Jules Rabin

Cost Putting Nation’s Law Schools In Jeopardy

By at January 16, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Cost Putting Nation’s Law Schools In Jeopardy

FOOTLOOSE AND...  Who would have thunk it? The law school market is under severe distress, and the number of first-year students has shrunk to perimeters last noted in 1973 — when there were 53 fewer law schools in the United States. Consider this, there were 37,924 full-time and part-time students who began their education in 2014 — a 30 percent drop from more...

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Cruising: You Thought It Couldn’t Get Bigger?

By at January 9, 2015 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Cruising: You Thought It Couldn’t Get Bigger?

FOOTLOOSE AND... If you think cruising of one sort or another is fast becoming the “world’s way to go on vacation,” you are probably right. After all, the world’s cruise line entrepreneurs are betting very big bucks on the premise. For example, the riverboat cruise line kingpin, Viking Cruises, is launching two additional riverboats in 2015 after setting a more...

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Check Out These Weird College Courses

By at December 19, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Check Out These Weird College Courses

FOOTLOOSE AND... This column comes with special thanks to Time Magazine — they did the research. Have you heard about these weird college courses? Assuredly these are some of the reasons why some scholars of higher education are increasingly under scrutiny and often verbal attack. For example, Santa Clare University has a class that explores the science of more...

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Civilian Drone Use Is Downright Dangerous

By at December 12, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Civilian Drone Use Is Downright Dangerous

FOOTLOOSE AND... These days, drones are exploding in civilian use, and there is no doubt in my mind that people, probably many, many people, are going to get hurt and killed because of them. There were 193 “reported” drone encounters since January. Thus far, the Good Lord and Providence has smiled down, and there have been no reported deaths. Everybody from more...

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Words To The Wise? A Look At Recent Research

By at December 5, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Words To The Wise? A Look At Recent Research

FOOTLOOSE AND... In case you were wondering, here’s a look some of the most recent random research. Put on socks at bedtime and you will fall asleep quicker. That’s the advice of some Swiss researchers. Warming the feet dilates blood vessels — a psychological benefit to start snoozing. Or, how about eating berries to lower the risk of a heart attack? more...

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Basketball Great Vandeweghe’s Stunning Legacy

By at November 21, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Basketball Great Vandeweghe’s Stunning Legacy

FOOTLOOSE AND...  He may not have been a Michael Jordan or a LeBron James, but Ernie Vandeweghe, who died earlier this month, was a true NBA star as a seven-year regular starter for the New York Knickerbockers. In addition, the 6’3” guard was the father of former NBA, two-time All Star Kiki, who averaged a rather healthy 19.7 points per game during his more...

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Women In National Politics Making Great Strides

By at November 14, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Women In National Politics Making Great Strides

FOOTLOOSE AND...  I’m old enough to remember when women in politics were somewhat of a rarity. Next year, more than 100 women will serve in Congress for the first time in history. Yet in our recent election, of the 15 women running for the U.S. Senate, only four were winners. There will be 20 female senators, perhaps 21 if Louisiana’s incumbent, Mary Landrieu, more...

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AT&T Should Be Ashamed For Its Role In Scams

By at October 24, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

AT&T Should Be Ashamed For Its Role In Scams

FOOTLOOSE AND...  AT&T Mobility, one of the nation’s largest mobile phone companies, now has to pay $105 million in penalties and refunds for unlawfully billing the cell phone accounts of its customers. $80 million will go to the Federal Trade Commission to refund customers who were billed hundreds of millions of dollars, often without consent or even more...

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‘Teens For Jeans’ Clothing Drive Campaign

By at September 19, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

‘Teens For Jeans’ Clothing Drive Campaign

FOOTLOOSE AND...  Our sometimes-maligned teenage population deserves hurrahs for this year’s magnificent “Teens for Jeans” campaign. Already more than 802,000 pairs of jeans have been donated to homeless youth in the United States. That is roughly half of the nation’s under-18 homeless population! This sterling clothing drive, organized by DoSomething.org, more...

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Ice Bucket Challenge? Nobody Has Asked Me

By at September 5, 2014 | 12:00 am | 0 Comment

Ice Bucket Challenge? Nobody Has Asked Me

FOOTLOOSE AND...  I haven’t succumbed to the Ice Bucket Challenge yet. Nobody has asked. But I promise if I get several sincere requests, I’ll have one of my grandkids record the historic spectacle — and I know the three people I will request to do similarly. After all, this relatively simple way of making a meaningful charitable donation (a check to the ALS more...

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