Give With Target on Facebook. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The closing of American academia. It is 2011 and I'm sitting in the Palais des Congres in Montreal, watching anthropologists talk about structural inequality.
The American Anthropological Association meeting is held annually to showcase research from around the world, and like thousands of other anthropologists, I am paying to play: $650 for airfare, $400 for three nights in a "student" hotel, $70 for membership, and $94 for admission. The latter two fees are student rates. If I were an unemployed or underemployed scholar, the rates would double. The theme of this year's meeting is "Traces, Tidemarks and Legacies. " According to the explanation on the American Anthropological Association website, we live in a time when "the meaning and location of differences, both intellectually and morally, have been rearranged".
My friend is an adjunct. According to the Adjunct Project, a crowdsourced website revealing adjunct wages - data which universities have long kept under wraps - her salary is about average. Below poverty line. Analysis: Akin row shows GOP's social-fiscal rift. TAMPA, Fla.
(AP) — Every now and then, an event awakens the ever-slumbering tensions between the Republican Party's two core wings: social conservatives and corporate interests. A Missouri congressman's comment about rape and pregnancy was one such moment, and it came just as Republicans were hoping for a united front at their convention to nominate Mitt Romney for president. A full-blown rupture — such as the one at the 1992 convention, when a defeated candidate declared a national "culture war" — seems unlikely. But even a modest squabble between key party factions might raise concerns in a tight presidential race. Romney joined other mainstream Republicans in denouncing the Aug. 19 remarks by Rep. Romney called Akin's comments "offensive and wrong.
" Like many other top Republicans, Romney stopped short of criticizing Akin's stand on abortion, as opposed to his comments about rape and conception. Romney would allow abortions in instances of rape and incest. View gallery. Bernie Sanders Exposes the 26 Billionaires who are Buying the 2012 Election. In his new report, America For Sale: A Report on Billionaires Buying the 2012 Election, Sen.
Bernie Sanders named names and called out the billionaires who using Citizens United to buy our democracy. In front of a Senate panel today, Sen. Bernie Sanders outed the 26 billionaires who are members of 23 billionaire families that are using Citizens United to buy elections. 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Renew your support of the Democratic Party.
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