Strangled with protection

May 28, 2013 0

Our system of justice is a series of checks and balances in which everyone is held accountable in some way. We could imagine it as a web where everyone is […]

The Weekly World: Two Obamas?

May 28, 2013 0

My appreciation for some of President Obama’s policies is a veritable wellspring of debate and disagreement with some of my more conservative friends. I frequently cite his soaring defense of […]

Is there a reason for white guilt?

May 21, 2013 0

Some of the most athletic leaps in logic I’ve experienced have been in discussions about race and gender. Lines become blurred as differences of personal perspective become synonymous with “fascism” […]

The Weekly World: In defense of courage

May 21, 2013 0

  In 1963, Stanley Milgram verified with empirical observation what historians and philosophers have postulated for centuries. In his experiments on obedience to authority, he found that 65 percent of […]

What do we mean by “safe”?

May 14, 2013 0

One of the most common of logical fallacies is that of “equivocation.” In the narrow sense, equivocation is the use of a word with more than one meaning in a […]

Weekly World: Defending Thatcher

April 22, 2013 0

Perhaps the corollary to the old truism that “well-behaved women rarely make history” is that women who make history rarely go without being accused of not behaving well enough. One […]

The Weekly World: Rand Paul’s Filibuster

March 18, 2013 0

Most students here have probably heard bits and pieces about Kentucky Senator Rand Paul’s filibuster of John Brennan’s CIA nomination, or the #StandwithRand meme circulating Facebook and Twitter. Ordinarily, ceaseless […]

Getting the “college experience” at BC

March 11, 2013 0

When I ask older generations about what made their college experiences so great, the nearly unanimous consensus is always something about the community and intellectual immersion they went through during […]

Remember, the medium is the message

March 4, 2013 0

The student rally at Olympia last week was great. We all met with legislators and their assistants and appeared to make generally positive impressions. They seemed to agree with us […]

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