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Still More On Harvard!?

Anyone interested in reading still more about Harvard and the Asians (what’s the matter, don’t you have a life?) should take a look at “Harvard Hoist On Its Own Petard?,” my essay in the National Association of Scholars journal, Academic Questions. Print publication is still a couple of weeks away, but the article was recently […]

Harvard Flinches?

What is the relationship, if any, among the following? Students For Fair Admissions sues Harvard for discriminating against Asians. Harvard has just admitted a record number of Asians to its next freshman class. SAT scores for Asians this year (but not blacks or Hispanics) increased dramatically. More colleges are dropping the requirement to take the […]

Excuses, Excuses …

Among the more interesting excuses Democrats have offered for failing to condemn the anti-semitic statements of Rep. Ilhan Omar are recent comments from Rep. James Clyburn (D, SC), the Majority Whip (third ranking Democrat in the House) and prominent Black Caucus leader. From an interview with Clyburn published in The Hill yesterday: Clyburn came to […]

Politics In Academia: Sauce For Both Geese And Ganders?

[NOTE: This post has been UPDATED. 2/23/19] Inside Higher Ed has a disturbing article today, “Will Me Too Activism Cost Professor Her Job?” BethAnn McLaughlin, an assistant professor of neurology and pharmacology at Vanderbilt, “is a hero to many women in academe, especially those in science [and also obviously to Inside Higher Ed].” She founded a […]

Common Sense At UVa Comes Up Short, Again

Most readers will recall the brouhaha that engulfed Charlottesville (No, not the march!) when UVa’s Miller Center, which specializes in the study of the presidency, hired a senior assistant to President Trump, Marc Short, for a one year appointment. If you don’t remember, or you’d like a quick refresher on the vitriolic silliness of that […]

Red Herrings And Red Flags In The Harvard Case

What in all probability was the final hearing in Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard College took place last Wednesday in Boston. That hearing has been widely reported, but I think some worrisome warning signs, though usually noted, have not been fully appreciated. To see what I mean, see my essay that just went up […]

Democrats Defend “Postpartum Abortion”

Democrats have gone off the deep end over abortion. “In just a few years pro-abortion zealots went from ‘safe, legal, and rare’ to ‘keep the newborns comfortable while the doctor debates infanticide,’” Senator Ben Sasse (R, Neb) recently said to National Review in describing his Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act.  That act creates criminal penalties […]

Virginia’s Crazy Democrats: Two Letters

Here’s a letter of mine that was published in the Charlottesville Daily Progress about two weeks ago.  Opinion/Letter: Removing governor depends on Constitution’s words, not drafters’ intent   Feb 5, 2019 The Feb. 3 story published by The Daily Progress about a provision of the Virginia Constitution that empowers three state officials to oust a governor if […]

DACA And Affirmative Action

Ever notice that the arguments for accommodating the “Dreamers” and the arguments justifying racial preference are quite similar? I just did, here, on Minding The Campus.

Yale Fraternities: Cesspools Of Assault, Rape, Harassment; Women Sue To Join

Three female Yale students have filed a lawsuit in federal court against Yale and nine of its fraternities, charging that they host an “ongoing epidemic of sexual harassment and assault” and breed “a very toxic sexual culture.” The remedy they seek? Ending gender discrimination so they can join. According to their complaint, Studies have found […]