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David Crisp: Out of ignorance, scorn for philosophers


At last week’s Republican presidential debate, Sen. Marco Rubio made a case for vocational education by attacking philosophy. “I don’t know why we have stigmatized vocational education,” he said. “Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers.” (more…) Continue Reading →

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Zinke’s early votes not encouraging


During his run for Montana’s U.S. House seat, Ryan Zinke often seemed uncertain about exactly what positions he held. That’s a bad trait in a candidate but not necessarily in a congressman. Issues before Congress can be complicated, and remaining open to evidence is more helpful than going to Washington with a closed mind. So it was reasonable to hope that now-Rep. Zinke would prove a more flexible and pragmatic House member than his predecessor. But early returns are not encouraging. Continue Reading →

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