Catherine Wolfram

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  • Fighting Climate Change With Low-Tech Tools

    In the late 1990s, regulators in some U.S. states began to make electric utilities sell their nuclear reactors to private operators. They weren’t trying to help head off climate change, yet they managed to do just that.

  • Romney Is Mormons’ Path to the Christian Mainstream

    During the 2008 presidential primary race, evangelical stalwart Mike Huckabee darkly hinted that Mitt Romney might believe that Jesus and the devil are brothers. This time around, Romney is the featured graduation speaker at Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University. What changed?

  • Banking Burnouts Blow Away Myths of Wall Street Glamour

    Ever since March, when the New York Times decided to make a cause celebre out of the resignation of Greg Smith, a vice president at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., a cottage industry of first-person Wall Street departure stories has sprung up across the print media and blogosphere.

  • Is College’s Stone Age About to End?

    Excessive specialization has created a culture of expertise that has distorted higher education and had a negative impact on faculty members, students and the broader society.

  • U.S. Can Fix Egypt Ties If Election Eases Military Power

    U.S.-Egypt ties have become snarled over the past year. Many Egyptians resent the U.S. because it supported the deposed regime of Hosni Mubarak. And the U.S. has struggled for a coherent response to the country’s back-and- forth dance with democracy under transitional military rule.

  • Getting America on a Diet That Works

    Obesity has become a danger far greater than hunger. Yet amid the alarming stories about its harm to America’s health and economy, one bit of information has been drowned out: The percentage of U.S. adults who are obese appears to have plateaued.

  • On Gay Marriage, Obama and Romney Agree

    Mitt Romney and Barack Obama concur on how to deal with the politics of gay marriage: Keep it below the radar.

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