Emily Ryo (USC): On Normative Effects of Immigration Law. Jill E. Family (Widener): The Executive Power of Process in Immigration Law. Victor C. Romero (Penn State): The Prodigal Illegal: Christian Love and Immigration Reform. America€’s quiet crackdown on Indian immigrants: The U.S. government has moved quietly and aggressively to prevent undocumented Indians from entering the United States, many of whom are Sikhs fleeing political repression or economic collapse at home. For Marshall Islanders in the United States, cultural misunderstandings have curdled into exploitation, raising difficult questions about America’s immigration and integration policies. Steven Cohen on the immigration debate we’re not having: Central American turmoil and the drug war are fueling our immigration problems — but you’d never know it from listening to the Democrats or Republicans. You can download Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics, ed. Otto Santa Ana and Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante.


E. Glen Weyl (Chicago) and Anthony Lee Zhang (Stanford): Ownership of the Means of Production. Tens of thousands of documents, containing 22,000 names, addresses, telephone numbers and family contacts of Islamic State jihadis, have been obtained by Sky News. Broadcast news stations covered Trump and Tom Brady last year more than they covered climate change. The Right wing’s casting agency, and its agent: As executive director of Talent Market, Claire Kittle Dixon uses her vast connections to fill posts for prominent and obscure conservative organizations. “Marriage changes when you don’t just need a warm body and a paycheck”: Jia Tolentino interviews Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation. Andrew B. Ayers on the half-virtuous integrity of Atticus Finch.

Jamelle Bouie on the real difference between Hillary and Bernie: One is running to lead the party as it is; the other is running to lead the party to the Left. Were you to draw a Venn diagram of Democrats, meritocrats, and plutocrats, the space where they intersect would be an island seven miles off the coast of Massachusetts called Martha’s Vineyard: An excerpt from Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People? by Thomas Frank.


From Library Journal, Cheryl LaGuardia interviews Peter Suber on open access. Jason Schmitt on Elsevier and the 25.2 billion dollar a year academic publishing business. Who pays for open access? The financial shift from subscribers to authors will have long term and potentially positive effects on peer-reviewed scientific and medical reporting. Academics want you to read their work for free: Publishing an open-access paper in a journal can be prohibitively expensive — some researchers are drumming up support for a movement to change that. Ellen Wexler on what open-access publishing actually costs. This renowned mathematician is bent on proving academic journals can cost nothing. Laura McKenna on the convoluted profits of academic publishing: Academia.edu is changing the way research papers are being shared, but some professors worry about trusting the for-profit website. Jeffrey Beall on the growing parallel economy in scholarly publishing.

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