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Attack Ad to Beat All Attack Ads

Michael Roth | Posted 12.29.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Those of us in higher education often say that liberal learning includes the preparation for citizenship. It's great to see an example of that preparation grounded in the collaborative work of faculty and students.

Lessons (Not) Learned from the Most Negative Election in U.S. History

Jonathan Merritt | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Merritt

Last week's election is still fresh on our minds, and wounds take time to heal. The question we must now answer is whether our scarred society will demand better once we're mended. One can only hope.

More Than 1 Million Ads Aired In 2012 Campaign: Report

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

If you feel like you're seeing a lot of political ads this time around, you're right. Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and the groups that support them have ...

Romney Campaign Cautious With Ad Budget

The New York Times | JEREMY W. PETERS and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

Despite what appears to be a plump bank account and an in-house production studio that cranks out multiple commercials a day, Mitt Romney’s campaign...

Go Positive!

Michael Roth | Posted 04.02.2012 | College
Michael Roth

I'm embarrassed to say that one of the key places where candidates and citizens acquire a taste for -- and skills in -- negativity is higher education. For decades now, we have promoted a culture of criticism in which you show how smart you are by tearing apart somebody else's ideas.

Resisting Inequality: Occupy Wall Street and Education

Michael Roth | Posted 12.20.2011 | College
Michael Roth

How have these trends concerning money and inequality affected life on a university campus? We can see it at either end of the college experience, beginning with access and ending with jobs (or a lack thereof) after graduation.