Month: January 2011

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More from SEK’s visual rhetoric course

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On January 31, 2011
Two very long and image-laden posts that may be of interest to you: the first discusses how Frank Darabont establishes tone for the series in the opening scene of AMC’s The Walking Dead, while the second approaches the classroom difficulties created by racial stereotypes in Maus and American Born Chinese.  I apologize for not posting […]

Can We Cut?

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On January 31, 2011

Andrew Bacevich: Like concentric security barriers arrayed around the Pentagon, these four factors — institutional self-interest, strategic inertia, cultural dissonance, and misremembered histor

Today’s Health Care Ruling

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As expected, Vinson struck down the mandate, and also argued that it couldn’t be severed. My initial thoughts are up on TAPPED. The short version is that it probably doesn’t mean much but having a judge argue that the entire ACA is unconstitutional is worthy of notice. Share

Deep Thought

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On January 31, 2011

I, for one, am pretty surprised that people who thought that committing several years of substantial guaranteed money to the decomposing corpses of Luis Castillo and Mo Vaughn was a worthy use of reso

Alterman on Peretz

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On January 31, 2011
Very much worth reading, of course. Meanwhile, my favorite bit from the recent New York profile — even better than when Peretz claims that Obama lacks his sense of complexity and nuance in foreign policy — which I’d like to think is dry wit: For Israel, Peretz believes in a two-state solution. But this is […]

Sudan.

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On January 30, 2011

From Voice of America: Sudanese police clashed with students Sunday as anti-government protests broke out in the capital, Khartoum. Hundreds of students took part in the protests, shouting slogans tha

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