Archive for February 6th, 2011

February 6th, 2011 - 2:28 pm § in Misc., Schools & Colleges, UW

What The New State Supreme Decision On Faculty Discipline Means

This last Thursday, February 3, 2011, the Washington Supreme Court handed down a decision that clarifies the legal framework under which state universities and colleges may discipline tenured faculty members accused of misconduct. The case is Mills v. Western Washington University, Docket No. 83597-[...]

February 6th, 2011 - 11:36 am § in Politics

Al Qaeda’s Odd Silence on Egypt

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we are seeing the dawn of the first Arab democracy? There is an historic irony here. Islam’s explosion out of Arabia under Umar, was more than a military conquest. The Byzantine empire was a rotten relic of Rome. It fell to a more rational, more “modern&[...]

February 6th, 2011 - 2:43 am § in Misc.

Is War Inevitable?

No, of course not.  War is a human behavior, and we choose our behavior.  By simple logic, it follows that we can eliminate war.  Totally and permanently. I’m sure your initial reaction is, that’s a very bold statement.  Yes, it is.  After all, throughout history, human warfare h[...]