The Amy Wax/UPenn problem isn’t about academic freedom, it’s about unexamined privilege. And firing her won’t solve the problem. The University of Pennsylvania and law professor Amy wax are embroiled in a […]
To the kid in the MAGA cap
Dear Kid, Yes, you. You know exactly who you are. So do your friends, teachers, and parents. Maybe this morning you still think that’s cool. Maybe you’re waiting for the interview requests […]
Is there a cognitive psychologist in the house?
There’s an outbreak of Dunning-Kruger, and I might have it I’m a peevish little fellow. I know. That’s some knock you over with a feather material right there, now isn’t it? What […]
July 4, 2018: What, if anything, can stave off the ruination of the Republic?
Only trust … assuming it can still be found. In 2007, on this overblown, sadly commercialized holiday whose historical moment has been buried by beer, barbecue, patriotic bombast, and over-the-top, often taxpayer-paid […]
Journalism shouldn’t be dangerous — but it is now
When newsrooms need to lock their doors, their ability to serve their readers and viewers is sadly impeded I became a journalist, in part, because I was able to walk through the […]
If you’re young, what does national security mean to you?
If you don’t like what it means today, do something about it. In the early 1950s, I stumbled and bumbled my way through elementary school. The Cold War had begun, and we […]
So that’s why we’re so fat …
We’re just driven toward comfort food. I ate a glazed donut today I knew I shouldn’t eat. That’s because I’m 20 pounds over what I think I ought to weigh. Although a […]
Would there be high school walkouts today if Marjory Stoneman Douglas was a black High School?
Is the right to protest itself a function of privilege? These kids raise good questions. Would there be massive high school walkouts across the country today if Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS was […]
A case for the Humanities
Arguing for well-rounded, well-educated human beings in the US is probably as fruitless as arguing for the Humanities. And for the same reasons. Besides the obvious benefit of agitating evangelical conservatives with […]
Learning is a journey
Some navel-gazing as I hunt down quality sources on critical thinking One would think this wouldn’t be so hard. Not to humblebrag or anything, but I’m not daft. I have a pretty […]