Maryland accepts ‘legal and moral responsibility’ for ‘mistakes’ that led to football player’s death

In a stunning press conference on Tuesday afternoon, the president of the University of Maryland’s flagship campus said the school accepts “accepts legal and moral responsibility for the mistakes that our training staff made on the fateful workout day of May 29,” mistakes which led directly…

How Corporations Own Education

–Classic Interview: Mark Naison, Professor of African American Studies and History at Fordham University and co-founder of the Badass Teachers Association, joins David to discuss corporate influence over education and the problems with excessive mandatory standardized testing -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Follow…

Trump ally Jerry Falwell Jr. calls Sessions a ‘phony,’ suggests he’s disloyal to Trump

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Thursday signaled his unwavering support of President Trump’s increasingly erratic rhetoric on the Russia investigation, accusing Attorney General Jeff Sessions of being a “phony” who was disloyal to the president. Falwell’s comment comes one day after Trump called…

Pittsburgh votes to expand hospital chain that won’t let workers unionize

Pittsburgh City Council voted Tuesday to approve a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) plan to build a vision and rehabilitation center in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, part of a $2 billion expansion the hospital giant announced last year. The vote came despite continued opposition…

It’s Time for Democrats to Fight Dirty

–David Faris, Associate Professor of Political Science at Roosevelt University and author if “It’s Time to Fight Dirty: How Democrats Can Build a Lasting Majority in American Politics,” joins David to discuss what he believes should be the Democratic strategy going forward -Become a Member:…

The list of Jim Jordan accusers keeps growing

Over the weekend, a seventh former wrestler at Ohio State University came forward and accused Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of doing nothing in the face of the largest sexual abuse scandal in U.S. sports history. For weeks, Jordan has insisted that, while he was an…

Do “Honor Codes” Improve or Imperil Societies?

–Tamler Sommers, Professor of Philosphy at the University of Houston and co-host of the podcast Very Bad Wizards joins David to discuss his book “Why Honor Matters” -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj -Donate via Ethereum: 0xe3E6b538E1CD21D48Ff1Ddf2D744ea8B95Ba1930 -Donate via…

Nassar survivors detail ‘abhorrent behavior’ of Michigan State interim president, call for ouster

When former Michigan State University president Lou Anna K. Simon finally resigned in January — under heavy pressure from survivors of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse who questioned her leadership during their victim impact statements at Nassar’s sentencing hearing — it was supposed to signal the…

Lax oversight, poor management raise concerns at Los Alamos nuclear lab

The University of California will continue to manage one of the country’s most important nuclear labs alongside two partners, despite a series of accidents that raise serious concerns about the lab’s safety. In a statement Friday, the National Nuclear Security Administration announced that it had…