Major Applewhite was the only Longhorn I ever liked when he played for a university in Texas. He played for Austin at a time when the Wrecking Crew was in full force. When A&M played the Longhorns, he would be bashed like a pinata. But no matter how hard he got hit, he would pop … Continue reading Major Applewhite coming to Aggieland?
The idea Republicans love Trump like they've never loved anyone before isn't just North Korean-level personality cult propaganda, it has absolutely no basis in fact or data. First, his numbers among Republicans right now are statistically identical to George W. Bush's the last time the GOP were going into a mid-term election. Republicans would lose … Continue reading Republicans love Trump? Fake News!
70 years ago tonight, November 11, 1947: The greatest wrestler of all time, Gorgeous George, has his first nationally televised match. It would completely revolutionize American culture. In the 1940s, professional wrestling wasn't much different than amateur wrestling. Two clean-cut men would come to the ring in wrestling gear, exchanging holds and pins until reaching … Continue reading American culture as you know it was born 70 years ago tonight, in a pink robe
James L. Gelvin, University of California, Los Angeles The recent attack on a bike path in lower Manhattan once again compels us to ask: Why do people pledge allegiance to the Islamic State? Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect in the attack, isn’t a devout Muslim. He cursed and came late to prayers, according to acquaintances who … Continue reading What draws ‘lone wolves’ to the Islamic State?
The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolerance Survey finds nearly two-thirds (61%) of Clinton voters agree that it’s “hard” to be friends with people who voted for Donald Trump, while 38% disagree. However, Trump voters don’t feel a similar animus toward Clinton voters. Instead, a majority (64%) of Trump voters do not think that it’s hard to be … Continue reading ‘Tolerant’ Clinton Voters Refuse to Associate with Trump Voters
Is violence an appropriate response to hate speech? The Cato 2017 Free Speech and Tolernace Survey finds most Americans say no. More than two-thirds (68%) of Americans say it is not morally acceptable to punch a Nazi in the face. About a third (32%), however, say it is morally acceptable. Strong liberals stand out with a slim … Continue reading 51% of Strong Liberals Say It’s Morally Acceptable to Punch ‘Nazis’
Cal Newport is the author of two of the most influential non-fiction books of the past decade, So Good They Can’t Ignore You and Deep Work. Recently, he recommended the delightful 1910 book How to Live on 24 Hours a Day by the Englishman Arnold Bennett. While Newport’s work focuses on how to improve our … Continue reading You Are Here 5 Strategies for Using Time More Effectively