Category Archives: politics

Hopes and Fears about Obama’s Change in Higher Education

I am trying to be optimistic, and I will get there by the time the semester starts in a week and a half. But today, with the White House releasing its plan to make college more affordable, I am finding … Continue reading

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Cedar’s Digest reads “Twilight of the Elites”

This week at the beach I also got a chance to read Chris Hayes’ superb social commentary, “Twilight of the Elites.” Instead of gathering thoughts later to write a blog post, I tweeted some thoughts as they occurred to me. … Continue reading

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Sandy Hook and Useless Common Sense on Guns

As a parent and a human being, I am horrified and terrified by the events of last week in Newtown, Connecticut.  I have hugged my kids, I have sat and cried upon reading notes sent by six year old best … Continue reading

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Obama’s Tears and No Voter Left Behind

Like many progressive Obama supporters, I was moved by his tears as he thanked his Chicago staff and volunteers this past week. Whether or not you believe he is a great president, it is pretty clear he is a good … Continue reading

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When is a gaffe not a gaffe?

I hope you’ll permit me a rare political post, which I think relates to psychology and teaching but not as much as most other posts on this blog. I was struck by Romney’s binders comment yesterday night, not just because … Continue reading

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“Then, they came for the 3rd grade teachers, and I said nothing”

German pastor Martin Niemoller is quoted as saying First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a … Continue reading

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The Onion predicts the future…

>From January 17th, 2001, the Onion headline:Bush: ‘Our Long National Nightmare Of Peace And Prosperity Is Finally Over’ Sadly pretty accurate. One could look today and think “You couldn’t even make this stuff up.” But then… someone did, just for … Continue reading

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Bush impersonator reads kids letters

>Pretty funny concept

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