Compare and Contrast

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hour 1:

Hour 2:

Hour 3: Ultimate Issues Hour: The Righteous Mind
Jonathan Haidt, professor of social psychology at the University of Virginia. His new book is The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
http://www.amazon.com/The-Righteous-Mind-Politics-Religion/dp/0307377903/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337040117&sr=1-1

Here’s an excellent review in the WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304692804577281311514282028.html?KEYWORDS=the+righteous+mind

Another surprisingly fair review in NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/books/review/the-righteous-mind-by-jonathan-haidt.html?pagewanted=all

Stories:

Obama Offers Barnard Grads Every Feminist Cliché in the Book
Did he miss one? Very empowering, don’t you think?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/us/politics/in-graduation-speech-to-women-obama-leaps-into-gender-gap.html?hp

Jerry Brown: Please Vote to Tax the Rich More
Buried in this story, toward the end, is a little known fact: the budget next year is higher than this year. Brown is increasing spending; just not as much as he planned. Also: revenue assumptions for near term are laughable.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-state-budget-20120515,0,1532582.story

McGurn: Compare Brown and Christie
And contrast.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304371504577404503988018824.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

Oren: Why Isn’t Israel Celebrated?
Instead it’s demonized. Nothing better illustrates the morally confused world we live in than that.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304203604577398062563880178.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTTopOpinion

Iranian Rapper Now Has a Price on His Head
Fatwa has been issued against him.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/14/iranian-rapper-death-threat-fatwa

Steyn: On Wilders and End of Free Speech in Europe
Islamists intimidation is almost complete. People literally fear death for stating obvious truths.  
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/299725/spirit-geert-wilders-mark-steyn#

Ever Hear UK Politician Finish a Speech with “God Bless Britain”?
There’s a reason.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/tony-blair/9265571/Tony-Blair-wanted-to-end-speech-with-God-bless-Britain.html

Turkish Journalist Sees Difference between Democracy and Liberty
Just as you point out in your book.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/opinion/can-islamists-be-liberals.html?hp

How Do You Stop Whiners?
Stop listening. Good topic for Thursday 9am.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304192704577404083592261456.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop

Obama Demonizes Private Equity
And then asks them for money!  Amazingly some give it, proving that making money and clear thinking don’t necessarily go together.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304371504577404540474095790.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

Ann Romney Piece on Motherhood
To Newsweek’s Michelle Goldberg this conjures up images of Hitler and Stalin.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-05-10/ann-romney-mitt-stay-home-work-mom-grandkids/54862378/1

The First Gay President
Here’s the Newsweek Cover.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/content/newsweek.html

Compare and Contrast

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hour 1:

Hour 2:

Hour 3: Ultimate Issues Hour: The Righteous Mind
Jonathan Haidt, professor of social psychology at the University of Virginia. His new book is The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
http://www.amazon.com/The-Righteous-Mind-Politics-Religion/dp/0307377903/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1337040117&sr=1-1

Here’s an excellent review in the WSJ: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304692804577281311514282028.html?KEYWORDS=the+righteous+mind

Another surprisingly fair review in NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/25/books/review/the-righteous-mind-by-jonathan-haidt.html?pagewanted=all

Stories:

Obama Offers Barnard Grads Every Feminist Cliché in the Book
Did he miss one? Very empowering, don’t you think?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/15/us/politics/in-graduation-speech-to-women-obama-leaps-into-gender-gap.html?hp

Jerry Brown: Please Vote to Tax the Rich More
Buried in this story, toward the end, is a little known fact: the budget next year is higher than this year. Brown is increasing spending; just not as much as he planned. Also: revenue assumptions for near term are laughable.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-state-budget-20120515,0,1532582.story

McGurn: Compare Brown and Christie
And contrast.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304371504577404503988018824.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

Oren: Why Isn’t Israel Celebrated?
Instead it’s demonized. Nothing better illustrates the morally confused world we live in than that.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304203604577398062563880178.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTTopOpinion

Iranian Rapper Now Has a Price on His Head
Fatwa has been issued against him.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/may/14/iranian-rapper-death-threat-fatwa

Steyn: On Wilders and End of Free Speech in Europe
Islamists intimidation is almost complete. People literally fear death for stating obvious truths.  
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/299725/spirit-geert-wilders-mark-steyn#

Ever Hear UK Politician Finish a Speech with “God Bless Britain”?
There’s a reason.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/tony-blair/9265571/Tony-Blair-wanted-to-end-speech-with-God-bless-Britain.html

Turkish Journalist Sees Difference between Democracy and Liberty
Just as you point out in your book.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/14/opinion/can-islamists-be-liberals.html?hp

How Do You Stop Whiners?
Stop listening. Good topic for Thursday 9am.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304192704577404083592261456.html?mod=WSJ_hp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop

Obama Demonizes Private Equity
And then asks them for money!  Amazingly some give it, proving that making money and clear thinking don’t necessarily go together.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304371504577404540474095790.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

Ann Romney Piece on Motherhood
To Newsweek’s Michelle Goldberg this conjures up images of Hitler and Stalin.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-05-10/ann-romney-mitt-stay-home-work-mom-grandkids/54862378/1

The First Gay President
Here’s the Newsweek Cover.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/content/newsweek.html