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RealClearPolitics - Commentary - The Modern University

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The Modern University Has Become Obsolete by Froma Harrop

Revenge of the Glib...

In Star Wars III, Revenge of the Sith, a tense confrontation between Obi-Wan Kenobi and his erstwhile student, Anakin Skywalker, who has recently "gone over" to the Dark Side, includes a glib, but memorable exchange. Anakin: If you're not with me, then you're my enemy. Obi-Wan: Only a sith would speak in absolute terms. I find this exchange memorable for the following reasons:
  1. Anakin's comment is nearly identical to Jesus' comment, "He who is not with us is against us."

BBC NEWS | Europe | Italy gripped by baby milk scare

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This report from the BBC details the problems Italian mothers have encountered as a result of chemical contamination in a major alternative source of baby's milk: BBC NEWS | Europe | Italy gripped by baby milk scare. Of course this would not be an issue if they were not on the pill. Estrogen-based BCs are a lactation suppressant. For details on this consult, for example, Can Birth Control Pills Affect Breastfeeding.

Bush between Iraq and a hard place...

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Years ago, David Brinkley reported on the evening news, (and you'll have to correct me where I'm wrong) "Today, in Washington, John Mitchell, the Attorney General of the United States, called Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a certified American hero, a 'dirty Jap'." Delivered in his inimitable dead pan style, with enough pauses in just the right places to make his complex qualifications intelligible, it was a statement of such force in knocked me over when I heard it. The Attorney General was upset with Senator Inouye for his opposition to U.S. prosecution of the war in Viet Nam.

Tear open the storehouse!

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As Jesus said, "Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old." [Matt 13:52]

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