Monthly Archives: January 2014

In Memory Of David Blair Drumm, 1948-2013

Although I’ve known about David Drumm’s passing for a few days, it is nonetheless news announced with a heavy heart . . . JONATHAN TURLEY It is with the greatest personal sadness that I have to report the death of … Continue reading

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UNC Blocks Research Into Its Athletes’ Dismal Reading Skills. Reason? It Might Violate Their Policy on Human Research

By MARK ESPOSITO Professor Mary Willingham is an audacious academic as defined by our times. Aghast by having to teach basic reading skills (like sounding out “Wis-con-sin”) to athletes in the University of North Carolina’s revenue producing sports programs –read … Continue reading

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Opportunity Costs (Of a Sort)

By GENE HOWINGTON Does wealth destroy empathy and compassion and create a sense of entitlement? Here’s what a research study involving a rigged game of Monopoly showed to social psychologist Paul Piff. What do you think of Piff’s results?

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My First Post in the “Oh My Achin’ Head” Series—Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s Ingenious Idea for Job Creation

By ELAINE MAGLIARO During a debate over an anti-abortion bill in the House of Representatives, Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia made the suggestion that his fellow Republicans support “restricting access to abortion because it will ultimately benefit the economy if … Continue reading

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(Really) Cold Case: Alexander the Great

By GENE HOWINGTON One of the great leaders from the ancient west was the son of Philip II of Macedon, Alexander the Great. Educated in the classics by Aristotle and in the arts of war and statecraft by his father, … Continue reading

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Just for Fun: A Little Song Parody About a Traffic Jam in Fort Lee, New Jersey

By ELAINE MAGLIARO Bruce Springsteen and Jimmy Fallon parody the scandal surrounding lane closures on the George Washington Bridge with a song called “Gov. Christie Traffic Jam.”

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NOTICE: Our New Domain Name Is Live!

To All, Please note our new domain name is http://flowersforsocrates.com when sharing it with new readers.  Our old temporary domain name will point to this new address, so there is no need to update your bookmarks.  Thanks for bearing with … Continue reading

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Greed Strikes Again? Probably.

By GENE HOWINGTON One of the common complaints about the Federal Reserve Bank is that it is a private institution with too much power and too little actual responsibility to the public because of that. The reason this causes a … Continue reading

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Parody is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

By GENE HOWINGTON If you haven’t been living under a rock, and maybe if you have, you’ve heard the song “Royals” by Kiwi sensation Lorde.  It’s a catchy lil’ pop ditty. For the pop genre, it’s better than average by … Continue reading

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Looking at the Causes of the Public Pension Problem in America

By ELAINE MAGLIARO (NOTE: I posted the following article on Res ipsa loquitor on October 6, 2013.) In the past couple of years, we’ve heard many reports from the mainstream media about how the pension funds of public sector workers … Continue reading

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