Archive for January, 2011

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Hu's That Tyrant Thursday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Hu's That Tyrant Thursday Edition

| January 20, 2011 | 4 Replies

Yesterday, President Obama, leader of the most free and open nation on Earth, gave full praise and honors to Hu Jintao, head tyrant of China. The culmination of the visit was a state dinner at the White House, which leading Republicans refused to attend, much to their credit. I would have praised the President if […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Hu’s That Tyrant Thursday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Hu’s That Tyrant Thursday Edition

| January 20, 2011 | 4 Replies

Yesterday, President Obama, leader of the most free and open nation on Earth, gave full praise and honors to Hu Jintao, head tyrant of China. The culmination of the visit was a state dinner at the White House, which leading Republicans refused to attend, much to their credit. I would have praised the President if […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Mid-Way to the Weekend Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Mid-Way to the Weekend Edition

| January 19, 2011 | 1 Reply

If it’s a Wednesday in January, it means I’ll be away from the computer pretty much all day. Blogging will be light, but as soon as I can, I’ll post a link to the latest episode of The Delivery (which was good!) and a couple other stories that have been percolating in my head. In […]

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Why Can't College Students Argue? Don't Ask Me, I Don't Control Academia.

Why Can't College Students Argue? Don't Ask Me, I Don't Control Academia.

| January 18, 2011 | 5 Replies

For many years, our society has accepted that the fundamental qualification for any sort of decent career must begin with a college education. Tens of thousands of families spend millions of dollars, often times incurring five- or six-figure debts, to send their beloved children to institutes of higher learning, confident they will graduate with a […]

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Why Can’t College Students Argue? Don’t Ask Me, I Don’t Control Academia.

Why Can’t College Students Argue? Don’t Ask Me, I Don’t Control Academia.

| January 18, 2011 | 5 Replies

For many years, our society has accepted that the fundamental qualification for any sort of decent career must begin with a college education. Tens of thousands of families spend millions of dollars, often times incurring five- or six-figure debts, to send their beloved children to institutes of higher learning, confident they will graduate with a […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Smart Girl Tuesday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Smart Girl Tuesday Edition

| January 18, 2011 | Reply

I’ve booked Teri Christoph on tonight’s live recording of The Delivery. Smart Girl Politics is ready to roll out a couple cool new things, one of which involves me, and she’s going to tell us all about them tonight. I’m working on another guest for the second half to talk about the Golden Globes awards […]

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Clearing the Browser Tabs – Martin Luther King Jr Monday Edition

Clearing the Browser Tabs – Martin Luther King Jr Monday Edition

| January 17, 2011 | 2 Replies

As you probably know, especially if you’re home from work, today is the day we remember a pretty great man. Martin Luther King, Jr. was, so far as I’m concerned, a rare creature — a charismatic visionary who didn’t build a self-aggrandizing movement about himself.  He used his gifts to serve this country very well […]

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When Guns Are Outlawed…We All Rely on the Mercy of the Unjust

When Guns Are Outlawed…We All Rely on the Mercy of the Unjust

| January 16, 2011 | 1 Reply

See the violence inherent in the system! The Illinois House’s assistant majority leader had a handgun pointed at him in the Lower West Side’s Heart of Chicago neighborhood over the weekend. State Representative Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago) wasn’t injured in the incident, which occurred around 10:18 p.m. Friday in the 2500 block of South Oakley Boulevard. […]

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We'll Fix Social Security Over Their Dead Political Careers, And I'm Okay with That

We'll Fix Social Security Over Their Dead Political Careers, And I'm Okay with That

| January 16, 2011 | 4 Replies

In the coming budget battle, a growing number of Democrats have chosen a side — against the American people. The battle lines are forming within the Democratic Party over the charged question of reforming Social Security in the days leading up to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Liberals, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders […]

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We’ll Fix Social Security Over Their Dead Political Careers, And I’m Okay with That

We’ll Fix Social Security Over Their Dead Political Careers, And I’m Okay with That

| January 16, 2011 | 4 Replies

In the coming budget battle, a growing number of Democrats have chosen a side — against the American people. The battle lines are forming within the Democratic Party over the charged question of reforming Social Security in the days leading up to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Liberals, such as Sen. Bernie Sanders […]

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