Category: academia

Victim of love

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Americans don’t understand college admissions at all. So much ignorance in the age of Trump.

I have no problem with legacy admits or an admissions office giving extra-weight to non-traditional students (older than 18-22), or quarterbacks, or skilled flute players, or students from rural areas, students from impoverished urban areas, etc.

As the self-proclaimed leader of a revolution, perhaps Bernie will use an executive order to create single-payer and bypass the established legislative procedures.

Such an embarrassing moment for the Bernie supporter, but preserved forever.

Please note the macro-aggression came from a Sanders supporter. To be precise: it’s not the “far left”. It’s about the failure to see a distinction between liberalism and the current conservative/right-wing political formations.

Re MLB three batter rule for relievers: I can’t think of another major sport that specifies how long a player must play once they enter a game.

Putin has his Night Wolves, Trump has his MAGAts. Shock troops of reactionary politicians.

I don’t wanna go

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The presence of Trump in the Oval is the smoking gun.

Putin threatened to nuke the US and Trump said nothing. No response. Paid not to respond.

Will Roberts, Alito, and Kavanaugh be disowned by the Federalist Society when they side with Executive Power?

Many of Trump’s slams are delightfully self-referential.

The need to be first causes media outlets to report things that aren’t true. It just feeds into the “fake news” narrative of right-wingers and other irrationals. Be right, not first.

It’s sad to see news reporters behaving like sports journalists. There’s a reason why sports reporters aren’t front page news reporters.

The teaching of scientific facts and historical facts is an end in itself. Time to stop justifying higher ed in relation to philistine purposes.

Robert Kraft should know from his friendship with Trump that outcall is the way to go.

3x remakes don’t merit Academy Awards.

The Public Advocate position is the soft landing spot for term limited pols.

Voir dire gives one terrifying insight into the reality of a “jury of one’s peers.”

“Progressives” need to avoid becoming caricatures of the conservative imagination.

Getting married today

It is ironic that an American now serves as the gravedigger of anti-monarchism.

There aren’t enough republicans to fill Wembley Stadium.

As the monarchy looks to the future, the brexitious Labour and Tory parties look to their inglorious pasts.

The cosmopolitan young royals are an easy sell when contrasted with the likes of nativist elected politicians like May and Corbyn.

Cromwell’s reign of terror made divine right look attractive.

The problem with Oxford is that it is not (and will never be) Cambridge.

Jordan Peterson is the Gwyneth Paltrow of the alt right.

Much of the blues tradition, on which rock and roll is based, is decidedly misogynistic and would run afoul of the #MeToo movement.

There are few facts in sports journalism, but there is a lot of conjecture and imaginative speculation.

Battle of evermore

March 8th is the real May Day.

Liberal feminism is low hanging fruit for any competent critic. It’s been criticized ad nauseum. Will yet another book add anything substantially new to the “to be read” pile? It is doubtful. It would be another matter to bring a critical torch to bear on the current post-liberal feminist orthodoxy: intersectionality. It needs to be torched. But this would require more courage and ingenuity than is need to bash the liberal women of the second wave. Unlike the critique of liberal feminism, there are no well-worn grooves in which to slot an argument.

Right on track

High citation counts are more rewarding than a seat on Oprah’s couch.

Mr Trump is angry at Fox News again. It’s Donald Trump vs Rove News. Battle of the bottom-feeders.

Right-wing Republicans are planning to boycott the Pope’s speech in Congress because of his stance on climate change. The Pope’s call for Republicans to act on climate change is equivalent to Reagan telling Gorby to tear down that wall.

You put a lot of thought into your non sequitur: my reply to anyone who disagrees with me.