Tag Archives: Politics

Does Adlai Stevenson matter?

There is a great “fluff” piece over at the New York Times detailing the provenance of dorm rooms at a few schools. It includes a photograph of four freshmen at Princeton who, when told they were occupying Adlai Stevenson’s old dorm room replied that they didn’t know who the guy was but that “there’s famous […]
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#g20 Tweets

I‘ve created this blog entry mainly as a way of providing access to some files related to the work Maria Garrido & I have been doing on the twitter conversation surrounding the G-20 meeting in Pittsburgh in September of 2009. Briefly, our aim was to examine Tweets that included the #g20, and figure out how […]
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Maybe some should

No one should die because they cannot afford health care, and no one should go broke because they get sick. If you agree, please post this as your status for the rest of the day. I have mixed feelings about this. It is a black-and-white statement that paves over nuance. Unfortunately, for any sort of […]
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A Panglossian View of the Depression

We have, in our minds, a view of the last Depression, and an assumption that this one has to look the same. But it doesn’t. So, without negating the negative impact on our economy, let’s talk about making lemonade from lemons. Box Playgrounds Big box stores are dropping left and right; Linens-and-Things and Circuit City […]
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