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Repurposing Teachers

The idea that technology = progress continues to catch hold. Another recent example comes from Tyler Cowen, who suggests that the time is right to replace teachers with robots. Why robots and not an Echo or an app, he doesn’t say. He has a few flimsy reasons why we owe ourselves and our children such…

The Irony Is Killing Us

Havoc has a name — and a fixed-move-out-date-residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. The tendrils of ineptitude and turpitude slithering from out of there have already wrought devastation within and without cherished borders. Surely, the destruction is not done. On the bright side, most of what has been and will be done can be undone. On…

Pruitt a Train Wreck of a Potential EPA Chief

Scott Pruitt, perhaps the worst of all Donald Trump’s administration picks (and damn that’s saying a lot), made a mockery of the confirmation process and the job he’s applying for when he¬†answered a Senate committee’s questions today. Having already made part of his career willfully denying climate science, fighting to dismantle the agency he now…