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Luke Baumgarten is commentary contributor and former culture editor of the Inlander. He is a creative strategist at Seven2 and co-founder of Terrain.
Welcome to 1982, South Hill
Thank you for sharing that story, Robbin
Hey Scott, those are the Air Force's numbers as well: http://www.fairchild.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-130828-034.pdf
Re: "Was this the rant of young Spokanite who was simply refused entry to the local pinnacle?." No, it was written by an alum. Class of ´03. Big Zag fan. Got a good education, which allows me to reply to you without resorting to fallacious ad hominem attacks that you used. Grasp of philosophic rhetoric: something I learned at Gonzaga.Re: "To be considered a top 100 school among the public is a good thing."If we´re talking about all public universities, maybe. We´re talking about law schools, though, of which there are only 188. So no, being 87th or 108th out of 188. Isn´t good, it´s middle of the road.Re: "Isn´t that a fundamental premise of what it is to be liberal??"I have no idea what the fundamental premises of liberalism are anymore, as dozens of groups vie for that title. Here´s one thing I´ve learned from friends (and professors) who identify as liberal, though: dissent is not unpatriotic. Criticism is not slander. Discourse is not evil.It´s an essential part of a liberal (there´s that word again) democracy.Treating opposing view points to my own with respect: another thing I learned at Gonzaga.Re: "the US News and World Report law school rankings are not a good measure of the value of an institution"Possibly true, but a) GU loves touting their top 5 US News rankings for regional university — and loves to ignore their law school ranking, a tendency I find incredibly self-serving — and b) whatever their faults, I trust (and so does science) peers to rate peers more than crowdsourcing, without question.If we were to suddenly decide that crowdsourcing was a good way to decide things, the 41% of americans who don´t believe in climate change would have more power to affect environmental policy than the 99% of scientists who do believe in it.That mentality doesn´t work for me. Trusting experts: another thing I learned at Gonzaga.Thanks for the comment, ItFigures, but it´s not particularly persuasive to me.
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