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What Do Democrats Believe?

Conor Friedersdorf has an interesting — and in places unintentionally amusing — piece at The Atlantic, “‘Hillary 2016′ Has Never Made Sense For Democrats,” criticizing Democrats for annointing Hillary even though she has taken numerous positions at variance with the current inclinations of “the base.” She voted for the Iraq war, is cozy with Wall […]

Another Journalist Gets Hillary’s Emails Wrong

Writing in The Atlantic, Yoni Applebaum asserts that “Clinton, and her loyalists, insist that the email probe is a distraction, and that there is no evidence that she deliberately broke any rules, much less violated the law. And so far, those claims have been borne out by each new round of disclosures.” That assertion is […]

More Shaky Studies On Women And STEM

“Readers of the higher education press and literature may be forgiven,” my new essay on Minding The Campus begins, “for supposing that there is more research on why there are not more women in STEM fields than there is actual research in the STEM fields themselves.” In it I discuss several recent studies on the […]

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

Back in March Time revealed that this is how Hillary determined which her emails were private and which should be printed out and handed over to the government: She commissioned a review of the 62,320 messages in her account only after the department—spurred by the congressional investigation—asked her to do so. And this review did […]


Everyone assumes Hillary was joking in her recent press conference when she replied to Ed Henry’s question about whether she’d wiped her server, “What? Like with a cloth or something?” I’m not so sure. Remember her first attempt to justify her personal server back in March? “Well,” she said then, with a straight face, “the system […]

Hillary’s Emails: The Silence Of The Historians

[NOTE: This appeared first on the website of the National Association of Scholars, here, and it is cross-posted here with permission.] Over the years the American Historical Association (AHA), the Organization of American Historians (OAH), the Society for the History of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR), and other historical organizations have spent much effort, and funds, successfully […]

Obama Administrations Sides With Palestinians Over Terror Victims

Investors Business Daily reports: In an unusual legal move, the Obama administration has taken the legal side of the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization in a federal court case that American terrorism victims’ families had already won. Lawyers for the Justice and State Departments are arguing that the PA and PLO should not have […]

Richard Cohen Is Confused About Hillary’s Emails

Richard Cohen confused? Long-time readers of his columns in the Washington Post and elsewhere will not be surprised.

“Disparate Impact” Hits Below The Belt …

… or lowers the bar on where the belt should be. I discuss a ban on “saggy pants” as disparate impact discrimination today on Phi Beta Cons, here.

Is “Diversity” The Ultimate “Microaggression”?

I ask, and answer, on National Review Online’s Phi Beta Cons, here.