Category Archives: Politics

Shocked, Shocked!

Yesterday at The Atlantic, Adam Serwer put forth an idea that has struck me as so obvious that it could only surprise a sophisticate. The headline: Trumpism Is ‘Identity Politics’ for White People. Serwer seems to think that he’s achieved some … Continue reading

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QotD: Pith and Vinegar Edition

Libertarian magazine Reason is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and as part of the celebration, they’ve posted a series of short pieces, in which members of their editorial staff explain how they arrived at their libertarian positions. It kind of reminds me … Continue reading

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QotD: Why So Serious Edition

As I mentioned in last night’s potpourri, I felt happier a couple of days ago than I can remember being in a very long time, and even a couple of days later with a few papers left to grade, I’m … Continue reading

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Sokal Hoax II: Electric Boogaloo

So there’s a fresh tempest a-brewin’ in the teapot of academia, in the form of three academic hoaxsters who decided to expose the weak scholarship in areas they called “grievance studies” by submitting bogus papers to various journals in those … Continue reading

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In Which Mrs. M Goes Catfishing…

… and not the online sort. A few nights ago, Mrs. M needed to take some party supplies to her workplace for a baby shower the following afternoon. Mrs. M’s school is at the edge of Mondoville, next door to … Continue reading

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News(paper) from a Former Home Town

I moved to Northern Kentucky forty years and ten days ago, on 13 August 78. Like the city I left (Nashville, TN), my new home had two daily newspapers. Nashville had the Tennessean (morning) and the Banner (evening), while Cincinnati’s … Continue reading

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In Which the Prof Suggests Some Gardening

… No, not the sort that makes you sweat and have to wash your hands over and over and — wait. That’s just me? Fine. But here’s what I mean. In the last few days, a meme started going around the Book … Continue reading

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