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The first Africans to come to the New World were not slaves, but were probably crewmen aboard Columbus's ships.  From the 15th till the early 19th century, however, most of the human traffic...
International conflicts such as world wars take up a lot of time and space in the history books, but most of today's warlike activity occurs within national borders.  From Colombia to Darfur...
The Marcellus Shale stretches from eastern Ohio, northern and western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and into the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region of New York. Decomposition of organic materials...
The best leaders in business, politics, education, community life or any human endeavour usually possess a mix of talents.  They understand the field they're working in and its relation to...
The decline of manufacturing jobs in the last few decades has led to a steady population loss in New York. Cities also face numerous challenges in attracting young, educated people to the state, and...
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has elevated the national discussion about the impact of fossil fuels on the environment. Some people see this as the perfect time to ramp up...
The Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has elevated the national discussion about the impact of fossil fuels on the environment. While many decisions must be made on a large scale in...
Civil discourse is described as "an engagement in conversation intended to enhance understanding." Psychologist Kenneth J. Gergen describes civil discourse as "the language of...
After a ten-year decline, the teen pregnancy rate in America is on the rise. The latest figures show that three in ten girls in the United States get pregnant by age 20, and the United States has the...
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a civil rights law that required businesses, buildings, public transportation, and other services to accodate people with disabilities. It also...