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What Universities Can Learn from Israel’s Status on Campus

Cherryl Smith, PhD, is professor emerita in rhetoric and composition at California State University, Sacramento. Her blog is Framing Israel. In the post-modern university where, at least in the social sciences and humanities, facts are no longer, well, factual, the country of Israel fares badly.  Rather than information about the actual country, an abstract idea of

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Brian Williams on the Couch

NBC News anchor Brian Willaims took himself off the air as the network launches an internal investigation of his accounts of being on a downed helicopter over Iraq. His coverage of Hurricane Katrina is also under scrutiny now. One tale getting fresh attention involves Williams covering the 2006 War in Lebanon. Here’s what Williams said (skip to 1:45) when

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