Monthly Archives: August 2013

Leaks, law and justice

My latest for Al Jazeera English is on the Chelsea Manning verdict: In 2011, President Obama gave a statement to the press when questioned by a Manning sympathiser. “We are a nation of laws,” he said. “We don’t let individuals make decisions … Continue reading

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More on the ‘opting out’ myth

As you may have seen, I expanded on the ideas I posted here on the economics of motherhood in an article for Al Jazeera: Mothers are not ‘opting out’ – they are out of options. An excerpt: The New York Times piece frames … Continue reading

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The myth of “opting out”

Earlier today I wrote a popular series of tweets on the cost of motherhood in America, inspired by the recent New York Times article on moms who “opted out”. You can follow me on twitter at @sarahkendzior. This is what I … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Edward Snowden

For Al Jazeera English, I wrote about Snowden and political paranoia: On June 23, 2013, Edward Snowden left China, a repressive state with a vast surveillance system, to fly to Russia, a repressive state with an even vaster surveillance system, … Continue reading

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Students fail MOOCs because MOOCs fail students

For Al Jazeera English, I took on MOOCs, or massive open online courses. (Spoiler! Not a fan: ) The best word to describe MOOCs – at least in terms of their capacity to replace traditional education – is “failure”. Most … Continue reading

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