Month: February 2012

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Food Trucks

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On February 23, 2012
I don’t agree with all of Yglesias’ analysis here on cities regulating food trucks out of business, but the overall point is fairly sound. In the comment section for my post on Cleveland the other day, I suggested that cities trying to revitalize themselves need to spend more time creating the infrastructure that would allow […]

The Cashill Standoff: Day Three

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On February 23, 2012
Gauntlet thrown … and there it is, still on the ground. I kicked it, but nothing doing. Not that I did expect or am expecting any different, but it’d be nice to see someone with the guts to defend their argument in a public forum. Otherwise, we’re liable to become a nation of Goldsteins, too […]

Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue

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On February 22, 2012
It’s probably been more or less proven by now that I spend my days a) finding weird stuff in the past, b) getting angry at the past, and 3) teaching my students about weird stuff or evil people in the past. And that’s more or less true, along with writing about weird stuff and evil […]
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(This will be the second-to-last Who-related visual rhetoric posts for a bit. It concerns the complicated conclusion of the fifth season, which is why it’s the second-to-last. It’s also a sequel of sorts to this post, though I reserve the right to introduce new material and present spoilers so inscrutable to the casual fans that unless you’ve […]

The End of Grutter?

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On February 22, 2012

I would like to buck the conventional wisdom, but I agree with everybody that the grant of cert in Fisher v. UT Austin is almost certainly the end of affirmative action in higher education. Certainly,

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