Reactions to Obama’s press conference from Ann Althouse, who reads closely and brings out aspects you won’t have thought about; Michelle Malkin, who isn’t buying a bit of it; and Wretchard, who observes that Wright’s theology makes hash of the communion of the saints. Continue reading Did Obama Do the Wright Thing?
when it sounds as if it should be the other way around. “Worst professor ever”—well confirmed. What on earth is going on at Dartmouth? Consider her qualifications for a position at Dartmouth Medical School: After obtaining a BA from Dartmouth College, I have an MS in Genetics from UC Davis and a PhD in Literature from UC San Diego. Literature! And the sentence is only … Continue reading Professor Sues Students…
That’s what Bart Simpson told his family in “Homer v. the Eighteenth Amendment.” “I’ll go with you!” said Homer. Marge put a stop to it, and that was that—except, of course, that Bart’s drinking started a temperance campaign that led to prohibition. As the episode illustrates, things get complicated when the government gets involved. That’s perhaps the moral of this story of a University of … Continue reading “I’m going down to Moe’s for a couple of beers.”
How can one make those dull academic colloquies fun? Brian Hollar has a suggestion. I just wish he had come up with this at the beginning of the semester; I’ve had to go to an average of two a week. Continue reading Seminar Bingo!
Larry Summers makes the case for free trade. (HT: Greg Mankiw) Continue reading Free Trade
Lydia McGrew writes compellingly about pressure in companies to advance, to develop one’s career by changing jobs frequently: there is intense pressure constantly to be changing one’s role in the company. This is billed as “developing,” “advancing.” “Move up or move out,” is the basic message. Even if, as does sometimes happen, you do well at your job and would prefer to keep doing it, … Continue reading Changing Places
The Supreme Court has upheld Indiana’s requirement that voters show a valid photo ID. I count this a major victory for democracy. A fraudulent vote cancels a legitimate one, and ought to be viewed just as seriously, therefore, as a denial of someone’s right to vote. Besides, the yoke is easy, and the burden is light. Continue reading Voter ID Requirement Upheld
Today’s minute for mission at church: an announcement of a special presentation Tuesday on “An Inconvenient Truth” and the global warming crisis. Meanwhile, it’s 59°, in central Texas, on a late April afternoon. Continue reading The Gore Effect
Israel bombed the nuclear reactor under construction in Syria to prevent the Syrians and the terrorist groups they sponsor from acquiring nuclear weapons. Will anyone do the same to Iran? Alisdair Palmer argues in favor of such a course: When the governments trying to acquire the technology for making nuclear bombs are known to train and supply Islamist terrorist groups – as Syria and Iran, … Continue reading Syria: Israel = Iran: ??
Ann Althouse critiques an episode of “What Not to Wear,” and suggests an alternative starring philosophers: The show ends with everyone celebrating the amazing changes in the woman’s appearance. You have scenes where everyone claps and cheers and the makeover target twirls around in her new clothes — which look ugly to me — and professes to be transformed. We’re assured — typical woman’s TV … Continue reading What Not to Think