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AWOL Newswire: Rosa’s Law Changes the Conversation

Amberley Romo

June 2, 2010

Filed under Commentary

A big victory came last week for advocates in the intellectual disability community: a Senate committee approved a measure that removes the words "mental retardation" and "mentally retarded" from federal education, health, and labor laws. "Intelle...

AWOL Newswire: Obama Bombing School Reform

Chris Lewis

June 1, 2010

Filed under Commentary

This week, renowned educator Pedro Noguera is guest editor of The Nation's special education issue. In an editorial, he takes the Obama administration to task for "policies that, to the chagrin of many of [administration] supporters, have...

Delusions about Cuban Terrorism Continue

Chris Lewis

May 31, 2010

Filed under Commentary, Culture

“Venezuela’s financial support for state sponsors of terrorism is evident by Chávez’s extensive support of the Castro regime in Cuba, which is calculated to amount to $1 billion a year.” The authors of that statemen...

Blog Roundout: Why is the Eagle so Hostile to Feminists?

Jack Strauss

March 30, 2010

Filed under Commentary

Junior Ashley Joyce has added her voice to the exploding debate on Alex Knepper's misogynistic diatribe in AU's student paper, The Eagle.  Knepper's editorial has received a lot of attention (see below for links) and crea...

Why is the Eagle So Hostile to Feminists?

Ashley Joyce

March 30, 2010

Filed under Campus Life, Commentary, Uncategorized

Like many college campuses, AU hosts a predominately female student body. Though the gender breakdown is curiously absent from the university’s Web site, the Princeton Review reports AU to be 61.5 percent female, and accordin...

Did Obama Even Want the Public Option?

Chris Lewis

December 26, 2009

Filed under Commentary

Health care reform is pretty much in the bag. President Barack Obama was triumphant in at least getting a bill passed, and folks on the left seem to have come to some consensus that hey, at least it's better than nothing. But over at The Progressive, Matthew Ro...

Divorce and Dereliction of Duty Down South

Steve Spires

December 20, 2009

Filed under Commentary

Embattled South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford made headlines this summer with his opposition to the federal stimulus touted by President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Nothing compared, though, to his six-day disapp...

Copenhagen, the New Berlin

Chris Lewis

December 20, 2009

Filed under Commentary

Guardian environmentalist extraordinaire George Monbiot on the Copenhagen climate negotiations: Watching this stupid summit via webcam (I wasn't allowed in either), it struck me that the treaty-making system has scarcely chang...

AWOL Newswire: Pentagon Hacks Still ‘Experts’

Chris Lewis

December 13, 2009

Filed under Commentary

According to a recent Huffington Post article, retired US generals are still appearing on network news as expert "military analysts" without disclosing clear conflicts of interest. The piece is worth quoting at length: One of these men in particular -- NBC News military...