Luke Baumgarten 
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Luke Baumgarten 

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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.

Recent Articles

  • Screw Big Cities

    A mid-sized manifesto
    • Dec 3, 2014
  • On Trust

    I thought I knew what the word meant. Two weeks ago, I realized I'd had no clue
    • Nov 5, 2014
  • Sit-Lying to Ourselves

    We aren't going to citation our way to a vibrant downtown
    • Oct 1, 2014
  • More »

    Recent Comments

    Re: “'Trying to Stay Relevant'

    Welcome to 1982, South Hill

    1 like, 1 dislike
    Posted by Luke Baumgarten on 05/28/2014 at 1:49 PM

    Re: “Talking to my dad about Gail Gerlach

    Thank you for sharing that story, Robbin

    Posted by Luke Baumgarten on 04/11/2014 at 9:20 PM

    Re: “The Invisible Industry

    Hey Scott, those are the Air Force's numbers as well: http://www.fairchild.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-130828-034.pdf

    Posted by Luke Baumgarten on 03/05/2014 at 9:24 PM

    Re: “Agressive Progressives

    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.

    Posted by Luke.Baumgarten on 01/31/2011 at 1:21 PM

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