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Counterpoint: MOOCs have limited value to higher education

By Richard Jewell and Ann Ludlow July 21, 2014, 06:18 PM

While they have a role, they don't add up to “creative destruction” because they don't offer a key ingredient: engagement.

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Editorial counterpoint: The other side of the Gaza story

By Sylvia Schwarz July 21, 2014, 06:18 PM

That Americans generally support Israel in its conflicts with Palestinians is testament to what they've been told. But this is changing.

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To fight trucker fatigue, focus on economics

By Karen Levy July 21, 2014, 11:31 AM

Electronic monitoring of hours behind the wheel may help, but not without attention to the underlying causes of unsafe practices.

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The contagious nature of extremist language

By Steven Horsford July 21, 2014, 11:31 AM

What starts with, say, a Cliven Bundy standoff might not end there, and those giving it a platform must recognize that.

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Anti-gay culture in pro sports: You can't hide the truth

By Hudson Taylor July 18, 2014, 05:48 PM

Major League Baseball has made its move. Now it’s time for pro football’s teachable moment concerning LGBT bias.

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'Giver' and the dystopia next door

By Michael Gerson, Washington Post July 20, 2014, 06:00 PM

Film version of teen novel rekindles talk of the paradox of pain.

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Budget blinders, for now

By Editorial, Washington Post July 20, 2014, 06:00 PM

Pause in the debate hardly means that the problem is solved.

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Counterpoint: Don't confuse charitable trusts

By Margaret M. Marrinan July 20, 2014, 06:00 PM

Under my watch, northern Minnesota's Blandin Foundation has mended fences and turned itself around.

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Editorial counterpoint: Action, not patience, is needed to fix DHS problems

By Greg Davids July 20, 2014, 06:00 PM

Besides exposing 16,000 Minnesotans to Obamacare fines, the department is generally fouled up, and the governor won't see it.

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Corporate inversions are the logistical outcome

By Editorial, Bloomberg View July 19, 2014, 06:00 PM

If politicians really are offended by them, they need to change the conditions that produce them.

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