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It’s the last session of class. What runs through the adjunct professor’s mind?
I need a legal explanation, please. A family in Washington is on trial for medical marijuana use and they are being forbidden by the judge from using the argument that their plants were legal under state law. I don’t understand how this is consistent with “The Truth, The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth.”…
A new app — Monkey Parking — allows San Franciscans to auction off public parking spots they’re occupying to the highest bidder. Personally, I find this appalling. But more important than my own personal feelings on the matter, this situation strikes me as a strange case where traditional political ideologies might not make for an…
This was the sign at the entrance to the polling place today (a local school millage vote).
Guns rights advocates use death threats to… stop a gun seller from selling guns. True story.
Once again, Jonathan condescendingly explains why restrictions on labour movement (not to mention restrictions on immigration and asylum) are reflective of a xenophobic world view. Nothing controversial at all, no siree.
Kazzy uncovers how one goes about getting a religious exemption to vaccination requirements. And it gets him thinking…
Headlines practically ripped from fiction.
The UAW dropped its complaints with regard to the controversial labor vote in Tennessee.
This came up in my post on Cliven Bundy but I have seen it again and again but the point always confuses me so I am turning it into a question for the hive mind.
That was quick.
There is a certain profession that blatantly breaks driving laws every day, no matter where you live, right in front of you. There is a reason for this: they do not bear the cost of risk for doing so.
Because you can’t have True Freedom and Liberty without mindless, overbearing, politically-motivated government regulations.
Ian Millhiser complains. I listen:
NYPD attempts to crowdsource PR photos. Hilarity ensues.
The National Law Journal is reporting that things are still very tough for law school grads. The class of 2013 was the biggest class yet and the lesson seems to be that there is a tale of two law schools.
I’ve had it up to here with people saying that the such and such people just want to control other people’s bodies. Not because such claims are false, but because they are trivially true.
Plagiarism is rampant in American higher education, so I have my students upload their papers through an automatic plagiarism checker. And a good thing, too, as this example shows. Seems a bit harsh to fail the student, you might think, but the software doesn’t lie.
It’s called “winning.”
It’s springtime in a midterm election year, and that can only mean one thing! Bad campaign ads!
So, you guys have a cruel and unusual punishment clause in your constitution. But I’ve got a few questions:
Chief Justice Likko’s mea culpa.
Predict what James Hanley’s students will do in the post-zombie apocalypse! Impress your friends! Win imaginary prizes! Claim bragging rights over all!
What happens when the libertarianish preschool teacher is asked to teach health to 8th graders?
I swear, I have no idea where I come down on this. I’m curious to see what the Hive Mind thinks.
Koichi Toyama ran for the Governor of Tokyo on a very unusual platform, starting off by saying that the nation is horrible and he has no interest whatsoever in political reform or any kind of reform. The nation, he states, must be destroyed. He also planned a run for the US presidency in 2008…
Because it’s Friday and everyone needs a good laugh to start the weekend.
CBS is apparently hiring Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman. One: I bet Stephen took this at least partially because he’s tired of playing a caricature every day. Two: Did the CBS Network Suit Guys not see the Correspondent’s Dinner? Part of me hopes this ends in a brilliant disaster. Like, a contract cancellation and…
I thought the narrative was that anything that is “Koch-funded” is inherently evil and should be dismissed out of hand as corporate astro-turfing because (unlike George Soros, who’s totally ok) they only give money to causes that benefit them financially. Now the positions of anything “Koch-funded” should be dismissed out of hand because the Kochs benefit…
First it was the smoking itself. Second being around others smoking. Third is being around people who have smoked. Fourth, maybe, is the seeing of people smoking. If the degree of risk required to justify action is non-zero or somewhere around there, where exactly is the bottom of this slope?
Via many, many emailers comes this story in The Oregonian about a new, high-end yuppie grocery store in Portland that will open this week – and then probably close the week after that:
The zombie apocalypse is a go!
Cinderella story? Hardly! This was destiny.
A fine critical analysis of this week’s demonstration that the best show on television has eroded into a pale, unfunny, and indeed macabre shadow of itself.
Why I’m sticking a fork in my latest series.