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Score Choice?

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What Dana said: The College Board has decided, against the wishes of many college admissions officials and advocates for low-income students, to institute “score choice,” allowing students

The Powell Precedent

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On December 31, 2008
My vacation has limited my blog reading, so I assume someone else has already discussed this. But since I haven’t seen it much, I feel compelled to point out that missed in many discussions about the Burris appointment is the fact that the Senate is probably unable to prevent him from being seated as a […]

Competitive Balance!

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On December 31, 2008

As an addendum to Matt’s post, allow me to note from the frozen tundra of Alberta that the NHL offers us a good controlled experiment in the effectiveness of salary caps in terms of ensuring com

Syllabus Bleg

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On December 30, 2008
Each spring, I have to teach an introductory, interdisciplinary social science course with the banal title, “Reading and Writing in the Social Sciences.” In years past, we’ve spent most of our time reading a selection of journal articles from the various disciplines in my program (i.e., history, poly sci, anth, sociology, psych and econ) and […]

Status

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On December 30, 2008
The site is apparently experiencing some kind of fatal error in Firefox; investigating. Seems to be okay in Explorer. …problem seems to have resolved itself. Resume normal commenting activities. Share

F-22 vs. A-10 vs. Megatron

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On December 30, 2008

Is the Air Force too casual about the threat posed by giant metal robots? As we speak, [Michael] Bay is shooting a sequel that has even more U.S. military hardware on display, according to USA Today.

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