Thursday Open Thread

Grateful grad students are the best.

Monday Open Thread

Took a break from grading to educate my son on the origins of the saying "Who's on first?"

Sunday Open Thread

Where have I been? Grading.

Professor Pansy

A professor at the University of North Dakota called the police after having her safe space violated by the sight of two ROTC students carrying fake, unloaded guns on the way to a training exercise.

“I look up from my office computer to see two figures in camo with guns outside my window,” Czerwiec […]

Talk Softly and Carry a Big Brain

I’ve been binging on Ben Shapiro debate videos lately – they are the chicken soup that nourishes my conservative soul. The man is an artist at demolishing liberal logic (you might even call him a…master debater). Check out this excerpt from a race forum he recently joined at the University of Washington, in which he […]

From The Trailer Park - Join or Die with Craig Ferguson

A talk show about American history hosted by Craig Ferguson. Premieres February 18th on The History Channel.

Is that code for something?

Thursday Open Thread

In my Humanities course yesterday we started talking about the Enlightenment… laying the foundation with Locke and Montesquieu which of course lead to a brief presentation on the importance of the concept of natural law and natural rights.

Saturday Open Thread

I’m giving a talk this afternoon on the insanity defense. The above depicts Congressman Daniel Sickles killing Peter Key… Grandson of Francis Scott Key for sleeping with Mrs. Sickles. Sickles mounted and won the first temporary insanity defense in American law. He was a scoundrel of immense proportions.

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Free Room and Board Too

Check out that caption on the lower righthand side. McGraw-Hill makes a big whoopsy in one of its geography textbooks. From the New York Times: Coby Burren, 15, a freshman at a suburban high school south of here, was reading the textbook in his geography class last week when a map of the United […]