Daily Archive: August 15, 2014

Abolish Advanced Placement?

Burt Likko thinks that if Advanced Placement classes don’t represent actual advanced education, maybe we’re better off without them.


For people who wonder why conservatives sometimes get accused of racism, just go read the comments in this thread by Conservative Daily, a Facebook page with 5,700,000+ likes. Amazing lack of pushback on a...

Living the Dream, and other ways to ruin your life

“Yes, I know. I don’t want to go back either. But there are some nice people I promised to take out on the next trip so they can experience what we’re experiencing now, so we have to turn around. But it is breaking my heart a little, because this is perfect and I never want it to end.”


I’m sitting in the public library, where a volunteer is explaining the contents to a group of recent immigrants to Canada. “It’s not real. Fiction is not real,” she explains. Says you! I think.

Linky Friday #79

Links! Click on them and go places! This week: Politics, the Future, Space, the Environment, Housing, and Asia!