with a chance to interact with and to hear from leading decision-makers who have worked in government. This year, the Goldman School welcomes Regents’ Lecturer Ann Veneman (MPP ‘71), former US Secretary of Agriculture ( 2001-05) and E… More

Solar opportunity or new trade war?

The Solyndra uproar and the International Trade Commission Dec. 2 decision to investigate Chinese solar panel manufacturers for dumping their products below cost in the United States threatens to distract us from what we need most: a proactive, long-term clean and sustainable energy strategy. If you loo… More

Paddling of schoolchildren needs to end

Multiple choice question: In 20 states it's legal to hit (1) an animal, (2) a prisoner, (3) a soldier or (4) a schoolchild. The right answer is - astonishingly - No. 4. Keep your hands off Fido, the law says, and don't manhandle convicts, but from Florida to Wyoming (but not, thank goodness, in California… More

Gay jokes - seriously!

When it comes to same-sex marriage, is pointed satire possible - not merely on the Jon Stewart or Jay Leno TV shows but in political life? Certainly not in federal court, where the issue has taken on a life-or-death quality for gays. But the ballot box is another story. The most important gay-… More