The Swiftboating of Another Professor

If you need a lesson in why it is so important that our universities continue to protect the concept of “academic freedom” from outside encroachment, in why tenure is so important, and in why we really must continue to fight to keep politicians out of our classrooms, well, the case of John Gerassi, professor of … Continue reading The Swiftboating of Another Professor

They’ve Pushed Us Too Far

Over the past forty years, the right has worked hard at developing strategies that would allow them to control public discussion in America. Long before Democrats figured out what was happening, the right had learned to frame the debate by controlling the terminology. They were slick, so slick that millions of Americans, in election after … Continue reading They’ve Pushed Us Too Far