Monthly Archives: March 2011

On the sex abuse scandal

I have not visited this topic in a while, but thought I would offer some thoughts on the Catholic sex abuse scandal and the media treatment of that scandal. It should go without saying that none of this is an … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 3.28

I am a big fan of ArchBishop Dolan, who was featured on 60 Minutes last week. The interview mixed some standard snarky liberal remarks with some clear admiration for Dolan’s charm and intellect. Watch here and here. This way my … Continue reading

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Lenten movie reviews, 1

So far we’ve watched Into Great Silence and the Flowers of St. Francis. (The Face: Jesus in Art was not available on Netflix, so we have changed up our order of things). Intro Great Silence was a very good film. … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 3.20

An argument is made to get rid of the drinking age here. This is a quite sensible plan, I think. Former presidents of various colleges have been pushing the idea as well. The politics of porn are discussed here. There … Continue reading

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To PowerPoint or not to PowerPoint

I don’t use power points in my classes, even in my very large classes 150 to 225 students). I tend to keep it simple – I lecture and use the whiteboard.   But I worried that in my big classes … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Union Debate

My very good friend from graduate school (Boston College) published an opinion piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the other day, provocatively titled "Walker and the Unions: Libertarian twins?".  Snell’s argument, in brief, is that the unions have too often … Continue reading

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Links roundup, 3.5

A new book, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, has some unwelcome revelations. This review covers some of them. A sad and startling photoessay on the ruin of the majestic city that was once Detroit. (click the arrows (>) … Continue reading

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