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The Salaita Case and the Case for Faculty Unionization

In early August, I came across an op-ed on the Salaita case on the Huffington Post Politics blog, and now that just about everything else has been said about that … Continue reading

January 25, 2015 · 16 Comments

Very Frustrated but Fearful

This past week, we received “over the transom” the following e-mail from a non-tenure-eligible full-time faculty member. I am reprinting it with his permission but with all identifying details removed. … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

Congress Has Progressed from Bringing Nothing to a Vote to Taking Meaningless Votes

This item was distributed by The Hill several days ago, on January 21: NOT A LOAD OF A BALONEY: Senators voted 98-1 that “climate change is real and not a hoax.” I repeat … Continue reading

January 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

Deflategate: On the Off-Chance That You Have Not Already Had Enough of It

The neologism of the month appears to be “Deflate-gate,” though the issue surrounding the deflation of the footballs used by the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game has … Continue reading

January 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

More from the Florida State University Progress Coalition

New FSU President John Thrasher is taking a stance on controversy surrounding the Koch-funded faculty positions at the university that echoes the stance now being taken by those at the … Continue reading

January 22, 2015 · 2 Comments

Speaker Series at Wright State University: 2. John McNay

The poster for the entire series is available at:

January 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

On This Fifth Anniversary of the “Citizens United” SCOTUS Decision

What follows is the transcript of a speech given by Senator Bernie Sanders on the economic and political implications of widening wealth inequality and the “Citizens United” decision of the … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Putting the John McAdams Case in Some Context

I agree that John McAdams should not be suspended for his speech. Like his colleague Daniel McGuire, but from a much greater distance, I find little in his political views … Continue reading

January 21, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dr. King and Public Education

Today Diane Ravitch has made several posts to her blog that mark Martin Luther King Day. The first [] provides a link to Dr. King’s speech that was the culmination … Continue reading

January 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

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