Editorials and Feature Articles

FEATURE ARTICLES

2001

“The World Did Not Change,” The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES). October 26, 2001. Page 13. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

2003

“The Missing Entries from “Gaza Diary,” Jerusalem Post. September 25, 2003. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Some Plagiarism Serious Enough to Diminish Our Faith,” Austin American-Statesman (AAS). September 28, 2003. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Why Peace is a Conjuror’s Trick”, THES. December 12, 2003. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

2004

“Family Leave at UT Austin,” Cloelia 32.2 (2004) 14-19. || Unavailable

“Epic Tale of Facing Up to Achilles Heel,” THES. June 11 2004, pp. 20-21 (with Lt. Col. Ted Westhusing USMA) || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Neither Candidate Measures Up to Pericles,” History News Network. October 24, 2004 || History News Network

2006

“The Real Price of College Sports,” Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle Review. November 13, 2006. Volume 53, Issue 13, Page B12  || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“NCAA Panel Disses the Faculty,” Inside Higher Ed. November 27, 2006. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

2007

“Ted’s Ghost. The death of Ted Westhusing leaves a widening circle of sorrow,” Austin Chronicle 04/27/07 || Austin Chronicle

“Get Ready for Bob Dylan’s Set at ACC Fest With Our Dylan Primer,” AAS. September 2, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Times Have Changed, But Bob Dylan Reflects a Restless America,” AAS. September 15, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

2008

“Stories of War on the Phi Beta Kappa Lecture Circuit,” The Key Reporter. Fall 2008. pp 8-9 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Spark That Tingled to My Bones,” Times Higher Education Cover Story September 4, 2008 || Times Higher Education

2009

“The Canon: Documents in Mycenaean Greek (1956) by Michael Ventris and John Chadwick,” Times Higher Education. July 30, 2009 || Times Higher Education

“The Tools of Power,” Times Higher Education. April 2, 2009. || PDF Download (Original newsprint) || Times Higher Education

“1984: It’s Coming.” Times Higher Education. September 3, 2009 || PDF Download (Original newsprint) || Times Higher Education

“Our Wounds, Our Duty,” with Stephen Sonnenberg. AAS. December 6, 2009. || Unavailable

2010

“UT’s Byzantine Budget: On $5 million coaches and laid-off lecturers,” The Texas Observer January 07, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version) || The Texas Observer

“The Golden Football: The University of Texas’ Bad Example,” The Texas Observer. Cover Story. March 5, 2010. || PDF Download (Born digital version) || The Texas Observer

“A Classical Bard Brings It All Back Home” TODO Austin vol. II: 4 (August 2010), pp. 9-10 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

2012

“Time the Revelator,” Times Higher Education. May 17, 2012. pp 36-41 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)  || Times Higher Education

“The First Casualty,” Times Higher Education. December 20/27 2012. pp 32-37 || PDF Download (Original newsprint) || Times Higher Education

2013

“Enforcing the ‘Double Standard’: Major college sports insanity is entrenched at UT-Austin,” The Austin Chronicle . September 27, 2013 || Austin Chronicle

“Tom Palaima on the Power of Mentors,” Times Higher Education. November 14, 2013 || Times Higher Education

2014

“The Lost Art of Listening,” Times Higher Education September 11, 2014 || Times Higher Education

2015

“Bob Dylan’s Odyssey – Back Home in Austin,” TODO Austin. April 29, 2015. || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“Why Removing The Jefferson Davis Statue Is a Big Mistake,” with Al Martinich. Chronicle of Higher Education. September 2, 2015 || PDF Download (Born digital version) || Chronicle of Higher Education

2017

“Tis the Season to Learn About our Loved Ones,” CoLA (College of Liberal Arts) Life and Letters December 17, 2017 || Life and Letters || Cleveland.com ||

2018

“Life Is Very Big And We Are All So Small,” CoLA (College of Liberal Arts) Life and Letters January 5, 2018 || Life and Letters

Al Martinich and Tom Palaima, “Destroying the Gutenberg Galaxy of Books Will leave a Black Hole“ Times Higher Education Feb. 8, 2018 || Times Higher Education

