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Charles Murray: Trumpism Is Not Irrational

Charles Murray has a brilliant, almost breathtakingly brilliant, article on Trumpism in today’s Wall Street Journal (and also here at the American Enterprise Institute). InstaPundit notes that the “Buzz is growing about this superb analysis.” Murray recognizes (although to my taste could have emphasized even more than he does) that the opening shot in the liberals’ and elites’ […]

For Democrats, Black Is The New “Diverse”

This week’s conventional wisdom is that Hillary’s best, perhaps her last, hope resides in South Carolina, whose primary is Feb. 20 and whose voters are more “moderate” and “diverse” than the too-white Sander-istas of Iowa and New Hampshire. A few typical examples:  “The bigger, more diverse, more moderate electorates in the contests to come,” the […]

Racial Discrimination By The University Of Virginia

Please see my “Short Take” on Minding The Campus, “Racial Discrimination By The University  Of Virginia.” Actually, I should have called it “More Racial Discrimination . . . ,” since it links an earlier piece of mine, “Is The University Of Virginia A Racial Scofflaw?” The current piece discusses the vastly different admission rates of black […]

Trump’s Theology Based On … Trump and Polls

Byron York asked Trump how he responded to Cruz callers telling Iowans that he had never asked God for forgiveness. Trump’s reply outlining the nature of his religious belief is fascinating, suggesting as it does perhaps the beginning of a new, unique American religion — Trumpianity: Well, first of all, I’m a believer in a […]

A Reform Of Piss-Poor Policing In New York City?

“Urinating and drinking in public,” Bloomberg News reports, “would no longer be treated as crimes under a package of bills New York’s City Council will consider to ease enforcement of quality-of-life offenses that lawmakers say clog the courts and have been disproportionately enforced against minorities.” The editorial board of the New York Times views this […]

Obama The Transformer: The Measure Of His Success

Obama famously set out to transform the country, and he may well have largely succeeded — from formerly a nation of laws to whatever we have now become (a nation of Executive Orders?). Simply cataloging the occasions where serious scholars believe he has exceeded his legitimate authority would require a list too long to blog, but anyone […]

Did Hillary Leak Ambassador Stevens’ Travel/Protection Plans?

The New York Post has a fascinating article today, “Hillary’s team copied intel off top-secret server to email,” that explains in detail the serious violations of security protocols, and law, engaged in by Hillary and her staff, but what strikes me as the explosive lede is buried in the fourteenth paragraph: Top Secret/SCI e-mails received […]

What Did Martin Luther King Say? What Did He Mean?

I first posted “Original Intent And Original Meaning (And Martin Luther King)” on King’s birthday in 2004, and reposted it on his birthday a number of times since then. Since it still seems relevant, and today was the national holiday in celebration of his birthday, I’m reposting it again. Anyone interested in following the contours of […]

Another Illegal “Diversity” Scheme At Michigan

“In my first year of graduate school at Yale,” I began my recent “Short Take” on Minding the Campus, back when the debate over admitting women to the college was still raging, a joke (or maybe it wasn’t) at that time was that the Old Yalies were perfectly willing for the college to go co-ed […]

Minority Students’ Mental Health

In my recent post on National Review Online’s Phi Beta Cons I discuss a new Harris Poll survey of first year college students sponsored by several organizations “concerned with “improving support for the mental health and emotional well-being of America’s college students of color.” The survey found that “Caucasian students are more likely than African American […]