Tools of the Day
First we have Larry Summers, for calling for university presidents to not fund faculty who want to attend the American Studies Association meeting. If the ASA had instead pushed to send toxic waste to Africa, Summers would be lauding the organization. It’s hard to see a stronger argument in favor of the ASA boycott than irritating Summers.
Second, there’s Ed Schultz, a fine hypocrite on unions. And really, Schultz is so terrible anyway. If you asked me which MSNBC host would be a total hypocrite in real life, I would have said Schultz before you could finish the question. And so he is.