Test taking may become much more exciting, thanks to educators experimenting with the "gamification" of traditional testing methods.
Idaho and Arizona are pretty bad when it comes to gun control, and Texas is pretty good.
Apatow's recent movie, "This is 40" is not, in my mind, as funny as it's predecessor but I think it is a step forward for Apatow, and a fantastic film in it's own right.
This is how a Republican President Mitt Romney's inauguration speech would have read.
How to understand the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
With the Powerball jackpot at $550 million, it's important to recognize that lotteries are a tax on the poor and take advantage of our psychology. Explicit taxes would be more fair.
Who is right and who is wrong? Presidential polls are critical to us understanding who is trending in what direction.
Obama gave up a commanding polling lead to Romney during the presidential debates, but the Obama/Sandy ticket will win over Romney/Ryan.
Mitt Romney is going to get a bump from the Republican convention, and he could convince me that he's a good candidate if he did a few things.
Who can really do more for the economy? We will never know.
The establishment can't save David Dewhurst from the enthusiasm that has grown for Ted Cruz.
If states followed the proper procedure required to bar mental health patients from owning guns, incidents like this would never happen.
A recent shooting in Canada shows that deranged individuals may not be stopped by traditional gun control laws.
With no superpowers other than the ability to face his fears, Batman reminds us that there is a superhero in all of us.
The Supreme Court was smart to rule the way they did; but unfortunately, the reverse ruling is probably more justified.
The charge that Obama has over-regulated the economy is an oversimplification. The record is much more complex than that.
Prometheus offers a look into many fascinating aspects of the human condition.
Ron Paul can turn around his stagnant campaign in the greatest state in the union: Texas.
Facebook doesn't necessarily make us lonely, but it does threaten our ability to be authentic in our relationships with others.
Ron Paul, through sheer perseverance, has guaranteed himself at least half of the delegates from Iowa and Minnesota.
Gmail's outage is frustrating, but I won't be that angry at Google unless it lasts much longer.
The JOBS Act makes crowdfunding easier for those who wouldn't ordinarily be investors in private companies.
The Florida legislature made a massive mistake by passing their "Stand Your Ground" law, and some people at the time knew it.
A look at Florida's homicides stats reveals that the state's "Stand Your Ground" law has resulted in a rise in vigilante killings by private citizens.
Here are four big things to know from the Illinois exit poll data.
Illinois has a weird system for allocating delegates and the vote you see in the news isn't the relevant one.
Sam Todd talks how faith and tennis have shaped his politics.
Bernie Madoff and Greg Smith both show us the corrupting power of institutions.
Millennials are much less interested in a variety of civic problems, including environmental damage.
Wyoming, Virginia, Maine, both Dakotas, Georgia, Michigan, and South Carolina all received failing grades from a new study on corruption in state government.
Ron Paul has almost no chance of winning the nomination, but Romney hasn't locked it up either.
Which big tech blogs best predicted the iPad 3's new features, announced today by Tim Cook?
The iPad 3 will be unveiled today in San Francisco. See what upgrades Apple picked to keep it's tablet ahead of competitors like the Kindle Fire.
Ron Paul improved, Romney got a Michigan boost, and Santorum is still losing Catholics.
Sarah Palin is already thinking about 2016.
Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich did well in their home states.
Mitt Romney's Super Tuesday victories were no surprise to the Intrade market.
Ron Paul is using a "Moneyball" strategy in going after delegates, while everyone else is focused on votes.
Only two names will appear on the ballot in Virginia in next week's Super Tuesday primary: Ron Paul and Mitt Romney.
Here are five results you should be aware of from Michigan.
Mitt Romney needs to keep up the pressure on the other candidates after a fragile but hard fought win in Michigan.
Rick Santorum looks real bad for robocalling Democrats to get their support in Michigan.
Santorum and Romney are going all out in Michigan.
A recent study showing that poor people behave more ethically than rich people has several important flaws.
The U.S. should allow Iran to maintain a nuclear power industry, but not a nuclear weapon.
Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney got after each other on earmarks.
Newt Gingrich was largely successful in staying calm, but only because he was mostly irrelevant.
Newt's energy proposal shows how mistaken his energy strategy is.
Humor plays a huge role in determining how millennials vote for their president, and 2012 will be no exception.
The use of drones will not cause a consciousness shift about the privacy protections in this country. Drones are not that unsettling, and they only impact a small number of people.
In 2011, 35% of the Princeton senior class went into finance, showing that finance is still a boom industry that flourishes in our increasingly narcissistic culture.
Mitt Romney will win Michigan and secure the Republican nomination if he can keep Newt Gingrich in the race.
Is it fair for President Obama to take advantage of his office to fund his reelection campaign and should taxpayers have to pay for his trips?
No one should bring up the Paul Babeu scandal against the Romney campaign.
The "Rombo" ad aims to take advantage of social media to go around the money barriers in this primary race. It's strategic gold.
Media Matters' campaign against Fox is coming to a conclusion with the publication of David Brock's new book, "The Fox Effect." How can Fox fight back?
Obama's proposed capital gains tax increase would raise revenue without damaging investment too much. However, it's wrongly motivated by a desire for progressivity.
The following is an interview given by PolicyMic Editor Jordan Wolf to Pundit Jesse Merkel, the current "Rebel Leader" on the site.
In the past few years, Adele has benefited enormously from her music. However, Adele has complained about how much of her income goes to the government.
The best response to partisan anger is to do nothing at all: to just forget about it.
