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Monthly Archives: January 2011
An interesting story in today’s Chronicle of Higher Ed: Bruce E. Fleming, a tenured English professor at the U.S. Naval Academy spoke out a couple of years ago, criticizing what he saw as the Academy’s undue emphasis on affirmative action. … Continue reading
The junior Senator from my former home state takes budget-cutting seriously. Talking Points Memo reports he will be introducing a bill that will cut the federal budget by a half-trillion dollars between now and September. Some of the highlights? It … Continue reading
… comes from Jerry Pournelle, who notes: [P]lanetary history has shown that vast powerful central bureaucracies don’t generally produce either general welfare or freedom or wealth[.] H/T: Transterrestrial Musings.
Dr. Boli alerts us to a work that combines a popular medieval genre with an eternal concern.
A Wisconsin doctor is engaged in an interesting experiment in his small town. He doesn’t accept insurance — his clinic runs on a straight fee-for-service arrangement. Need a 15-minute checkup? That’ll be $39. The rates are set right where the … Continue reading
… comes from Jay Nordlinger at the Corner: I wish the president of the United States would stop telling us what we need to tell our kids. He can parent his own damn kids.
Some of my kids take notes using the old fashioned paper-pencil method, while others use their computers. This is an invitation to distraction, I know, but I’m not prepared to shut everyone down because some folks abuse their technology. However, … Continue reading
Because lots of the people I know are musicians and academics, I hear a lot from various folks in the sinestrosphere. Lately, I’ve noticed that a number of them have been in freakout mode over the treatment of accused WikiLeaker … Continue reading
Student: Sorry I didn’t show up for class this morning. Did we do anything important? Prof. Mondo: No. When we realized you weren’t going to be there, we just turned out the lights and sat, moaning softly.