Archive for April 29th, 2016

Derby Contenders Find a Cozy Warm-Up Spot Near Churchill

Friday, April 29th, 2016:

Photo Nyquist, right, winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile race last year at Keeneland. Nyquist’s trainer, Doug O’Neill, praised the track’s friendly atmosphere. Credit Brynn Anderson/Associated Press LEXINGTON, Ky. — While the path to the Kentucky Derby has wound through Florida, New York, California and other places, some hopefuls have found a quiet little stopover down the road from Churchill Downs at Keeneland. No matter what happens in the 142nd Kentucky Derby on May 7, some trainers have found a comfort zone for preparation at the track, which is small and picturesque. Keeneland has stabled four of 20 Derby qualifiers for […] Read More →

Nationalism’s enduring appeal

Friday, April 29th, 2016:

In a globalised era, even a country as big as America can feel small. Mark Mazower on why politicians such as Donald Trump are in fashion ©Damon Winter/New York Times/Eyevine Donald Trump makes his entrance during a campaign event at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington The flags are flying, the anthems ring out. We live in the time of the homeland, of Donald Trump, Marine Le Pen and the Freedom party’s presidential candidate Norbert Hofer, fresh from his resounding victory in the first round of the Austrian presidential poll. Trump has called on Americans to resist “the false song […] Read More →

When It Comes to College Costs, Middle-Class Kids Are Still Screwed

Friday, April 29th, 2016:

It’s become an ironclad fact of life: Higher education is a prerequisite for a middle-class lifestyle. But a new joint study shows that spiraling costs are pushing higher education further from reach for lower- and middle-income families, while state lines can determine how much they’ll pay. The study by researchers at Vanderbilt University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Institute for Research in Higher Education found that since 2008, overall college affordability has fallen 45 states, owing in part to slashed state spending on higher education in the years during and since the Great Recession. As a result, low- and middle-income […] Read More →

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