I’m in a snaky mood today therefore I’m planning on writing an article citing several things and making a snarky comment about each. Let’s see how it turns out.
I just added Bag Man: The Wild Crimes, Audacious Cover-Up, and Spectacular Downfall of a Brazen Crook in the White House by Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz to the Recommended Reading List.
It is a deep dive into the Agnew affair, its relationship to Watergate and implications for today. ouse by
As of this writing the final presidential debate of the 2020 cycle is scheduled to take place tonight. Whether it will happen or not is still basically a coin toss. In any event I have spotted a serious flaw in the way we conduct political debates that I’d like to explore with you today. Continue reading The Dependent Moderator
Today is Easter Sunday for non-orthodox Christians (they go next week). It is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Christianity is by far the most practiced religion in America although it is neither the state religion (the First Amendment to the Constitution prohibits one), nor do Christians constitute a majority of Americans. While it may seem a bit odd since I have been an agnostic for decades, but I will make two religious references today that I simply think are good advice. Let’s explore. Continue reading Easter Spirits?
When I talk to young people I tell them if by the time they are forty years old when they look in the mirror if they don’t see their best teacher they did something wrong. I’m not going to sell math short and I agree with the emphasis put on STEM but reading is far and away the most important academic skill. Basically, if you can read you can teach yourself almost anything. Continue reading Last Minute Gift? Give Knowledge