One need look no further than the outcome of the Brexit vote or the Colombian peace referendum to see how spectacularly the pollsters and bookies got it wrong.
Paying attention to this U.S. presidential campaign and commentators' efforts to make sense of it can be a painful undertaking. Aside from the hateful rhetoric and incitement to violence that Donald Trump has unleashed on society, our tired conceptual short-hands that we try to impose on people and ideas are outdated.
Increasingly, college faculty and campuses (whether in New England or elsewhere in the United States) that the author identifies
I write this not to defend Killer Mike. Or Sanders' comments on Killer Mike's comments. Or Gloria Steinem's comments. Or Madeleine Albright's. I write this because I'm seeing people whom I admire and respect engaging in behavior that isn't tolerated in pre-school.
Win or lose, at this point Sanders has changed the Democratic Party forever, but for Sanders, this was never the point. He understands that to really change the party, to really impact millions of lives around the country, if not the world than his political campaign needs to be victories and he doesn't seem willing to stop until it's anything but.
Freedom of expression is not the only freedom in question and at times under threat at universities today. So is freedom
While everyone else is battling over bashing Trump's latest nonsensical comments, or not challenging Jeb Bush on standard 'increase the retirement age' talking points, Sanders is experiencing a real populist movement.
He fought austerity and lost, but still maintains a 60 percent approval rating
We took his book The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising as a starting point from which to examine the roots of the Syrian uprising, the nature of the Assad regime, the different shapes of the uprisings across the region, and the fate of Syria.
Obama's health care reform was supposed to include a public option, universal Medicaid expansion and exclude the Cadillac tax (which will hurt union workers who negotiated good health care plans). Ideally, of course, we would move to single-payer or socialized medicine, but this is America!
You don't usually see progressive activists working alongside venture capitalists and executives. But then again, Peers