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May 29, 2017

There is an ongoing debate over how technology, and social media especially, have changed our lives. And one author and academic has explored how Facebook and YouTube have transformed soldiers’ experiences when on the front lines of war. She says, “For most of us, clicking ‘like’ on social media has become...


May 22, 2017

When it comes to race relations, the election of Barack Obama as president of the United States did little to make things better for America’s black community. One black educator and researcher says it was a great moment for people of color, and it was a moment he never thought he’d see in his lifetime, but the...


May 15, 2017

Despite years of effort and the widespread belief that the United States is making great strides in race relations and desegregation, we still find ourselves mired in problems that are centered around race. However, one researcher and philosopher believes the fundamental cause of racial problems and injustice lies in...


May 8, 2017

The United States has a racial problem … and it’s a problem that is not going away anytime soon. The election of Barack Obama as president was seen by many as a turning point in dealing with the situation. Instead, the election seemed to merely exacerbate the problem in many ways. On this week’s Perspective...


May 1, 2017

A multi-year investigation of the dental health in America has come up with some interesting questions. For example, why is oral health separate from overall health, despite a century of research that says the two ought to be connected? Why do more than half of all dentists not participate in public insurance programs?...