Good academic science and social science lie behind ideas that conservatives don’t want to believe, about climate change, about evolution, about the persistence of racism. So conservatives attack the whole academic enterprise. Organized conservative assaults on academic liberals are now the norm on campuses. Source: Why Conservatives Don’t Like Higher Ed – LA Progressive AdvertisementsRead more "Why Conservatives Don’t Like Higher Ed – LA Progressive"
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“It is such a supreme folly to believe that nuclear weapons are deadly only if they’re used. The fact that they exist at all, their presence in our lives, will wreak more havoc than we can begin to fathom. Nuclear weapons pervade our thinking. Control our behavior. Administer our societies.…
An open letter to my grandkids, nieces and nephews. No, I wasn’t thinking of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s “Teach Your Children” when I gave this a title…but it does fit. 🙂 My dearest loved ones… I may have shared this before but I’ll do so again at the risk of repeating myself. I was […]Read more "Do you have a code that you live by?"
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Can it be you It’s been so long. Was it what I said that was so wrong. Should I rejoice and sing a song. Come take me back To when I was strong. Memory stirs my mind of Nam and Viet Cong. Let the healing begin it’s no longer a sin let’s fire up that bong. Freedom’s a woman […]Read more "Thoughts after listening to Van Morrison most of the afternoon."