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Back to class!

Hello all! Again, I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and sound—and that you are ready for class on Tuesday. Whoo hoo! As I mentioned in the last post, the general strategy will be: onward! Keep up … Continue reading

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Everybody safe?

I hope everyone is safe and secure; my cats and I made it through in Brooklyn just fine. As you know, Lehman was closed Monday and today and will be closed tomorrow, and we won’t know until Wednesday if the … Continue reading

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Register to vote—and then remember to vote!

Some students have asked about registering to vote, so here’s some info: First, the deadline for registration is October 12. If registering in-person, you have to do it by October 12, and if by mail, the form must be postmarked … Continue reading

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One last thing. . . .

Holy smokes! There’s a whole website (well, site within a site) on Naked Hiker stories, only here, they’re called ‘Quirkies‘. Also, check out this interactive map showing in- and out-migration to counties across the US. Very cool. That is all.

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Happy trails. . . .

Have a great summer, everyone! I’ll see you in the fall for Politics & Culture and Bioethics.

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Open! Open! Open!

WNYC had a couple of folks on today regarding new federal initiatives to make information about government more easily available to the citizenry. I’ve posted the links under Government-US—Data.gov and Open Government Initiative—but I want to suggest you try what … Continue reading

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Violence cancels politics. . .

. . . and politics cancels violence. It’s a basic Arendtian equation. See what’s happening in Iran: check out Andrew Sullivan’s blog, The Daily Dish. I was never a huge fan of Sullivan’s, especially in his brash I-know-how-to-be-an-America-better-than-you-do phase, but … Continue reading

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When pigs fly

Swine flu alert in US. Here’s a link to the CDC’s page on swine flu; follow the links for further information. And here’s a NYTimes story on the CDC declaration. Somehow, I don’t think my abstention from pork would make … Continue reading

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A giant loss, the loss of a giant

John Hope Franklin, one of the United States’ greatest historians, died today. Photo by Derek Anderson for the New York Times Read his obituary in the New York Times, as well as his website at Duke University. Click on ‘Quotations’ … Continue reading

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Fiddlin’ at the margins

I’m still in the process of adding links, so keep checkin’ back. Also, if you have any suggestions for links, please let me know. And given how many of you speak more than one language, I am more than willing … Continue reading

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