Super specific question here: What's the 'definitive' book on school desegregation in Seattle? I'm googling around and finding a bunch of older books, some from university presses, etc, but it's difficult to see which of these are considered credible by people who know this topic. Any help?
What are some resources (academic or official) that help explain why incarceration is still the primary means by which the US punishes crime (felony/serious misdemeanor)? [more inside]
Help this Reform-raised secular Buddhist-ish Jew observe Kol Nidrei alone! Right now! Unnecessary exclamation point! [more inside]
Two synagogues in the Buffalo area decided to merge. One is Reform and one is Reconstructionist. While I have a good idea of what these particular movements are in and of themselves, what would a merger of these two temples mean for everyday life for members, temple services, rabbinical duties, etc. I am interested as one of the articles mentions this is the first merger of its kind for both movements. Thank you!
Where would I go to collaborate on re-architecting government? [more inside]
Interested in learning about Reform Judaism. Book recommendations? [more inside]
What are some major developments that have taken place in Morocco's legal system in the past year? [more inside]
What modern political theorists/essayists write very explicitly about the end-result they'd like to see in the world, rather than focusing on piecemeal reforms? [more inside]
Aetna recently contacted my parents saying that because they provide less than 50% of my financial support, I am no longer eligible to be a dependent on the family health insurance plan. However, the new legislation passed by Congress seems to say that I can stay on the plan until I am 26. Can anyone clear up this confusion? [more inside]
How many current members of the Conservative Party of Canada were former members of the Reform/Alliance party prior to the merger? And what about the Conservative Party caucus? [more inside]
(US based) I think I have a good general idea of what the right is looking for in an immigration reform bill. I am much less clear about what the ideal of an immigration reform bill would be from a left perspective. [more inside]
I don't have insurance. I do take medication. Can I get free or cheap health care through the gov't? Where do I sign up? Can I get free or cheap medication through the gov't? Where do I sign up?
Computer freezing on reformat start up. [more inside]
I'm about to purchase private health insurance in the US. How, if at all, should the impending health care reform legislation affect my decision-making process? [more inside]
I would like to find a copy of the proposed healthcare reform bill with some non-partisan translation of some of the legal-ese. Does this exist? I am looking for the whole bill, if possible.
I've been reading a lot of conflicting information about the U.S. health care reform bill (HR 3200) and its potential impact on different groups of Americans. I tried to read the bill, but it's over a thousand pages and is written in mind-numbing legalese. Is there a place online where I can find comprehensive, non-partisan, easily understandable information about the bill?
Converting to Judaism in Boston - suggestions? [more inside]
Is there a Catholic community of more than one church or one leader where the Decision of the Second Vatican Council is followed to the exact letter of the new law rather than implemented in sorts or passed over in certain areas like the Roman Catholic Church?
Explain (in an easy to understand way) Budget Reconciliation in the Senate? And its impact on health care reform this year?
Explain (in an easy to understand way) Budget Reconciliation in the Senate? And its impact on health care reform this year? [more inside]
Do you know of any reasonably credible sources that list the premiums and deductibles that hospitals/doctors (of any kind, but largely medical surgeons for intensive-care/emergency/surgical hospitals) pay for medical malpractice insurance? I'm researching figures for a malpractice reform idea. [more inside]
HigherEdFilter: Who proposed that US college athletes should get scholarships that they could use after their sports career ends? [more inside]
Help me make sense of the industrial relations reform (WorkChoices) that has taken place in Australia since the last federal election. [more inside]
Linguists: What's the history of 'standard forms' of languages? [more inside]
I'm looking for a jokey piece on the Internet which is a treatise on how to reform English which gradually changes into German as you read. [more inside]
Did the President's Advisory Panel on Tax Reform radically change their plans at the last minute? I read through the first few chapters of their report (released November 1), and then googled to try to find some independent analysis. Several of the top links are angry articles from around October 14, talking about how the panel is going to recommend nothing more than a couple of minor tweaks to programs to pay for repealing the AMT, and won't "seek a wholesale reform of our tax code." But the report that came out on November 1 seems to recommend drastic changes, essentially throwing out most of the existing tax code and rewriting it from scratch. (Not that that's a bad thing.) What happened between October 14 and November 1?
The America I believe in is broken. What are the most effective things I can do to help fix it? [more inside]
A colleague emailed me with an idea for a computer game to illustrate and educate about health care reform in the US, something a la Sim City, but much simpler, just interactive. How would I go about finding and contacting companies or design groups to create the game and get bids? [more inside]
Religionfilter: what percentage of Jews in the US observe the Sabbath every week? (or how many out of the total). Thanks!