Wednesday, November 28, 2012

How to compromise

Interesting review of a new Jefferson biography, from a favorite writer of mine, that, like the new Lincoln movie, may have some interesting lessons on compromise for our current President and Congress: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/11/books/review/thomas-jefferson-the-art-of-power-by-jon-meacham.html?ref=jonmeacham&gwh=8D7FCAEF6CE6396DD2C0B1170A04C5CD&_r=0

"The potty-talk pledge"

An amusing satire on Grover Nordquist and his no tax pledge, quite timely with the fiscal cliff and what not: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/shouts/2012/11/the-potty-talk-pledge.html

Quater Life Crisis Material

http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/but-this-what-you-wanted/

Monday, November 26, 2012

The War on Men, as perpetuated by Topanga.

Many thanks to the wonderful folks at Salon for responding to the Fox News opinion piece, "The War on Men," with an appropriate dose of sarcasm:

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/26/what_this_guy_needs_to_succeed_less_competition/

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Children of illegal immigrants in Boston

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/19/in-state-tuition-immigrants-massachusetts_n_2158641.html?utm_hp_ref=college&ir=College

An interesting article about students of illegal immigrants who will now qualify to receive in state tuition.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

well this is reassuring

http://politico.com/news/stories/1112/83751.html

Some Awesome Pictures of President Obama

This is really random and just for fun, but here are some cool pictures of Obama!

http://imgur.com/a/X6186#24

Monday, November 12, 2012

Yeesh

Want to get 3 credit hours in 10 days? Call Western Oklahoma State College! The cultural anthropology course expectations video is worth watching (about a quarter down the page).

http://chronicle.com/article/Need-3-Quick-Credits-to-Play/135690/

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Is America Ready for a White, Male Secretary of State?

"In January, Hillary Clinton will be stepping down as President Obama's Secretary of State, and rumors are already swirling over who will replace her...While Huntsman and Kerry have both demonstrated that they have foreign policy chops, the US hasn't had a white male Secretary of State since 1997. Is America ready?"

http://jezebel.com/5959154/is-america-ready-for-a-white-male-secretary-of-state?utm_source=gawker.com&utm_medium=recirculation&utm_campaign=recirculation

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

For those following election results from their computers...

Pretty cool website, and its up dated every 30 seconds. Easy to follow as well.

http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2012/results

Monday, November 5, 2012

A sobering account for election eve

http://nytimes.com/2012/11/04/magazine/amtrak-industrial-corridor.html?src=dayp

Washington and New York will be just fine no matter who wins. How everyone else will fare remains to be seen.

Should Science Majors Pay Less for College Than Art Majors?


Philosophy lovers, prepare to be outraged. 

Down in Florida, a task force commissioned by Governor Rick Scott is putting the finishing touches on a proposal that would allow the state's public universities to start charging undergraduates different tuition rates depending on their major. Students would get discounts for studying topics thought to be in high demand among Florida employers. Those would likely include science, technology, engineering, and math (aka, the STEM fields), among others. 

But Art History? Gender Studies? Classics? Sorry, but the fates are cruel. Unless a university could show that local companies were clamoring to hire humanities students, those undergrads would have to pay more for their diploma. The Atlantic

Sunday, November 4, 2012

You Don't Own Me

Pretty cool video! yay women rights!

http://vimeo.com/51920265