archives for Friday 5 September 2008
Friday 5 September 2008 | 8 cookies in the jar
AMERICA Then one of the students with blue hair and a tongue stud Says that America is for him a maximum-security prison Whose walls are made of RadioShacks and Burger Kings, and MTV episodes Where you can’t tell the show from the commercials, And as I consider how to express how full of shit I [...]
Friday 5 September 2008 | 2 cookies in the jar
“Large Hadron Collider will not turn world to goo, promise scientists” (Times) If the world does end, though, at least I won’t have to teach next Thursday.
Friday 5 September 2008 | 3 cookies in the jar
A central question about race and politics hasn’t changed since 1984: Do white people lie—to pollsters or even to themselves—about their willingness to vote for black candidates? In the not-so-distant past, the consensus was a clear yes. Today, however, there is widespread disagreement about whether Obama is subject to the predicament known as the Wilder [...]