We have seen the present, and it does not work

Oberlin College
News Item:
“Over 1,000 students at Oberlin College in Ohio have signed an online petition asking the school to suspend standard grading because they need to process the police killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Tamir Rice. . . .”
Or are you one of those people who have something against crass opportunism in the midst of tragic events?

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QT Christmas news you can use

Christmas Phone
A word to those who are out of work–or know others who are–while the merriment happens all around:
The outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas will offer free job-search and career advice to anyone who calls from anywhere on December 29 and 30.
The number is (312) 422-5010.
The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST.
And always remember:
There are Twelve Days of Christmas.
And a New Year after that.

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QT Grammar R Us Seminar on the English Language

Judy Baar Topinka
News Headline: “Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies at 70.”
George Hillier Sr., a Highland, Ind., reader, writes:
“Is it too late to remind people that ‘comptroller’ is pronounced ‘controller’? The mispronunciation rate among news readers today seems to be running about 95 percent.”
Judy Baar Topinka likely would have approved your message.
She always pronounced it correctly.
And is it time for QT’s semiannual reminder that “err” should rhyme with “fur”?
Evidently.

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