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The Elephant in the Room
The New York Times prints an article this chilled Sunday morning about pre-election political fervor tearing apart daughters and mothers, families and their friends, because of a tendency to view folks on the other side of the fence as inherently valueless. Frank Luntz, the Republican pollster famous for his broad-stroked strategic memos to Republican candidates, is quoted: €œIn most parts of this country it is very difficult to have a civilized conversation between two people that fundamentally disagree. €
Luntz has some power. I wonder what he is doing to try and stem this problem. The same could be asked of folks like Laskoff. Do the messages they’re promulgating have something to do with unifying threads and common denominators, or are they immediately fractious? It seems to me that, particularly because American is now presented with the most media-savvy enemy in her history, smart campaigns, while defending their policies, would find bedrock not in partisanship but in commonality.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
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- 2007 Trustee Election
- Dartmouth Constitution
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- The Indian Wars
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