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A Scandal on Multiple Levels

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On November 30, 2008
I hope you’ve all read David Barstow’s very important (if depressing) story. It is, first of all, the tale of a truly shameless hack. But that’s not the most damaging thing; probably not many people have the integrity to turn down large amounts of money for undemanding work; it’s just that most of us aren’t […]

So much for "Shared Governance!"

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On November 30, 2008

Scott Jaschik has a fascinating and distressing article at Inside Higher Ed about the misdeeds at the College of DuPage, where the board of trustees recently proposed the adoption of policies that ess

Civil War!!!!!!

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On November 30, 2008

Oregon State represents Christianity, capitalism, and tradition. Oregon represents the creeping evils of secularism, miscegenation, and gay marriage. Go Ducks!!!!! Share

The Successful Coup that Never Succeeded

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On November 29, 2008
Glenn reminds us of the disgraceful behavior of the New York Times in the wake of the 2001 attempted coup against Hugo Chavez: That was one of the most Orwellian editorials written in the last decade. The Times — in the very first line — mimicked the claim of the Bush administration that Chavez “resigned,” […]

Gorshkov Update

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On November 29, 2008

The government of India has more important things on its plate right now, but if you’re interested in how the Admiral Gorshkov negotiations might play out, take a look at Galrahn’s discuss

Thanksgiving diversions

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On November 27, 2008
In case you tire of your friends and relatives today, you can always amuse yourself with TIDOS Yankee’s efforts to lift his self-esteem: My typical day started by taking my older daughter to her elementary school, dropping my infant daughter off at her daycare, and then driving to work on a corporate campus in Research […]

Thanksgiving Wingnuttery

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On November 27, 2008

Mark Krikorian: Good point — no amount of military-school hazing or even life-fire exercises could better train a soldier for combat than strolling in uniform through an Ivy League campus. I’d

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Detective Work

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On November 27, 2008

A friend fowards along this photo of her father, Walter Rule, on one of his first Navy postings. She wonders whether this is Honolulu or San Diego. Any thoughts? Share

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