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Despite conservatives’ best efforts, Texas students will learn that evolution and global warming are real.

Tar from the tobacco leaves stains the hands of young workers.

Young farm workers are falling ill from “green tobacco sickness” while the industry denies it and government lets it happen.

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.

Blogs

At the University of Oregon, campus organizing took on a new meaning when graduate workers went on the picket line.

December 12, 2014

From Ferguson to Staten Island, a youth uprising.

December 11, 2014

Protests on the NYU campus in the wake of the Eric Garner non-indictment spark debates on social media about race and privilege.

December 10, 2014

At a Senate hearing, Kirsten Gillibrand says that “survivors have lost trust in law enforcement”—but can they trust their colleges either?

December 10, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 12/05/14?

December 5, 2014

From New York to Ferguson to Santa Cruz, a generation rises.

November 24, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/20/14?

November 21, 2014

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 11/13/14?

November 14, 2014

Need some reading suggestions? See below for recommended reads from our brilliant group of fall interns:

November 12, 2014