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Monthly Archives: December 2007

Murder Most Malevolent

- Murder respects no gender. We may never know how many women died violently around the globe yesterday, but we will remember the name of one: Benazir Bhutto, twice prime minister of Pakistan, assassinated on Wednesday at the end of…
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Merry Christmas

- From the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2:In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled,…
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Seasonal Survival Guide

- ’tis the season that separates the truly gregarious from the xenophobes among us. You know who you are. Some people spent all last weekend baking cookies and treats to share lovingly with families and friends. Other people spent last weekend…
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Teaching Truth in Days of Deceit

- On the same day we learned that numerous baseball “greats” achieved their glory through cheating, I had a conversation with some academic colleagues about a problem that occurred during a freshman exam. Seems that some freshmen were using notes when…
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Say It Ain't So, Roger!

- Just so happens that I’ve had a thing for baseball all my life. Yes, it’s slow, maddeningly boring at times, but at it’s best baseball is a beautiful sport. Or, was. Sadly, the news today of a high-level report on
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The Oprah Factor

- Do celebrity endorsements of political candidates matter? Reviews are mixed on this question, and it will be interesting to see what happens as a result of Oprah Winfrey’s let’s-pull-out-all-the-stops campaign tour for Barack Obama. By all accounts, Oprah is one…
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Religion and Politics Paradox

- Americans seem to love the great paradox. We spend billions on exercise equipment and personal trainers while making McDonald’s one of history’s great business stories. We decry environmental destruction while driving behemoth machines around the corner to the grocery store…
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Closing Schools to "Fix" Them

- This fall, the District of Columbia’s long-suffering school children are experiencing even more upset and uncertainty as two major educational systems confront the massive dilemma of improving academic results while managing schools with some modicum of economic responsibility. Two months…
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