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George Mason University School of Law Professor Todd Zywicki.

Academics get paid by financial firms to testify against Dodd-Frank regulations. What’s wrong with this picture?

Protest to raise the minimum wage

If Republicans are playing hardball, Democrats should too.

Americorps aid relief

Is AmeriCorps a lifeline for debt-burdened young Americans—or one more example of relentless government cost-cutting?

Will California Choose Prisons Over Schools—Again?

Progressives supported Prop 30 to send more money to schools but now the funds are headed to prisons. How could this happen—and can it be stopped?

Goodnight Moon

A new exhibit, The ABC of It, asks grown-up questions about literature for kids.

School buses.

The latest “school reform” silver bullet fails to address how children learn.

iTunes U

Are MOOCs—massive open online courses—the utopia of affordable higher education, or just the latest fad?

Coursera

The company has attracted tens of millions in venture capital—but if you're looking for the Amazon of online higher ed, try iTunes U.

Star Wars

Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.

G.I. Joe

Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader and making war in children’s culture.

Blogs

The New York Times asks whether the law has been “nullified.” It hasn’t been.

July 6, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

July 5, 2012

Born into the era of mainstream girl power, stressed-out 'super girls' need to take a step back, and a new center wants to help them do that.

July 3, 2012

The GOP sees no need for positive messaging. Just make them dislike Obama.

June 27, 2012

After the news broke that the NYPD had been monitoring them, NYU's Islamic Student Association gathered to demand the university president condemn the operation.

June 26, 2012

Democrats prioritized getting a deal done, and it will—but did they give in too early?

June 26, 2012

Even the non-sporty among us have likely benefited from its enforcement.

June 25, 2012

A university press is placed on the chopping block while the school’s head coach is paid nearly seven times its annual operation cost.

June 20, 2012

With different backgrounds but matching policies, the former Minnesota governor is on Mitt’s short list for running mate. 

June 18, 2012

On Tuesday, the secretary of education spoke bluntly about our nation’s values.

June 14, 2012