IU alumnus: Appeals to prejudice undermine trust in journalism

Bill O’Reilly once called Eric Deggans “one of the biggest race-baiters in the country” — apparently after Deggans, the TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times, accused the Fox News personality of using racially coded language in his TV commentaries. But Deggans, an IU School of Journalism alumnus, isn’t one to back down […]

Writer Jonathan Kozol to speak at IU East

Jonathan Kozol’s first nonfiction book, “Death at an Early Age,” was an idealistic and angry account of the year he spent teaching fourth grade in a poor black community in Boston. Forty-five years later, Kozol is no longer young but he’s still idealistic and still outraged by injustice and inequality. And his subject remains the […]

IU legal historian: Income tax created modern fiscal state

As we struggle to file our 2012 tax returns on time, let’s pause for a moment and wish a happy 100th birthday to … the income tax. Actually the tax could claim several birthdays. But as IU Maurer School of Law professor Ajay K. Mehrotra writes for Bloomberg News, a signal event occurred 100 years […]