Category Archives: Politics – 2016Election

Education & The Election

The University of Pennsylvania considers itself the first institution in the United States of America to use the term “university” in its name.

There is plenty of analysis on why Trump narrowly won the crucial states that gave him an electoral college victory—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Michigan—even though Clinton won the popular vote by more than 2.5 million votes.  But what was particularly striking was how, even if we control for race and income, educational levels best predict how people voted Continue reading Education & The Election

Devastated by the American Presidential Election

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But man, proud man,
Drest in a little brief authority,
Most ignorant of what he’s most assur’d;
His glassy essence, like an angry ape,
Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven,
As make the angels weep.
~ Shakespeare, “Measure for Measure

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H. L. Mencken: On Politics (Bayard vs. Lionheart)

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“As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.” Continue reading H. L. Mencken: On Politics (Bayard vs. Lionheart)