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Good news for everyone who believes in justice, fairness, legality, and decency. Henceforth, when blacks graduate from Michigan public universities, they will know that they earned their degrees honestly. One of the worst aspects of affirmative action (i.e., reverse discrimination)... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
The Milwaukee Brewers still have the best record in Major League Baseball, at 15-5. If they win their next 20 games, they will be off to as good a start as my 1984 Detroit Tigers. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Democrats and the media have been bellowing about income inequality since it helped the former regain control of Congress in 2006. So William Galston's observation that Republican voters have joined Democrats in worrying about inequality ("Bipartisan Consensus on Income Inequality?,"... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I haven't weighed in on the Cliven Bundy affair, so, for what it's worth, here goes. The man may not be a "domestic terrorist," as Harry Reid says, but he's no angel, either. He owes the federal government anywhere between... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
To the Editor: Re “The Fading Honor Code” (Education Life section, April 13): The plea of the writer, Jessica Cheung, for reliance on the honor code to quell cheating at colleges is utopian and ignores the reality of human nature.... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
There are two rules for success: 1. Never reveal everything you know. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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Yesterday, in Aledo, Texas, I did my third bike rally of the year and my 568th overall. The rally is known as the Ride for Heroes. I've done all 12 of them. Three of my friends showed up: Phil, Randy,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
In law school many decades ago, I learned that the most basic of reasons for common or civil law is, to the largest extent possible, "make the injured party whole again." I don't remember the caveat "unless the loss is... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I agree to disagree, David. I think the pitcher's job is to win games and lead his team to the playoffs.
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Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
But he's never won 20 games and never been in the playoffs. Until he does either of these things, and preferably both, he's not an excellent pitcher.
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This morning, at a Shell station in Fort Worth, Texas, I paid $3.539 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. With my Kroger card, it came to $3.439. What're y'all payin' in your neck o' the woods? Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Readers discuss an editorial about the quality and pay of adjunct professors. To the Editor: “The College Faculty Crisis” (editorial, April 15) was on point about so many things that we deal with as adjunct professors. It is true that... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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I took this picture (click to enlarge) at the start of the Lancaster bike rally a week ago today. The two mascots were dancing. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Martin Perez of the Texas Rangers pitched a complete-game shutout this evening, throwing 109 pitches against the Chicago White Sox. This is what excellent pitchers do and mediocre pitchers fail to do. The other day, for example, Felix Hernandez of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
You forgot to mention that the Yankees lost four World Series in that time period.
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To the Editor: Re “Demands That Jews Register in Eastern Ukraine Are Denounced, and Denied” (news article, April 17): With baby steps, the world moves forward in many ways, and then sometimes there is a giant step back in time.... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson