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Jim Palombo/Politics

 In this day and age it is not existential thinking to ask “who are we” or “what kind of country do we want to be?”  Nor is it out of the realm to consider whether we can realistically achieve our societal goals given the ideological behavior we’ve exhibited over time, including our actions related to empire building, consumption, individualism, social responsibility, and so forth. Put another way can we, in “real time,” individually and collectively face-up to the enormous task of looking at ourselves as ourselves and make changes accordingly? Moreover, under what conditions might this form of collective self-analysis legitimately occur?

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How higher education in the era of Trump has been weaponized — and how it can be redeemed

onald Trump’s ascendancy in American politics has made visible a plague of deep seated civic illiteracy, a corrupt political system, and a contempt for reason that has been decades in the making. It also points to the withering of civic attachments, the undoing of civic culture, the decline of public life, and the erosion of any sense of…

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Henry A. Giroux/Politics

(As true today as it was then…) Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is not an isolated event, and in the current historical moment has dark meaning Even in the darkest of times we have the right to some illumination....

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Fabia Wong/In search of…

In tandem with these reductions in timeframes, the law proposes to double the permissible period to detain an individual whose claim for asylum has been rejected. This measure is only undertaken where the person presents a flight risk. According to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, states are authorized to detain aliens to prevent unlawful immigration if there are appropriate safeguards and if there is a judicial decision authorizing the detention.  By extending the period, the government has effectively bought itself more time before such detention is considered “illegal”. 

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