Showing posts from January, 2009

We Have a Department of What?

A few days ago I learned of the Journal of Happiness Studies, proof there is an academic journal for almost everything.

Ah, but happiness isn't enough. No, we have to be overtly political.

Yes, the University of Minnesota, Duluth, has introduced a Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership (MAPL, pronounced "maple") for aspiring leftists. The ACORN activists can attend the "Maple" program, which proves how confused they are. Acorns go with oaks — I associate syrup with maple trees.

The director of this program is complaining that his students are in debt, but considering careers that don't pay well. These students, he argues, should have all their debts forgiven. After all, they will be helping people in the future. He blames "conservative orthodoxy" for the high cost of college, which is utter nonsense.

The high cost is because government gives loans, grants, and directly funds universities. There's so much money, the tuition rose to cons…