A basic test of government is its ability to prevent large-scale harm to its citizens’ health and survival. https://t.co/sL5s7ZTxsg

June 26, 2017

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How the Senate’s Health-Care Bill Threatens the Nation’s Health | The New Yorker https://t.co/sL5s7ZTxsg

June 26, 2017

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RT @CrispinSartwell: i believe i am the only person in the world with a copy of the bhagavad-gita signed by little jimmy dickens. https://t.co/SAK8zzGkYN

June 25, 2017

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RT @nytopinion: There is simply no precedent for an American president to spend so much time telling untruths https://t.co/APuYdzAIVk

June 23, 2017

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America the Philosophical? Yes, says Carlin Romano, professional philosophy notwithstanding. https://t.co/WTpuc3USQ2

June 22, 2017

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There’s much wisdom and humanity in Mo Gawdat’s “Solve for Happy,” despite serious misconceptions about evolution. https://t.co/OAVg0UPi8H

June 22, 2017

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I’ve just posted on my Blog about: Rain delay https://t.co/I241uB2tDj

June 22, 2017

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Rain delay

June 22, 2017

First morning in recent memory when weather’s kept the dogs and me from our appointed rounds through the neighborhood, and it’s kinda nice sitting out here under our tin roof enjoying the gentle clatter. Habit and routine may be the enormous flywheel of society and sanity, but it’s good too, periodically, to break routine and look at things aslant. Like climbing up on Mr. Keating’s desk, reminded there’s more than one way to seize the day.

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Explosive growth in Bullshit Studies! The latest academic frontier in the age of You Know Who https://t.co/1SNLpeBagR

June 21, 2017

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Looking forward to contributing my bit to the “explosive growth” this Fall, in our team-taught Master of Liberal Arts (MALA) course at MTSU on cheating. My segment is “Cheating on truth” (reflections on public discourse and “alternative facts” in the current political era), and of course we’ll read Harry Frankfurt’s “On Bullshit“…

MALA 6010– Foundations of Liberal Arts II

Topic: Cheating

Description: Cheating may be defined as winning an advantage over or depriving someone of something by using artful, unfair, deceitful, or cunning methods. One can cheat death, cheat at cards, cheat the system, cheat on a spouse. Is cheating necessarily negative? Is it merely a means to an end? This course will explore the notion of cheating from myriad perspectives in an attempt to better understand how it is perceived across social, historical, political, cultural, linguistic, generational, and other borders.

Thursday 6:00-9:00

Music—Dr. Joseph Morgan

Philosophy—Dr. Phil Oliver

Political Science/International Relations—Dr. Stephen Morris

Theater and Dance—Margaret (Meg) Brooker

Sociology and Anthropology—Dr. Jackie Eller

Global Studies—Dr. LaToya Eaves

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June 21, 2017

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