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Posted inTech

Finally! Federally-funded research will be open to all… by Jan 1, 2026

Reading Time: 3 minutes On August 25, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) updated its 2013 memo on research materials to eliminate a loophole used by scholarly publications to protect their business model. New policy guidance calls on agencies to ensure that “publications and their supporting data resulting from federally funded research [are] publicly accessible […]

Posted inParenting & Family

Under parent pressure, a Missouri school district brings back spanking

Reading Time: 2 minutes Despite the clarity of research condemning the practice, a school district in southwestern Missouri is bringing back corporal punishment. Beginning this year, children in the Cassville School District could face spanking as a disciplinary measure. The district removed spanking as a form of punishment in 2001, but Cassville School District superintendent Merlyn Johnson says he […]

Posted inWar and Peace

Ukraine war fatigue: Keep your eyes open

Reading Time: 6 minutes Six months have passed since Russia invaded Ukraine, and Putin still can’t really win, no matter what his endgame might be. The campaign has been catastrophic from the very start. Even Russians are feeling the fatigue as they are turning their televisions off, bored of the non-stop propaganda. Meanwhile, the vast array of Polish volunteers […]

Posted inNews

Biden’s student loan forgiveness could erase debt for a half million grads

Reading Time: 2 minutes President Joe Biden is now expected to announce significant student loan forgiveness this month, potentially within the next few days. The new action would forgive $10,000 in federal student loans for individuals who make under $125,000 per year. The White House had been considering taking the action for a few months after campaigning on the […]

Posted inNews

Six months on: Russia’s war in Ukraine, and the world

Reading Time: 2 minutes On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine. At the time, much of Western media believed it would be a swift takeover, given Russia’s size and storied military reputation. It was not. And although Russian talking points about the inevitability of Ukrainian sublimation to Russian identity circulated widely, the last six months have done for the region […]

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