Archive for July, 2008

  • I remember listening to a speech by Senator John McCain a couple of weeks ago where he said if you wanted to pay more taxes, vote for Obama. It’s an ironic quip in light of the projected national debt.

    Taxes make the world go round

    I remember listening to a speech by Senator John McCain a couple of weeks ago where he said if you wanted to pay more taxes, vote for Obama. It’s an ironic quip in light of the projected national debt.

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  • The Baylor Board of Regents announced today that President John Lilley has been fired for “failing to bring the Baylor family together.” In two years of what was supposed to be a unifying presidency following the tumultuous Sloan years, Lilley managed to further alienate faculty, students and alumni alike.

    Baylor fires second president in as many years

    The Baylor Board of Regents announced today that President John Lilley has been fired for “failing to bring the Baylor family together.” In two years of what was supposed to be a unifying presidency following the tumultuous Sloan years, Lilley managed to further alienate faculty, students and alumni alike.

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  • This wasn’t the ending I was hoping for.  After nearly two years of weekly mentoring an at-risk teen, I had hoped for a more climactic closure.

    So much for happily ever after

    This wasn’t the ending I was hoping for. After nearly two years of weekly mentoring an at-risk teen, I had hoped for a more climactic closure.

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  • A recent column in the New York Times by Stephen L. Carter on affirmative action got me thinking about the race and gender distribution in academia and beyond. And then, an article from my alma mater, Baylor University, made me laugh out loud.

    Affirmative action efforts lack economic dimension

    A recent column in the New York Times by Stephen L. Carter on affirmative action got me thinking about the race and gender distribution in academia and beyond. And then, an article from my alma mater, Baylor University, made me laugh out loud.

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  • With the election looming and voter turnout up across the board, the youth vote has attracted its fair share of attention. Harvard University’s Institute of Politics reports that for the first time since Richard Nixon was in office, young people are turning out to vote in high numbers. Perhaps more interesting than sheer volume is how we youngsters are voting and why.

    Hug a tree for Jesus

    With the election looming and voter turnout up across the board, the youth vote has attracted its fair share of attention. Harvard University’s Institute of Politics reports that for the first time since Richard Nixon was in office, young people are turning out to vote in high numbers. Perhaps more interesting than sheer volume is how we youngsters are voting and why.

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