Emily Kaiser Feature Archive

Laurence Steinberg, professor of psychology at Temple University, has spent his career studying adolescent brain development and his findings have led him to believe that our society needs to rethink the way we discipline teenagers. (The Daily Circuit, 11/14/2012)
Hurricane Sandy has once again brought criticism of the Federal Emergency Management Agency as some Americans believe the government organization isn't an efficient use of money. Is FEMA outdated? (The Daily Circuit, 11/12/2012)
We've all heard about the millions of children who have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Are pharmaceutical companies now trying to tap adults to widen the market? (The Daily Circuit, 11/12/2012)
Republicans and Democrats endorse retraining for the jobless, but is it enough to help the unemployed find work? How can American businesses best find workers to fill positions requiring particular skills? (The Daily Circuit, 11/11/2012)
President Barack Obama doesn't have much time to celebrate his re-election. He must now confront the fiscal cliff - nearly $500 billion in automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect in January that could throw the nation back into recession. (The Daily Circuit, 11/07/2012)
It's Election Day! Or is it? Due to early voting, also called convenience voting, voters in 34 states and Washington D.C. could have already voted. That means up to 40 percent of voters could have cast their votes prior to today. (The Daily Circuit, 11/05/2012)
During a recent appearance on the Daily Circuit, former Metropolitan Council Chairman Peter Bell theorized on what could be done to tackle the number of high school dropouts. Bell's idea: Let them go. (The Daily Circuit, 11/04/2012)
President Barack Obama released a booklet last week outlining his vision for a second term. Critics say his Blueprint for America's Future still lacks specifics. We will look at his first term to predict what a second term may encompass. (The Daily Circuit, 10/31/2012)
The effect of unemployment on individuals is clear: loss of income, housing and lack of career experience. But what do we know about the impact of unemployment on children? (10/29/2012)
Why can't politicians give Americans the facts? Why can't the presidential candidates tell it like it is? It might be America's need for reassurance that we are extraordinary. (The Daily Circuit, 10/28/2012)
Americans put in some of the longest work hours in the world, yet productivity levels are surprisingly low. How can we change a culture that rewards face time in the office over results? (The Daily Circuit, 10/25/2012)
Distracted drivers killed more than 3,000 people in 2010. It's a particularly deadly problem for teens, as the family of 17-year-old Alex Brown knows tragically well. (The Daily Circuit, 10/24/2012)
At last week's presidential debate, a college student asked Barack Obama and Mitt Romney about his prospects for finding employment once he graduates. How can college students prepare for the job market? (The Daily Circuit, 10/23/2012)
Why do we worry about some things and not others? In a recent op-ed, David Ropeik notes, "while our choices about risk invariably feel right when we make them, many of these decisions end up putting us in greater peril." (The Daily Circuit, 10/22/2012)
The question, made famous by President Reagan in a 1980 debate, has reemerged as a popular talking point this election season. (The Daily Circuit, 10/21/2012)