Blogs have in the last couple of years loomed large in the Western imagination, but the ideas about blogs that have circulated both through the mainstream media and through academia have been extremely limited in scope. In the popular imagination,...
United States. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; Immigration to the United States; Liberal; Conservative
What does the American public think about issues like immigration reform or the government's role in health care? Public opinion seems very confused if we expect people’s views to conform to standard liberal/conservative ideologies. Claudia...
In order for the United States to maintain a competitive edge in science, mathematics, and engineering, we must encourage and train the next generation of scientists. Even though they are the fastest growing segment of the population, minorities...
World War, 1939-1945; Japanese - Correspondence; Japanese - Social conditions
If we look at the history of history, we can trace an evolution as it shifted, over a period of centuries, from the chronicles of wars and kings to look more realistically at other players and eventually toward all levels and members of society,...
Public schools; Educational change; Education; Los Angeles Unified School District;
The story of public education in Los Angeles is one of institutional decline and hollowing out mixed with daily heroism and self-sacrifice on the part of teachers and administrators who try to make an old institution do things it was not designed...
Comic books, strips, etc. - Study and teaching (Higher); Comic books, strips, etc. - Japan; Graphic novels; Storytelling
Comics, like art, are extremely difficult to define and yet, like obscenity, everyone has their own internal definition that they instantly recognize. For better or worse, graphic novels have come of age and have been legitimized not just by the...
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