Category: Education

One Man's Plan for Balanced Education in America?

The man with the plan isn’t me. It’s my former bother–er, brother-in-law Ace, who–just because he keeps texting me– thinks he’s maintained a friendship with me. .Anyway, Ace keeps nagging me about my supposed political bias, a topic which–in this, my blog–I dilate on from time to time. He keeps badgering me about –in the... Read more »

Just Askin'

The following questions keep haunting me.   I was wondering if you could help me with an answer or two.  For centuries, millions have been hearing  and believing that people  (mostly Catholic females) have been possessed by Lucifer who  has been inducing multitudes of them to  cascade green smoothies from their maws with the force of... Read more »

I Inhabit a Covid-19 Minefield

But first, a disclaimer of sorts: No imagination would ever mark me as a religious Jew. Yet I regard myself a Jew , and –though a non-observant one—-all in all,proud to be one. Sure, you will never spot me in any house of worship, yet: I am a Jew who worships the tolerance of belief... Read more »
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Charles Barkley: In All Honesty, An Ignoramus

In far too many circles, ex-NBA star Charles Barkley is profoundly revered for his “honesty”.  As a regular contributor to NBA TV  broadcasts, he has a long history of instant,  unabashed expatiation on any topic under discussion, no matter how deep and sluggishly his ignorance runs.  Most of it is harmless enough, I suppose. But ... Read more »

Abolish Affirmative Action for Wealthy Whites

The underpinning argument against affirmative action  for African-American students is that college entrance should be based largely on academic excellence alone. No tilt to the playing field, bleat America’s right-wing cultural warriors. If this is a sound argument, it begs another few questions.  Should  a student who hasn’t even grasped the rules of  rudimentary sixth-grade... Read more »