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Great Piece on Public Intellectuals

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Yesterday, I ran across an article on public intellectuals by Jennifer Jacobson in this week’s Chronicle of Higher Education. Unlike many pieces of it’s kind, which often playa-hate on the public intellectual vocation, this piece was extremely balanced and offered an interesting perspective: During the Monica Lewinsky scandal in the[…]

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MTV’s new Blaxploitation

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  Last night, I sat through a mini-marathon session of MTV’s latest hit show “Yo Momma.” Essentially, the show draws on the Black vernacular tradition of “the dozens,” in which two or more people engage in a rhetorical duel based on insults. In its modern form, the dozens (also known[…]

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Bush’s New Crew

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On the heels of announcing that he was “the decider” and that Donald Rumsfield would remain Secretary of Defense despite the advice of Democrats and Republicans, President Bush began a major reorganization of his staff. Just a day after appointing Rob Portman to head the Office of Management and Budget,[…]

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TRADE ALLEN IVERSON

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Last night, Allen Iverson and Chris Webber embarassed the 76ers franchise by showing up 90 minutes late to the Sixers-Nets game on Fan Appreciation Night. In addition to disrespecting fans and teammates, the not-so-dynamic duo further aliented Maurice Cheeks, whose position as coach is untenable at best. The incident, combined[…]

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Duke Players Arrested

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The Duke rape scandal became even more complicated today, as two players were arrested early this morning on charges of raping and kidnapping. The district attorney said he hopes to charge a third person soon. The indictments, unsealed Tuesday, did not indicate what possible evidence or arguments led the grand[…]

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