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Is Public Education Endangered? Will We Evolve Or Die?

Rob Furman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Education
Rob Furman

As any endangered group, there has been writing on the wall of public education for some time.

100 Years Past Due: Why It's Time to Retire Colonial-Era Laws

Durba Ghosh | Posted 05.06.2016 | Home
Durba Ghosh

In spite of protests and widespread reports that police and security officials had wrongly detained thousands of Muslims, France's state of emergency has been extended for another three months.

20 Questions Teachers Need To Ask Themselves Right Now

Rob Furman | Posted 01.21.2017 | Education
Rob Furman

As educators, we need to consider that there are two very important parts to quality learning: questioning and reflecting. It makes for a healthy mind to question what you are thinking and learning. Reflecting on our learning is an important part of the learning process

BJP's Maha(rashtra)-Strides Backwards

Digant Raj Kapoor | Posted 09.18.2016 | Home
Digant Raj Kapoor

The media has spared no details when it comes to its coverage of the Mumbai meat ban. Naturally, it's a juicy topic. But more pertinent issues that have been percolating over time have not received their due attention.

Monsters at the End of a War

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

August 15 was the end of World War II in Asia, 69 years ago, following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I could not find a single reference to the bombings, or to the end of the war itself, anywhere in the American media.

NO SECURITY: Action/ Time/ Vision

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 08.10.2014 | Home
Michael Nirenberg

Artists are using code to consider the nature of reality, which of course has been a philosophical quest since the beginning of time. Coding not only influences content, but also form.

Social Media, Sedition, Sectarianism and Sisi Grip #AMF14

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.31.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

"Saudi cleric says chatting online is haram" (religiously banned in Islam). According to Saudi daily al-Eqitisadiya, Sheikh Abdullah al-Mutlaq, a mem...

A Moon for Misrule

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

I once heard a man wonder aloud, "How often does Halloween fall on Friday the 13th? That would be really spooky!" Indeed. He might be the dyslexic genius behind Paul Ryan's budget numbers.

Friday Talking Points [278] -- ...And the Law Won

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

This week will be seen as a turning point in the future. Ted Cruz and his band of merry Tea Partiers fought the Obamacare law, with every ounce of energy they could muster. And the law won.

Progressives Call For Republican Leaders To Be Arrested For Sedition

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

The 16-day shutdown of the federal government has finally come to an end, but many Americans are still furious about what they perceive as a GOP-spons...

What Do Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald Have to Do With Gandhi?

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
Subhankar Banerjee

Snowden didn't "betray" his country, but his courageous act and Greenwald's journalism is certainly "inciting people to rebel against the authority of [the] state." Viewed in this way, their act could be considered as seditious, and they are in good company -- with none other than Mahatma Gandhi.

What I Would Have Said to Eric Holder

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Justice Department's recent actions towards the media is so disturbing because it represents a step backward to a much uglier time, with fewer legal protections for the press. There is a very fine line between targeting leaking and targeting the media who print the leaks.

Laughable Online Censorship Attempt Won't Last a New York Minute

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Republicans in the New York state government are attempting to pass a law that would ban anonymous comments online. Even if they actually passed the act, once it arrived in a federal court it would be tossed out in a "New York minute" (as they say).

Censure Zach Wamp?

Mark Kleiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Kleiman

How anyone -- having chosen to stand with Jefferson Davis on the side of nullification and secession -- could then have the effrontery to appear at a Lincoln Day dinner is beyond my poor powers of comprehension.

The Hutaree Militia & the Charge of Seditious Conspiracy

Leonard Zeskind | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leonard Zeskind

9 People from the Hutaree militia have been charged with seditious conspiracy in a Michigan federal court. No one on the radical right has ever been convicted of plotting to overthrow by force of arms the US Government. Will this be the first?

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne

Sedition is an attempt to overthrow the constitutional government of the United States. That's how far un-American rhetoric has penetrated the conservative movement.

Scottish Missionaries To Serve Time, Hard Labor in Gambia for Sedition | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

David & Fiona Fulton, two missionaries charged with committing sedition in the Gambia are due in court on Tuesday. David Fulton, a former Major in ...

John W. Powell, Korean War Sedition Writer, Dies At 89

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

John W. Powell, an American journalist who in 1959 was tried for sedition in a rare and highly public case after he asserted in print that the United ...