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Education Reform

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College Not for Everyone?

Robert Reich: The biggest absurdity is that a four-year college degree has become the only gateway into the American middle class.

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Elections and Campaigns

Ted Cruz Denies Global Warming

A New Era of Televangelists

Tina Dupuy: This recent phenomenon of “running for office” when really they’re sprinting for a book deal, TV show, or cinnamon-cure spokesman, has become its own commercial enterprise.

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Animal Rights

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The Body Politic

Goal Setting for Health

Set a Goal and Watch What Happens

Treva Brandon Scharf: You don’t have to be a marathoner – or even an athlete – to appreciate the kind of runner’s high you’ll get from setting a goal. All you need are some tried-and-true goal-setting strategies and a little determination to get you going.

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Immigration Reform

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Fair Trials for Undocumented Immigrants

Jennie Pasquarella: Last Friday, a California appeals court brought us one step closer to ensuring that the protection of our laws – including the constitutional right to a fair trial and an impartial jury – extends to everyone.

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Right to Work Failing

The “Tide” That’s Really a Trickle

Berry Craig: The “Right to Work” union-busters are one for seven in states this year. In baseball, my favorite sport, that’s a .143 bench-warmer batting average.

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Economic Justice

Machines Taking Over

The “iEverything” and the Redistributional Imperative

Robert Reich: Most of us will have less and less money to buy the dazzling array of products and services spawned by blockbuster technologies – because those same technologies will be supplanting our jobs and driving down our pay. We need a new economic model. ‘

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Progressive Issues

Lyndon Johnson Politics

What Democrats Have Forgotten

Mitchell Lerner: Regardless of the specific details of the Great Society programs, the ideology that lay behind them speaks volumes about the American conception of the role of government, and offers lessons for the contemporary Democratic Party that seem to have been forgotten.

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Featured Events

Unsettling the University

Unsettling the University: Confronting Capitalism and the Crisis of Higher Education

A Conference inspired by Stephen Cullenberg’s Tenure as CHASS Dean, 2006-2014 University of California, Riverside 900 University Ave. Riverside, CA 92521 Thursday & Friday, April 2 & 3 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. his conference recognizes and pays tribute to the work of Stephen Cullenberg, the former Dean of UC Riverside’s College of Humanities, Arts, […]

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Saving Our Girls

A panel discussion on female gang diversion featuring a short fill presentation of “Gang Girl: A Mother’s Journey to Save Her Daughter.”

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Gay Rights

Religious Freedom Restoration Acts

Discrimination Is Not Religious Freedom

Rev. Irene Monroe: The Atlanta-based family-owned fast food fried chicken chain Chick-fil-A can now, with the state’s sanctioning of House Bill 1023, openly and legally discriminate in their hiring practices of Jews, divorcees or LGBTQ people based on their Southern Baptist beliefs.

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Obama’s Selma Speech Includes Gays

Carl Matthes: It was President Obama’s firm support that helped propel gay rights to the stage-center as LBJ, using the assassination of JFK and his Southern heritage, brought the passage of the Civil Rights Act to the national center stage.

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Law and Justice

Clarence Thomas Attacks Rule Making

Justice Thomas Declares War on Rulemaking

Dan Farber: The case involved a relatively obscure issue about the legal status of Amtrak. Justice Thomas used the occasion for a frontal attack on administrative law, including most of environmental law.

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Los Angeles

Patty Lopez Resign

Is It Time for Patty Lopez to Resign?

Mario Solis-Marich: Beyond the fact that Lopez violated campaign rules and littering ordinances, the incident makes questions about her judgment fair game.

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