Human Exceptionalism

PETA Wants to Pay California to Rename Beach “Sea Kitten State Park”

PETA has an advocacy project aimed at children that seeks to persuade them that fish are “sea kittens.” Now, the publicity hog group, is trying to take advantage of California’s financial implosion by offering to pay to keep a beach open. But there’s a catch.  More at my animal rights blog A Rat Is A Fish Is A Dog Is A Boy.

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Education

The Deflation of the Academic Brand

Trumpism is sometimes derided as an updated know-nothingism that rejects expertise and the input of credentialed expertise. Supposedly, professionals who could now save us tragically have their talent untapped as they sit idle at the Council on Foreign Relations, the economics Department at Harvard, or in the ... Read More
Elections

My Journey into the Heart of Obama-Trump Country

After eight years of displeasure with Barack Obama’s presidency, Carla Johnson was ready for a drastic change. The 41-year-old lab technician from Cresco, Iowa, fell for Donald Trump very early in the 2016 primary season. She loved his “take-no-[sh**]” style, his conservative stances on gun control and ... Read More