Friday, April 20, 2012


David Brooks is as dumb as a box of rocks. You cannot improve students' ability to read and write while simultaneously refusing to fund the humanities. It, after all, the humanities that require reading and writing. No test replaces semester long projects and no neoliberal university gives a good god damn about reading and writing.


It is one of the greatest songs ever:

Although more complicated, historically speaking, another great song:

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


 Over to the NYRB, Ronald Dworkin makes what seems to me to be an air-tight case for the constitutionality of the ACA.