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Kansas House Speaker Merrick blasts regents, KU over funding, salary issues

Note that Speaker Merrick is himself an immigrant, having been born outside the U.S. to a non-U.S. citizen. I wonder if he would have the appropriate citizenship documentation to register to vote under Kobach's new requirements.

June 26, 2013 at 12:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU professor: Blame American culture, not the Mayas, for Dec. 21 doomsday talk

Thanks, Matt! This interest began as a casual hobby and then moved front and center as the Web (including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), movies, TV programming, and news media made it relevant. Anthropology is about understanding all cultures, especially our own. I think the provocative headline accomplished its goal. Thanks for covering this issue! (By the way, I spent December 21 at Chichén Itzá--on my own dime, not the taxpayers'--observing how various constituencies experienced the big day.)

December 28, 2012 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU professor: Blame American culture, not the Mayas, for Dec. 21 doomsday talk

Vodka, actually. From Dan Aykroyd's company. It's a cool bottle.

Crystal Head Vodka
http://crystalheadvodka.com/

December 28, 2012 at 2:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU professor: Blame American culture, not the Mayas, for Dec. 21 doomsday talk

Right on. However, it wasn't Barnum.

P. T. Barnum Never Did Say "There's a Sucker Born Every Minute"
http://www.historybuff.com/library/re...

December 28, 2012 at 2:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU professor: Blame American culture, not the Mayas, for Dec. 21 doomsday talk

For the record, I'm pretty sure I never used the phrase "blame American culture" in my interview for the Lawrence Journal-World. If you you don't like the headline, blame the editors at the LJW, not me. All I said was that the Mayas were not to blame. They weren't.

December 28, 2012 at 2:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU professor: Blame American culture, not the Mayas, for Dec. 21 doomsday talk

As a matter of fact, I did!
http://www.mayan-calendar.com/

You can get one, too. It will support the Maya Exploration Center.
http://www.mayaexploration.org/

December 28, 2012 at 2:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU professor: Blame American culture, not the Mayas, for Dec. 21 doomsday talk

Seventies Dreams and 21st Century Realities: The Emergence of 2012 Mythology
http://www.academia.edu/2174066/Seven...

December 17, 2012 at 10:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU professor: Blame American culture, not the Mayas, for Dec. 21 doomsday talk

What You Should Know About 2012: Answers to 13 Questions
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/r...

December 17, 2012 at 10:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State archeologist finds no Civil War graves at Ninth and New Hampshire development site; plans no more testing

With perceptions of Lawrence liberal activists as "a freak show," one wonders whether a version of the mentality of Quantrill and his "bushwhackers" might not still be with us today. If Lawrence persists as an island of blue in a sea of red, might not hostile terrorist attacks--whether actual or metaphorical--happen yet again?

November 6, 2012 at 12:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State archeologist finds no Civil War graves at Ninth and New Hampshire development site; plans no more testing

What was the quantity and quality of archaeological investigation done prior to recent construction on other corners of 9th (formerly Warren) and New Hampshire?

November 6, 2012 at 12:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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