Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Difficulty of Emersonian ‘Self-Reliance’

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay Self-Reliance holds an interesting place in American literature. On one hand, it seems to nicely dovetail with the enigmatic ‘American spirit’ of ‘pulling yourself up by your bootstraps’ and ‘rugged individualism.’ On the other hand, it … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby vs. Sebelius Through Real Animals and Fake Paws

  On Oct. 19, 2014, due to cameras being forbidden in the Supreme Court, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” proposed covering Supreme Court cases through courtroom reenactments featuring animals. John Oliver argues our important cases would be more engaging … Continue reading

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