What is wrong with our Democratic candidates? In Las Vegas on Wednesday night, three Democratic primary candidates, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar, could do no more than try to drag down the others. Two, Mike Bloomberg and Joe Biden, stood there contributing little. And one, Bernie Sanders, simply said what he has said … Continue reading Primary Debates: It’s Time to Stop the Idiocy and Get Serious
Back when I was a drunk, everything was always someone else’s fault. Eventually, I discovered, with Jimmy Buffett, that it was “my own damn fault.” Once I accepted that, I could get sober and build something out of the ruins. I no longer had to be destructive…. Denial of responsibility, the flip side of … Continue reading Reducing White Supremacy
This is for those who don’t yet understand, not for those who have lived it. Casual employees have never been treated well. They come and go with a shrug on the parts of institutional executives. Organizations know that they need a certain number of permanent employees they treat well in order to maintain the cohesion … Continue reading Casualization: A Primer
The outrages foisted on the United States by a belligerent minority defy belief. Nothing we've experienced prepared us for what is happening now. Though the above was said, pre-Trump, by the right, it is we in the real, inclusive majority (a majority that, unfortunately, doesn't cohere as Trump's new Republicans do) who are facing the … Continue reading Overcoming the Travesty of Belief
BY AARON BARLOW Dr. Bruce Gilley, are you trying to pick a fight? You are a professor of Political Science at Portland State University and have penned a disturbing piece, “Was It Good Fortune to b… Source: If It Looks Like Scholarship…
A look at Lewis Raven Wallace’s The View from Somewhere: Undoing the Myth of Journalistic Objectivity. The movement away from journalistic reliance on “objectivity” (I use the quotes for a reason—you will see why below) has come a long way since my first involvement with the issue while writing The Rise of the Blogosphere in … Continue reading And What a View It Is!
I've collected quite a number of my blog posts on higher education into a single volume. It can be purchased through Amazon.com either as a paperback or for Kindle. Get if from CUNY Academic Works or it can be downloaded from Academia.edu. It is free in both cases, and free to distribute. Why get this … Continue reading Presence: Hope and 21st Century American Academia