Archive for June, 2013

In Texas Filibuster, How Is Democracy Served?

Posted June 30, 2013 By Dave Thomer

Wendy Davis’ filibuster in the Texas state Senate has been a great story from the perspective of democratic theory because it requires people to really think about what’s fundamental in a democracy. If you haven’t been following the story, here’s a link to the Dallas Morning News story from the day after. The basics of […]

Laid Off and Almost Back Again, But What Next?

Posted June 23, 2013 By Dave Thomer

On Friday, June 7, the School District of Philadelphia mailed layoff notices to 3,783 employees. That afternoon, one of my colleagues used our school email list to suggest that teachers offer to freeze wages next year in order to provide money to save some of these jobs. I replied to the list that I did […]