We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Lauren Noble has done a fine job and I pray she will be able to continue her work on the Yale campus.
With regard to the NYT and higher education: it is ironic to see the writers/experts at NYT do exactly what they always do--jump on the bandwagon of demrats. However, this time they have demonstrated beyond any doubt that they have no idea about which they are speaking. Though I do not support the 'new world of education' as described in the media and pushed by the publicons, I at least can mouth the words that best describe the situation and concomitantly the solution--corruption. If we want to fix our education system we have to address the truth--like any problem--we have to name it to fix it! This new online trend is even more dishonest, without rigor, and deceptive than a degree from a physical campus has become.
I was listening to my local public radio station and ex-Sen. Jim Hightower came on to tell of the benefits of the $9 minimum wage. What a piker! Shoulda been at least $15. $20-$25 even better! Man has no vision!