Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

To be Donald Trump’s Secretary of Education, Ignorance is Not Only Encouraged — It’s Mandatory

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Dante’s Purgatory: Canto 12 Retelling — First Ledge — Exempla of Pride

Chapter 12: First Ledge — Exempla of Pride (Purgatory) Like humble oxen submitting to the yoke, Dante and Oderisi walked together until Virgil said to Dante, “We must move faster, so leave him and press forward. On this mountain, each … Continue reading

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Russia First, America Second

Recommended Reading: Paul Krugman Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/paulkrugman S.V. Date, Sam Stein: Donald Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Resigns (Washington Post) In a few hours, he went from having Trump’s “complete confidence” to being the first major casualty of the administration. … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968): The Case for Civil Disobedience

Law is a wonderful invention. The philosopher Thomas Hobbes once speculated on what life would be like without law. His State of Nature was a horrible place indeed, in which human life was “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.” Fortunately, … Continue reading

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