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Off topic, but can't someone at TownHall write a column about the scandal at Rotherham? This is such a gift to the right that I can't believe no one is writing about it.
I'm sure a small percentage of liberal arts majors will find jobs as bosses, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea to major in the liberal arts.
French poetry would be better than English literature because it would require a knowledge of French which the person could then use to get a job teaching or translating, though it would be better to learn Arabic or Chinese rather than French.
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Is ISIS 'An Existential Threat'?

JFP Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 7:19 AM
After Pearl Harbor, the U.S. declared war on Japan. Then Germany declared war on us, and we declared war on them. Why Germany declared war on us has been a puzzle to historians because the Tripartite Pact didn't oblige them to.
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Their War, Not Ours

JFP Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 2:11 AM
And that still doesn't justify the murder of Theo van Gogh. As for India and Russia, that is one way of looking at it. The more sensible way is that it was the Muslims themselves who were treating people badly. Think about the kidnapped girls in Nigeria. How many more horrible crimes like this does it take for you to admit that the problem is Muslims and not anyone else?
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Their War, Not Ours

JFP Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 2:09 AM
Let me spell it out for you. The claim is that terrorists will go after anyone who messes in their part of the world. I merely pointed out that they will go after people even when they aren't messing in their part of the world.
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Their War, Not Ours

JFP Wrote: Jun 17, 2014 2:53 PM
Sheesh, what a stupid statement with lots of counterexamples. Theo van Gogh wasn't over there, but he got killed nevertheless. India wasn't over there, but they have been terrorized nevertheless. Russia wasn't over there, etc.
That some on the left are protesting against shari'a is an enormous shift since they wouldn't have done that even so recently as a month ago. I wonder what has changed.
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Krugman in the 1 Percent

JFP Wrote: May 05, 2014 9:57 AM
Not only is he a writer, he is a professor as well, and in academia these days, adjuncts are treated terribly while those at the top (like Krugman) keep getting richer and richer. This is all happening while liberals and leftists dominate academia and do nothing about the growing inequality. If they won't do anything about it in a segment of society they now dominate, why trust them to do anything about it for society in general?
When I read the term "academic justice," a few things came to mind. How about redistributing some of Harvard's "obscenely" large endowment to poorer institutions? Wouldn't that be academic justice? Redistributing money from the rich to the poor is usually considered as justice by people like Korn. Will she approve?
Yes, it actually would be a windfall for the working poor. If the minimum wage were eliminated, then lots more jobs would be created. And then the competition among employers would force up the lowest wages naturally without any need for legislation. Which would you rather hear? "I don't think you're worth the minimum wage, sorry." Or "Please come work for me and I'll pay you more than the other guy."
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