Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban was last known in the college football world for trying to set up a playoff system. He certainly had the populist (albeit wrong) side of that argument. However, his latest on conference realignment represents a… Continue Reading
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan went after Texas education policy (and, by extension, Rick Perry). The faults and achievements of Texas education interests me less here than the metrics that he used: per-pupil spending and drop-out rates (he also attacked… Continue Reading
Doug Mataconis offers a side-by-side comparison of the original theatrical release of the climactic scene in Return of the Jedi when Darth Vader turns away from the dark side, fulfills his destiny as a Sith Lord and kills his own… Continue Reading
Presented, without further comment, a reference from David Post at Volokh Conspiracy: a lawsuit over the title of a cheesy softcore “romance” novel.
The college football season is upon us. It’s an important year for my alma mater (Aren’t they all? Yeah. But this one particularly so.). Of course, about half of the attention directed at college football has to do with things… Continue Reading
Texas Governor Rick Perry on James Robison’s “Life Today,” a Christian evangelical television program, on May 5, 2011, titled “Godly Leadership”: I think we’re in a time of great revival in this world. And I know there’s a lot of… Continue Reading
Following in the wake of George Clooney, who seemed to feel it necessary to explain why he would not try to be a Democratic Ronald Reagan (not that I’d heard of much interest in him as a politician), I too… Continue Reading