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William Ayers

Anti-War Bomber Says Obama Should Be Tried For War Crimes

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

Bill Ayers, former University of Illinois professor and co-founder of the violent anti-war group Weather Underground, said Tuesday that President Bara...

Post-Election Schooling Blues: Children Are Not Widgets

Susan D. Blum | Posted 01.13.2013 | Education
Susan D. Blum

Radical education and radical politics do go together, because they both challenge the model of the person and the relations among them. So those suspicious of our president because of his ties to such a radical thinker may be somewhat correct.

When College Presidents Exit the Public Square

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 08.17.2011 | College
The Chronicle of Higher Education

William Ayers said that democracy requires dialogue, but that too many academics refuse to express their opinions.

Thoughts About Teaching in a Democracy

Kenneth Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kenneth Bernstein

Our education should have as its most important purpose preparing our students for a life in such a participatory democracy. Without that even their economic futures may well be in doubt.

Bill Ayers To Retire From UIC After 20 Years

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After 20 years of teaching at the University of Illinois at Chicago, former Weather Underground member William Ayers is getting ready to retire. T...

David Lane Strikes Again, Forces University Of Wyoming To Allow Bill Ayers Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled that the University of Wyoming must allow 1960s radical William Ayers to speak on the school's campus i...

Bill Ayers is Back... with a Brilliant Graphic Novel

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Brown

William Ayers's new book To Teach: The Journey, In Comics is part autobiography, part education reform tract, and entirely enjoyable to read.

'The Manchurian President': Conspiracy Theories, Birtherism, and Guilt by Association

Terry Krepel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Terry Krepel

The goal of Aaron Klein's new book, The Manchurian President: Barack Obama's Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists, is summed right there in the title.

Ayers Lecture Protested By Pennsylvania GOP Lawmakers

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Republican state representatives from central Pennsylvania have written to university officials urging them to cancel an upc...

Former Weather Underground Member: Ayers "Disingenuous"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Weather Underground member Howard Machtinger argues in an "In These Times" essay that Bill Ayers "glosses over" the violence of the organizatio...

Bill Ayers Lecture Plans Cause Controversy At Pennsylvania School

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

MILLERSVILLE, Pa. - A scheduled speech by radical-turned-professor William Ayers is causing dissension at Millersville University in central Pennsylva...

Get Your War On: White Man's Burden (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The white guys breaks down and confesses he's not made of stone, he's made of glass. The really thin kind....

Bill Ayers To Publish Graphic Novel

Publishers Weekly | Calvin Reid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Teachers College Press, a scholarly, professional and trade publisher focused on the theory and practice of teacher education, has reached agreement ...

Bill Ayers Calls Attempt To Have Him Fired 'Absurd'

Chicago Tribune | Steve Brosinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Calling a state senator's push to get him axed from his public university job "frivolous," William Ayers on Thursday said lawmakers have more importan...

State Senator Proposes Legislation To Have Bill Ayers Fired From State University Job

Chicago Tribune | Ashley Rueff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Republican in the Democratic-dominated Illinois Senate wants to fire university professor William Ayers, whose history as a 1960s radical became a n...

Bill Ayers Refused Entry To Canada

Toronto Star | Debra Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

An American education professor, one of the founders of a radical 1960s group known as the Weather Underground, which was responsible for a number of ...

Jason Linkins

Bill Ayers On Hardball: Calls Accusations "Profoundly Dishonest" (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

"I don't tend to watch television news...I have three grown sons who kind of filter those things and they sent it to me." That's Bill Ayers, making a...

Ayers On GMA: GOP Used "Dishonest Narrative ... To Demonize Me"

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ABC News' "Good Morning America" featured an interview with "campaign boogeyman" William Ayers Friday, his first since the election: Ayers remained ...

Bill Ayers Going On "Good Morning America" Friday

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his first first television interview since he became the center of controversy in the Presidential race, Chicago activist Williams Ayers breaks his...

Bill Ayers Calls Obama A 'Family Friend' In Updated Book

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a new afterword to his 2001 memoir, Fugitive Days, Bill Ayers refers to himself as a "family friend" of President-elect Barack Obama, according to ...

Remove Lieberman from all Domestic Security and National Security Roles

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Lieberman is dangerous on so many levels and hasn't offered any explanation that should make Americans feel comfortable with him as Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security.

Did You Hear The One About Barack Obama And.....

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

The media's collective failure means that for the next four years we will have a cottage industry of Obama rumormongering that will make Bill Clinton and Vince Foster look like child's play.

Bill Ayers Tells His Side: 'A Bit Surreal'

The Huffington Post | Ben Goldberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Bill Ayers, who stayed quiet throughout the presidential campaign even as he became its central lightning rod, finally broke his silence on Election D...

The President-Elect

Terence Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terence Smith

Barack Obama seems to have an almost perfect ear for the American political pulse, a kind of political GPS that tells him where people are and where they want to go.

Fox News: Ayers Votes In Chicago (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox News shifts its coverage from Bill Clinton "to a very different kind of Barack Obama supporter" -- Bill Ayers, who voted at the same Hyde Park loc...