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The unfinished business of John F. Kennedy's vision for world peace

(THE CONVERSATION) Less than a week after her husband's assassination in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, Jackie Kennedy granted an interview with esteemed political writer Theodore White for Life magazine, one of the leading national publications of its day.
Determined to protect the legacy of the fallen president, Jackie likened the u ... (full story)

Foundations are using so many confusing words that few people can figure out what they're doing

(THE CONVERSATION) The United States has the largest philanthropic sector in the world. Foundations and similar grantmakers have US$1.5 trillion in assets and disburse more than $100 billion annually to everything from hospitals and museums to making communities more walkable and improving care at the end of life.
Many foundatio ... (full story)

Marijuana tax revenues fall short of projections in many states, including Colorado

(THE CONVERSATION) Nearly half of Americans live in a state that allows legal access to recreational marijuana. Eleven more states, including Wisconsin and Florida, are considering legalization in 2024.
One of the most common rationales for legalizing marijuana is increasing state tax revenue. How much revenue comes in depends o ... (full story)

Bollywood is playing a large supporting role in India's elections

(THE CONVERSATION) As the largest electorate in history goes to the polls in India from April 19 to June 1, 2024, political parties are seeking to influence voters' decisions – through cinema.
The incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, seeking a third term in office under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ... (full story)

Video testimony in sex crime case unconstitutional, but not to overturn conviction

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently upheld the sexual battery conviction of a Logan County man, finding that the impermissible videoconference testimony from a witness did not impact the outcome of the trial.
The Supreme Court ruled that Eli Carter’s constitutional right to confront witnesses against him had been violated w ... (full story)