Paying College Football Players and Reforming University Athletics
Prof. Peter Morici - 4/13/2014
The advent of cable television offered universities vast new opportunities to profit from football and basketball, and the large and most lucrative programs have consolidated into five major conferences. Those dominate the Bowl Championship Series in football and the NCAA tournament in basketball and earn huge sums.
Turkey: Erdogan's ruling party AKP wins local polls
Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal - 4/13/2014
Turkey is now witnessing the phenomenal rise of Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its undisputed leader led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Dillon Freed - 4/13/2014
President Obama campaigned, and entered office, believing what the world was saying about his homeland: that all foreign policy problems stemmed from the over-confident American mien the nation displayed not just after 9/11 but throughout its existence.
Long Live The Republic!
David Huntwork - 4/13/2014
For over two hundred and thirty years the American Republic has weathered wars, epidemics, hostile neighbors, worldwide conflicts, economic disasters, internal struggles, and competing ideologies. Its birth was a long and desperate struggle for independence against the strongest and most advanced military in the world.
Why Is Eastern Ukraine So Important To Russia?
Dr. Gary K. Busch - 4/13/2014
There are tens of thousands of Russian troops massed on the Eastern border of the Ukraine. They continue to threaten to invade Eastern Ukraine in pursuit of the chimera of protecting Russian-speakers' civil rights in the region. That this policy is nothing more than a self-aggrandising cloak for more geopolitical reasons escapes no one; except, perhaps, for those whose belief system includes the notion that somewhere within the vast expanse of Russia there are governmental structures trying to assist the civil and human rights of Russians living in Russia. The Ukrainians still remember the first time the Soviets turned their attention to the Ukraine during what the Ukrainians call the Holodomor; the imposed famine in the Ukraine that killed millions of people, all of whom spoke Russian.
Open Letter to Aung San Suu Kyi
Sufyan bin Uzayr - 4/13/2014
Respected Ms Aung San Suu Kyi,
Thanks to the internet, I have the luxury of putting together this open letter for you (though of course, a busy Nobel Laureate such as yourself must be having better things to do than reading this letter).
Last month, at the third Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), you met the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. Both of you discussed various issues, such as the importance of providing micro-loans to rural women and the need to restrict the trafficking of meth pills in the region. It was good to hear that steps were being taken for the betterment of the entire region.
However, something was missing. Yes, the plight of the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Did you forget about them? Of course you did! You are a busy lady, after all!
Sheikh Hasina did allude to the Rohingya crisis, though. She told you that both Myanmar and Bangladesh need to resolve the refugee crisis, but you did not respond.
Since my assumption is that you have totally forgotten about the Rohingya populace of your own country (again, you’re very busy, I know that), allow me to remind you ...
On Socrates: Life and Legacy
Ellis Washington, J.D. - 4/13/2014
Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
Analysing BJP’s ticket distribution: Fear of murky deal looms large
Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi - 4/6/2014
It is just possible that Bharitya Janata Party (BJP) has recently distributed the party tickets to the most suitable candidates, as per its own best assessments regarding their ability to win their respective seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.
192, 000 Jobs Added in March but Wages Fall
Prof. Peter Morici - 4/6/2014
The economy created 192,000 jobs in March, down from 197,000 in February, and still well below the pace needed to lower underemployment to respectable levels. Those mediocre results are consistent with a broadly underperforming economy.
Palestine-Israel back to square one
Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal - 4/6/2014
As April month has begun, the USA is still keen to complete the peace talk process for the deal by the end of this month. But Israel has applied a spanner to stop the peace talk as it is yet to fulfil the pledges on prisoner release and did approve the release of the fourth tranche of Palestinian prisoners that were part of the deal to initiate the talks last summer.
Russia vs. The West
Dr. Gary K. Busch - 4/6/2014
One of the most familiar aspects of the Cold War has come to the fore again: the Russian belief that bullshit will be believed if one says it often enough.
Why Not Rand Paul?
David Huntwork - 3/28/2014
“Mr. President, we will not let you run roughshod over our rights. We will challenge you in the courts, we will battle you at the ballot box. Mr. President, we will not let you shred our Constitution… It is decidedly not a time for the faint of heart. It is a time for boldness and action. The time is now. Stand with me, let us stand together for liberty.” – Senator Rand Paul