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DOJ lawsuit against students’ interests

Education reform has taken the country by storm, sometimes to the chagrin of the old entrenched educational establishment. Louisiana has been ground zero for the education reform movement. After Hurricane Katrina, millions of dollars in private funding plus numerous human resources descended on the city to rebuild. Now, an astonishing 90 percent of New Orleans’… Keep Reading


Swarthmore’s neglect of spiritual life

It is quite disappointing to see a college that is self-advertised as being committed to the common good in Swarthmore’s current state of archaism. It is difficult to see all but the faintest bits of progressivism left behind by the college’s founders. Our founders defined the common good by action. When our college was founded,… Keep Reading


Previewing week 3 of the NFL season

The 2012-13 NFL season introduced a class of hybrid quarterbacks meshing pocket-passing with blistering speed. Five of the twelve previous seasons’ championship contenders were led by a new prototype quarterback [ i.e. Washington, Seattle, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Green Bay]. These high-octane offenses proved to stimulate crowds and stymie defenses. The 2013-14 season seems to suggest… Keep Reading

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