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Are MOOCs the future of U.S. higher education?

Massive open online courses-MOOCs-are quite the rage today. Using examples such as the replacement of cassette tapes by compact discs, typewriters by word processors and presentations with overhead projectors by PowerPoint presentations, proponents have contended that MOOCs are about to ...

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A grand compromise

To many people, immigration reform is a moral issue. Others, including most employers, see it in economic terms.

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There’s just one place where this is a dirty word

I wish I could remember with any certainty when I first heard and understood the word "compromise." It could well have been at the schoolyard, where baseball was played each day until dusk throughout the summer.   The bases were ...

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Broken trust

Votersshould do their part by refusing to re-elect anyone who clearly has violated the public trust.

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Tangled up in taxes

Once upon a time, some people had the quaint notion that online sales needed protection from taxation. That's when e-commerce was in its infancy.

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Disappointing deal

In too many ways, the 2013-14 state budget deal backs misguided priorities.

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Downtown rising

After years of decline, the heart of the Rochester-Finger Lakes region is beating noticeably stronger these days.

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