Friday, May 24, 2013
my dream: five federal universities
Alan Jacobs reflects on the tuition crisis cogently. You should check out his thoughts. One thing that I want to point out is that the ma...
what neoliberalism is, to a̶ this leftist
I've written on this subject before, but this keeps cropping up, so here goes again. It should be said upfront that I am deeply resistan...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
do Muslims deserve human rights?
From today's big speech: When a U.S. citizen goes abroad to wage war against America – and is actively plotting to kill U.S. citizens;...
I'm told Obama gave a speech today
And it's got the hearts of Andrew Sullivan , Chris Hayes , and other lovers of human rights allllll aflutter.
we must be ready to condemn this vicious knifing in the UK as terrorism
Friends, now is not the time to quibble about definitions. It's not the time to worry about words and their meanings. Now is not the tim...
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Journos of Color
Jamelle Bouie and Aminatou Sow have started a new aggregator that follows and promotes work by journalists of color. You should check it out...
liberal box checking
Liberals and progressives have far more humane and compassionate views on gay rights and gay love than conservatives do, but in my experienc...
all races being equal but all people certainly not being
This Zack Beauchamp missive on the Richwine affair has things to like and things to dislike about it. I want to focus on one thing, and in ...
Monday, May 20, 2013
you are not, actually, in control of your own life
Obama giving the commencement address at Morehouse College: Nobody cares how tough your upbringing was. Nobody cares if you suffered some...
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