As I said somewhere below, this is the semester of applications. The latest and most baroque is tenure. Tenure is like the holy grail in academic ideology. Though in point of fact professors are dismissed for political reasons more often than you think (at least in the U.S., I don’t know my Canadian cases well […]
I honestly don’t know if I have anything else worth saying about the election. Maybe it’s because I read my friends’ blogs before I write my own, so a lot has already been said. I think it’s quite difficult for commentators on the left to get a grip or even a reasonable perspective. There are […]
So Karl Rove was apparently strutting around because the Republicans went out and recruited their fundamentalist right wing bretheren who didn’t vote in the last election. They estimated 3-4 million people. Which was Bush’s margin. Meanwhile, the democrats spent the last four years insulting Nader voters and threatening everyone to their left. They worried about […]
Minnesota went for Kerry after all. That doesn’t excuse the rightist wing-nuts, but it does let MN off the hook for the election result.
After years of sanctimonious crap, the Bush administration has reversed its otherwise Protestant moralistic position to come out against delayed gratification. For the better part of US history, it was not apparent who won the very night of the election. But now, if you don’t know right away, it’s some kind of crisis (for more […]
because I already did. If you haven’t and you can, you know what you must do. This evening, the spectator sports part will set in, and we’ll watch hours of commentary and states lighting up in different colors. This is the point where progressive Americans make the joke about moving to Canada if Bush wins. […]
The new Autolux CD arrived in Friday’s mail. It rocks. I have read countless articles about how Ken Andrews was the real genius behind the band Failure, and that when they broke up, he took it with him. Well, Andrews has a booming rock voice and knows how to write a rock anthem to be […]