TEXAS PERSPECTIVES Tom Palaima, “On Memorial Day, Let’s Prove General Logan Wrong,” May 24-28, 2018 Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Austin American-Statesman, McAllen Monitor, San Antonio Express-News || UT News || Fort-Worth Star Telegram || San Antonio Express-News || Austin American-Statesman

2020

Al Martinich and Tom Palaima, “Must Every Student Really Become an Entrepreneur?” Times Higher Education. September 28, 2020 || Times Higher Education

Al Martinich and Tom Palaima, “Reconciliation in Police-Black Relations: Straight-Talk Advice from Homer, Aeschylus and Mandela,” Athenaeum Review. July 24 2020 || Athenaeum Review

Andrew Gilmour and Tom Palaima, “Examining Iran’s Role in the New Middle East,” The National Interest. February 5, 2020 || The National Interest

EDITORIALS

1999

“Is Corporate Model Right for Higher Education?,” Austin American-Statesman (AAS). February 17, 1999. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint) || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Legislators, Please Send Money,” AAS. April 15, 1999. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Engaging Our Minds Before We Engage Our Troops,” AAS. May 19, 1999. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Effects of War, On All of Us,” AAS. October 1, 1999. A15 (with Paul Woodruff) || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Century of Violence,” AAS. December 19, 1999. H3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

2000

“Wealth and the Commonwealth,” AAS. February 1, 2000. A9 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Free Speech and Higher Education,” AAS. March 13, 2000. A9 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“In Austin, We Have All the Answers,” AAS. April 18, 2000. A7 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“With Open Discussion, No Protests Necessary,” AAS. May 27, 2000. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Big Brother, Bullwinkle and the Daily News,” AAS. July 12, 2000. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Listen to the Songs We Sing,” AAS. September 5, 2000. A9 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“A Modest Proposal,” AAS. October 1, 2000. J3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Voting: The Democratic Ideal?” AAS. October 29, 2000. H3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The End of an Uninspiring Campaign,” AAS. November 8, 2000. A23 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Movies, Political Myths and Election 2000,” AAS. December 13, 2000. A19 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“A Christmas Gift from One of Our Own,” AAS. December 24, 2000. H3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

2001

“The Ironies of Memory,” AAS. January 18, 2001. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Imagination and History,” AAS. January 28, 2001. H3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Bunton’s Humor in the Courtroom,” AAS. February 5, 2001 A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Life Is a 50-50 Proposition,” AAS. February 15, 2001 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Handwriting’s on the Wall for Some,” AAS. March 1, 2001. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Shane’s Technicolor Morality,” AAS. March 11, 2001. H3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“How Ivory is the University of Texas Tower?” AAS. April 1, 2001. H3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Ivory Tower and the Economics of Knowledge: Part I,” AAS. April 15, 2001. H3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Faith-Based Initiatives and Economic Realities,” AAS. May 2, 2001. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Sky’s the Limit,” AAS. May 24, 2001. A21 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Ivory Tower and the Economics of Knowledge: Part II,” AAS. June 13, 2001. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Satirist wanted; no experience is necessary,” AAS. July 8, 2001. E3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Divided we fall into inequality gap,” AAS. August 2, 2001. A19 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Brave New Electronic World,” AAS. August 26, 2001. H3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“American Ideals and the Rights of Others,” AAS. September 25, 2001. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“God Bless Greece, God Bless the USA,” Kathimerini Greece’s International Newspaper. October 2, 2001. || PDF Download (Born Digital version)

“To Be a Citizen or Idiot: The Choice Is Ours,” AAS. October 9, 2001. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“When Will the Terrorists Have Won?,” AAS. October 23, 2001. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Driving SUVs and Flying B-24s in Times of Reverence,” AAS. November 14, 2001. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Give UT Student-Athletes a Sporting Chance,” AAS. December 5, 2001. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“2001: One Cruel Year and Two Caring Gentlemen,” AAS. December 30, 2001. D3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

