Columns

Interstate water wars are heating up along with the climate

April 19, 2021

Robert Glennon, University of Arizona (THE CONVERSATION) — Interstate water disputes are as American as apple pie. States often think a neighboring state is using more than its fair share from a river, lake or aquifer that crosses borders. Currently ...

How the pandemic has shaken up retirement

April 19, 2021

Liz Weston, NerdWallet Pandemic-related job losses forced many older Americans out of the workplace i n the past year, perhaps permanently. But the COVID-19 crisis also seems to have delayed some retirements. Remote work eliminated commutes and often allowed ...

Virtual deposition fails: 'Can I smoke?'

April 19, 2021

Courtney Collins and Meagan Donohoe BridgeTower Media Newswires The legal profession’s transition into the online sphere in 2020 was abrupt, disconcerting and sometimes painful, but it is finally official: We continue forward, but (mostly) virtually. Hearings, ...

LEGAL PEOPLE

April 19, 2021

Michigan Community Corrections Board Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer recently announced the appointment of Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Martha D. Anderson to the Michigan Community Corrections Board. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from ...

'Deprogramming' QAnon followers ignores free will and why they adopted the beliefs in the first place

April 19, 2021

Paul Thomas, Radford University (THE CONVERSATION) — Recent calls to deprogram QAnon conspiracy followers are steeped in discredited notions about brainwashing. As popularly imagined, brainwashing is a coercive procedure that programs new long-term ...

Knoxville school shooting serves as stark reminder of a familiar - but preventable - threat

April 19, 2021

James Densley, Metropolitan State University, and Jillian Peterson, Hamline University (THE CONVERSATION) — With most U.S. students having learned virtually in 2020 because of the pandemic, the nation logged a record low for school shootings. There ...