That Groupon Tibet Super Bowl Ad

Did you see it?  People are mad. Here it is: Transcript: Mountainous Tibet – one of the most beautiful places in the world. This is Timothy Hutton. The people of Tibet are in trouble, their very culture in jeopardy. But they still whip up an amazing fish curry. And since 200 of us bought on …

Which Students are ‘Adrift’? And why?

From NPR, “A Lack of Rigor Leaves Students ‘Adrift’ in College“: As enrollment rates in colleges have continued to increase, a new book questions whether the historic number of young people attending college will actually learn all that much once they get to campus. In Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses, two authors present …

Why They Are Pro-Choice

These two posts are very different.  One is by a woman and it is the story of her personal journey to shedding her pro-life ideas.  The other is a man who witnessed the ramifications of pregnancy and labor on the body and the life of a woman he loves.  But both point out the privilege …

Giffords Update

UPDATE: What I failed to highlight in the Politico piece that I link to below is the fact that it begins by stating the Giffords ASKED for toast.  With her brain and her voice.  The same brain that Loughner put a bullet through it about ONE MONTH AGO.  The report was confirmed by her chief …