Girls, Let’s Go to the Mall!!! XOXOXO

Girls, Let’s Go to the Mall!!! XOXOX The Women’s March and the Catty State of Feminism in 2017 A day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators descended on Washington, D.C., and other cities for the Women’s March. The sheer number of protestors provided the sisters with some salve for the post-election wounds…

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Do We Have To? On Conservatives’ Dislike of Activism

(The Academic Redneck and husband Mike on inauguration day, perfectly content to celebrate at home, away from the D.C. Crowds.) I’m seeing a lot of Facebook posts today about how, nanner, nanner, nanner, Trump’s crowds were not that yuge for the inaugural as President Obama’s were in 2009 and 2013. This is news? Let me…

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Happy Inauguration Day!!!

“We Shall Overcome,”  er,  We Shall Overrun: The Cliché of Protest in 2017 Welcome to the first post of the Academic Redneck on Inauguration Day 2017! It’s a little after 6 a.m, and I’m tuned in to Fox News watching the action. It should be a great day, despite the protestors who’ve descended on D.C….

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Trysting Traitor, Malicious Media, or Idiotic Intelligence?

A Special Report from the Academic Redneck: Late yesterday, CNN’s Jake Tapper and other media figures at the network reported that the U.S. intelligence community briefed President Obama and President-elect Trump on potential damaging information Russian government officials had compiled on DJT. This information was supposedly compiled by a “former British intelligence official” who has…

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Understanding the Trump Movement

(Or, to Quote My Liberal Progressive Friends, “What the Hell?”) In less than two weeks, Donald Trump will be inaugurated the 45th president of the United States. After bitter, bruising primary and general election campaigns, Trump and his supporters will be celebrating a triumph we’ve eagerly anticipated for nearly two years. We will don our…

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New Year, New Blog, New Opportunities

Welcome to the Academic Redneck blog!  I am so glad that you’ve come here to read my posts. After many years of hearing friends tell me I should create my own blog, I’ve finally committed to writing regular commentary on politics, education, and American culture. Since 2009, I’ve been sounding off on Facebook in a…

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