2002

“Keeping Cool about Higher Ed,” AAS. January 15, 2002. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Catch 2002: UT’s Student Fee Dilemma,” AAS. March 1, 2002. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Where’s Our Iliad?” AAS. March 31, 2002. J3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“A Master Teacher,” AAS. April 14, 2002. H3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Of Death and Academics, ” AAS. May 11, 2002. A19 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Educational Grazing on the Forty Acres,” AAS. May 21, 2002. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“2,500 Memorial Days and Counting,” AAS. May 27, 2002. A11|| PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“When Giving It That Old College Try Comes at Too High A Cost,” AAS. June 22, 2002. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Your Freedom is in the Mail,” AAS. July 3, 2002. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Politics and Promise of the Democratic Dream Team,” AAS. July 14, 2002. H3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Future of ‘Dream Team’ in Texas,” Abilene Reporter-News. July 20, 2002. 3A || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Some Things That Take the Cake,” AAS. August 17, 2002. A11 + Abilene Reporter-News || PDF Download (Original Newsprint; Austin American-Statesman version)

“A Snapshot of History Can Tell Us Much About Today,” AAS. September 8, 2002. J3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“A Lesson About Darkness and War in the Middle East,” AAS. October 11, 2002. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Moon, Stars, Profit, Our Loss,” AAS. October 23, 2002. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Speak Freely to This UT Turkey,” AAS. November 20, 2002. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Smell of Money Is Merely a Matter of Perspective,” AAS. December 2, 2002. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“As Year Closes, A Look at History Hints at Things to Come,” AAS. December 29, 2002. E3 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

2003

“Through the Ages, Society Has Struggled With Ultimate Penalty,” AAS. January 14, 2003. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Building Better Islands for Children,” AAS. February 10, 2003. A9 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“In the Final Analysis There is But One Truth: War Is Stupid,” AAS. February 20, 2003. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“A Magical Visit to Mr. Faulkner’s Neighborhood,” AAS. March 8, 2003. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Only Constants in Iraq’s War-Ravaged History Are Change, Uncertainty,” AAS. March 20, 2003. A19 (with Dennis Elam) || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Be mindful of the real casualties of war,” AAS. April 12, 2003 A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The war that was, and the war that we saw,” AAS. April 30, 2003. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Pausing to remember others’ sacrifice,”AAS. May 29, 2003. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Keep Austin Full of Good Vibes and Good People,”AAS. June 13, 2003. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Worst Thing We Can Do Is Forget,” AAS. August 8, 2003. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“An Apology to Those Who Fought and Were Forgotten,”AAS. September 2, 2003. A9 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Despite World’s Reminders, We Still Don’t Know Terrorism,”AAS. September 16, 2003. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Archives Keep Us in Touch With History As It Happened, Not As It Is Imagined,” AAS. October || PDF Download (Original Newsprint) 15, 2003. A13

“Archives Revive Interest in Forgotten Life,”AAS. October 27, 2003. A9 (with Sue Trombley) || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Casting the First Stone,” Los Angeles Times. November 10, 2003 (with John Friend) || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Relationship Between God and War,”AAS. November 12, 2003. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Especially in Academia, All Voices Must Have a Chance To Be Heard,” AAS. December 8, 2003. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“With Saddam Caged, the Collective Human Emotion Moves from Fear to Elation,” AAS. December 17, 2003. A17 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Educating Young Minds, Nurturing a World’s Dreams,” AAS. December 30, 2003. A9 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

