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UC Irvine Fires Liberal Law School Dean

In a move that shocked legal scholars and outraged faculty, University of California Irvine Chancellor Michael Drake has fired noted liberal law professor Erwin Chemerinsky, who had signed a contract only a few days ago to become the first dean of UC Irvine’s new law school.

Posted on Sep 13, 2007 READ MORE


House GOP’ers Kick the Poor, Push Fringe Abortion Bill

In a cynical and mean-spirited attempt to reach out to their vaunted “base,” lame-duck conservative House Republicans plan on ignoring their duties to pass spending bills that would benefit the poor, and instead will put their energies into passing a “fetal pain” abortion bill based on “science” rejected by the American Medical Association.

Posted on Dec 1, 2006 READ MORE


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Young, Successful, Well Paid: Are They Killing Feminism?

Today’s crop of ambitious businesswomen will earn just as much as their male counterparts but will also kill female solidarity in the process, concludes a controversial UK academic report.

Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE


Harvard Backs Away From ‘Israel Lobby’ Study

The university has removed its backing from a controversial report (co-authored by a Harvard dean) critical of America’s pro-Israel lobby.

Posted on Mar 27, 2006 READ MORE


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The ‘Slave Side’ of NFL Sundays

In his new book, “The Slave Side of Sunday,” former NFL player Anthony Prior writes about the legacy of racism in professional sports. “We are not looked at as leaders, rather, just a labor force where the money is generated. Plantation capitalism is still alive today,” he tells Truthdig contributor James Harris. (Audio and text interview with the author.)

Posted on Mar 9, 2006 READ MORE


‘Total Information Awareness’ Lives On

Remember that Orwellian-sounding data-mining program that was supposed to have been shut down two years ago? Turns out it’s alive and functioning—just under a different name. The National Journal has the blockbuster scoop.

Posted on Feb 27, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Media and the Cartoons: Who Published? Who Didn’t?

The decision over whether to republish controversial images of Muhammad has caused intense debates in the editorial board rooms of news organizations across the country. Truthdig offers its readers a primer.

Posted on Feb 10, 2006 READ MORE


N.Y. Press Kills Cartoons; Staff Walks Out

The entire editorial staff of The New York Press, an alternative weekly, quits in the wake of the paper’s decision not to run the controversial Muhammad cartoons. | story

Posted on Feb 7, 2006 READ MORE


‘The Pill’ May Kill Sex Drive for Months After Its Use Is Stopped

According to a new study, the pill continues to put some women out of the mood even months after they stop taking it. | story

Posted on Jan 9, 2006 READ MORE


U.S. Gov’t Studying “Hyperspace” Drive, Magazine Says

Theoretical engine could make interstellar travel a reality. | more

Posted on Jan 5, 2006 READ MORE


But Is It Good for the Jews?

“Munich,” Steven Spielberg and the perils of criticizing Israel.

Posted on Dec 29, 2005 READ MORE


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