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To the Editor: Re “Sony and Mr. Kim’s Thugs” (editorial, Dec. 19): I agree wholeheartedly with your editorial that Sony’s decision not to release “The Interview” constituted “capitulation,” “will establish a dangerous precedent that could further embolden rogue regimes and... Continue reading
Posted 45 minutes ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I guess I'm hopelessly old-fashioned, Kevin. People like me are going to have to die off to make the world safe for irresponsibility.
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In 1988 or 1989, when I was interviewing for a teaching position on the East Coast (I think it was the University of Delaware—thank God I didn't get the job), I came across a movie on the hotel's cable television.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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My mother and stepfather were married on this date in 1970, which means they've been together for 44 years. Mom turned 80 this past September; my stepfather (Jerry) will be 74 in 13 days. I am blessed beyond measure to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
To the Editor: Re “A Shaded Conversation” (Sunday Review, Dec. 14): I finished Dana Canedy’s essay with tears in my eyes. How shameful that black families (no matter what their circumstance) are forced to have conversations with their male children... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Is that the ill-fated Shackelton expedition?
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This is the cardboard wrapper on a package of guitar picks I purchased yesterday. I'm struck by the slogan, "It's more than a pick." Really? What else is it? A french-fry maker? A golf tee? A hammer? A smartphone? Truth... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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My final explanation of why infectious disease has not received more attention from bioethicists refers to the fact that bioethicists have been kept so occupied by discussion of religious objections to things like abortion, euthanasia, cloning, stem cell research, and... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
While shopping yesterday, I saw gasoline selling for $1.999 per gallon (at RaceTrac). It won't be long before people trade in their small cars for SUVs. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
To the Editor: Re “A Massacre of Innocents in Pakistan” (editorial, Dec. 17): When evil meets evil, innocents die. The Pakistani military made deals with the devil; now their children are paying for it. The United States helped the Taliban... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I got my Christmas present a week early. Thank you, dear Katherine. I'm well on my way to replacing 61-year-old Malcolm Young. The band (AC/DC) needs some new blood. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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It's been five years to the day since I acquired my first cellphone: a Blackberry. Some of you may recall the way I mocked people with cellphones. I called these devices "leashes" and said I had no interest in being... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
To the Editor: The active participation of psychologists and physicians in devising and carrying out American torture is a scandal within a scandal. Physicians and psychologists are members of healing professions, in which knowledge is expected to be applied in... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
The Pac-12 has seven All-Americans. The SEC has four. Q.E.D. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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I cannot, however, put off the questions of why it is I think Nozick is wrong, and why it is important to show that he is wrong. Fortunately, the second question, at least, has an easy answer. Nozick's views have... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I love this professor. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson