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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Dengue Fever is, as far as I know, sui generis. The LA-based band blends psychedelia with the nearly lost Cambodian pop of the 1960s and pre-Khmer Rouge 70s. The group started in 2001, four years after keyboardist Ethan Holtzman made … Continue reading
Dunster, Somerset, UK, is a waterside town that dates back to Iron Age Britain, with three nearby hill forts and a history as an export site for Saxon wool. Not surprisingly, there are abundant artifacts of the town’s history. Well, … Continue reading
Today’s quote comes from the Major’s BFF, Jonah Goldberg, who observes: Seriously, in 2008 we elected a community organizer, state senator, college instructor first term senator over a guy who spent five years in a Vietnamese prison. And now he’s … Continue reading
I’ve noticed a few new commenters lately, and I’m delighted to hear from them. In my post from yesterday about the desire we’re seeing on the part of some folks on the Left to get that messy democratic accountability out … Continue reading
In what has become a recurring ritual on campuses across America, a chapter of Young Republicans at Berkeley held an “Affirmative Action Bake Sale”, satirizing the notion of racial preferences. The usual suspects had the usual conniptions, and were backed … Continue reading
Longtime visitors will remember my affection for Robert Weissberg’s Bad Students, Not Bad Schools, which I recommend as a bracing tonic against the scourge of “No child left behind” educational romanticism — the notion that all children are capable of … Continue reading