2004

“War is our reality, and we shouldn’t turn away from it,” AAS. January 12, 2004. A7 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The unyielding psychology of war, from Troy to Tikrit,” AAS. February 4, 2004. A15 (with John Friend) || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“For These Austinites, There’s Magic in Giving,” AAS. March 13, 2004. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Laughing at Our Soldiers’ Reason for Dying,” AAS. April 5, 2004. A9 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“In Ancient Myths, We Find Modern Realities,” AAS. April 13, 2004. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Defending Dylan. Why I am Looking Past the Lingerie Ad,” AAS. April 24, 2004. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“In the Name of Decency, Let Us Acknowledge How Many Are Dying for US and Who They Are,” AAS. May 4, 2004. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Iliad Gets Lost in Hollywood’s Translation,” AAS. May 15, 2004. A9 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Young Citizens, getting Prepared to Take Flight,” AAS. June 15, 2004 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“What Will They Learn from These Leaders,” AAS. June 29, 2004. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint) || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Moping Longhorns!” Daily Texan. June 29, 2004 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Sportsmanship, from Olympia to Omaha,” AAS. July 7, 2004 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“With business role models such as these,” AAS. July 21, 2004 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Despite Assurances, Terrorism’s Dark Cloud Looms Over Athens on Eve of the Olympics,” AAS. August 3, 2004. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Authentic Songs Guide Us in Turbulent Times,” AAS. September 7, 2004. A9 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“I’m tired of trashy politics, and I won’t take it anymore,” AAS. September 11, 2004. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Will debates force an end to playing politics with lives?” Sacramento Bee. September 26, 2004. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“The Human Toll Behind the Iraq Statistics,” AAS. October 4, 2004. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“What It Will Take for UT to Be Excellent,” AAS. October 13, 2004. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Lessons for Leaders,” Sacramento Bee. October 24, 2004. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“In His Election Victory, Bush Sees a Divine Right to Soldier On,” AAS. November 6, 2004. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“In America, We Would Rather Just Fight About It,” AAS. November 29, 2004. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Sports briefing: Look At The Fine Print,” AAS. November 30, 2004. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Their Service Is Over; Don’t Make Them Fight On,” AAS. December 8, 2004. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Military Recruiters Know Their Target Well,” AAS. December 15, 2004 and “What Military Recruiters Are Doing to Fill Their Ranks,” History News Network || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“What It Takes to Bring Us Life’s Simple Things,” AAS. December 28, 2004. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

2005

“What King Could Teach Us About Our Role in the World,” AAS. January 26, 2005. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“The Danger of a Leader’s Positive Illusions,” AAS. January 31, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“One Election Doesn’t Mean Victory in Iraq,” AAS. February 8, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Learning vs. Sports at UT: Guess Which Is Winning?” AAS. February 15, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Pinetop Perkins: Finding Joy in a Life of the Blues,” AAS. February 22, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Music’s Soul, from Achilles to Dylan,” AAS. March 17, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“We Will Disagree, But Let’s Not Stop Debate,” AAS. March 29, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Democracy Isn’t Perfect, But We Shouldn’t Take It for Granted,” AAS. April 16, 2005. A17 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“At UT, An Education That Leaves Out the Essentials,” AAS. May 21, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Blaming the Little Guy for History’s Big Crimes,” AAS. May 24, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Why Spinning America’s Image Isn’t Enough,” AAS. June 10, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Honoring the Fallen, Ignoring the Horror,” AAS. July 1, 2005. A13 see also History News Network || PDF Download (Original Newsprint; Austin American-Statesman version)

“Do People Ever Really Remember The Names of the War Dead?” History News Network. July 6, 2005. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“How Terrorists Use Hate to Try to Divide Us,” AAS. July 12, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“An ideal summer job of teaching, learning,” AAS. August 2, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“In War, We Choose to See Our Own Truths,” AAS. August 10, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“A Grieving Mother Asks an Impossible Question,” AAS. August 23, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Sheehan’s Question is, ‘Why?’ Is an Answer Possible?” Sacramento Bee, August 27, 2005. B7 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Words Matter, Even When They Are Greek,” AAS. September 2, 2005. A15 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Iliad Doesn’t Flinch From War’s Brutal Truths,” AAS. September 19, 2005. A11 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“A School’s Wise Stand Against Book Banning,” AAS. October 5, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“For UT Donors, It Might Pay to Look Past Sports,” AAS. October 20, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Giving Them Freedom to Find Their Own Path,” AAS. November 1, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“These UT Athletes Have Reason to Be Thankful,” AAS. November 23, 2005. A17 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Longing for an America That’s No Longer With Us,” AAS. December 9, 2005. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Doing the Right Thing in a World Full of Spin,” AAS. December 28, 2005. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

2006

“Looking back, I’m glad I didn’t let that dog go,” AAS. January 6, 2006. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“UT is No. 1, UT is 52nd,” AAS. January 13, 2006. A13 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Do these trees really need to be cut down?” AAS. January 25, 2006. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The road UT has taken,” AAS. February 9, 2006. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“At UT, love of learning must become a priority,” AAS. February 22, 2006. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Put academics before athletics,” AAS. February 24, 2006. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“A new book that’s both very big and very good,” AAS. March 9, 2006. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Confident young minds,” AAS. April 6, 2006. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“It’s All About Athletics,” AAS. May 10, 2006. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“What’s the Truth of War?” AAS. May 27, 2006. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Viewing Foreign Policy through Rosy Glasses,” AAS. June 20, 2006. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“33 Million Foreign College Graduates Will Soon Be Job Hunting,” AAS. June 28, 2006. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Times They Are A-Changin’ But Dylan’s Still Protesting Through Music,” AAS. July 15, 2006 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Bob Dylan Reminds Us of Our Common Dreams,” Common Dreams. July 15, 2006. || Unavailable

