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Valère Novarina, en présence de l'auteur. LOS AGUIJONAZOS - LOS AGUIJONAZOS. Heba Amin Website. Texas textbook war: 'Slavery' or 'Atlantic triangular trade'? Thomas Jefferson out, Phyllis Schlafly in?

Texas textbook war: 'Slavery' or 'Atlantic triangular trade'?

Skip to next paragraph Subscribe Today to the Monitor Click Here for your FREE 30 DAYS ofThe Christian Science MonitorWeekly Digital Edition While the proposed changes to Texas social studies standards aren’t quite so simple (and contrary to some reports, Thomas Jefferson would still be part of the curriculum), the debate over the standards pushed by a conservative majority of the Texas Board of Education – which will be voted on this week – has resulted in a partisan uproar and generated interest far beyond the Lone Star State. Conservatives say that the changes are a long-overdue correction to a curriculum that too often deemphasizes religion and caters to liberal views.

“Decisions that are made in Texas have a ripple effect across the country,” says Phillip VanFossen, head of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and a professor of social studies education at Purdue University. Dia a dia, bit a bit… por Silvio Meira » internet e emburrecimento. The Planning Fallacy. MARCOS Y MARCOS. Delito de Opinião. Cerebros no lavados. Le Storytelling.com, un site Sébastien Durand Conseil. Herman Cain and the Hubris of Experts. The post I put up early Thursday morning on Herman Cain prompted its share of annoyed reactions from some of the journalists and analysts whose work I admire.

Herman Cain and the Hubris of Experts

This is to be expected, since the article was essentially a critique of expert judgment. It is, however, a fairly specific critique rather than a broad one. So let me restate its thesis more explicitly: Experts have a poor understanding of uncertainty. Usually, this manifests itself in the form of overconfidence: experts underestimate the likelihood that their predictions might be wrong. Examples of this can be found in numerous fields. But political forecasts may be especially vulnerable to this. These are not semantic distinctions or errors around the margin — saying something has a 2 percent chance of occurring when really there is a 3 percent chance, or a 0.01 percent chance when really there is a 0.02 percent chance. I could go on about this for pages and pages — and I will, in the book. But this is somewhat beside the point. LA « PASSIVITÉ DES GENS » NE DURE JAMAIS QU’UN CERTAIN TEMPS. Pierre Carles - Site Officiel.

Daniel Parente Blog. En attendant BlogExpérience… / Accueil. E.U.’s ‘Science, it’s a girl thing’ campaign sparks a backlash - BlogPost. Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 06/22/2012 Jun 22, 2012 03:54 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost With a kitschy new video, the European Commission hopes to assure girls in Europe that scientific professions are feminine and fun.

E.U.’s ‘Science, it’s a girl thing’ campaign sparks a backlash - BlogPost

But while the message might have been admirable, some are cringing at the execution. The European Commission launched the “Science: it’s a girl thing” campaign Thursday with the goal of attracting more women to research professions. To kick off the initiative, they released a video that features young women strutting around a neon-colored laboratory wearing heels and mini-dresses, gasping as they examine atomic models and blowing kisses at test-tubes: “We want to overturn clichés and show women and girls, and boys too, that science is not about old men in white coats,” said Geoghegan-Quinn, the European Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner at the European Parliament in Brussels, according to a report by the New Statesman.

“Commission doesn’t really do irony. Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials. CapeTown/bloggers. Mment is free. Terrorists for the FBI Exclusive. The Guantánamo Docket. How riot rumours spread on Twitter. Transparenz in der Sommersession. Methadone and the politics of pain. Monday, April 30, 2012 - Page updated at 10:25 AM Photo by Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times Sara Taylor, mother of former King County 911 dispatcher Angeline Burrell, describes her daughter's battle with disabling chronic pain and her overdose death from methadone.

