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Annals Of Democratic Hypocrisy

COMPARE: Press Release, House Democratic Caucus Newsroom: CHAIRMAN BECERRA: SECRET MONEY HIJACKS OUR DEMOCRACY JUDGE DENIES KAMALA HARRIS KOCH BROTHERS’ DONOR LIST: A conservative advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers won a First Amendment victory this week denying California Attorney General Kamala Harris access to the names of conservative nonprofit members and contributors. Harris, […]

Why Do So Many People Guffaw At The Pontifications Of Liberal Journalists?

If you want to know why so many people guffaw at the pontifications of liberal journalists, take at look at Todd Purdum’s fumbling attempt on Politico to explain “Why Can’t Hillary Stop Fudging The Truth?” Purdum’s answer: “Plainly put, Clinton herself has kept the issue alive over 25 years of public life, with long-winded, defensive, […]

A Multicultural Parody In Ann Arbor…

… Or it would be a parody if it weren’t all to real. See my post today on National Review Online’s Phi Beta Cons, “U-M Donor Retracts $3M Gift: Multicult Naming Guilt,” for a man-bites-dog story about a rich donor who withdrew his gift because his name would appear on the multicultural center he was […]

Transgender And The Transformation Of Civil Rights

I have a long (really long) essay today on Minding The Campus, “Transgender and the Transformation of Civil Rights.” Actually, its length notwithstanding, it’s only half an essay. The second half will be posted there in the next day or so. UPDATE (July 17) The second half has just appeared: “The Endless Muddle Of Transgender […]

Lynch Love

There are already demands that Loretta Lynch resign or be replaced as the nation’s top law (or is that love?) enforcement officer, after her recent outlandish comment in Orlando that “our most effective response to terror and hatred is compassion, unity and love.” But wait a minute. Maybe her comment is actually a much stronger condemnation […]

More Gender-bending Title IX Confusion From Obama Admin

Now the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is requiring schools and colleges to increase the numbers of males and females in classes where members of their sex are “underrepresented.” But now that “male” and “female” are problematic, subject to interpretation, and “sex” means gender and gender is determined by one’s gender identity, exactly […]

New Entry, Liberal Devil’s Dictionary

“In several previous post’s,” I wrote here several years ago, “I have indicated an interest in updating Ambrose Bierce’s classic The Devil’s Dictionary. One of Bierce’s typical definitions, for those of you who are temporarily unfamiliar with him, was conservative, which he defined as ‘A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal, who wishes to […]

UVa’s Remarkable Black Graduation (AND Non-Graduation) Rate

Every year University of Virginia administrators boast (literally) that UVa has the highest black graduation rate of any public university in the country. What they and no one ever seems to mention is that, in all of these years, blacks fail to graduate from UVa in four or six years at twice the rate of […]

Prescient Criticism Of Racial Preferences

Here is your assignment for today: step into a time capsule; transport yourself back to 1969; write a critique of the then-new experiment in affirmative action, using all the knowledge you took with you on your journey of how that experiment has turned out. If your critique is very, very good, it will look a […]

Bias In Specialty Press Reporting

George Leef points to an impressive essay by Emory English professor Mark Bauerlein on bias in the reporting on education by the specialized, industry-focused press. If you’re interested in media bias — and if you’re not, you should be — let me also suggest that you read (or if you’re an old-timer here, re-read) an […]