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March 12, 2007
DePauw University severed ties today with the Delta Zeta sorority after its national leaders summarily kicked out every woman who was overweight or a minority:
"We at DePauw do not like the way our students were treated," the president of the university, Robert G. Bottoms, said in a letter to the sorority, Delta Zeta. "We at DePauw believe that the values of our university and those of the national Delta Zeta sorority are incompatible."
Today's liberal debate concerns: neoliberalism. Let me make a small point for the defense. The other Jonathan rightly points out that neoliberal aims helped rehabilitate the cause of fiscal responsibility among liberals. At Tapped, Ezra Klein expresses skepticism that there ever were any fiscally-irresponsible Democrats.
March 11, 2007
March 9, 2007
And so we have yet another study documenting how young children suffer when Mommy works long hours outside the home. Except -- oops -- it's not Mommy's work that's hurting the kids.
My parents are about to move out of Michigan, where I lived for my first 22 years, and where my dad lived for his first 61. In Michigan, as everybody knows, the economy rises or falls with the automobile industry. Right now the automobile industry is imploding, and waves of economic distress are emanating throughout the state.