Monthly Archive: August 2014

Culture and Entertainment

So in the first few scenes of Luther (available on Netflix), we see a police detective let a killer of children fall to his death (when he could have chosen to reach out and...

Some Thought on Career Building in the Age of Freelancing

Or as a friend called it on facebook, “career” “building” in an age of freelancing. This post is inspired Professor Hanley’s post on the Minimum Wage and various conversations I’ve had here and with...

What Do You Call It?

Much has been made – in conservative circles, at least – on the administration’s labeling of Nidal Hasan’s assault on Ford Hood as “workplace violence” when there is increasing evidence that it wasn’t.


If you’ve been wondering whatever happened to Jackie Chan movies, I’ve found them in Bollywood. (Chennai Express reviewed!)


Outside of… particular circles… I haven’t seen terribly much attention directed at the remarkable and horrifying revelations in Britain. Some 1,400 young girls over the last fifteen years were sexually abused, and little was...


Five of one.

An Assortment of Thoughts on the Minimum Wage

Michigan’s minimum wage goes up to $8.15/hour on Labor Day. Student workers at my school have had their maximum weekly hours cut from 8 to 6 1/2. Santa Fe, New Mexico substantially increased its...

I Can Read Mississippi With My Eyes Shut Tight

Recently, some fancy numbers have suggested that if it were a state, Britain would be competing with Mississippi to be the poorest of all fifty-one states. So what does this mean? Whatever the case, Will Truman would rather not have to choose between living Mississippi or Britain.

Fashionable Politics

Thank god for New York’s Peter King. I thought for a bit that Obama was going to get away with Or it.


How much scarier is freedom for a robot than it would be for a human?

Series! (1980s)

It was the 80s. Nobody’s hair looked good.


Come on in, the water’s fine!


Holy cow! Is it Friday already?

Indeed it is!

Linky Friday #81

Links! Click on them and go places! This week: Asian Cities, Crime, Television, Education, Solar Energy, and Millenials!

That Old WASPy Anti-Semitism: Israeli Policy and Anti-Semitism

The Episcopalian Chaplain of Yale blames the rise of anti-Semitic attacks in Europe on the Jews. Maybe next he can also tell us why he is an extra-special American because he is a direct descendent of people who came over on the Mayflower.

Constitutional Crisis: Week 1

James Hanley recaps the first week of his Constitutional Crisis course. Spoiler: not much has happened yet, but that won’t stop him from rambling on.