Eugene Volokh posts on the importance of getting down to details in sociological argument, invoking his extremely useful paper on slippery slopes. He's talking about gay marriage here, but the more general point is a crucial one to keep in mind in the midst of often abstract arguments about the broad social effects of this or that institutional change. It's all too easy, in such debates, to be hypnotized by vague language about how some reform will "undermine families" or "debase the culture" or have some other such terrifying consequence. Volokh stresses the importance of asking: "What's the mechanism?" It's a simple question, but one with an uncanny power to carve through the squishy sheath of pseudo-profundity and reveal the pit of naked assertion at the center of the argumentative avocado.
He Wanted To Make Some Money for School Clothes by Selling Mexican Street Corn. The Government Says He Owes $1,415 in Permit Fees.
"I just wanted to help out my community and family," said Miguel Lozano.
Defer payroll taxes till December 31, 2020, and forgive them if Trump wins re-election.
But she warns against "opportunistic people hijacking the movement.”
DIY approaches to education—including homeschooling, learning pods, and microschools—are gaining popularity as public schools fold under pressure.
Tulane Canceled a Talk by the Author of an Acclaimed Anti-Racism Book After Students Said the Event Was 'Violent'
In Life of a Klansman, Edward Ball reckons with a white supremacist ancestor. Try explaining that to the students.