Emily Kaiser Feature Archive

Have you been to a gathering lately where you didn't dare mention who you were voting for? Have you scrubbed your Facebook page of any political mention because the deluge was just too much? How can you hold civil, yet spirited, conversations? (The Daily Circuit, 09/27/2012)
Last week's news cycle was dominated by Mitt Romney's comments made earlier this year about the 47 percent of Americans he described as people "who are dependent on government." What makes some gaffes fatal and others not? (The Daily Circuit, 09/26/2012)
About 65 percent of Minnesota's black male students graduate from high school. That's 13 percent above the national average, according to a report released last week. Nationally, the foundation says it would take 50 years for black males to achieve the same graduation rates as white males. (The Daily Circuit, 09/25/2012)
More American companies, and some foreign, are "reshoring" their manufacturing plants. Reshoring or insourcing refers to the practice of moving production jobs back to or close to the United States. What is causing this shift? (The Daily Circuit, 09/24/2012)
In 2005, a group of donors in Kalamazoo, Mich. announced they would pay in-state college tuition for every student who graduated from the district's high schools. Is the program boosting the town's economy? (The Daily Circuit, 09/20/2012)
New research has found a link between older fathers and higher rates of autism and schizophrenia in their children, upending the long-held belief that older mothers were the primary contributor to a child's health. (The Daily Circuit, 09/19/2012)
In 1987 L. Ron Hubbard challenged his fellow science fiction writers to predict what the world would be like in 25 years - 2012. What did they predict for 2012 and what is the relationship between science fiction and the future? (The Daily Circuit, 09/18/2012)
This November, American voters will be faced with a choice between two very different views from the presidential candidates on the proper role of government. It can be seen with one of the major issues of this election -- President Obama's health care reform bill. (The Daily Circuit, 09/17/2012)
Since President Obama first gave the "you didn't build that" speech in July, the phrase has been ubiquitous on the campaign trail. Why has it gained so much traction? (The Daily Circuit, 09/16/2012)
We are less than two months from the presidential election and an August Gallup poll shows that voter engagement is down from 2008 and 2004. Now that the political parties' conventions are over, what will it take to get voters engaged in this election? (The Daily Circuit, 09/13/2012)
A new Mayo Clinic study shows that doctors have a much higher burnout rate than any other profession. What does the research mean for patient care, and how will the problem be addressed as the population ages and more and more people require medical care? (The Daily Circuit, 09/12/2012)
Should straight couples who support same-sex marriage delay their own marriage to support same-sex couples who can't legally marry? Randy Cohen, the original "Ethicist" for The New York Times Magazine, tackled the ethics behind the action. (The Daily Circuit, 09/11/2012)
As voters take a stand on marriage amendments, the economy and women's rights, religion continues to have an influence. How are different religions coming together on issues? Will religion drive turnout or be a deal-breaker for voters? (The Daily Circuit, 09/10/2012)
Exaggerations, falsehoods, lies - call them what you will, fact checkers are working overtime this campaign season digging through political ads and speeches. We'll talk about fact and fiction on the campaign trail. (The Daily Circuit, 09/09/2012)
President Barack Obama gave his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention Thursday night in Charlotte, N.C. As we recap his speech, we also look at the latest jobs report which was released Friday morning. What does the report mean for Obama's post-convention momentum? (The Daily Circuit, 09/06/2012)