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So Who’s Really Nuts?

I am not often given to understatement so note this one well: I am no fan of Donald Trump. There is no need for me to choose among the many available descriptions of him — boorish, undisciplined, ideologically mercurial, rhetorically overheated but undernourished, etc.; you are perfectly capable of choosing your own. Since this election […]

Does Free Speech Matter AT UVa?

[NOTE: A slightly shorter version of this post — which has now been UPDATED five times — appeared on Minding The Campus] A lecturer in the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Douglas Muir, has been forced to resign [amended: forced to take administrative leave] because his criticism of […]

Now It Has Come To This

Philip Trout, the outgoing president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, has apologized, twice, for having the temerity and insensitivity to say “all lives matter.” Inside Higher Ed reports: “As the NACAC president, I wish to offer my sincere apology for the words I used yesterday afternoon at our opening general session,” Trout said in […]

Roger Clegg Eviscerates Harvard Crimson Editorial

The following is a guest post by Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel of the Center For Equal Opportunity. _____ The Harvard Crimson editorialized recently on the lawsuit that has been brought against the school for discriminating against Asian Americans in its admissions.  There was so much bad reasoning in the editorial, and the bad […]

Double Entendre (Unintended) Of The Week

In “Virginia Slim: The Race Tightens,” the Weekly Standard‘s Fred Barnes asks Corey Stewart, Trump’s Virginia campaign manager, why he thinks Trumps prospects are better than in 2012, when Romney lost by 4 points. “Stewart says Romney’s opponent, Obama, was an exciting candidate. But Clinton isn’t.” And then comes the unintended but terrific double entendre: “Clinton […]

Asked … And Answered

Peggy Noonan begins her Wall Street Journal column today with a question you’ve all heard, in one form or another, many times: The signature sentence of this election begins with the words “In a country of 320 million . . .” I hear it everywhere. It ends with “how’d it come down to these two?” […]

Guest Post By Ward Connerly

Ward Connerly, as most readers will know, is the architect of California’s Proposition 209, through which the citizens of that state amended their state constitution to prohibit differential treatment based on race by all state agencies. Subsequently Michigan and several other states adopted similar proposals.  Thus I was flattered when he asked if he could […]

Roger Clegg: Some Blunt Talk On Race

Some will regard the following guest post by Roger Clegg, president and general counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity, as politically incorrect. I do not. I suspect, however, that I would have posted it even if I did, based on a belief that the best way to fight political correctness is by being willing […]

Hillary Now Lying About … Her Lying

At this late date anyone shocked by Hillary Clinton lying is like Captain Renault in Casablanca, who pronounced himself “shocked, shocked to find that gambling is going on in here [a croupier hands Renault a pile of money].” Anyone who believes any of the various and inconsistent explanations and justifications of her claiming private ownership […]

Two Three Short (But Good) Pieces

My “THUMBS ON THE RACIAL SCALE AT UCLA, BERKELEY,” recently posted on Minding The Campus, will surprise no readers who are familiar with the way the University of California has complied (or not) with the non-discriminatory mandate of Prop. 209, but it may be interesting anyway. And you may also get a kick out of […]