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Commentary: Alumni opposition to APP ignored

A real liberal arts mission would mean cherished programs are preserved and workers are considered indispensable.

Race governs immigration

By | Dec 7, 2011

From the Statue of Liberty to its “melting pot” metaphor, the United States continues to project itself as a beacon of hope for immigrants. But the heavily armed U.S.-Mexico border is anything but hopeful for Hispanics.

GOP cacophony mutes message

By | Nov 16, 2011

As debts accumulate, poverty increases and wars go unchecked, American news channels seem more obsessed with Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain than anything else.

Giving our debt to the 1 percent

By | Nov 3, 2011

In an attempt to quell dissent on college campuses where students are beginning to vocalize a resistance to the price of higher education, the Obama Administration announced its hopes to reduce student loan debt this year. Specifically, graduates would be able to cap their loan repayments at 10 percent of their discretionary income.

Media shrouds citizen protest

By | Oct 12, 2011

Few news networks have extensively covered the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests, with perhaps the ironic exception of FOX News, which featured Anne Coulter calling them a product of “mob mentality.” Sean Hannity even said the protestors “really don’t like freedom.”

U.S. race crisis needs attention

By | Sep 28, 2011

President Barack Obama’s “Buffet Rule,” a proposal to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, comes at an urgent moment in history. The unemployment and poverty rates in the U.S. have reached disturbingly high levels, and we cannot afford to distract ourselves.

9/11 coverage leaves out Islam

By | Sep 14, 2011

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks — a nightmare that continues to haunt our country. Unfortunately, while we mourn the victims of 9/11 without question, our selective eulogizing, which has since then proliferated, silences countless Iraqi and Afghan civilians who endured an unconscionable degree of anguish throughout the past decade.

Media ignores roots of disaster

By | Sep 7, 2011

The recent devastation from Hurricane Irene has left the nation in a state of shock. As expected, the mass media documented the disaster with HD-enhanced coverage of death tolls, interactive maps and interviews with crestfallen victims.

Corporate rule leads America

By | Aug 31, 2011

During Mitt Romney’s speech to Iowans in mid-August, an audience member called out “tax corporations.” The former Massachusetts governor sparked controversy with his response: “Corporations are people, my friend.”