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Category Archives: Current Affairs
I questioned why there were young children at the Aurora theater, and there was nothing wrong with me doing so.
In a piece entitled Stop Wondering Why There Were Young Children At The Aurora Theater, author Lisa Belkin asks “What is it that led so many people to dwell on a question of parenting when so many more sweeping questions … Continue reading
The New York Times recently ran a piece on the soaring cost of college: For all borrowers, the average debt in 2011 was $23,300, with 10 percent owing more than $54,000 and 3 percent more than $100,000, the Federal Reserve … Continue reading
Good news. Sort of. Yesterday I wrote about Amanda Dougherty, the 17-year old girl who was not allowed to attend her prom because she did not have a date. It appears that she attended the prom after all, but only … Continue reading
Did you hear about the high school student who is not allowed to attend her junior prom because she does not have a date? Amanda Dougherty, 17, a student at Archbishop John Carroll High School in Glenolden, Pennsylvania, was denied … Continue reading
William Falik is my kind of guy. In honor of his father’s 100th birthday, he donated $100,000 dollars to Harvard Law School in order to provide financial assistance to students who are pursuing a less profitable career in public-interest law. … Continue reading
From a piece in The Daily Beast: Eric Dondero, a former longtime aide to the representative, has written a post at Rightwing News defending Ron Paul against charges of racism and anti-Semitism but also acknowledging that the congressman is “personally … Continue reading
No surprise that Mark Twain managed to turn a simple notice about a stolen umbrella into an amusing reward for the capture and execution of a small boy. Also no surprise that Scott Bennett’s newspaper farce did not go quite … Continue reading
It’s got everything. Opposition to authority. A First Amendment battle. And the stupidity of the demanded apology.
The story of Emma Sullivan is one of my favorites of the year. Sullivan is the eighteen year old high school student who tweeted that Kansas Governor Sam Brownback "sucked" after his visited her school earlier in the day. The … Continue reading
Fear not. There is a perfectly legal means for students and teachers to bully students different than them.
A new bill requiring public schools to enforce anti-bullying policies passed through Michigan’s Senate on Thursday. Good news. Right? But at the last minute, Republican lawmakers added an extra line to the bill saying that bullying on religious or moral … Continue reading
New York City Starbucks have begun to cover up some of their electrical outlets in order to to eliminate the customers “who spread all their papers out and stay for hours on end, turning a coffee-shop table into their makeshift … Continue reading