Obama’s Gaffe, in Terms an Academic Can Understand

Here’s the President’s statement, applied to academia: There are a lot of [tenured], successful [academics] who agree with me because they want to give something back,” the president said. “If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There … Continue reading Obama’s Gaffe, in Terms an Academic Can Understand

Why Republicans Are Happier, Part IV

One of my most popular posts, from February 2008—the source of my first Instalanche!—argued that conservatives are happier than liberals, and gave some reasons why. I followed that up here, and then here, where I pointed out that conservatives are not only happier but also nicer and more loving than liberals. Conservatives hug their children more, derive more pleasure from the happiness of others, and are … Continue reading Why Republicans Are Happier, Part IV