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5 ways we’d redesign the Republican State of the Union rebuttal

5 ways we’d redesign the Republican State of the Union rebuttal

U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) sits on a couch as she prepares for responding to President Barack Obama tonight’s State of the Union address January 28, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. McMorris Rodgers, the chair of the House Republican Conference, was picked to deliver the response.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images Congresswoman Cathy […]

The US gets a ‘moderate’ ranking on protecting religious freedoms

The US gets a ‘moderate’ ranking on protecting religious freedoms

A clock and the motto “In God We Trust” over the Speaker’s rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives chamber are seen December 8, 2008 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images The United States may have freedom of religion enshrined into our Constitution, but a new report from the Pew Research Center shows […]

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) wants the public to draft a law about the probate process using a new wiki-style site on the Internet.; Credit: Assemblyman Mike Gatto New legislation in California may outlaw criminal defence based on economic privilege. The bill, proposed by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, is inspired by a drunk driving case […]

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) wants the public to draft a law about the probate process using a new wiki-style site on the Internet.; Credit: Assemblyman Mike Gatto New legislation in California may outlaw criminal defence based on economic privilege. The bill, proposed by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, is inspired by a drunk driving case […]

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) wants the public to draft a law about the probate process using a new wiki-style site on the Internet.; Credit: Assemblyman Mike Gatto New legislation in California may outlaw criminal defence based on economic privilege. The bill, proposed by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, is inspired by a drunk driving case […]

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

California bill seeks ban on ‘affluenza’ defense

Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) wants the public to draft a law about the probate process using a new wiki-style site on the Internet.; Credit: Assemblyman Mike Gatto New legislation in California may outlaw criminal defence based on economic privilege. The bill, proposed by California Assemblyman Mike Gatto, is inspired by a drunk driving case […]

Earthquake-vulnerable buildings get mapped for City of LA, what about other LA County locales?

Earthquake-vulnerable buildings get mapped for City of LA, what about other LA County locales?

A sun reflects on highrises in downtown during sunset in Los Angeles, California on August 21, 2013.; Credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images The Los Angeles Times has obtained a copy of a list compiled by researchers at the University of California of nearly 1,500 older concrete buildings across the City of Los Angeles vulnerable to collapse […]

New tech taps into human resource needs

New tech taps into human resource needs

Knack’s Wasabi Waiter digital game.; Credit: Courtesy Knack Human resources is expensive. The process of hiring new employees, or replacing old ones, is costly and frequently inefficient. According to MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, there’s currently a trillion dollar market for moving human capital into new work positions. That may be easier said than done. The […]

New tech taps into human resource needs

New tech taps into human resource needs

Knack’s Wasabi Waiter digital game.; Credit: Courtesy Knack Human resources is expensive. The process of hiring new employees, or replacing old ones, is costly and frequently inefficient. According to MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, there’s currently a trillion dollar market for moving human capital into new work positions. That may be easier said than done. The […]

New tech taps into human resource needs

New tech taps into human resource needs

Knack’s Wasabi Waiter digital game.; Credit: Courtesy Knack Human resources is expensive. The process of hiring new employees, or replacing old ones, is costly and frequently inefficient. According to MIT economist Erik Brynjolfsson, there’s currently a trillion dollar market for moving human capital into new work positions. That may be easier said than done. The […]