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America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 24-26.

  Huffaker, Clair.  Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian.  New York: McKay, 1967. When Nobody Loves a Drunken Indian was published in 1967, Huffaker had already established himself as a novelist … Continue reading

November 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

People Are Getting Rich on Charter Schools, but K-12 Education Is Not Being Enriched

The following is a news release from We Are Ohio, the progressive coalition originally established to oppose Senate Bill 5. This coalition has remained in place because the attacks on … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

CFP: Neoliberalism and Public Higher Education

In order to promote critical reflection and public discussions on the impact of neoliberalism on higher education the Julian Samora Research Institute at Michigan State University is hosting a national … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ebola Is Just the New Chandra Levy

Three weeks ago, Ebola was an all-consuming crisis that obsessed politicians and the media. But now, it’s just an old issue and old news. People are still dying in droves … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 4 Comments

Votes of No Confidence in Minnesota

At this past June’s annual meeting, a chapter leader suggested that AAUP ought to start tracking votes of no confidence—even if not as formally as it tracks its own investigations … Continue reading

November 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

Wishing Doesn’t Make It So

After the 2012 presidential election, it became apparent that Mitt Romney was very surprised that he lost the election because his internal polling had indicated that he was not just … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

October Jobs Report: Under the Sunny Headline, Deep Roots of Discontent

The following post was written by Isaiah J. Poole for for the blog of the Campaign for America’s Future [] which has become a driving force behind the New Populist … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Politics Is Both Message and Messaging

The most important paragraph in Isaiah Poole’s piece seems to me to be the following: “Here’s where the tragedy of Tuesday’s election results come into sharp relief. Republicans were more … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Koch Money at Colleges and Universities: Part I, A-M

In an earlier post, “The Koch Brothers Gifts to Higher Ed Come with Many Strings Attached” [], I discussed the decision by Brooklyn College to decline a gift from the … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

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