Teachers’ Unions III: Lobbying

Embed from Getty Images A standard argument against teachers’ unions is built on the claim that they spend millions of dollars lobbying politicians to protect and advance their interests. This is
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Divine Providence

[Revised entry by Hugh J. McCann and Daniel M. Johnson on January 25, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Traditional theism holds that God is the creator of heaven and earth,
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Face to face with brash: part 1

Lat week, I discussed the hardships endured by an etymologist who decides to investigate the origin of English br- words, and promised to use that post as an introduction to the story of brash.
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Renaissance artists looked to classical Greek and Roman works; we fetishize the aesthetics of the 1980s and '90s. The <strong>nostalgia gap</strong> seems to be shrinking.

Renaissance artists looked to classical Greek and Roman works; we fetishize the aesthetics of the 1980s and &#39;90s. The nostalgia gap seems to be
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"<strong>The baton and jackboot</strong>." The transformation of German and Austrian orchestras into instruments of Nazi power actually began before Hitler

&quot;The baton and jackboot.&quot; The transformation of German and Austrian orchestras into instruments of Nazi power actually began before
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America has always been in love with <strong>Shakespeare</strong>. But it&rsquo;s a complicated affair. He's a figure of unusual reverence, but also vexation

America has always been in love with Shakespeare. But it&amp;rsquo;s a complicated affair. He&#39;s a figure of unusual reverence, but also
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Chance in Evolution

2017.01.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Grant Ramsey and Charles H. Pence (eds.), Chance in Evolution, University of Chicago Press, 2016, 359pp., $45.00 (pbk), ISBN
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What is <strong>humanity&rsquo;s greatest idea</strong>? It may be atomic theory &mdash; that all things are made of atoms. A tragedy, then, that the works of its originator, Democritus, were lost

What is humanity&amp;rsquo;s greatest idea? It may be atomic theory &amp;mdash; that all things are made of atoms. A tragedy, then, that the works of its originator, Democritus, were
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For Victorians, their literature reflected the triumph of the British Empire. For African-Americans, <strong>Victorian literature</strong> was an unlikely source of inspiration

For Victorians, their literature reflected the triumph of the British Empire. For African-Americans, Victorian literature was an unlikely source of
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Freud&rsquo;s founding circle had 13 members. Only one was gentile. Almost all of their patients were Jewish as well. How to explain the <strong>Jewish predilection for psychoanalysis</strong>?

Freud&amp;rsquo;s founding circle had 13 members. Only one was gentile. Almost all of their patients were Jewish as well. How to explain the Jewish predilection for
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