No-Go Zones

The title phrase, drawn from an article on how transgender activists managed to spike some research they didn’t like, is a sharp and worrisome reference to certain areas of academic inquiry, where ideologues have succeeded in shutting down any opinion that...

Forgetting The New Goal

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post is a follow-up to yesterday’s Forgetting The Goal Yesterday, I lamented that today’s progressives have forgotten the original goal of affirmative action, i.e. assisting individuals who’ve faced a greater challenge due...

The Two McCains

I suppose it was inevitable that political controversy would accompany the death of Senator John McCain. Even excluding the sloppy, inartful, but “why are you surprised” White House flag-lowering bit, news and social media outlets are awash in people...

When Whataboutism Is Fair Play

Many, myself included, have wondered what it might take for Trump’s staunch supporters to waver, what quantity and quality of dirt would be necessary, and what level of malfeasance would rise, in their minds, to impeachable levels. I’m not asserting that...