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Kurdish oil tanker off Texas coast ... huh? | Christian Science Monitor

July 31, 2014
Steve LeVine of Quartz reported on July 24 that the State Department has decided to stop actively fighting the sale of Kurdish oil. Instead, US officials would pursue “passive policy action,” LeVine reported, which consists of discouraging buyers from purchasing oil from the KRG only if they call and ask for advice – no more badgering or warning buyers against moving forward.

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House To Mark Up Higher Education Bills | Politico

July 10, 2014

With help from Maggie Severns, Stephanie Simon and Seth Zweifler

The House Education and the Workforce Committee will mark up a series of three higher education bills today as part of its effort to reauthorize the Higher Education Act. The mark up will take place at 10 a.m. in Rayburn House Office Building. The three bills target different areas of higher education policy.

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Abdullah Holds Powerful Cards in Afghan Election Crisis | Radio Free Europe

July 10, 2014

Anand Gopal, author of "No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes" and a fellow at the Washington-based New America Foundation, says these networks give Abdullah considerable muscle. "He probably has the most prominent network and he is with Atta [Mohammad Nur], who is the governor of Mazar-e Sharif [eds: Balkh Province], and with various people in the Ministry of Interior and various people in smaller militias in the north," he says.

Bush Trifecta Lands on Obama: Gaza, Iraq and Afghanistan Imploding | Truthdig

July 9, 2014
Anand Gopal has argued convincingly that US troops left in Afghanistan got drawn into tribal feuds and destabilized the south and east of the country, whereas in the north, NATO forces that were less kinetic managed to keep calm.

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The Costs of Big Data | Inside Higher Ed

July 9, 2014

The article itself, by education journalist Anya Kamenetz, describes Purdue's Course Signals, a kind of semiautomated system to alert students to when they're in danger of doing poorly in a course.

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You Should Ditch Work to Go Watch Soccer, Say Productivity Experts | New York Magazine

June 26, 2014

Christine Rosen, a fellow at the New America Foundation who studies our interactions with technology, pointed to the perils of multitasking. That is, most people who care about the match and are stuck at work — at least those lucky enough to have ...

The Father Of Net Neutrality Wants to Fix New York Politics | Vox

June 19, 2014

Tim Wu was barely 30 years old when a concept he invented, network neutrality, became a central part of internet policy debates. Now, a decade later, he's not only trying to reinvent the concept for a changing internet, but he's seeking to transform ...

Tim Wu Runs For New York State Lieutenant Governor, Promising To Clamp Down ... | Boing Boing

June 17, 2014

Tim Wu, the Columbia law professor who coined the term "Net Neutrality," is running for Lieutenant Governor of New York State on a leftist, reform platform that starts with blocking the Comcast/Time-Warner merger. Wu wrote The Master Switch, a ...

Tim Wu Makes a Bid for Net Neutrality | Forbes

June 17, 2014

The internet has revolutionized human connectivity, but can be described, most simply, as a public space. Which is why New York state residents ought to pay close attention to the net neutrality debate, and to Tim Wu's recently-announced candidacy as ...

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