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Any similarities between the Trump administration and that of Andrew Johnson are surely coincidental. A White House press briefing focused on President Donald Trump’s proposed changes to the green card application process spiraled out of control Wednesday, with White House adviser Stephen Miller accusing CNN’s Jim Acosta of bad faith and ignorance after Acosta said […]
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Let’s talk about graduate school. I’ve spent this year as the Interim Director of Graduate Studies in my department as the usual director is on sabbatical. Speaking of which, I have one more week of teaching until I start my sabbatical. Yes, I am going to enjoy the next 16 months of not teaching, while […]
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Above: One of Many People the GOP Wants to Make Sure Students Know Nothing About Another year, another set of Republican legislators seeking to engage in a political war on those liberals in higher education. First, Arizona. Saying students are being taught hatred at public expenses, a Republican lawmaker from Flagstaff is proposing new limits […]

The Cuomo Gambit

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On January 3, 2017

Here’s the thing about Andrew Cuomo. He will happily veto a bill that would grant the poor legal services and then just a few days later announce a plan for free college tuition at New York publ

Bad Liberal Ideas?

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On October 28, 2016

Catherine Rampell is EXTREMELY CONCERNED that Democrats are going to think they have a mandate after the election. She wants to make sure that doesn’t happen. So she lists all the horrible ideas

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Pennsylvania Faculty on Strike

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On October 19, 2016
Early this morning, 5500 faculty members on the 14 campuses of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, including my wife, went on strike because of PASSHE’s refusal to offer a fair contract. The university system has sought to effectively destroy these schools. They want to commit to even more adjunct teaching while also lowering […]
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