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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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Traffic, and what it says about your city and its people

There’s a lot you can tell about a city by observing its traffic patterns and the habits of pedestrians on the street. In New York, for instance, the people are moving quickly – the vehicles as well. The walkers and … Continue reading

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In Defense of “Argument ad Hitlerum”

  If you’ve visited the internet other than to visit this site, you’ve seen the interaction dozens (or hundreds?) of times by now. One person expresses a view. The view sounds crazy to someone else. The someone else says something … Continue reading

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