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  • August 27, 2006

    Doing Lunch

    Ann Cooper, gourmet chef turned healthy school food advocate, talks about becoming a “lunch lady” and what it takes to reform our children’s cafeterias.

    Anna Lappé

  • August 24, 2006

    Edible NOLA

    A new charter school is embracing “eco-gastronomy”–a holistic curriculum based around food–hoping “to renew New Orleans one okra plant and one child at a time.”

    Randy Fertel

  • July 21, 2006

    Trump U.

    Why go to a real college? Enroll in Donald Trump’s virtual university and you’ll learn all you need to know for $29 or your money back!

    Nicholas von Hoffman

  • June 16, 2006

    Burning Cole

    Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty position at Yale.

    Philip Weiss

  • June 15, 2006

    Rebels With a Cause

    A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.

    Gary Younge


  • June 1, 2006

    Campus Breakthrough on Sweatshop Labor

    The University of California has thrown its weight behind an antisweatshop initiative on campus logowear, proof that conscientious consumers can humanize the forces of global capitalism.

    Peter Dreier and Richard Appelbaum

  • May 30, 2006

    Leap into the Fray

    The new generation of academics and scholars is challenged to join, elevate and improve the national conversation, and persuade the public to come back to politics.

    Victor Navasky

  • May 25, 2006

    Felonious Intent

    The prosecution of an 8-year-old in New York for wrongful homicide in a school bus accident invokes the “wild child” hysteria of the Central Park jogger case.

    Patricia J. Williams

  • May 25, 2006

    Drug War Flunks Out

    Students for Sensible Drug Policy and the ACLU are challenging a draconian Education Department rule that blocks student drug offenders from receiving federal aid.

    Hasdai Westbrook

  • May 23, 2006

    ‘Why Can’t We?’

    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.

    Samantha Power