Category Archives: Political Commentary

Why People Are So Confused This Election (and how to avoid it in the future)

At no point in the 2020 Presidential Election process were things uncertain or unclear, and at no point were things too close to call (or close in almost any sense). But we’re convinced (I have a hard time avoiding this … Continue reading

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Schools Should Embrace Pluralism, not Neutrality

As with every federal election cycle, educators and administrators are once again engaging in conversations about neutrality in our schools. Should teachers discuss elections? Should they say anything that might seem to agree with one side or the other in … Continue reading

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The Bomb, Duck-and-Cover Drills, and You (today, right now)

Burt the Turtle is getting old enough that he requires an introduction where for a long time none would have been needed. In the 1950s through the 1980s, there existed a real threat that everything on Earth would end in … Continue reading

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Antidisestablishmentarianism.

Antidisestablishmentarianism. I’ve always wanted to have use for this longest-of-words word. When I first overheard it spoken – probably by my elders in mere cynical derision of overwrought terminology – I was in the fourth grade. I understood only two … Continue reading

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Considering the Sundance Film, Settlers

Here’s a thought that I’ve never had before, and I’m wondering if historians have ventured into the territory: we cannot psychologically distinguish between Hitler, exterminator-of-millions, and Hitler, political force. But there’s a benefit to reading Hitler’s politics, including his seizure … Continue reading

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