A call on the professorial classes to help check abuses of governmental power. And to start confronting the Alberto Gonzaleses of the world — before they wreak havoc.
Certainly, there are trials and tribulations to the academic career, particularly during the end-of-semester hell many professors are now suffering. But there are perks, too, including the "ten benefits that emanate from the promotion to full professor" enumerated by Daniel W. Drezner, professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. (Tip of the hat to the Atlantic's Megan McArdle.)
Did the Clinton campaign really use a disgraced right-wing magazine from the '90s to go after Obama?