“We Have Stopped Investing in Our Future,” AAS. August 31, 2006. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Greed is Blowing Pay Gap Out of Proportion,” AAS. September 12, 2006. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Assert Academic Priorities,” Daily Texan. September 19, 2006. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Nike’s Message Negates the Spirit of UT’s Motto,” AAS. September 20, 2006. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The evil that men do lives after them,” AAS. October 25, 2006. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“College Athletes Are Often Losers When It Comes to Academics,” AAS. November 16, 2006. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Make an effort . . . to understand with compassion and love,” AAS. November 23, 2006. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Building a Better Austin,” AAS. December 8, 2006. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Finding universal truth,” AAS. December 25, 2006. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

2007

Report from Spain 1 “Understanding the language of violence,” AAS. January 17, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

Report from Spain 2 “Flawed American policies cast long shadows,” AAS. February 13, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

Report from Spain 3 “Quieting the cacophony spawned by conflicts,” AAS. March 9, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

Report from Spain 4 “Suppressing the truth is a crime against history,” AAS. May 4, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

Report from Spain 5 “Immigration problems aren’t confined to U.S.,” AAS. May 24, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

Report from Spain 6 “Our goal should be global understanding,” AAS. June 19, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

Report from Spain 7 “Redeeming the image of Americans abroad,” AAS. July 3, 2007. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“A longing for our roots,” AAS. July 24, 2007. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“As a matter of honor, troops shouldn’t bend rules of war,” AAS. August 13, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“What would Socrates think about our democracy today?” AAS. August 28, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“UT may win on the field, but student-athletes lose,” AAS. September 21, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“UT’s brand is losing value,” AAS. October 4, 2007. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Fight humanity’s baser instincts,” AAS. October 18, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Austin will be fine if we just focus on what matters,” AAS. October 25, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“To get to the root of UT’s problems, follow the money,” AAS. December 15, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Value Peace for the Gift That It Is,” AAS. December 26, 2007. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

2008

“Unfettered Capitalism Damages a Nation’s Economic Soul,” AAS. January 5, 2008 || Unavailable

“Alive and Singing The Truth,” Texas Observer. January 10, 2008. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“What We’ve Lost in the Iraq War,” AAS. January 31, 2008 and expanded on History News Network || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Chief litmus test for politicians: Do they have, use compassion?” AAS. February 21, 2008. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Don’t Let Hope Cloud Your Judgment,” AAS. March 20, 2008. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Airlines’ Excuses Just Won’t Fly,” AAS. April 14, 2008. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“For the Sake of Our Future, Preserve the Past,” AAS. May 15, 2008. || Unavailable

“Understanding a Father’s Love,” AAS. June 15, 2008. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint) Part 1 and Part 2

“The Faculty Council Are Imbeciles?” The Daily Texan. June 16, 2008. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Stomping All Over Americans,” AAS. July 25, 2008. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Once, Cleveland Capitalist Weren’t Predators,” The Plain Dealer (Cleveland). August 3, 2008. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Knowledge Is Its Own Reward,” AAS. August 25, 2008. || Unavailable

“In a Democracy, We Must Defend Freedom of Thought,” AAS. September 18, 2008 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Believe in the Magic of Youth,” AAS. October 16, 2008. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Don’t talk down to the masses,” AAS. November 20, 2008. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Former UT football stars aren’t shining,” The Good Life. November 2008 || Unavailable

“Where do our values lie?” The Good Life. December 2008 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Woody Guthrie’s songs can help you focus on the spirit of the season” AAS. December 16, 2008. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“UTSA is Throwing a Hail Mary Pass,” San Antonio Express-News. December 23, 2008. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

