In the wake of a far-reaching sexual abuse scandal and subsequent cover-up, the insular nature of the Catholic Church has come under increased scrutiny. Among many issues threatening the credibility of the Church as an institution dedicated to social justice, the question of female ordination highlights the reactionary and often bigoted disposition of the Church. The simple truth is that barring women from service as priests is a sexist policy—an insistence on tradition that hinders the viability of the Church in more ways than one. (more…)
America’s bubble economy is on the verge of another crisis. At a total of $870 billion, the student debt bubble puts the housing bubble to shame and has already surpassed the nation’s collective $693 billion credit card balance. One doesn’t have to be one of the millions of students and graduates submerged in debt to recognize that this bubble is a ticking time bomb for the entire economy. As for the students who have amassed such onerous loans—their financial future is bleak.
Resist austerity measures, focus on job creation by the Editors
Fighting Europe’s resurgent far right by Cole Stangler
There is no bubble in higher ed—yet by Galen Weber
Environmental justice absent in Michigan by Gavin Bade
Rationalism and Romanticism by Stephano Medina
An interview with “Los Indignados” conducted by Cole Stangler
They’re rocking the Casbah by Dan Solomon
A silent (libertarian?) majority by Eric Pilch
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