Story | Apr 13, 2012 | 1:42 PM
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Column | Jun 13, 2011God bless the American media. Over the last two weeks, thousands of well-educated journalists and political experts have made their mortgage payments by commenting on the antics of an idiot congressman who tweeted a picture of his genitals, and an idiot ex-governor who sloppily manipulated history for ideological ends.
Story | Dec 22, 2011 | 3:05 PM
"They know enough who know how to learn." — Henry Adams * On a cloudy Monday morning our new resident owl hooted in a nearby eucalyptus tree as dawn brought gray light to the sky. The sound haunted me, reverberating in my mind as I rose to...
Story | Oct 5, 2011
Story | Jul 27, 2012 | 7:47 PM
In a 1974 edition of the journal College English, 70% of university teaching assistants surveyed said they marked "the reason why" as an error on students' papers. That's a lot of red ink. The phrase "the reason why" is extremely common, especially in...