2009

“Barack Obama and the International Education Bowl,” with Nathan Tublitz. Inside Higher Education. January 9, 2009 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“MLK, Barack Obama and our hope for racial justice” AAS. January 19, 2009 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Happy New Year!’ The Good Life. January 2009, page 22 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“The price of corporate culture at UT,” AAS. February 17, 2009 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“In education, enthusiasm matters,” AAS. March 19, 2009 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“Why We Should Value the Tenure System,” AAS. May 1, 2009 See National Association of Scholars || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Remember the Costs of War,” AAS. May 25, 2009 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Remember the Costs of War,” expanded version History News Network || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“What Ignorance Has Cost Us,” AAS. June 20, 2009 || Unavailable

“Bob Dylan Across The Borderline,” AAS. July 3, 2009. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The Captivation of Those Who Can Offer Diversion,” AAS. July 11, 2009 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“On Cable News, ‘Truth’ Sometimes Resembles 1984 ” AAS. August 11, 2009

“Work Long and Hard for What You Know Is Right for Society,” AAS. September 25, 2009 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“Aesop and the UT Budget,” Daily Texan. September 25, 2009 || Unavailable

“Dr. Antone: The Real Deal,” TODO Austin. October 2009 || Unavailable

“No Intermissions or Applause in the Real Stages of War,” AAS. October 26, 2009 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Surround Children With Beauty and Goodness,” AAS. December 26, 2009 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

2010

“Going By the Book,” AAS. January 25, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Athletics’ moral, fiscal mismanagement,” The Daily Texan. February 8, 2010, p. 4 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“UT’s big spenders show little regard for value of money,” AAS. February 24, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“The Root of Our Desires,” AAS. April 3, 2010 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“UT Administration Subverts, Silences Faculty Voice,” The Daily Texan. April 15, 2010 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Pre-empted by the War in Iraq,” AAS. April 19, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“No Profiles in Courage Among University Presidents,” AAS. May 17, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Juneteenth is a reminder of a reality that is still overdue,” AAS. June 17, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Capitalizing on Socialism’s Bad Name,” AAS. July 20, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Wake-up Call on Homelessness,” AAS. August 7, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Obama’s rah-rah speech ignored sobering reality,” AAS. August 23, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Redirect UT’s Resources,” Daily Texan. September 1, 2018. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Game over: Helping teens deal with violence,” AAS. September 18, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“U.S. gun laws allow normal day at UT to take a scary turn,” AAS. September 29, 2010 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Let’s make this our 9-28,” The Daily Texan. October 6, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Key to the Present Lies in the Past,” AAS. October 26, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“No More Excuses for UT’s Excesses,” AAS. November 22, 2010 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

2011

“In New Year, Let US Cherish Memories,” AAS. January 1, 2011 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“What Draws Us Together As A Nation Defeated The Forces That Divide Us,” AAS. January 24, 2011. || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Budget Woes and Our Misguided Priorities,” AAS. February 12, 2011 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Closing Doors to the Future,” AAS. March 6, 2011 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“The NCAA and the Athletes It Fails,” Chronicle of Higher Education. April 17 2011 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Universities’ spending on sports undermines their mission: education,” AAS . April 18, 2011 || Unavailable

“Regents in Texas Push Ideas That Do Lasting Damage to Higher Education,” AAS. May 14, 2011 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Pair hope 31,000 images will help spur social change,” AAS. June 28, 2011 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“We, the people, are losing civility, understanding,” AAS. July 29, 2011 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Home, where they take you in, no matter your challenges,” AAS. August 23, 2011 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“History gives us guidance in dealing with national tragedy,” AAS. September 17, 2011 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“The ‘me-firstism’ of UT athletics,” The Daily Texan. Monday September 26, 2011 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Single-sex education study flawed,” AAS. October 14, 2011 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Remembering the Origins of Veterans Day,” AAS. November 10, 2011 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Excess in Education Hurts Everyone,” AAS. December 20, 2011 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

2012

“Facing life’s end on the obituary pages,” AAS January 5, 2012 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“The Wonder of Our Own Handwriting,” AAS February 27, 2012 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“Shootings in Afghanistan Have Roots in Our Own History,” AAS. March 19, 2012 || Unavailable

“The Power Of The Pen,” Plain Dealer, April 1, 2012. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Incentives to cheat are many, but that’s no excuse,” AAS. April 23, 2012 || Unavailable

