Former NBA official Tim Donaghy was sentenced to 15 months in prison last week for gambling on NBA games, some of which he himself officiated. The interesting thing about this case is not the question of whether or not the defendant was guilty. This was
A recent article in the New York Times ("Big paycheck or service? Students put to the test") describes a growing trend among elite universities to push students towards careers in public service. This encouragement takes various forms, from the offering of "reflection seminars" with the
According to a recent Associated Press article, black conservatives are conflicted about whom to vote for in the upcoming presidential election. These conservatives are opposed to presidential candidate, Barack Obama's ideology and policies, but for some reason still feel compelled to vote for him. Armstrong
A high school valedictorian in California, whose parents fled violence in Armenia when he was two years old, is being deported. Arthur Mkoyan dreams of applying to medical school after he finishes high school next week, but instead immigration officials plan to send him back
Raise a glass to the American dream today, in honor of the passing of a man who achieved it. Robert Mondavi, founder of California's famous Robert Mondavi Vineyard, died last week at 94. I'm not an expert on the man or his wines, but the
A recent news article describes a new law in France which, if passed, will make it illegal to promote “extreme thinness.” This ban outlaws images of excessively skinny models in the media and on websites that incite people to severely restrict the amount they eat.
An article in the New York Times titled "Students of Virginity" reports on the surprising number of "abstinence clubs" popping up on university campuses all over the country. These clubs try to discourage students from engaging in pre-marital sex.
According to the article, a growing number
Two articles published in the last two days, in major university papers, discuss Ayn Rand's ideas.
The first, printed in the Columbia Spectator, is written by a student who read Atlas Shrugged this past summer and found it "the most arduous, yet rewarding" experience of his
Barack Obama's wife, Michelle Obama, recently offered some advice to Americans:
We left corporate America, which is a lot of what we're asking young people to do. Don't go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse.
The vice-chairman of General Motors, Bob Lutz, recently told a group of journalists that global warming is “a crock of shit.”
Needless to say, the blogosphere is up in arms. Why so much outrage? Lutz followed his statement by discussing plans for hybrid cars, a regret