Monthly Archives: April 2017

Uh, oh…Trump isn’t going to like this

The New York Times reports the U.S. economy did not enjoy a rip-roaring first quarter to 2017. The economy barely grew, expanding at an annual rate of only 0.7 percent. • The growth was a sharp decline from the 2.1 … Continue reading

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Ohio State doesn’t care about journalism; thankfully, Ohio University does

Almost two decades ago, Ohio State University opted to ditch its journalism program. (There’s a story there…I’m not going into right now.) Now, that school is prepared to hand over a prized graduate journalism program to Ohio University. The Columbus … Continue reading

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Uh, what? Purdue University buys for-profit Kaplan University

The Chronicle of Higher Education has the details. “The new university will be distinct from others in the Purdue system, relying only on tuition and fund raising to cover operating expenses,” Purdue University said in a news release on Thursday. … Continue reading

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Fears remain evident in Saudi capital about Vision 2030 and more

The Wilson Center offers a detailed explanation of why Saudi citizens remain uneasy about Vision 2030, a plan to reinvent the country’s economic picture. “The main question for 2030 is: Does it depend on one person only, or is there … Continue reading

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WATCH: Protesters storm Macedonian parliament; leader bloodied

RFE/RL has the video showing the anger that erupted in the Macedonian parliament today. The video includes the Social Democratic leader bloodied after being hit likely by a chair and a woman getting her hair violently pulled. What caused the … Continue reading

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Quite an interview: Katie Couric interviews Russian embassy spokesperson Maria Zakharova

A fascinating roughly 25:00 interview between Yahoo! News’ Katie Couric and Maria Zakharova, the Russian Embassy spokesperson in the U.S. Among the highlights: Zakharova immediately challenges Couric for suggesting Vladimir Putin heads a “regime.” Zakharova bemoans the development of fake … Continue reading

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7:45 p.m. UPDATE: Pink-slip day at ESPN

13th UPDATE: 7:45 p.m. EDT: You can add Jade McCarthy, Darren Haynes, Jerry Punch, Roger Cossack, Marysol Castro and Reese Waters to the list of those let go today. Proud of my time at ESPN-Proud of the great ppl there … Continue reading

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