“Powers’ comments about regents didn’t have to be ‘strong’ to be too much,” AAS. May 15, 2012 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“The Ongoing War in Our Time and in Aristophanes’,” AAS. June 25, 2012 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“Encourage All to Nurture Safer Communities,” AAS. July 25, 2012 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“UT Professor Woodruff An Invaluable Teacher,” AAS. August 23, 2012 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“The Dangers of Rushing Through Life’s Stages,” AAS. September 18, 2012 || Unavailable

“I Recommend You Vote for Reality,” AAS. October 30, 2012 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“Remembering Those Who Served,” AAS. November 11, 2012 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“The Rich Legacy of a Home Front Girl,” AAS. December 30, 2012 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

2013

“History as a Raw Onion Sandwich,” AAS. January 31, 2013 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Boy Scouts Not ready for Decision on Gays,” AAS. February 7, 2013 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Listen to the Stories Contained in a Song,” AAS. March 15, 2013 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Finding the courage to confront wrong,” AAS. April 17, 2013 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“For veterans, every day is Memorial Day,” AAS. May 31, 2013 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“UT commencement: A sliver of idiocracy,” AAS. July 5, 2013 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Opening the Door to Our Inner Selves,” AAS. August 9, 2013 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“If Mack Brown were on the tenure track,” AAS. September 13, 2013 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Longhorn football could learn a thing or two from Greek Myth,” The Daily Texan. September 19, 2013 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Talk loud and say something,” AAS. October 23, 2013 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“A Slow Erosion of Core Government Services,” AAS. December 7, 2013 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

2014

“Comforts of society make it difficult properly to see need,” Austin American-Statesman. January 7, 2014 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Guthrie’s legacy: How to Face the Hard Path,” AAS. February 20, 2014 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Take Time to Heed Stories of War,” AAS. March 19, 2014. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Better Listening Improves Humanity,” AAS. May 25, 2014 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“Even in Death Some Fathers Hold Onto Their Secrets” AAS. June 15, 2014 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Key points for UT’s next president to consider” AAS. July 10, 2014 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Poetry Is One Way to Make Sense of War’s Horrors,” Austin American-Statesman. September 12, 2014 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Charlie Strong’s core values should match the rest of UT,” Austin American-Statesman. October 25, 2014 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“The Forever War on Terror and Thanking Our Veterans,” Austin American-Statesman. December 24, 2014 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

2015

“Myth of Texas Needs a Dose of Reality,” Austin American-Statesman. January 22, 2015 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“Favoritism in UT admissions process fails University,” The Daily Texan. February 24, 2015 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Perhaps We Should Be Honest About Unhappiness,” Austin American-Statesman. February 26, 2015 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Is evicting fraternity for racist behavior the best course?” Austin American-Statesman. March 13, 2015 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“With fraternity racism, it takes courage to object: A letter to the editor,” Letters to the Editor, NOLA.com. The Times-Picayune. March 18, 2015 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Helping musicians helps keep the music alive in Austin,” Austin American-Statesman. March 22, 2015 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“Minds of 2015 Graduates in Liberal Arts Give Hope for the Future,” Austin American-Statesman. May 21, 2015 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“Failure to Reform NCAA is at Root of Cheating Scandal at University of Texas at Austin,” Austin American-Statesman. June 20, 2015 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“UT Should Keep Confederate Statues But Add Context with Plaques,” with Al Martinich. Austin American-Statesman. August 12, 2015 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

“Don’t let NCAA sports overshadow students, faculty,” Austin American-Statesman. September 22, 2015 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Campus carry rules should take cue from ancient Greece,” with Al Martinich. Austin American-Statesman. October 27, 2015 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Censure of Wallace Hall ignores free speech principles,” Austin American-Statesman. November 14, 2015 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Formalizing War Might Lead to Peace,” Austin American-Statesman. December 23, 2015 || PDF Download (Original newsprint)

2016

“The Price of Progress Is Personal Memory,” Austin American-Statesman. January 31, 2016 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Higher Education in Need of More Good Shepherds,” Austin American-Statesman. March 8, 2016 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“A Healthy Republic Also Needs Restraint,” with Al Martinich. Austin American-Statesman. April 6, 2016 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Are the lessons from Vietnam Lost?” Austin American-Statesman. May 29, 2016 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“Moral Conscience Is Hard to Find in the Limelight,” Austin American-Statesman. July 2, 2016 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“What’s the Message of the Candidates’ Theme Music?” Austin American-Statesman. July 28, 2016 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“How we define happiness says a lot about who we are,” Austin American-Statesman. September 3, 2016 || PDF Download (Original Newsprint)

