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Are You SURE You Want A Republican Wave?

Most DISCRIMINATIONS readers (including me) are probably hoping for a massive Republican wave on Tuesday. Here are two reasons we may be sorry (or somewhat sorry) if we get what we want. 1. As many observers have pointed out (no time to link right now), if Republican ranks in the House are swelled, Boehner may have more […]

Forget Ebola, Get Flu Shot? Not In Charlottesville

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus recently advised: “If you are worried about contracting Ebola, I have two suggestions. First, stop. Second, get a flu shot.” A few days later Post columnist David Ignatius repeated this advice, echoing Fox News anchor Shepard Smith: “Don’t panic. Get a flu shot.” Washington Post columnists are not the only major media opinionators giving […]

Not Quite Holistic

Inside Higher Ed, citing an article in the New York Times, reports today that three colleges in New York have reached an agreement with the state attorney to drop application questions that the state attorney general said “went to far,” such as “[a]n arrest or police stop that did not result in a conviction, or […]

Academic Leaders Oppose Governmental Regulation … Of Themselves

I think it’s fair to say that there is no greater locus of support for government regulation of just about everything anywhere in the country than throughout higher education. Except, that is, when government regulates higher education, calling to mind various aphorisms that cover this hypocrisy (sauce for the goose …, whose ox is getting gored, […]

Security Gap

A new study from the Center for Higher Education Chief Information Officer Studies, Inside Higher Ed has just reported with alarm, “contains some grim news.” Malicious computer attacks by terrorist (or even Republican) hackers? ISIS-sourced computer viruses? No, worse! Women are only 19% of chief information security officers (CISOs), and a disproportionate number of them […]

Do Any Coloradans Like Their Cancelled Or About To Be Cancelled Insurance?

In his piece noting that “Health Cancellations Ripple in Colorado,” Politico‘s Kyle Cheney writes that “[m]ore than 22,000 Coloradans were informed in the past month that their health coverage will be canceled at the end of the year” and that “nearly 200,000 people … face the same cancellation notices next year if they haven’t obtained […]

Is The FBI Now As Confused As The Rest Of The Obama Administration?

On Sunday FBI Director James Cormey told CBS News’s 60 Minutes that Americans fighting with ISIS are entitled to return to this country: Ultimately, an American citizen, unless their passport’s revoked, is entitled to come back. So, someone who’s fought with ISIL, with American passport wants to come back, we will track them very carefully. On Saturday, the […]

Will “Disparate Impact” Finally Bite The Dust?

The Supreme Court has just announced that it will hear Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, which gives it the opportunity, finally, to consider directly the question of whether it is possible to be found liable for racial discrimination even in the absence of any discrimination “because of” race. If […]

A President Who Executes The Laws

According to Article II, the responsibility of the President is to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” Increasingly, many Democrats want a Chief Executive who executes the laws by killing them with lethal injections of executive orders. Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (D-Ill.), a critic of Obama’s decision to delay his rewrite of the nation’s […]

Dems, Libs Fear Rising Asian Opposition To Race Preferences

[NOTE: This post has been UPDATED] Last spring a seemingly spontaneous eruption of Asian American opposition in California to affirmative action in college admissions, i.e., lowering admission standards for black and Hispanics and thus in effect raising them for Asians, caught Democrats by surprise and forced them to scuttle their proposed repeal of Prop. 209. […]