Methadone and the politics of pain

At left is Taylor's husband, Dale. Charles Passantino, who suffers from chronic pain, was cut off from his medicine as a result of a 2010 state law. At right is his wife, Jennifer, in their Tacoma-area home. Alina Heywood, of the Portland area, reads from a journal kept by her mother, Eileen Crothers. Methadone consumption and deaths: Numbers tell the story. Black in Latin America. NewBlackMan. Opinión elconfidencial.com.

El Mundo que viene - Opinión - LaVanguardia.com. El Huffington Post: última hora, noticias y opinión en español. Enlaces del día - Blogs de Opinión de LaVanguardia.comEnlaces del día. News Blogs & Websites. Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young. Inside every adult lurks a graduation speaker dying to get out, some world-weary pundit eager to pontificate on life to young people who'd rather be Rollerblading.

Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young

Most of us, alas, will never be invited to sow our words of wisdom among an audience of caps and gowns, but there's no reason we can't entertain ourselves by composing a Guide to Life for Graduates. I encourage anyone over 26 to try this and thank you for indulging my attempt.Ladies and gentlemen of the class of '97: Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience.

Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Don't worry about the future. Do one thing every day that scares you. Sing. Don't be reckless with other people's hearts. Floss. Don't waste your time on jealousy. Remember compliments you receive. Keep your old love letters. Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds. Space Articles. Jonronson.com.

Read This, Not That. If you live in Butler or Warren counties in the Republican-leaning suburbs of Cincinnati, you can vote for president beginning in October by going to a polling place in the evening or on weekends.

Read This, Not That

Republican officials in those counties want to make it convenient for their residents to vote early and avoid long lines on Election Day.But, if you live in Cincinnati, you’re out of luck. Republicans on the county election board are planning to end early voting in the city promptly at 5 p.m., and ban it completely on weekends, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer. The convenience, in other words, will not be extended to the city’s working people.The sleazy politics behind the disparity is obvious. Hamilton County, which contains Cincinnati, is largely Democratic and voted solidly for Barack Obama in 2008. El Huffington Post: última hora, noticias y opinión en español.

Media & Tech. "La guerre civile numérique", de Paul Jorion (entretiens avec Régis Meyran) Blog de Paul Jorion. REGARDS SUR LE NUMERIQUE: Blog - Keith McSpurren : « Avant de créer CoveritLive, je n’avais jamais mis les pieds dans une rédaction » RSLNmag est édité par Microsoft et se consacre à l’analyse et au décryptage du monde numérique.. REGARDS SUR LE NUMERIQUE: Blog - « Mieux informer grâce au web, c'est … possible ! » RSLNmag est édité par Microsoft et se consacre à l’analyse et au décryptage du monde numérique.. The Digital Humanities and Interpretation.

The question I posed at the conclusion of my last post was how do the technologies wielded by digital humanities practitioners either facilitate the work of the humanities, as it has been traditionally understood, or bring about an entirely new conception of what work in the humanities can and should be?

The Digital Humanities and Interpretation

I’m going to sneak up on that question by offering a piece of conventional (i.e., non-digital) literary analysis that deals, as the digital humanities do, with matters of statistical frequency and pattern. Halfway through “Areopagitica” (1644), his celebration of freedom of publication, John Milton observes that the Presbyterian ministers who once complained of being censored by Episcopalian bishops have now become censors themselves. Indeed, he declares, when it comes to exercising a “tyranny over learning,” there is no difference between the two: “Bishops and Presbyters are the same to us both name and thing.” The answer is, proceed randomly or on a whim, and see what turns up. Settler colonial studies blog. Cajón de sastre, notas varias, entretenimientos y cavilaciones, artículos diversos y demás artilugios.

Blogs – Zunguzungu. Strangers are not simply those who are not known in this dwelling, but those who are, in their very proximity, already recognized as not belonging, as being out of place.

