Large donations are troublesome because they suggest the donor will have outsized influence on the politician if elected. It's more troublesome when these great friends own businesses that seek to avoid government accountability for harms to the American people.
While at Gordon -- while faithfully attending the required Bible classes and chapel services -- something strange happened. My politics veered far left.
Super Tuesday is upon us. As people go to the polls in ten states on Tuesday, what should they be looking at in choosing their candidates?
Even in 2012, higher education still revolves around issues of race and class. This idea that "not everyone needs to go to college" fails to acknowledge the specific students that get ignored and silenced as a result of the races and classes they're born into.
Rick Santorum is absolutely right that higher education is a liberal and secular force in our society at present. But he's also highly simplistic in his view that it creates liberals or atheists -- or that it intentionally discriminates against conservatives or the devout.
Just as there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose homeschooling, so too there are a plurality of reasons why a family may choose public schooling.
Today we have the wine snob, the beer snob, the cheese snob, the opera snob, the film snob and countless other varieties. One definition of the food snob that amused me is "a person who looks down on those who do not know the difference between a daube and a navarin."
Santorum needn't worry. America is already making it harder for young people of modest means to attend college. Public higher education is being starved, and the middle class will shrink even more as a result.