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Are Women Preferred Or Underrepresented In STEM?

Two influential Cornell psychology professors have hit the hornets’ nest housing academics concerned with the “underrepresentation” of women in STEM fields with a stick, arguing in recent research that in fact women are preferred 2-1 in hiring for assistant professor-level jobs. They have insisted in subsequent research, however, that this preference should not be viewed […]

Racial Profiling At The University Of Virginia

I invite you to take a look at my piece on National Review Online’s Phi Beta Cons this morning, “Racial Profiling at the University of Virginia.” If it were a class assignment leading to a final exam question, that question would be something like, “Compare and contrast racial profiling by two state agencies.” But not to […]

Hillary’s Latest Email Contradiction

Yesterday I discussed Hillary’s latest lies. Last night Politico posted what it claims were “new inconsistencies” regarding how her private email setup mangled the facts and fueled lingering questions about how her team decided which messages to turn over to her former agency. One of Clinton’s assertions fell into doubt Friday as the State Department […]

Hillary Lies. So, What Else Is New?

In her Wall Street Journal column today Peggy Noonan asks, “Going in, the question about Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi Committee was: How will she come out? Would she emerge triumphant, bruised, stronger, exposed?” The answer, of course, is … all of the above. She emerged triumphant, stronger because she survived. She didn’t wilt. No […]

Trumping Liberal Arts

I posted “Trumping Liberal Arts” on National Review Online’s Phi Beta Cons earlier today. Here are its first and last (actually, its only) paragraphs: Most defenders of liberal arts argue that a liberal education engenders qualities of mind that create better citizens. And then there’s Colorado’s Democratic governor, John Hickenlooper. “Better liberal arts,” Hickenlooper recently explained, […]

OCR’s Princeton Whitewash

I encourage readers to take a look at my essay that just went up on Minding The Campus, “ADMISSIONS STACKED AGAINST ASIANS–IT’S OK WITH THE FEDS.”

And Now For Some Diversity Humor…

“The same venture-capital firm known for its involvement in a discrimination lawsuit filed by former employee Ellen Pao may have just found itself in hot water again,” Sally French begins her article on MarketWatch a few days ago. In hot water again? Perhaps Ms. French has forgotten that “Ellen Pao lost her gender discrimination lawsuit […]

Democrats And Constitutions

A good way to predict how President Hillary would treat the Constitution is to take a look at how her closest allies, protégés, bag men, and satraps in state governments treat theirs. And that brings us to Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (“…  chairman of Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2008…,”  “Clinton donors also pumped millions into […]

The Effect Of TAs’ Race (Or Not) On Student Grades

I have two posts on National Review Online’s Phi Beta Cons — “TAs Like Me” and “TA’s Like Me”: Take Two — discussing a new National Bureau of Economic Research study that purports to find that students get better grades from TAs of their same race. If you think that “purports” signals that I have […]

Berkeley Attempts To Circumvent Prop. 209

I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true: the University of California is trying to get around — or maybe just run roughshod over — Prop. 209’s (and now the California constitution;s) prohibition on racial preferences. It has announced a new African-American Initiative at the core of which is a $20 million scholarship fund […]