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Michael Steele with a wild turkey he shot in 2012

Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.

Harper Library, University of Chicago

Confucius Institutes censor political discussions and restrain the free exchange of ideas. Why, then, do American universities sponsor them?

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.

Blogs

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

The new documentary The Hunting Ground is a reminder that the campus rape crisis is real.

February 25, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

Reports of human rights abuses continue to haunt NYU’s overseas projects.

February 23, 2015

What Are Nation Interns Reading the Week of 2/20/15?

February 20, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/17/15?

February 17, 2015

Refusing to divest now is an irresponsible and unsustainable abrogation of Harvard’s power.

February 12, 2015

We don't yet know what drove killer Craig Stephen Hicks, but American Muslims are more often victims of ideological violence than perpetrators of it.

February 11, 2015