Monthly Archives: February 2012

My Job

I have to work out the days and times for our department’s courses for next year, based on the preferences of my colleagues.  Of course, I have colleagues who teach at the same times, on the same days, in the … Continue reading

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Gingrich

I recently heard a great political zinger:  Newt Gingrich “is a stupid man’s idea of what a smart man sounds like” (Paul Krugman on This Week with Christiane Amanpour).  Sounds accurate to me.  Then again, I’ll be laughing out of … Continue reading

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Democracy

Someone once said, “In a true democracy, people get the government they deserve.”  I think of this line when people complain about our elected representatives.  We would probably have better government with electoral reform.  Getting rid of Super PACs would … Continue reading

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