“What Austin could learn from watching ‘Canine Soldiers’,” Austin American-Statesman. October 11, 2016 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“We can all learn from the wisdom of the aged,” Austin American-Statesman. November 11, 2016 || Unavailable

“Trump marks first Super-President,” with Al Martinich. The Daily Texan. November 18, 2016  || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Let’s explore who we are as human beings,” Austin American-Statesman. December 23, 2016 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

2017

“How Jimmy LaFave Gave Us the Gift of Love,” Austin American-Statesman. May 22, 2017 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“Why straight talk is hard to deliver but so necessary,” Austin American-Statesman. June 6, 2017 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“With North Korea, there’s danger of losing a war by winning,” with Al Martinich. Austin American-Statesman. July 19, 2017 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“How the University helped its students recognize the evil around them,” Austin American-Statesman. August 25, 2017 || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“UT-Austin doesn’t really care to educate football players,” Dallas Morning News. August 28, 2017 and also in CoLA UT Austin: Life and Letters. || PDF Download (Born digital version)

“We Failed Austin With Overbuilding,” Austin American-Statesman November 3, 2017 || Austin American-Statesman

2018

“UT Libraries Must Be Preserved,” with Al Martinich. Daily Texan February 18, 2018 || The Daily Texan

“UT-Austin trades academics for bread and circuses,” with Al Martinich. Houston Chronicle May 2, 2018 || Houston Chronicle

“Sniper’s War and Anti-Terrorist terrorism,” Common Dreams. June 25 2018 || Common Dreams

Palaima, “A blow to academic freedom — from the top of the University of Texas,” Trib Talk. The Texas Tribune || The Texas Tribune

“Consider veterans’ war stories without romanticizing them” Texas Perspectives: CoLA Life and Letters. November 9, 2018 || CoLA Life and Letters

2019

“What the Ides of March Can Teach Us” with Al Martinich. Texas Perspectives: UT News March 13, 2019 || UT News || Psychology Today

“On Memorial Day: Who Remembers?” with Al Martinich. Houston Chronicle, Austin American-Statesman, Waco Tribune, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Amarillo Globe-News. May 24, 2019. || Houston Chronicle || Austin American-Statesman || Waco Tribune || Lubbock Avalance-Journal || Amarillo Globe-News.

“What endures in Bob Dylan’s music are the ideas and people he champions,” Tulsa World May 31, 2019 || Tulsa World

“Change, Austin and why Guthrie’s words still resonate.” Austin American-Statesman September 10, 2019 || Austin American-Statesman 

“See the Unseen: Help Our Vets Heal Through Art and Performance,” Life and Letters COLA.  October 15, 2019 || CoLa Life and Letters

“We Can Thank Veterans By Listening to Them” Austin American-Statesman. November 11, 2019 || Austin American-Statesman

“The Trump Presidency Is Reversing History” Common Dreams. December 22, 2019 || Common Dreams

“Only When It Is Dark Enough, Can You See The Stars,” Life and Letters COLA December 23, 2019 || CoLa Life and Letters

2020

“We Are Each Other’s Lifeboats,” Austin American-Statesman April 26, 2020. || Austin American-Statesman

“2020 Is Not 1968, But It Could Be,” with Al Martinich. Common Dreams. June 14, 2020 || Common Dreams

“The American Body Politic 2020: a Year-End Diagnosis of a Spreading Disease” with Al Martinich. Medium.com. December 9, 2020 || Medium.com

“Trump’s Foreseeable Coup Attempt,” with Al Martinich. Common Dreams. December 24, 2020 || Common Dreams

2021

“The University of Texas’ Brand of Hypocrisy,” with Al Martinich. Austin American-Statesman January 6, 2021 || Austin American-Statesman

“Alberto Martinez, Homer Rainey, Ronnie Dugger and Truth Setting Us Free at Last at UT Austin,” Medium.com. May 1, 2021. || Medium.com

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