Quinta-feira, 1 de Dezembro, 2011

The Vaccines, If You Wanna

Não sei se tem interesse,  uma coisa curiosa, no intervalo de um jornal esta publicidade corporativa da Ordem dos Enfermeiros.

Why I Am Proudly, Strongly, and Happily in Favor of Adverbs

I am gladly, fully, openly in support of adverbs.

Despite our democratic ideals, schoolchildren throughout America learn that not all words are created equal: Nouns and verbs make sense of the world, but adverbs only muck it up. The end of November—National Novel Writing Month—means that hundreds of thousands of people who took a crack at writing a work of fiction in 30 days will soon be drawing on that advice. They’ve caught their breaths and now it’s time to polish their prose. If my own writing experience is any indication, they will make the easiest edit earliest: If it ends in -ly, kill it.

Euro Crisis and the Transformation of European Democracy


The Republicans’ Farcical Candidates

A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses

The US Republican race is dominated by ignorance, lies and scandals. The current crop of candidates have shown such a basic lack of knowledge that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein. The Grand Old Party is ruining the entire country’s reputation.

How Brussels Stifles Democracy in Europe

The Tory love affair with grammar schools is built on a lie

There’s a clamour for selection – but little evidence that it’s good for social mobility.

For the Tories and the right-wing press, selective state schools are the zombie policy – the one that keeps walking no matter how many attempts there are to bury it. The undead returned in the Sunday Telegraph this weekend, which reported that almost 30,000 children were competing for places at 56 grammars.

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