April 12, 2021
Redefine Everything

I'm a big fan of words. I like putting them in order to convey meaning and describe concepts. I don't like the current attempts to redefine everything as part of a wider effort to delegitimize one side or change the terms of the political debate. The effort to change the meaning of words to benefit […]

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February 17, 2021
Public Education in the Time of COVID

We're approaching the end of our first year living with the COVID-19 virus here in the United States. The report card for most of our elected officials and institutions is dismal—public education is among the worst. I see a lot of this close-up. My wife is a high school English teacher; my sister, a high […]

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I was reading a garbage St. Louis P-D editorial on firearms and it linked to this 3-year-old USA Today article on "gun violence" by state. I put the numbers in an Excel doc and isolated homicides from suicides and the rankings change a bit. 🤔

http://ow.ly/okFT50EFGoY

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