What does a drawer full of wine corks tell us about the teaching profession? Read and find out.Read More Wine Cork Stratification and Life in Education
VOTE WITH YOUR HEAD OR VOTE WITH YOUR HEART Robert Reich and Chris Hedges, two men I have a great deal of respect for, give voice to debate that all left liberals are struggling with. Do we vote, yet again, for disappointing nominee, relegating left wing positions to secondary status in the Democratic Party, or […]Read More The Left’s “Hillary Conundrum”
SPOILER ALERT! NO! This week, the New York Times Retro Report puts a spotlight on President Clinton’s 1996 Welfare Reform Act. Given the appealing monica (see what I did there!) Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, a Democratic president signed into law what was, up until that point, a conservative wet dream. With clueless pride President […]Read More Did Welfare Reform Work?
THE 2016 PRIMARY IS BRINGING THE INTERNAL TENSIONS OF BOTH PARTIES INTO THE PUBLIC ARENA …and this is a good thing! The 2016 Primary Season is the most transformative and definitive primary in almost half a century. This is true for both parties as they struggle with their own, unique existential crises inherent in their […]Read More Like it or not, the GOP is the Party of Trump/Cruz
THEY BOTH CALL IT AS THEY SEE IT I’ve spoken with, argued with and eavesdropped on quite a few Trump supporters. I’ve had more than a few of my college students express their admiration for The Donald during class discussions. I must admit to a certain nausea whenever I hear such devotion given to an […]Read More What do Donald Trump and Charlie Manson Have in Common
COULD HAPPEN!Read More President Rubio: Fully Automated
A PLAUSIBLE DOOMSDAY FORECAST I HOPE DOES NOT COME TRUE So I’m afraid I have to change my mind about the absurdity of a Trump presidential candidacy. I have to admit, when I first heard that The Donald was planning a bid for the presidency, indeed, even when I saw his announcement speech, I scoffed. I […]Read More Welcome to the White House President Trump
Hello Everyone! Well, you might have noticed that the old Mad Sociologist Blog page is a bit under the weather. For quite some time now I’ve wanted to change the blog URL to one less…”spammy” as it was called. Well, in my attempt to do just that I really jacked up the original. Just as […]Read More A New Home