Tag Archives: punditry

Corporate-sponsored Academies and America’s Unemployment Problem

Among other things, living in Poland means it’s easy to fall behind the US news cycle. There are too many pirogies to eat and all the smog makes it pretty hard to see long-distances. But today I got a chance … Continue reading

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Penn State and institutionalized slavery

One thing that has been getting lost in the story of an old football coach raping little boys, is the extent to which major college sports exploit kids every day and get away with it. As one of my favorite … Continue reading

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The view from nowhere

Over at The Atlantic, Conner Friedersdorf has a great piece defending NPR journalist Caitlin Curran’s right to involve herself in the Occupy Wall Street protest. Sadly, like a teenage boy between the sheets, NPR impetuously fired off a you’re fired … Continue reading

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Unsound logic and the parenting industry

Once again, another pretentious parenting expert bounds onto Internet sanctimoniously proclaiming those activities that constitute good forms of parenting and those that don’t. It’s the same worn story (brace positions, prepare for impact): parents are to breast feed and use … Continue reading

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Headline whoring is annoying

Here’s how the Huffington Post is currently headlining an extremely pathetic attention-lusting piece regarding Condoleezza Rice’s soon to be released memoir. The problem is that when you open the link and read the article, you realize that it says nothing … Continue reading

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Scratching the Joseph Nye itch

Reports have been emerging from Sirte, the Libyan coastal city where Qaddafi was found and ultimately killed, that political scientist and Harvard Kennedy School of Government professor, Joseph Nye, was traveling with the ex-Libyan leader at the time of his … Continue reading

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Gentle odes to Slovakia

Last week, when it seemed that the Slovakian parliament voted ‘um… no’ on extending a carrot to Greece in the form of more money for the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF),* news portals around the interwebs shook with a kind … Continue reading

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