Too many academic honor codes have eliminated the element of intent from their definitions of plagiarism. An honor code that ignores intent is an honor code that doesn't care about honor and one that serves no true educational purpose.
Who holds the accountability cops accountable? Who makes them issue the retractions that they demand of others? Case in point: a media critic for the Baltimore Sun, David Zurawik. Last week, he blasted CNN for including Van Jones in its coverage of Ferguson on the night of the grand jury decision.
That's how Serial is supposed to get you: The feeling of true waiting -- something that is lost in our digital culture where all things are instantaneously present simultaneously -- is a novel sensation. Pardon the pun.
Everyone is certainly entitled to his or her opinion on Bill Cosby's innocence or lack thereof. Yet, I can only of think of one question: Why bother defending this man when he hardly defends himself?
Fox's headline is "CIA gathered intelligence on weapons to Syria: Benghazi report." What the hell does that even mean? That's not burying the lede. That's changing the lede into a word salad.
Newspeak is definitely a language that one has to learn like French or Spanish and like all language it contains its own river of meanings that lies under the superficial veneer that the words create once they are encoded into a particular syntax.
What a difference eight years makes. Thank you, NPR, for using the correct word this time. Please make it your policy from now on.
One of the common core beliefs in America is the right to live in peace and to exist in communities without the physical threat of being harmed. The right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" for all is now being tested as America waits.
If ALEC were an honest broker, it would recommend market-based solutions, like the Republican-inspired, acid rain cap-and-trade program championed by President George H.W. Bush. But that's not likely going to happen, because doing so would alienate its fossil fuel industry and trade association members.
After years of incompetence and racial profiling among its forces and in light of the popular new podcast, "Serial," Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched an innovative new program replacing the core of Chicago's police force entirely with NPR hosts and producers.
As Kathleen reminded me, I need to stop killing off my mother. I have the rest of my life to grieve after she dies. For today, all Mom wants is for me to be with her... now.
If limiting labels, bleak stereotypes, or discouraging first impressions become the thought-model we blindly adopt as our own -- defining who we are and influencing who we will be -- then we need better models.
Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!
Until we're willing to deal with the fact that young people are sexual people who need more realistic, developmentally appropriate guidance when it comes to sexual expression and satisfaction, the situation is not going to change.
From start to finish Pendleton and Walsh give astoundingly natural performances that go some way, though not far enough, to justify the length of the sketch.
Even knowing all this, after going through a few pages or watching a TV screen while waiting at the doctor's office or in the airport I can't help thinking what a crazy world we are in, with people doing all these unbelievable, sometimes unacceptable things. Is that, I wonder, "reality"?