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Sorry, White Working-Class Apologists: Not Viewing Racism or Sexism as a Deal-Breaker Makes You Racist and Sexist — Rivers of Time

I know the white working class. I grew up in a family where this title was worn both as a badge of honor and a symbol of strength. My community was about as working-class as they come– Lima is among the poorest, least educated, and the most hard-scrabble places you’ll find in the United States. […]

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Reflections on David Gelernter’s 20 Thoughts — Rivers of Time

Conor Friedersdorf has a wonderful, wide-ranging interview with Yale computer scientist David Gelernter in The Atlantic this week. Friedersdorf is right to say that the Washington Post’s characterization of Gelernter as an anti-intellectual is wrong (and frankly bizarre). Gelernter is more accurately described as a talented polymath and a brilliant critic of American higher education, culture, and society. […]

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Online Learning: Challenges and Opportunities (Part One) — Rivers of Time

Recently, several colleges and universities have invited me to campus to address their administration and faculty on the challenges and opportunities of online learning today. While I can’t give away everything here (feel free to inquire about bringing me to your campus for a very fair rate!), I’d like to share some of the highlights with […]

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Is the Adams Morgan Truck Ramming Incident in DC Terrorism? — Heavy.com

The scene in Adams Morgan. (Twitter) Police are not ruling out terrorism in the Washington D.C. truck ramming tragedy in the popular Adams Morgan neighborhood. They’re not ruling it in, either, as the incident remains under investigation. The white pickup truck traveled at a high rate of speed and crashed into two D.C. bicycle officers…

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Boris Johnson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know — Heavy.com

(Getty) What seemed like it wouldn’t ever be a possibility may actually come to fruition. Boris Johnson has a legitimate shot at becoming the United Kingdom’s next Prime Minister. Exit polls in the General Election on June 8, to the surprise of many, showed disappointing results from the Conservative Party in the U.K. Many have…

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