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Enter The Dragon

Outer bands coming in and it doesn't look good. #Irma — Thinker (@areta) September 10, 2017 // Good God. Watch the whole thing. Please, Floridians and others in the way of the storm, let us know how you are when you can. This is what hurricane irma sounds #HurricanIrma — ♡ DANA (@Dwein32)

They Stink

Here’s something you probably already know but may not have noticed: in any institution which has been taken over by the more egalitarian/iconoclastic/redistributionist elements of our society, which at this point generally includes nearly every one of the industries which control American culture, a very wide space is made for

How to Fulfill the Promise of Online Education

Many colleges and universities have hired private companies to build and operate their online education programs. Firms such as Academic Programs, 2U, Coursera, the College Network, and Pearson work quietly behind the scenes to convert traditional courses to online formats, recruit students, follow up with students, and even supply courses.

Unlearned Lessons of the Endless War

Sixteen years ago today a war was brought to our city streets by an enemy we already knew but misunderstood. The 9/11 attack may have been the ultimate “black swan” event: something that we should have known was coming and should have prepared for but didn’t. There are many reasons for

Trump, DACA, and the Politics of Immigration

In June 2012, President Obama announced his Deferred Action to Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Since Congress had failed to pass the DREAM Act, President Obama responded, “In the absence of any immigration action from Congress to fix our broken immigration system, what we’ve tried to do is focus our immigration enforcement

James Bond: Metamorphoses

What can you say about an urbane, epicurean super spy for Queen and Country who became a geek? That he liked digitization? That he went liberal? In an alarming development for Bond devotees everywhere, the digital colosssi Apple and Amazon are reportedly seeking rights to the 007 franchise. The implications of

Trump Makes ‘Friends’ Outside GOP

Washington Meet President Donald Trump’s new best friends. He calls them “Chuck and Nancy,” not Senate Minority Leader Schumer or House Minority Leader Pelosi. He met with them Wednesday morning, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan. The sit-down ended with Trump breezing past the GOP’s wish

Sixteen Years Later: Where I Was On September 11

Until September 11, 2001, I worked in the World Trade Center, halfway up Tower One. I wasn’t doing political blogging at the time, but was writing “the Baseball Crank” as a weekly baseball column for the online edition of the Providence (R.I.) Journal. Here’s my account of that day, written for

Did The Associated Press Look For REAL Causes Of Gun Crime?

As gun owners, the media is not on our side. They look for everything they can to push the narrative of “Guns are bad, mmmkay?” However, the only “facts” that really support such a narrative are biased statistics that are designed to paint guns as evil. However, there have been a few

Is there room under Hillary Clinton’s blame bus for Alexander Hamilton?

**Written by Doug Powers If you’re keeping score at home, update your list of Hillary Clinton’s election loss scapegoats to include Alexander Hamilton: “I go back over my own shortcomings and the mistakes we made,” Clinton writes, according to early excerpts of the book. “I take responsibility for all of them.” But, she

Newsweek hails Al Gore for predicting eventual-but-inevitable powerful hurricane

**Written by Doug Powers Call him NastraDUHmus. Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” was released eleven years ago. In the movie, the Goracle predicted man-made climate change would cause hurricane to increase in both frequency and intensity. Until late this summer, since that movie’s release, ZERO powerful hurricanes (cat 3 or higher) made U.S.