Not sure if it translates beyond one's interest in basketball, but this is a fantastic bit of reporting and analysis. Simmons is usually more lightweight in subject and tone, but he makes good on the sources he's collected over the years of writing highly entertaining columns.
Unsurprisingly, young Republicans remain in as much denial as their older counterparts. Until gender and ethnic inequality is erased in both wage and occupational opportunities -- which, by the way, was created by the 200+ years of institutional advantages for white males -- admission programs like UC Berkley's are necessary to ensure fair market competition.
I don't want to denigrate the incredible community response to friends and neighbors in need in the aftermath of Irene, or any of the other natural disasters that have impacted the U.S. in the past few months. But I have to ask: what are the corporations, who say we don't need government to solve all our problems, doing with their billions in tax savings to provide aid in this time of crisis?
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If I had known it was going to be that kind of party...
Able to cite appropriate Simpson's quote for nearly any circumstance.