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In the last two decades in America, there has indeed been a precipitous decline in academic standards and scholarship. In classrooms across the country, ideological indoctrination has supplanted intellectual inquiry as academic discipline. Marxism, a theory long consigned with flat-earthism... Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Somebody get this man a history book (and a cosmetic surgeon for his baggy eyes). Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Let me get this straight. The president of the NCAA puts the interests of homosexuals ahead of the right to religious liberty. Thank god his fellow Hoosiers don't share his warped values. Continue reading
Posted 7 hours ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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Bison in Custer State Park, South Dakota. Click to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Posted 8 hours ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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I had a good month on the bike. I rode 13 times for a total of 397.8 miles (including 153 miles in the past eight days). That gives me 1,009.8 miles in 2015. I'm on my way to having my... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
This afternoon, at a Shell station in Fort Worth, Texas, I paid $2.259 per gallon for regular unleaded gasoline. With my Kroger card, it came to $2.159. What're y'all payin' in your neck o' the woods? Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I have seen two mentions in The Chronicle that stated California has one year’s worth of water left. I have seen nothing about state government making any effort toward obtaining more water, mainly at this point desalinization. Yet, we will... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Call me old-fashioned (I've been called far worse), but I want a physical instantiation or realization of my music. I began with eight-track tapes, moved my collection to cassette tape, and, beginning in the late 1980s, migrated to compact discs.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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The Final Four is set: Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke, and Michigan State. Two of the teams (Kentucky and Wisconsin) are holdovers from 2014. There will be a new champion this year, since Connecticut won a year ago. Three of the Final... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I haven't watched MSNBC in years. There is no balance, or even a pretense thereof. Chris Matthews is a sputtering, race-baiting fool—a one-trick pony. Lawrence O'Donnell, not to put too fine a point on it, is psychopathic. (He would have... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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This is Legion Lake Lodge, in the Black Hills of South Dakota. We spent two evenings in a cabin nearby. Click to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Readers discuss whether colleges should be protecting students from distressing ideas. To the Editor: Re “Hiding From Scary Ideas” (Sunday Review, March 22): Judith Shulevitz’s ridicule of “safe spaces” on college campuses is misguided. Students at Brown did not muzzle... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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My beloved Arizona Wildcats (34-4) are done for the year, having reached the Elite Eight. They lost (85-78) to Steve Burri's Wisconsin Badgers (35-3). In all likelihood, the Badgers will lose to the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats next Saturday, but you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
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This is a view of Wildlife Loop Road in Custer State Park, South Dakota (where we saw the feral burros). It was a beautiful afternoon. Click to enlarge. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
At Home (1969). This song was released when I was 12 years old. I've heard it many times over the years and always liked it. Today, the song came up randomly as I was riding my bike. Hmm, I thought,... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
To the Editor: Re “No Need to Prosecute Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl” (editorial, March 27): Assuming, as your editorial does, that Sergeant Bergdahl did desert his post in combat in Afghanistan and was also chargeable for misbehavior before the enemy—perhaps two... Continue reading
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Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson