News of the World scandal a litmus test for independent journalism in Australia

Writing about the boss is a delicate proposition for journalists. Go in too hard and your job could be on the line; too soft and readers quickly come to suspect whose side you’re on. For this reason the News of the World hacking scandal is an ideal litmus test of the independence of the 70% […]

Russia responds to Mueller report: Moscow wins, Putin is stronger than Trump and US is a ‘pain in the a – -’

“A mountain has given birth to a mouse. The ‘Russian affair’ falls to pieces before our eyes.” So pronounced the Russian news site Gazeta.ru, as word of the completed Mueller report swept around the world. Thus far, official Russian response to the Mueller findings has been scornful. Leaders are taking the conclusions of U.S. Attorney […]

The business of rankings: did the US News & World Report make substantial mistakes?

Here’s an easy task: choose between the following two schools for your child. School #1 provides high-quality instruction and strong supports in order to academically accelerate students and challenge them to take difficult courses. School #2 provides high-quality instruction but doesn’t push students to do more than what is normally expected. If you’re an actual […]

Prison Radio Show is Inmates’ Link to the Outside World

“Prison Radio Show is Inmates’ Link to the Outside World” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. On Friday nights, in prison cells across East and Southeast Texas, a window opens to the […]

SMU Ties UT, Baylor Passes A&M in 2017 U.S. News College Rankings

“SMU Ties UT, Baylor Passes A&M in 2017 U.S. News College Rankings” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. The latest version of the U.S. News and World Report college rankings are good news […]

What Is the Risk of Catching the Coronavirus on a Plane?

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis tried to alleviate fears of flying during the pandemic at an event with airline and rental car executives. “The airplanes have just not been vectors when you see spread of the coronavirus,” DeSantis said during a discussion at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Aug. 28. “The evidence is the evidence. And […]

Making Gyms Safer: Why the Virus Is Less Likely to Spread There Than in a Bar

After shutting down in the spring, America’s empty gyms are beckoning a cautious public back for a workout. To reassure wary customers, owners have put in place — and now advertise — a variety of coronavirus control measures. At the same time, the fitness industry is trying to rehabilitate itself by pushing back against what […]

Scientists Warn Americans Are Expecting Too Much From a Vaccine

The White House and many Americans have pinned their hopes for defeating the COVID-19 pandemic on a vaccine being developed at “warp speed.” But some scientific experts warn they’re all expecting too much, too soon. “Everyone thinks COVID-19 will go away with a vaccine,” said Dr. William Haseltine, chair and president of Access Health International, […]

Orange County Struggles With Health Equity — And Battles State Restrictions

California’s most popular amusement park has become the focal point of a struggle over how best to contain COVID-19 while keeping the economy afloat. California’s Democratic leaders have tied the fate of Disneyland — “the Happiest Place on Earth” — to the health of the people who live around it, who have been hit hard […]

Champions League: what you need to know about Man City, ‘sportswashing’ and future of Financial Fair Play

The Champions League is back underway, after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, Manchester City have successfully appealed a ruling that would have seen them banned from the competition and are resuming their bid to win the most coveted trophy in European football. The club recently saw off one of their biggest challenges […]