We've discussed geoengineering approaches to global warming
today, John Tierney brings
us up to date, pointing out a new proposal from a surprising source.
You might also want to check out Stuart Taylor's tie-it-all-together
column in National Journal, where he finds the
common threads between academia's treatment
of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Erwin Chemerinsky,
Lawrence Summers, and Jim Gilchrist. If you
haven't been paying attention over the past few weeks, it's
a good review. Concluding paragraph:
In the words of George Mason's [Professor David] Bernstein, "The Chemerinsky episode, disturbing though it was, should not distract us from the primary challenge facing academic freedom in American universities: the rise of an academic far-left establishment that seeks to use universities as a base for political activism and is perfectly willing to violate accepted standards of academic freedom to achieve that goal."Well, yeah. The Bernstein quote is from this LATimes op-ed, also well worth reading.
Fred Thompson fans should find this article
by J. Peter Mulhern cheering:
Conventional wisdom is hardening around the proposition that Fred Dalton Thompson is too lazy, ill-prepared, tired, old, lackluster, inexperienced, inconsistent and bald to make a successful run for President.(Via Instapundit.)
Of course, conventional wisdom rarely gets anything right. When it does, it's only by accident.
In this case conventional wisdom is not just wrong but comically so. Thompson will win the Republican nomination for two reasons. First, he's a very impressive candidate. Second, there's no realistic alternative. He will win the general election for the same two reasons.
Do you find you're using too many old clichés?
Well, then get on over to the Cliché Rotation
Project, and find out the new clichés you can use
instead. Or you can suggest your own. For example, instead
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.… replace with:
A website is only as good as its …No, wait, that doesn't work at all. Darn, this is harder than it looks!
- Speaking of which: are they Iraq War Clichés … or something else?