16 April 2018

11 April 2018

The American right and education

Looking at the map showing stagnant (and often declining) teachers' wages across the U.S., we find (again) that the worst states tend to be those that vote Republican, with the exception of Utah. (Perhaps because of the heavy Mormon population, Utah is always an outlier that bucks many of the negative trends associated with the Republican Party.)

29 March 2018

19 March 2018

Putin

Watching the coverage of the Putin victory this morning, I was taken back by how many stations were interpreting it as a sign of his popularity. I'm sure he's popular among many in Russia, but an election where other popular candidates are arrested or killed and outspoken reporters are killed on the street is hardly a referendum on anything.

14 February 2018

Another disturbing dog story...

Apparently, two dogs turned on their owner, killed her and then started eating her.

19 January 2018