Michael Rich

Editor's Desk

Understanding the Roots of the Ukraine-Russia Conflict

What is the actual history behind the conflict in Ukraine, and what has been the role of America and the West in fostering it?

Is new technology impairing our children’s ability to learn?

Last week, The New York Times ran an interesting story about the effects of constant electronic stimuli on learning and attention in children. Students have always had distractions and time-wasters, but computers, cell phones, iPods, and electronic games represent a whole new level of stimulation -- and studies show that these make for profound challenges [...]