Curated below are my comments and replies from New York Times readers, followed by an excerpt of Paul Krugman’s May 22nd op-ed. Since the publication of this op-ed, the U.S. Senate has passed the legislation that enables the fast-track of the TPP in Congress. The legislation is now, quite ironically, in the hands of none other than Paul Ryan. Continue reading Paul Krugman: Trade and Trust | Postscript to my comment | NYTimes | Blog#42
I’m still thinking about the brouhaha that stemmed from our president’s talk at the National Prayer Breakfast, and I appreciated Ta-Nehisi Coates‘ take on this column by Ross Douthat. I thought I’d curate it, along with my comment. Continue reading My comment on #Douthat’s #Obama the Theologian
NOV. 23, 2014
Don’t let yourself get lost in the weeds. Don’t allow yourself to believe that opposition to President Obama’s executive actions on immigration is only about that issue, the president’s tactics, or his lack of obsequiousness to his detractors.
PHILADELPHIA — I WAS sitting in my office at Temple University when I overheard an exchange between a colleague and his student. The student had come to see her professor to go over a paper, and he was patiently explaining that the abundance of grammatical mistakes detracted from her compelling content. I sympathized with my colleague as he pointed out error after error. Until he came to this one.
“Why did you capitalize black and white people?” he asked. “I thought I’d seen it written that way before,” the girl stammered. “Come on,” he said. “Why would you capitalize black or white?”