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When stupidity and insanity combine in a head of government

Oh, gee, I bet I know of whom you’re thinking. But no. Same party, same stupidity and same craziness, though. From Harper’s Weekly Review: Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin blamed the shooting death of a 7-year-old girl by her 11-year-old brother … Continue reading

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Paths crossed: Al Shanker and some challah dough

Al Shanker was a sexy guy who baked bread. Richard Kahlenberg’s “A School Strike That Never Quite Ended,”¬†opinion piece in the Times reminded me about the 1960’s Ocean Hill-Brownsville public school upheaval, as well as a separate recollection of meeting … Continue reading

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Unions unions unions!

I knew this would happen when I did that bullet list of progressive goals: I’d forget important stuff. Noam Scheiber reminded me in yesterday’s Times, in his “Can Weak Unions Get Teachers More Money?” UNIONS UNIONS UNIONS. Support them and … Continue reading

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