Trumping Liberal Arts

I posted “Trumping Liberal Arts” on National Review Online’s Phi Beta Cons earlier today. Here are its first and last (actually, its only) paragraphs:

Most defenders of liberal arts argue that a liberal education engenders qualities of mind that create better citizens. And then there’s Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper. “Better liberal arts,” Hickenlooper recently explained, “will go a long way to making sure people understand that what [Donald Trump] says very earnestly could be a disaster if it were actually put into policy.”

Obviously Gov. Hickenlooper, and, I suspect, many other Democrats support liberal arts only insofar as they create more liberals.

OCR’s Princeton Whitewash

I encourage readers to take a look at my essay that just went up on Minding The Campus, “ADMISSIONS STACKED AGAINST ASIANS–IT’S OK WITH THE FEDS.”

And Now For Some Diversity Humor…

“The same venture-capital firm known for its involvement in a discrimination lawsuit filed by former employee Ellen Pao may have just found itself in hot water again,” Sally French begins her article on MarketWatch a few days ago. In hot water again? Perhaps Ms. French has forgotten that “Ellen Pao lost her gender discrimination lawsuit […]

Democrats And Constitutions

A good way to predict how President Hillary would treat the Constitution is to take a look at how her closest allies, protégés, bag men, and satraps in state governments treat theirs. And that brings us to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (“…  chairman of Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008…,”  “Clinton donors also pumped millions into […]

The Effect Of TAs’ Race (Or Not) On Student Grades

I have two posts on National Review Online’s Phi Beta Cons — “TAs Like Me” and “TA’s Like Me”: Take Two — discussing a new National Bureau of Economic Research study that purports to find that students get better grades from TAs of their same race. If you think that “purports” signals that I have […]

Berkeley Attempts To Circumvent Prop. 209

I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true: the University of California is trying to get around — or maybe just run roughshod over — Prop. 209’s (and now the California constitution;s) prohibition on racial preferences. It has announced a new African-American Initiative at the core of which is a $20 million scholarship fund […]

Ouch! Psychology On The Couch

[NOTE: This post has been UPDATED] I have a new essay on Minding The Campus, “Almost Two Thirds Of Psychological Studies Are Wrong.” Unless, of course, the Reproducibility Project psychologists evaluating those studies are wrong…. UPDATE 8 Sept. Northeastern University professor Lisa Feldman Barrett has an article in the New York Times arguing that “Psychology […]

What Do Democrats Believe?

Another Journalist Gets Hillary’s Emails Wrong

More Shaky Studies On Women And STEM

Hillary Emails: Search … And Ye Shall (Probably Not) Find


Hillary’s Emails: The Silence Of The Historians

Obama Administrations Sides With Palestinians Over Terror Victims

Richard Cohen Is Confused About Hillary’s Emails

“Disparate Impact” Hits Below The Belt …

Is “Diversity” The Ultimate “Microaggression”?