Author Archives: Marina Olson

Maryville, Anonymous, and the Hard Questions of Justice

Anonymous’ #OpMaryville #Justice4Daisy is in full swing, promoting the cause of Daisy …

The Humanities in Our Strange and Wonderful World

Yesterday morning, Micah Mattix asked “is it impossible for the humanities to …

Can Quantum Encryption Protect Your Data?

In our post-Snowden world, we can no longer deny what was always …

Under Obama, Journalism Is an Inside Game

Yesterday the Committee to Protect Journalism released a report on the Obama …

Malala Yousafzai and the Real War on Women

From the government shutdown to the Virginia gubernatorial election, the war on …

Honor Flight Veterans, Reunited with Their Memorial

Yesterday, an Honor Flight of 100 World War II veterans on the …

Government Shutdown and the (Actual) District of Columbia

In light of the impending government shutdown, D.C. Mayor Vince Gray and …

Should the Government Mandate Vaccinations?

Vaccination has been a widely adopted practice in the U.S. since the …

Libertarian Plays Center

Virginia’s GOP crackup fuels a third-party bid for governor.

Are We Training Good Students or Good Learners?

New York University freshman Elif Koc writes in the Atlantic that high school …

What Obamacare Doesn’t Fix

Is medicine really different? President Obama’s signature achievement is designed to drive …

What Does Memorization Have To Do with Learning?

Education reform should start in the classroom, with the relationship between teacher …