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Why college rankings are a joke

pressdemocrat.com — Shortly before the newest U.S. News & World Report college rankings came out, I got a fresh glimpse of how ridiculous they can be - and of why panicked high school seniors and their status-conscious parents should not spend the next months obsessing over them.

My Debate Nightmare? A Duller Donald Trump

nytimes.com — There are predictions that Monday night's presidential debate will "shatter records," as one recent headline put it, drawing a Super Bowl-size audience of more than 100 million viewers. They will not be coming for a detailed back-and-forth on stop-and-frisk.

My debate nightmare? A duller Donald Trump

seattletimes.com — At the Monday night presidential debate, will Donald Trump rage and redden and lie and lash out like the Trump we're accustomed to - the real Trump, It's what the audience is tuning in for, Donald. You wouldn't want to disappoint us.

Why College Rankings Are a Joke | RealClearPolitics

Why college rankings are a joke

seattletimes.com — The rankings nourish the myth that the richest, most selective colleges have some corner on superior education; don't adequately recognize public institutions that prioritize access and affordability; and do insufficient justice to the particular virtues of individual campuses. Share story Shortly before the newest U.S.

Why College Rankings Are a Joke

nytimes.com — Later I spoke with a renowned mathematics professor, Manil Suri, who is also the openly gay author of an acclaimed sequence of novels set in India, where he was born, and who has contributed frequently to The Times.

Dr. Does-It-All - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — Oz confirms as much: "At an office birthday party, I'll have a bite of something, and I won't feel good." Worse yet is the aftermath of a vacation during which he has not had as much control over his diet and exercise as usual.

Bruni: The unease about Hillary Clinton’s sick days

pressdemocrat.com — Running for president isn't hard. It's brutal. The oddity isn't that one of the candidates would succumb to illness and be forced off the trail for a few days. The oddity is that all of the candidates don't drop like flies.

Hillary Clinton's Sick Days | RealClearPolitics

Hillary Clinton’s Sick Days

nytimes.com — Before we delve any further into the coughs heard round the world and the swoon that changed history, some perspective: Running for president isn't hard. It's brutal. The oddity isn't that one of the candidates would succumb to illness and be forced off the trail for a few days.
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Sep 26, 2016

Trump can half- or quarter-convincingly play many things. The noble victim is not among them.

Sep 26, 2016

And another of those moments? Trump critiquing her stamina after 90 minutes in which she's spoken more clearly and steadily than he.

Sep 26, 2016

Watching debate with someone who is not a political insider and has big Clinton reservations. His summary: "Trump's nuts! Unhinged."

Sep 26, 2016

The fact-checking of Trump's stubborn insistence on his early Iraq position is NOT going to go well for him. But then the debate hasn't.

Sep 26, 2016

Of all that Clinton practiced, clearly nothing more than expression while Trump talks. Not overly dismissive or derisive. More . . . amused.

Sep 26, 2016

"Someone sitting on their bed who weighs 400 pounds." How did we get to an obese shut-in? #TrumpBlather

Sep 26, 2016

Trump's main task here was to seem presidential. Mainly seems peeved.

Sep 26, 2016

People talk about a debate being defined by just a few moments. Trump's self-congratulation for the birther crusade is one of those.

Sep 26, 2016

This birther bit is just surreal. Hard to imagine a more nonsensical response from a candidate. And Trump EXPECTED the question? Terrifying.

Sep 26, 2016

Based on first hour: Trump decided not to provoke or needle as in primary debates. Turns out not that many other arrows in his quiver....

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