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Thank Goodness For Experts

Referring to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control, the Associated Press reports: The teen birth rate has been falling since 1991, which experts attribute to more teens using birth control and more waiting until they are older to have sex.

The New York Times And (Some? Many?) Colleges: Scofflaws Or Dunces?

The Washington Post reported Friday that in a presentation to a gathering of his paper’s business and news managers, New York Times Chief Executive Mark Thompson identified three areas toward which diversity efforts must be channeled: recruitment, hiring and promotion. Supervisors who fail to meet upper management’s requirements in recruiting and hiring minority candidates or who fail to seek out minority […]

Sanders, Keynes, And Israel

John Maynard Keynes: “In the long run we’re all dead.” Bernie Sanders: [I am] “100% pro-Israel in the long run.”

Contra My “Contra Obama, Hillary Did Not ‘Own’ Her Email”

A couple of days ago, here, I criticized Obama for, among his other comments on Hillary’s email, this one: “I continue to believe she has not jeopardized America’s national security,” Obama defended Clinton. “Now what I also said is that — and she’s acknowledged — that there’s a carelessness in terms of managing e-mails that […]

“Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who’s The Most Diverse Of Them All?”

Yale has a new “inaugural deputy dean for diversity and faculty development.” Kathryn Lofton, the new deputy dean, defines one of her tasks as designing searches that can “draw in the most diverse and innovative candidates.” I have some questions for her on National Review Online’s Phi Beta Cons, such as: how should Yale determine which […]

Biden: There He Goes Again

As noted here, on March 24 I posted an article on Pajamas Media discussing Vice President Biden’s historical revisionism regarding his own advocacy of what has become known as the “Biden Rule” about Supreme Court Appointments. Biden’s revisionism continued, and I have another article about it on Pajamas Media today.

Contra Obama, Hillary Did Not “Own” Her Email

Obama still doesn’t get it. In his interview with Fox News’s Chris Wallace, Obama acknowledged that Hillary’s use of a private server, and what she passed through that server, was “careless” but that she “would never intentionally put America in any kind of jeopardy.” Leave aside for now whether she “intentionally” violated laws and regulations […]

Is The Glut Of Liberals In Academia Benign?

Does academia have too many liberals, not enough conservatives? Not according to UCLA historian Russell Jacoby, but then he’s probably a liberal. I criticize his views here on Minding The Campus.

Does “Diversity” Work?

No, or at least there’s no convincing evidence that it does, writes Alice Eagly of Northwestern in the Journal of Social Issues (Hat Tip: Slate Star Codex). From the Abstract: In an ideal world, social science research would provide a strong basis for advocacy and social policy. However, advocates sometimes misunderstand or even ignore scientific research […]

Is Claude Steele A Victim Of “Stereotype Threat”?

Claude Steele, currently Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of the University of California at Berkeley and a social psychologist best known for his work developing the theory of “stereotype threat,” is in hot water. Does his theory help explain his predicament? And if not, why not? If you’re curious about this (or even if you’re not), take […]