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Fall of Liberal Arts, Part II: Education caught up in reform

Feb 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

By Dan Bodine   Note: This is Part II of  2-part series on the fall of America’s liberal arts, and what it all means. Part I can be found here.)   Calling universities “prostitutes” for using liberal arts programs as cash cows (Part I of Fall of Liberal Arts, link above) are strong words, yes. …

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Fall of Liberal Arts, Part I: Universities act as prostitutes

Feb 5, 2015 1 Comment ›› Dan Bodine

By Dan Bodine   (Note: This is Part I of a 2-part series on the fall of America’s liberal arts, and what it means. Part II will follow tomorrow.)   All you older adults, diss those tech toys! Can you think of anything that’s changed more in the past 30-40 years in society’s standing than …

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Twerk journalism and demise of Monarchs just coincidence?

Feb 1, 2014 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

By Dan Bodine     News the El Paso Times is part of a media project further turning away from newsprint to “digital priorities” on mobile devices came Wednesday, perhaps coincidentally, with news the once grand Monarch butterfly migration to Mexico each winter essentially is a thing of the past, too. Holy Cow! How do …

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JFK investigation at Cleburne newspaper became lobbying lesson

Nov 22, 2013 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

  By A. Daniel Bodine   CLEBURNE, TX–Probably one of the hardest lessons this old thick-headed, idealistic country boy from North Central Texas ever had to learn during the rush-to-riches melee of the Sunbelt Era was that the Free Press that’s so deeply embedded in our national psyche is a laughable joke. In a way. …

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The relevancy of objecting to capitalism’s irresponsibilities

Dec 15, 2012 No Comments ›› Dan Bodine

By Dan Bodine   I remember as a boy (maybe ’51-53) when our family lived in rural rent houses out along what was commonly called the Godley highway, coming north-northwest out of Cleburne, TX; and how common it was to see old, rotting and empty farm houses, fading vestiges of an earlier, snuffed-out era, scattered …

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