Devaluing Education…

My dad never went to college. He graduated from high school in 1930 when unemployment rates were on the way to 15% and eventually reached...

Devaluing Education…

My dad never went to college. He graduated from high school in 1930 when unemployment rates were on the way to 15% and eventually reached...

It’s the Racism, Stupid…

(This piece originally appeared in the Lewiston, Idaho Tribune.) It is hardly news that in the space of less than a week 28 hard right...

It’s the Racism, Stupid…

(This piece originally appeared in the Lewiston, Idaho Tribune.) It is hardly news that in the space of less than a week 28 hard right...

Eat or We Both Starve

My weekly column from the Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune. On an out of the way country road a few miles outside of Oxford, Mississippi you’ll...

Eat or We Both Starve

My weekly column from the Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune. On an out of the way country road a few miles outside of Oxford, Mississippi you’ll...

Air Brushing Woodrow Wilson…

I begin from the premise that activism on college campuses is a good thing. Any society should want engaged, involved, opinionated,...

Air Brushing Woodrow Wilson…

I begin from the premise that activism on college campuses is a good thing. Any society should want engaged, involved, opinionated,...

America’s Great Problems

In other words – short. Very short. For a few moments earlier this fall we were consumed by the news of a humanitarian crisis and...

My Lunch with the Justice

I did not realize until recently, while researching more deeply O’Connor’s history-making 1981 appointment as the first woman nominated...

Higher Ed, Lower Expectations

University of Idaho President Duane Nellis apparently will depart shortly for Texas Tech University in Lubbock; a 30,000 student, major...

It’s the Money

Taylor Branch is a serious historian, a man who has made his considerable reputation as perhaps the most important historian of the civil...

Educated?

The Chronicle of Higher Education is out with fascinating new research about the educational attainment of all of the country’s 7,000...

Our Disinvestment in Higher Education

The United States has been engaged over the last 20 years or so in a systematic disinvestment in higher education. It may be the least...

Electing Judges

Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has been speaking out and writing about the inherent problems associated with...