Protesting the New Superintendent

An odd kerfuffle in local education politics.

Putin Doesn’t Care About Today

An incredibly isolated Russian leader is not interested in running the country.

ODU Prof Out After Minor-Attracted People’ Backlash

Academic freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.

The Master’s Degree Scam

Most aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on.

Unskilled? No Problem!

Are we thinking about job training all wrong?

George Shultz, 1920-2021

The longtime public servant has died, aged 100.

The Silly ‘Dr. Biden’ Kerfuffle

A silly, sexist WSJ op-ed has generated plenty of attention.

Cracks in America’s Election System?

Was Trump’s attempt to overturn the outcome a one-off or a sign of things to come?

Jill Biden Plans to be First First Lady with Outside Job

A rather remarkable milestone in that it’s coming so late.

Kamala Harris or Susan Rice?

Joe Biden has either narrowed down his choice for running mate down to two women or he hasn’t.

Trump Names Robert O’Brien To Be National Security Adviser

President Trump has named his fourth National Security Adviser in less than three years.

Dan Coats Stepping Down As Director Of National Intelligence

Dan Coats is stepping down as Director of National Intelligence, and President Trump wants to replace him with an inexperienced, obsequious toady.

Mark A.R. Kleiman, 1951-2019

A great public intellectual, pioneering blogger, and all-around good man is gone.

Outsider Andrew Yang Raises $2.8 Million In Second Quarter

Andrew Yang has been a relatively unknown candidate for the Democratic nomination, but he’s slowly risen in the polls and raised more money in the second quarter than several experienced politicians.

Education Deserts a Fact of Life

Rural Americans are much less likely to go to college than their urban counterparts. Is there a solution?

Trump Selects Former Attorney General William Barr To Be New Attorney General

William Barr, who served as Attorney General under President George H.W. Bush, has been selected to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.

Another Name On Trump’s SCOTUS Short List

With the President set to announce his Supreme Court pick Monday evening, another name has entered the game.

Feds Make 32 Percent Less than Private Sector Counterparts (Or 17 Percent More)

Dueling data on civil service compensation belie the adage that you can’t choose your own facts.

YouTube Shooter Nasim Aghdam Was Crazy

The woman who wounded three people at the video company before killing herself posted insane rants all over social media.

Renowned Physicist Stephen Hawking Dies At 76

Stephen Hawking possessed one of the greatest minds in history, but he will likely be most remembered for not letting a debilitating disease stop him from contributing to our understanding of the universe.

Thoughts about the Trump National Security Team

Trump appears to undervaluing existing bureaucracies listening more to hacks and ideologues.

John McLaughlin, McLaughlin Group Host, Dead At 89

A precursor to modern cable political news with an interesting past has passed away at the age of 89.

Andrew Grove, Intel Chairman Who Helped Develop The Semiconductor Revolution, Dead At 79

One of the pioneers of the technology revolution of the past four decades has passed away.

Rand Paul’s Biology ‘Degree’

The Kentucky Senator and medical doctor claims an undergraduate degree he doesn’t have.

Bill Cosby vs. Ben Roethlisberger

Chris Rock wants us to remember that Bill Cosby isn’t the only celebrity accused of rape.

Do What You Hate?

The advice “Do what you love. Love what you do” is not without pitfalls.

AAAS Leader Falsely Claimed Doctorate on Grant Proposals

Leslie Cohen Berlowitz, president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is under fire for academic fraud.

Susan Rice To Replace Tom Donilon As National Security Adviser

Denied her chance at being Secretary of State, Susan Rice will be moving to a position that is arguably just as important in shaping American foreign policy.

Obama Waging Psychological Warfare on Americans, Says Crazy Doctor

Dr. Keith Ablow lays out the case that President Obama is conducting psychological warfare on us.

Emory President Extols 3/5 Compromise

Emory’s James Wagner sees the 3/5 Compromise as the price for achieving a more perfect union.

PhD Scientist Glut (Not POLITICAL Scientist; We Already Knew That)

Calls for more American kids to pursue STEM careers ignores the hiring realities.

John Karlin, Telephone Innovator, Dies at 94

John Karlin, an industrial psychologist for Bell Labs that you’ve probably never heard of, has died aged 94.

John Nagl Next Haverford Headmaster

John Nagl, who became famous as a leading counterinsurgency theorist and practitioner, is taking on a new challenge: grooming young boys for life.

Is It Worth Paying For a Yale Education?

Men who graduate elite universities earn an additional $107,000 lifetime. It costs $234,440 to get a Yale degree.

Pat Summitt and the Evolution of Women’s Basketball

Pat Summitt’s predecessor stepped down as head coach to work on her doctorate.

Obama’s Odd Choice for World Bank President

Jim Yong Kim is an impressive man. But he’s got no background in banking, finance, or economics.

Military’s Lock-Step Promotion System

The military promotion system does not reward top performers rapidly enough.

Federal Workers Overpaid, Say Federal Workers at CBO

Employees of the US Federal Government earn substantially more in salary and benefits than their private sector comparables.

Trying to Understand Newt’s Appeal

Musing about his smarts.