Tag Archives: American exceptionalism

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Vikram Bastian

Next Thursday, assuming I can keep the panic attacks at bay, I’ll be conducting live exit interviews in front of a raucous, beer-swilling crowd at Conor O’Neills, as part of Concentrate Media’s moderately-distinguished speaker series. (It’s free, and open to the public, but, if you’d like to attend, you need to register in advance.) Here, […]

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Something to think about as you’re lighting up Chinese fireworks in celebration of our country’s unsurpassed greatness

Following up on our conversation about the purposeful dumbing down of America, I though that I’d share this tweet, sent out today by renowned American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. This is in reference, for those of you who don’t know, to the fact that, earlier today, physicists near Geneva, at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider, officially […]

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Hucakabee on 9/11… Commoditization as the final stage of grief

A few months ago, I told you about Mike Huckabee’s latest venture into online education. If you don’t recall, it’s basically a poorly animated American history video series being peddled to the patriotically frothing Tea Party set so that they can see their young loved ones educated without either the corrupting “filter” of professional educators, […]

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Who needs teachers when we have the Mike Huckabee’s time traveling adolescent truth squad?

Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee thinks that America’s teachers are putting kids, and the very future of our nation, at risk. Our young people, according to Huckabee, aren’t reaching their full potential, and it has everything to do what he calls “the ‘blame America first’ attitude prevalent in today’s teaching.” Apparently, our teachers are focusing too […]

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