Every Friday, the PolicyMic team highlights three cool things that happened on PolicyMic that week and outlines a few major questions that we need your help answering.
Obama's election soundtrack is more about standing strong in the face of adversity than hope and change.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that in California, denying marriage to homosexuals served no compelling government interest and only served to lessen the human dignity of homosexuals.
Mitt Romney has it locked up. Newt Gingrich has no chance in Nevada.
Newt's complaining might have been justified, but he has only himself to blame for failing to raise money while he was the frontrunner.
Reports claims that Patrick Witt withdrew his Rhodes Scholarship application as a result of an accusation of sexual harassment. Get informed about the details.
Lots of big issues surfaced in the Jacksonville debate, including immigration, Fannie and Freddie, and even the moon and grandmothers.
I like Barack Obama, but his SOTU had some uninspiring moments, like when he wanted to centralize job searches into a single website.
Romney attacking Gingrich's lobbying work and time at Freddie Mac won him the night.
The TSA isn't harassing people out in the streets – you only encounter their coercive government power when you go to the airport.
Broadly, young people are getting more educated, which is good because they really need to, but hard because of unemployment and the rising costs of college.
When asked what he'd be doing on a typical Saturday night, Rick Perry said he would be practicing his shot at a gun range. I'm embarrassed he's from my home state of Texas.
Rommey shouldn't get flustered when other candidates gun for him in debates this weekend.
Young people shouldn't spend time yelling at Santorum, but should rather work to support candidates who they want to see win.
The president's speech papered over fundamental issues and propagandized the hardships of ordinary Americans.
Yes it's big and bureaucratic, but the government is a net positive and the free market can't solve everything.
With the exception of Barack Obama, our recent presidents have lacked legislative experience. This is the result of our partisan climate, and it's impacting the quality of our leaders.
Sarah Palin made the right decision to stay out of the GOP race.
Neither GOP leaders nor Obama will inspire us until they stop seeking to do the least harm, and start striving to do the most good.
Three things that might surprise you about the Perry hunting ranch "scandal" around his camp called "N***erhead."
Unlike Osama bin Laden and Troy Davis, America killed Anwar al-Awlaki's death without adequate public consideration and debate.
Cutting military spending will help America out of the current fiscal situation while increasing security.
Natural disasters like Hurricane Irene get sensationalized in the media, but more mundane types of weather like extreme temperatures are actually more dangerous.
Schools that are controlled locally have more incentive to be effective and efficient.
Rising developing countries will hold powerful influence when the U.S. seeks to impose sanctions on outlaw regimes.
Secretly and randomly selecting legislators to be on the new debt committee is the best way to create a group that actually makes funding cuts with the country's best interest in mind.
The new agreement will force both sides to compromise and make cuts.
Economists know why you should show support for the Boehner plan even if you really want the Reid plan, and vice versa.
California guarantees employees the right to talk about how much they make, but companies should be able to contract for your silence.
Young people are an important diplomatic asset, fueled by the Fulbright Scholarship which represents our country's best interests.
Texas' low spending and low regulation system may be the key to creating the jobs our nation desperately needs.
The GOP's balanced budget is not perfect, but its strategies are being met with some undeserved criticism that shifts attention away from the issues at hand.
Long-term unemployment is higher then ever, but reducing that statistic while simultaneously preserving a skilled workforce presents many challenges.
Unlike books, e-readers are not a durable technology for the ages. Civilization risks letting electronic texts slip through the cracks.
The Arizona law does not limit speech; it funds additional voices in politics.
Constitutionally, Federal representatives must be older than 25. But young people could add interesting views to Congress. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate them.
Private universities should be tolerant learning environments, which may mean restricting free speech.
Congress should continue to question how money from the "Pakistan Counterinsurgency Fund" is spent by the president.
Government subsidies for film production are sending movie locations overseas, taking away jobs from young Americans and undermining artistic creativity.
Who said you can't afford a Yale education? Private institutions use tuition money more efficiently, and they have a better total value compared to public schools.
Social media is getting a lot of attention for changing the way democratic struggles play out. But the new frontier for democracy might be hacking with a political purpose: hacktivism.
Leaders of countries most obstructive to U.S. foreign policy are also among the youngest in the world. Younger American leaders would be better suited to counter them.
Tim Pawlenty announced his candidacy yesterday with a video. My initial reaction was positive, and now we'll have to see how his campaign develops.
Kids are getting bigger these days, and many young people are responding to this fact by taking action without engaging legislators.
President Obama noted that people who turned 18 in and around 9/11 have borne the brunt of the War on Terror. The affects of this on young people and global politics are just being understood.
Major events like the BP oil spill and Japan's nuclear disaster force this generation to gain “political maturity" and help us to shape how we will deal with future crises.
New polling data shows that young people continue to be cynical about politics. A big challenge for this demographic will be to reverse this trend and re-engage with politics.
The filibuster is often criticized for being anti-majoritarian. Jordan Wolf explores the possibility that it could also prevent optimal future decision-making.
Republicans' proposal to cut money for public broadcasting in the latest budget may have the unintended consequence of making NPR's viewers more liberal as they turn to further left alternatives.
There's so much talk about the State of the Union, but its lesson might be very simple: the U.S. lacks a national purpose and we better get one.
Scientists tell us that global warming exists; we should listen to them because they're experts. But, economists tell us that the costs may not be that high; we should also listen to them too.
Democracy is not just about allocating power, but also about increasing understanding. The midterm elections accomplished the former without the latter. This is trouble for our country.