Well, if you’re a K–12 teacher and you believe the stu­dent is at all cred­i­ble (or maybe her cred­i­bil­ity doesn’t mat­ter), you have very spe­cific report­ing require­ments, and there are pro­to­cols for that report­ing that you have to fol­low, and there are indi­vid­u­als and agen­cies that will–all else being equal–respond …

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When Some­one is Dri­ven to Mur­der, Where Does the Respon­si­bil­ity Lie? It’s been a very long time since some­one called me a bleeding-heart lib­eral, a label that was never com­pli­men­tary and always car­ried with it a con­no­ta­tion not sim­ply of weak­ness, but of cow­ardice as well. To be called a bleeding-heart …

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Z_SNAKE

I have been fas­ci­nated by metaphor since I was an under­grad­u­ate lin­guis­tics major, when one of my pro­fes­sors assigned parts of Metaphors We Live By, by George Lakoff and Mark John­son. In that book, Lakoff and John­son argue that, as human beings, we use metaphor to give struc­ture to the …

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