November 2012

The union of decent human beings

Before Wisconsin Governor Walker tried to make state-sponsored union bashing into sport, and before the labor union movement in the twenties, what just happened in Bangladesh, where 112 people died in a sweat shop making clothes for Wal-Mart used to happen here. Exploitation of human capital for profit is nothing new. The only question is Read More

Bringing your own technology to school

On Wednesday afternoon I was invited to a discussion at Dayton Public schools about the idea of letting students (primarily grades 7-12) bring their own laptops, tablets, e-readers to school. Dr. Melson, their head of IT led the presentation where I learned that by Dec. 31st all Dayton Public Schools will be completely wired with Read More

Random morality

General Petraeus should have resigned as CIA director, not for having an affair, but for being stupid. When decisions you make aren’t measured by profits and losses but by lives lost and history being made, you don’t have time to be sneaking around to have sex. In this case, the likelihood of a fellow West Read More

Reflections on the 2012 election

Many people automatically think that because I’ve run for office (so many times) I’m some sort of political wonk/junkie/analyst. Nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, I abhor people who believe that the metrics of elections are important, to me, they are a part of the problem. A big part of the problem. Read More

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