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NASA's Martian Curiosity

Aug 9, 2012 @ 3:15 PM

NASA Curiosity Rover

By Alex Wolinsky
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Journalism Twisting into New Shape

Aug 3, 2012 @ 10:22 AM

By Alex Wolinsky
News Analysis

On May 24, the Times-Picayune, which received two Pulitzers in 2006 for its coverage of Hurricane Katrina, confirmed that it would eliminate staff and drop down to three days of print publication per week, rendering New Orleans the largest city in the country without a daily newspaper. Read more »


Jul 25, 2012 @ 2:23 PM

News Analysis
By Alex Wolinsky

According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Great Recession came to an end in June 2009. National output figures support this assertion, as GDP has surpassed its 2008 prerecession peak and continues to rise. Read more »

Sally Ride 1951-2012

Jul 24, 2012 @ 10:55 AM

Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut to enter space, died yesterday at the age of only 61. She had been fighting pancreatic cancer. Read more »

The Austerity Conflict

Jul 11, 2012 @ 12:12 PM

Analysis by Alex Wolinsky

Earlier this year, the Greek parliament voted to approve austerity measures in exchange for increased foreign aid in an attempt to resuscitate the country's moribund economy. Later that day, central Athens burned. Read more »

ANALYSIS: The Education Questions, Part II

May 29, 2012 @ 3:23 PM

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Happy 75th Birthday, Golden Gate Bridge

May 27, 2012 @ 9:13 AM

Today, Google celebrates the 75th anniversary of the now-iconic Golden Gate Bridge with its latest search-page image.Google doodle Read more »

What Can You See at the Club This Week?

May 21, 2012 @ 8:58 AM

This week at The Commonwealth Club:

MONDAY: Read more »

Take This Week's News Quiz

May 18, 2012 @ 9:54 AM

Facebook, Chicago politics, Donna Summers, and more: Take our news quiz, created by The Commonwealth Club's Week to Week team and posted exclusively at Huffington Post San Francisco.

Have you been following the news this week? 

Do you like to see if you know more about current events than your friends? Read more »

What's Happening at The Commonwealth Club This Week?

May 14, 2012 @ 4:08 PM

This week at The Commonwealth Club of California:

Week to Week: News Commentary Program for May 14, 2012
Chinatown Walking Tour
Steven Machtinger: Yes, We Kant – Mozart and the Sublime

Willie Brown: 2012 Annual Lecture on Political Trends (this event is SOLD OUT) Read more »

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