Category Archives: Proleitics

Pronounced PROLE-uh-ticks

What’s New, Pussycat? Wo-oh-oh-oh-oh-OH-oh.

Of course we all feel essentially the same about Egypt’s Wonderful Revolution.  I’m sure no words of mine can express our joy better than can a static camera in Tahrir Square. However, completely coincidentally, I came across the following YouTube … Continue reading

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This I Believe

I believe in teaching kids to think for themselves.  Wow, you’re probably thinking.  Who doesn’t?  A lot of good ideas for how to improve schools are cast about nowadays.  Really, they always have been: Teach critical thinking.  Model problem-solving.  Give … Continue reading

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Why I’d like to buy Michelle Obama a coffee

Well, first of all, she’s smart and seems to have a sense of humor.  But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. Yesterday I came across the following news report: In a new book released on Thursday in France, … Continue reading

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Generational conflict? Maybe not, since we’re all gonna die

I am on record for some time now as noticing that the younger generation — my daughter Ginsberg and her friends, kids in their early twenties, as epicenter — are less — or not at all —  racist.  I was … Continue reading

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Watching “Tony”

Sometimes I feel that I live in a different universe from everyone else. I just watched a short film produced by George Clooney called “Tony.” I’m a big fan of Clooney, both of his talent and of his commitment to … Continue reading

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Going out on a limb: Racism isn’t very smart

Boy, is racism one weird-ass phenomenon.  I don’t even know where to begin.  Yes, I do.  Today’s Media Matters email (click here for the same information on their web page) tells of yet another shocking attempt to get people to … Continue reading

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Warren vs. Geithner (Brilliant vs. Brillianter)

They’re both brainy as hell.  Jon Stewart (and Darren) seem to have a thing for Elizabeth Warren, though she is decidedly academic-looking; I think her appeal is in her earnestness and her intelligence, which I love.  Geithner, on the other … Continue reading

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