Monthly Archives: October 2016

Look deep enough and you will find Indigenous footprints

What news coverage reveals about Indian Country Yesterday, news outlets reported that the group which travelled to Oregon earlier this year, armed with rifles and pistols to take control of a federally protected wildlife area, was found, “not guilty of … Continue reading

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Have we lost our moorings?

For weeks our local public radio station had urged us to consider what the American Dream means. I discovered when I spent part of one summer talking with faculty and students in Amman, Jordan—as part of an exchange–the denizens we … Continue reading

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Casting Light on the Dark Side of Politics

How to Create Doubt Tonight marks the final formal debate between the two presidential candidates and I’m asking my students to consider the question: How do we create doubt? When you listen to the debate and hear arguments about “truths,” … Continue reading

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