The Discomfort of Thought
“Too often we hold fast to the clichés of our forebears. We subject all facts to a prefabricated set of interpretations. We enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.”
—John F. Kennedy (1917-1963), 35th president of the United States, Yale University Commencement address, 1962
• Editorial Comment: Thank goodness for pundits, who do our “thinking” for us.
• Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs on chowderheaded writers from Kurt Vonnegut? Click here.
• Faculty Wanted: Join our merry band! The JCOM Department at Utah State University has opened searches for two new tenure-track faculty, a Media Generalist and a specialist in PR/Strategic Communication. Interested?
News from USU’s award-winning student news site, The Hard News Café
• Review: A glimpse inside the ultra-private Orthodox Jewish world, by Dani Hayes
• Quadside concert series will continue this semester with local talent, by Manda Perkins
• Cough! County to impose emissions testing, but inversion will remain, by Curtis Lundstrom
• Providence Council says unanimous no to school district’s plans, by Paul Christiansen
• No decision yet by Hyde Park on request to build ‘green home,’ by Zack Dau
• Paradise Valley Orchards will offer vegetables this season, by Dawn Otterby
• Aggie TV News for Jan. 23: Gun control, worst air in the nation, therapy dogs & more, anchored by Katrina Warburton & Courtney Robinson
• Review: More like the unnecessary death of a good cast in a bad movie, by Katie Swain
• North Logan parents give school board an earful on new high school, by Jonathan Larson
• The Eagles land at Sundance with new documentary of 41-year run, by Ben Hansen
• Sundance 2013: ‘Don Jon’ paints grim picture of doomed romance, by Katie Swain
• Rejected by Sundance, moviemaker’s ‘Depression’ a sign of the times, by Dani Hayes
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