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The New SDS: What Every Young Person Needs to Know About Its Past

Steve Mariotti | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Steve Mariotti

In 1965, Carl Oglesby assumed leadership of the student-activist organization SDS. This change reflected what I believe was an ideological shift in America's left wing: from the East Coast intellectual tradition to the New Left emerging from the Midwest.

'I Was Sarah Palin's Road Kill'

Salon | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics

“This is not a man who sees America as you see it and how I see America,” vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin cried out to the agitated crowd ...

Palin's Latest Obama Lies

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

Banned from attacking Ayers? Not at all. Palin's assault was scripted by the very "elitists" and the "brainiacs in the GOP machine" she continues to malign.

Palin: I Was 'Banned' From Contentious Talking Points In 2008

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.27.2013 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) said she was "banned" from certain talking points while running alongside Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on the Republi...

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...

Occupy Our Schools

Rick Ayers | Posted 12.19.2011 | Education
Rick Ayers

Take over these schools. Occupy them. Sit in. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We built these schools with our taxes, our labor, our commitment to students and communities. They are not just playthings for overfed business dilettantes.

Betrayal and Backlash: A Personal Account of Why I'm Bamming Bam

Danny Schechter | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Danny Schechter

I have to admit that I was once seduced by the idea of Barack Obama.

Palin Reacts To Alleged Tea Party 'Terrorist' Criticism

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

During an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity" on Tuesday night, Sarah Palin shared her take on a criticism Vice President Joe Biden reportedly directed ...

In Wacky GOP Presidential Field, the Donald Trumps the Shark

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.06.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

Donald Trump's transparently idiotic statements about President Obama's birth certificate and other matters haven't made Rupert Murdoch's New York Po...

Donor Who Complained About Ayers Speech Pays For Ann Coulter To Speak At U. Of Wyoming

AP | By BOB MOEN | Posted 05.31.2011 | Denver

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Ann Coulter was bringing her edgy brand of conservatism to the University of Wyoming Thursday, a year after the school drew widesprea...

Real Rahm, Fake Rahm, and Louder Than A Bomb

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

The creator of the infamous fake Twitter account, donated his reward to Young Chicago Authors, the subject of the powerful new documentary, Louder Than A Bomb.

Coulter To Speak At University Of Wyoming One Year After Ayers Scandal

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter plans to speak at the University of Wyoming this month, nearly one year after the un...

Education DEFORM and Media Hearing Loss

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

I'm convinced that unless something changes dramatically, the end of public education in America is inevitable.

University Of Wyoming Holds Free Speech Forum In Wake Of Cheney, Ayers Controversies

AP | BOB MOEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Public colleges must be neutral in allowing controversial speakers and their ideas on campus and must work harder to educate cit...

Bill Ayers Denies Dedicating Book To RFK's Killer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In September, 1960s radical and retired professor William Ayers was denied emeritus faculty status by the University of Illinois at Chicago for an all...

Bill Ayers Denied Emeritus Status By University Of Illinois After Chris Kennedy's Plea

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

URBANA, Ill. — The University of Illinois on Thursday denied 1960s radical William Ayers emeritus faculty status after trustees Chairman Christo...

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...

Ayers Speech Concludes Without Incident

AP | BOB MOEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

LARAMIE, Wyo. — A stack of e-mails released this week show Gov. Dave Freudenthal was among those who had supported canceling a talk by William A...

William Ayers Visit Prompts University Of Wyoming To Heighten Security

AP | BOB MOEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Security was heightened as William Ayers delivered a speech on education reform at the University of Wyoming on Wednesday, but o...

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

AP | BOB MOEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CASPER, Wyo. — A judge who served as a Marine in Vietnam ruled Tuesday the University of Wyoming must allow William Ayers to speak on campus, bu...

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 ...

U. Of Wyoming Cites Threats In Barring Ayers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming says it received threats after 1960s radical William Ayers was invited to speak on campus and it should...

Bill Ayers SUES University Of Wyoming After Banning Campus Speech

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Bill Ayers and a University of Wyoming student are suing the school after it banned the former 1960s radical from speaking on ca...

This Week In Pictures: Simon, Biden, Ayers, Burge And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Another big week of news in Chicago. Pat Quinn finally got a running mate! And it's exactly who he asked for. Also, Bill Ayers got the cold shoulder, ...

University Of Wyoming CANCELS William Ayers Speech: 'Presence Would Adversely Impact School's Reputation'

AP | BOB MOEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming has canceled a speech by former 1960s radical William Ayers after it raised hundreds of objections fr...