Right after Donald Trump won in 2016, I wrote a post here titled, “Suggested ‘First Things First’ for Trump.” Given that he has no idea who I am, and my being a Democrat who voted for Bernie, I had no delusions that he’d heed my advice. But still…I must say that my comments might have been … Continue reading Told Ya So!
Too many news items, too little time. For instance, I’d love to explain why the headline, “After a series of flip-flops, Trump prepares to deliver on a key campaign pledge” in the Washington Post is absolutely false on the flip-flops claim and why I am only cautiously optimistic about Trump’s announcement, but I just don’t … Continue reading Horrific Case Highlights Hidden Policy
I hesitated before using my posting title above, because anyone who reads this post one day late will think it’s about whatever new controversy Trump’s has stirred up on that particular day, not the one that was raging today. 🙂 I assume, though, that most readers know that I mean Trump’s executive order temporarily banning … Continue reading The President’s Latest Controversy
Working in liberal academia as I do, I’ve been dealing with an avalanche of comments from colleagues expressing profound shock at the result of the presidential election, expecting me to agree. I have to throw cold water on their comments — and place myself in suspect status — by saying, “Actually, I’ve been speculating for … Continue reading Suggested “First Things First” for Trump
To paraphrase James Carville, some of those sanctuary city-vowin’, amnesty supportin’, “I know a great little place for pot stickers where they don’t speak English”-braggin’ citizens of San Francisco are now finding themselves bitten in the you-know-where by federal immigration policy (including the nonimmigrant visas such as H-1B)! They’ve been Disneyed! But these are not … Continue reading OMG, Right There in America’s Most Pro-Immigration City!
Universities go through a lot of hand wringing in setting “general education requirements,” designed to produce well-rounded graduates who are capable of rigorous intellectual reasoning, and thus able to be productive in society and the economy beyond their areas of technical specialization. Well, easier said than done. In my experience, there are many college graduates … Continue reading Urban Inst. Study — Textbook Case of Fallacious Reasoning by the Highly Educated
Note to the reader: As my posting title indicates, I’m going to address two very different topics in this posting. They in fact are connected, but one of them — the senseless killing of a young woman — is far more important, not to mention attention-getting, than the other. Nevertheless, the killing sparked a bitter … Continue reading Innumeracy in Politics, Alleged Murder in SF by an Unauthorized Immigrant, Etc.