Confronting the forces of war, genocide and lawlessness begins with the
belief that individual citizens have the power--and the
responsibility--to focus our government's mind, change its priorities
and save lives.
The growing campus campaign to force universities to divest from
corporations doing business with the Sudanese government is having real
The recent furor over a scholarly article suggesting that the "Israel lobby" drives US Mideast policy presents an opportunity for vigorous open debate on a volatile subject.
Thanks to aggressive recruiting tactics and a complaisant Congress,
online enrollments at the University of Phoenix and its spinoff, Axia
College, are soaring. So are student debt and disaffection.
OK, kids: With conservatives on the hunt for dangerous left-wing academics, take this SAT (Save America from Treachery) test. See if you can tell the difference between a terrorist and a truth-teller. First prize: A three-day getaway in Baghdad. Fail and go to jail.
As Congress jacks up the rates students and their parents are paying for college loans, the consequences are already being felt by young people whose ability to have a child or own a house is limited by debt.
Robert George, the conservative movement's favorite professor,
exerts his influence.
The Nation is pleased that so many of its contributors are
included on a right-wing list of the most dangerous academics in
The lesson in Harvard president Lawrence Summers's sudden demise is that
his brand of neoliberalism works better on blackboards than in the real
Women now outnumber men at colleges and universities, but higher
education has not become the fluffy pink playpen of feminism that some