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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 of “the left,” although she means liberals. These are proposals such as bringing back Glass-Steagall, a banking law whose repeal actually had […]
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Behind the Scenes at LIU

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On September 15, 2016
Read this interview with Long Island University librarian Emily Drabinski for some behind the scenes insight on the horrible attempt by the administration to lockout the faculty and crush the union. It’s really important to note that the administration locked out the faculty at Long Island University Brooklyn before the faculty had a chance to […]

LIU Lockout

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On September 7, 2016

This is deeply disturbing. Locking out a university’s faculty right before the start of classes seems like a drastic step, but that is just what Long Island University (LIU) did this weekend, when i

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Hiltzik is of course right on every point: But Katehi’s activities point to a disturbing trend in higher education, especially among public institutions such as UC: Universities are getting cozier with businesses and industrialists, and less discerning about the pitfalls of these relationships, which include accepting donations with strings attached. What’s worse is that universities […]
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The Long Arm of Bakke

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On January 16, 2016
I originally missed this Sigal Alon piece in The Nation on how the discourse of diversity helped kill affirmative action. She rightfully sees Bakke as laying the groundwork for the evisceration of race-based college admissions soon to be eliminated entirely in Fisher.  The Bakke case is often looked upon as the landmark ruling for […]
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