Category Archives: Politics

Nisbett, Jensen and Rushton

Hunter High School is an extremely selective exam school in New York City, recently the subject of some attention because a student speaker at graduation, upset about the racial/ethnic mix of students there, said: “If you truly believe that the … Continue reading

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Michael Bellesiles: back in print, and back in trouble

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently published an essay by Michael Bellesiles, the disgraced former Emory professor and author of Arming America, who lost his job (and his Bancroft prize) after bloggers revealed extensive fabrications in the book, which purported … Continue reading

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Tea’d-up outrage

 A woman who writes a monthly fluff’n’stuff column for The Denver Post’s Lifestyle section, Kristen Browning-Blas, delivered herself this week of a Meaningful Protest Against Racism. To set the stage she now sees herself taking, she invokes not only Gandhi … Continue reading

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Free-speech award

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced earlier this week that Alan Charles Kors, a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania, would receive one of four 2008 Bradley awards for his work defending students’ right of free expression. … Continue reading

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View from the flight deck

P.J. O’Rourke gets a whirlwind tour of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt–the “Big Stick”– and writes, I love big, moving machinery. And machinery doesn’t get any bigger, or more moving, than a U.S.-flagged nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that’s longer than … Continue reading

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The Veepstakes

Michael Graham asks who should be at John McCain’s side come November. Here’s my three-point test. The VP nominee must: 1-Be perceived as “ready to be president” immediately. One of the major issues of the ’08 general election will be … Continue reading

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Diversity miseducation

Hans Bader at openmarket.org, the staff blog for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has a great post, Diversity Training Backfires, identifying a number of companies that found themselves being sued after they dragooned their unwilling employees into mandatory diversity training re-education … Continue reading

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Column: Honesty about law-school admissions

People who believe that racial discrimination is a legitimate means to a desirable political end (at least if your heart is pure and you mean well) are all in a swivet over a report just released by the U. S. … Continue reading

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PiPress editorial: politicians working together

Now that I’m a Minnesotan again, I’ve undertaken to begin reading the editorials in the Twin Cities papers, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul. It’ll be a chore, let me tell you. In its … Continue reading

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China as thug

Dave Kopel of the Independence Institute (and my former colleague at the Rocky Mountain News) has a column up today, July 16, at TechCentralStation on China’s efforts to position itself as the major Pacific power, with a lot of sharp … Continue reading

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