Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How law school rankings have destroyed American law schools

Actually, it's only one ranking system (US News and World Report) but the argument applies to all American universities, not just law schools.

Monday, May 22, 2017

74 Seconds

MPR's new podcast on the death of Philando Castile, 74 Seconds, is off to a very promising start.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

In a letter to the legislature, Regents defend freaking out over leaks

It just gets worse by the day. Someone needs to wrestle the gun away from the Board of Regents before anyone else gets hurt.

In other encouraging news: the Office of the Legislative Auditor will be investigating how the U handles sexual misconduct reports.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

“This is a business sector where there’s a lot of marketing hype"

Jamaica doesn't simply want to fly patients in for medical procedures. It will lure doctors too, promising them a paycheck and a beach vacation in exchange for doing a hip replacement.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I knew Dick Nixon. Dick Nixon was a friend of mine. Mr. Trump, you're no Dick Nixon.

Rick Perlstein on why the comparisons between Trump and Nixon are overblown:

"Nixon was so obsessed with preparation he used to memorize answers to likely press conference questions, questions he’d delegate to staffers like Pat Buchanan to dream up. Can you imagine!? And, look, when Nixon fired Archibald Cox, he was truly backed into a corner, his king in check: that was the only move he had before the world discovered, via the tapes, that everything he’d been saying about the scandal since June, 1972, was a lie. But, even then, he managed to keep moving pieces around the board for ten more months!"