History Talk from Origins http://wyso.org en The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part I http://wyso.org/post/fate-crimea-future-ukraine-part-i <p>The world has been electrified these past weeks by the explosive events in Ukraine: a dramatic political revolution in Kyiv's Freedom Square, the surprise annexation of Crimea into Russia, and rising tensions between Russia and the United States/European Union that are reminiscent of the darkest of Cold War days.</p><p></p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:36:41 +0000 Leticia Wiggins & Patrick Potyondy 48501 at http://wyso.org The Fate of Crimea, the Future of Ukraine, Part I Reaching Beyond the Ivory Tower http://wyso.org/post/reaching-beyond-ivory-tower <p></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:24:11 +0000 Leticia Wiggins & Patrick Potyondy 48262 at http://wyso.org Reaching Beyond the Ivory Tower The Contentious ACA http://wyso.org/post/contentious-aca <p>Join your usual <em>History Talk</em> co-hosts <a href="http://origins.osu.edu/users/leticia-r-wiggins">Leticia</a> and <a href="http://origins.osu.edu/users/patrick-r-potyondy">Patrick</a> along with this month's expert guests <a href="http://cph.osu.edu/people/stanenbaum">Sandra Tanenbaum</a>, <a href="http://origins.osu.edu/users/steven-conn">Steven Conn</a>, and <a href="http://origins.osu.edu/users/tamara-mann">Tamara Mann</a> as they discuss the contentious history of healthcare policy in the United States—specifically the Affordable Care Act, also known pejoratively and positively as "Obamacare." Is the label "socialist" a kiss of death? Does the ACA move away from the "public charge" model? Is Obamacare about cost-effective healthcare or is it more about health coverage for all? How long has it taken policymakers in the past to craft effective programs? Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:06:05 +0000 Leticia Wiggins & Patrick Potyondy 46978 at http://wyso.org The Contentious ACA The Syrian Civil War: Alawites, Women's Rights, and the Arab Spring http://wyso.org/post/syrian-civil-war-alawites-womens-rights-and-arab-spring <p></p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:31:00 +0000 Leticia Wiggins & Patrick Potyondy 46216 at http://wyso.org The Syrian Civil War: Alawites, Women's Rights, and the Arab Spring America's "Big Brother": A Century of U.S. Domestic Surveillance http://wyso.org/post/americas-big-brother-century-us-domestic-surveillance <p>Classified documents leaked by private contractor Edward Snowden have raised serious concerns about privacy rights both in the United States and internationally. Beyond the question of personal privacy in the digital age, however, are a set of structural questions as well: How can the judicial process be transparent while still preserving state secrets? How can we draw a line to distinguish between domestic surveillance and foreign spying? How does spying strain the relationship between the President and Congress? Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:14:00 +0000 David P. Hadley 46215 at http://wyso.org America's "Big Brother": A Century of U.S. Domestic Surveillance