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Stuff Learned Beats Time Served
Beating Back Credentialism

The federal government’s rigid hold over college accreditation is one of the major obstacles standing between our current bloated, unaffordable higher education system and something leaner and more widely accessible.

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Higher Education Gets "Competent"

Higher education is evolving slowly but surely, and one small school is giving its adult students credit for the skills they already have.

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Community Colleges Drop the "Community"

More community colleges are renaming themselves in order to appeal to a broader range of students, as they move into the market for four-year degrees and workforce development programs.

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Putin's Retirement Plan?

The sanctioned Russian bank VTB, a Kremlin favorite, had a critical role to play in the sale of a government oil company stake last month. Cui bono?

the grass is always greener

The GOP has spent altogether too much energy raging against the Affordable Care Act and altogether too little developing and building support for alternatives.

Law & Order

A new study estimates just how much police reduce crime rates.

Crude Economics

It’s not enough to balance supply and demand—petrostates need to contend with crude in storage, as well.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Do the defense minister’s words signify a rift within Manila’s top leadership?


Over the weekend, PEOTUS assured Britain of a speedy bilateral trade deal as soon as he’s in office. If things go well for Britain, look to some other wavering EU countries to start looking at their options.

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