Category Archives: Politics

Eliminate the Presidency

We in the United States love our presidency in spite of all reason. The quadrennial campaigning is an expensive distraction with little to do with governance, and the office itself is a mess of accreted power that bears the unreasonably … Continue reading

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A response to “Is Algebra Necessary?”

As a mathematician, I did not even reach the second page of Andrew Hacker’s opinion piece “Is Algebra Necessary” in today’s New York Times before reaching for my mouse to record some of his more egregious howlers as quotations for this … Continue reading

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A stinging comeback

I must be in the mood to comment on politics this week!  Just now I found in the Times that Turkey is furious with France for criminalizing the denial of the Armenian genocide, an atrocity so indisputably documented that even Wikipedia writes … Continue reading

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A politics post?

Seriously, I can’t believe I actually want to write a politics post.  I’m not even registered to vote in California, because I don’t know how long I’ll be here and there’s no Democratic primary anyway this year.  But I keep … Continue reading

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