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A better grading system is possible

February 17, 2018

Some defend grade inflation by labeling those who uphold academic standards as “grade deflators.” Nonsense — this argument is vacuous and without merit. While the...

At the expense of the public

April 2, 2012

The state of Texas makes us buy insurance and fines us if we drive without it. How is that so different from the federal government ordering us to buy health insurance? Republicans will argue that auto...

Combating arrogant ignorance

September 9, 2011

Ignorance can be overcome by education, but arrogance is more difficult to combat. When combined, arrogant ignorance is virtually impossible to defeat. Because of this, it is spreading rapidly. People...