Putting the Elf Shelf Away: A Reflection

Elf on the Shelf is creepy.

Despite a number of protests, my wife and I opted to do the Elf on the Shelf this year for our two-and-a-half-year-old. No, the protests weren’t from our child. I meant he protests in various blogs online, blogs that make very good points.
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My Students Get 1984 More than Capitol Hill

My students immediately saw the relevance of 1984’s endless wars with Eastasia/Eurasia and the omnipresent surveillance of Big Brother.  Who knew they’re smarter than Washington?  Free Manning.  Lower the sabre over Syria.  Ignorance is strength.  It’s time we show the world our weak side.

Edward Snowden Deserves a Medal, Not Execution

Edward Snowden deserves a medal, not execution.  His government betrayed the spirit of its architects, and he exposed them.  Of course he committed treason, but not against his country.  He committed treason against a government that betrayed its people, and for that, he is one of the bravest young men alive.

 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/dorsey/glenn-greenwald-blasts-msnbc-hosts-misleading-white-house-ta
And Glenn Greenwald is a rare beam of light in this day and age.