Blogs – Zunguzungu

–Sara Ahmed, Strange Encounters Daily Nation: “Police have arrested 657 suspects in Eastleigh, Nairobi following Monday night terror attack that left six people dead.” Somalianewsroom: In one shockingly tweeted photo, a group was shown en masse in a cage, prompting a commentator to ask “Gorme xoloo noqoney?” - When did we become livestock? Kenya is Sliding Down a Slippery Path: “Kenya is rapidly becoming a rogue state, and it seems there is nothing that the country’s leadership can do about it.

Daily Nation: “The government has sent security agencies in Eastleigh and they are killing and robbing residents,” said former deputy speaker of the National Assembly Farah Maalim…The Somali community occupies the largest area in the country and yet it is treated the worst. Somalis: The Kenya Police Cash Cow: 1000 and counting: Quality Blogs... Butterflies and Wheels » Fighting fashionable nonsense. Mona Eltahawy. Notes from Behind the Blockade.

Escolar.net. Op-Ed Columnist - The Broken Society. Articles and essays. Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism - Conor Friedersdorf - Entertainment. These must-reads are my personal picks for the best nonfiction of 2010 Awards season in journalism is almost over: David Brooks has long since handed out the Sidneys, the Pulitzer Prizes have been issued, and the National Magazine Award finalists find out who won next week.

Nearly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism - Conor Friedersdorf - Entertainment

Throughout 2010, I kept my own running list of exceptional nonfiction for the Best of Journalism newsletter I publish. The result is my third annual Best Of Journalism Awards - America's only nonfiction writing prize judged entirely by me. I couldn't read every worthy piece published last year. But everything that follows is worthy of wider attention. It was put together before I began my current gig at The Atlantic. The Art Of Storytelling WASHINGTON MONTHLYDirty Medicine by Mariah Blake Thomas Shaw invents breakthrough medical devices.

THE TEXAS MONTHLYLast Days Of The Comanches by S.C. "By the autumn of 1871, the Western frontier was rolling backward, retreating in the face of savage Indian attacks. GQHope. Dangers pour le journalisme. Política. Daily Returns.

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Truthdig: Drilling Beneath the Headlines. Erik Davis [ TECHGNOSIS ] The Columnists.com has columns about entertainment, television, music, and screen classics. Nick Bryant's Australia. Covering the UN on Monday felt like time-travelling back to the days of the Cold War, when America and the Soviet Union used the Security Council not as a forum to resolve problems but as a platform to voice strong rhetoric.

Nick Bryant's Australia

Lending the angry session an even more nostalgic feel, it also featured a prop - a letter from Ukraine's ousted President Yanukovych, brandished by Russia's Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, requesting Moscow's intervention to protect the country's Russian-speaking people. US Ambassador Samantha Power said pointedly that Russia was responding to an imaginary threat, and that its military action was not a human rights protection mission, but a violation of international law. Adding to the chorus of criticism, UK ambassador Sir Mark Lyall Grant added this was the 21st Century, not 1956 or 1968, a reference to the Soviet crackdown in Hungary and what was then Czechoslovakia.

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Comment & Analysis - Columnists. News - Boston Globe - Boston Globe columnists. SF Gate Columnists. The Indian Express Columnists. The special Prevention of Atrocities Act court on Thursday convicted a Mumbai-based columnist for making casteist comments in an editorial article written for a Mumbai tabloid in 2006. Anish Trivedi, a writer and a columnist for Mid-Day, was sentenced to six months' imprisonment and slapped with a fine of Rs 25,000. The case pertains to an April 30, 2006 article in the tabloid in which Trivedi wrote about the "bad condition of government offices" and attributed this to the policy of reservation. Trivedi's column entitled 'Children of a Lesser God' blamed caste-based reservations as a primary reason for the poor condition of government offices. While a case was registered with the Bhoiwada police station, the police also made the editors of the publication accused in the case. All accused were booked under several sections of the Scheduled Caste and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.

A senior editor of Mid-Day said it was inappropriate for the paper to comment on the case. Mid Day on the Web - Columns.