Monthly Archive: February 2013

Think I’m Ready To Try Again.

Dear Readers, As many of you are aware, I made an attempt last summer to crowd-source the remaining funds needed to obtain my degree. Despite the well wishes and contributions from many in the...

Sequester!

by James Hanley What are your thoughts on the sequester issue?- What’s going to happen? – Will there be a deal? Will the Tea Parties allow a deal? – Will Boehner craft a working...

When Bad Public Policy Meets Bad PR

Yeah, so that’s not going to do much to ease parents fear of guns in the classroom. My only question is, how was Obama able to control the arc of the ricocheting bullet?

The Times They Are A-Changin’

My fraternity days were just 15 years ago, and my house was probably more liberal than most.  But although I treasure my experience, that doesn’t change the fact that an idea like this would...

This Conversation is Being Recorded

I’m going to start by saying that this is not legal advice, and indeed may be against any number of civil or criminal laws in your local jurisdiction. It’s generally first and foremost a...

FYIGAQ*, Bigotry Edition

There is a lot of conversation going on about bigotry, particularly with regards to the views of people who question granting full rights, equality, and inclusion to LGBTQ folks.  I find it all very...

Well intentioned truancy policy goes awry.

A friend of mine is having to deal with the administration at her kid’s school treating her children as being absent without cause while dealing with losses to close family members. She’s started a...

Trade Sequence Part 4 – The Race to the Bottom

So, I’m doing this again. I thought it was high time I returned to my Trade Sequence, I can’t spend the whole time enjoying Wellington abnormally good summer weather. In light of the recent discussions about sweatshops / working...

The Oscars seem to be everywhere today…

What with predictions, diaries, and a space-awesome real-time email exchange/live-blog.  Having seen neither last night’s ceremony nor (I think) any of the actual movies in question, I will instead contribute the only thing I...