• A Guide to Colleges Committed to Ideological Diversity

    When you send your youngster off to college, you might not mind that they will have to walk on eggshells, respect taboos, snitch on fellow students for politically incorrect jokes, and learn to use ad hominem arguments as a means to attack ideas they find “disagreeable.”

    If that’s your preference, you can choose from a wide variety of America’s top-ranked colleges.

    If you want to send your youngster to colleges that are seriously committed to civil and diverse debate, pick up a copy of the June 2019 edition of Reason magazine for some guidance.

    Professors Debra Mashek and Jonathan Haidt authored “10 Colleges Where You Won’t Have to Walk on Eggshells.” Mashek and Haidt are, respectively, faculty members of Harvey Mudd College and New York University.… Read More...

  • The Left’s Favorite Tool to Attack Our Founding Principles

    The favorite leftist tool for the attack on our nation’s founding is that slavery was sanctioned.

    They argue that the Founders disregarded the promises of our Declaration of Independence “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

    These very ignorant people, both in and out of academia, want us to believe that slavery is unusual, as historian Kenneth Stampp suggested in his book “Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante-Bellum South.” But slavery is by no means peculiar, odd, unusual, or unique to the U.S.… Read More...

  • Socialism Promises a Utopia, but Delivers Suffering

    Presidential contenders are in a battle to out-give one another.

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., proposes a whopping $50,000 per student college loan forgiveness. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., proposes free health care for all Americans plus illegal aliens. Most Democratic presidential candidates promise free stuff that includes free college, universal income, “Medicare for All,” and debt forgiveness.

    Their socialist predecessors made promises, too.

    “Freedom and Bread” was the slogan used by Adolf Hitler during the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (Nazi) campaign against President Paul von Hindenburg. Hitler even promised, “In the Third Reich every German girl will find a husband.”

    Stalin promised a great socialist-Marxist society that included better food and better worker conditions.… Read More...

  • What the Left Gets Wrong About Racial Disparities

    What the Left Gets Wrong About Racial Disparities

    My longtime friend and colleague Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of “Discrimination and Disparities.” It lays waste to myth after myth about the causes of human differences not only in the United States but around the globe.

    Throughout the book, Sowell shows that socioeconomic outcomes differ vastly among individuals, groups, and nations in ways that cannot be easily explained by any one factor, whether it’s genetics, sex, or race discrimination or a history of gross mistreatment that includes expulsion and genocide.

    In his book “The Philadelphia Negro” (1899), W.E.B. Du Bois posed the question as to what would happen if white people lost their prejudices overnight.… Read More...

  • Snowflake Students Tried to Block Kavanaugh From Teaching. Thankfully, They Failed.

    Snowflake Students Tried to Block Kavanaugh From Teaching. Thankfully, They Failed.

    George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School hired Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to co-teach a course this summer called “Creation of the Constitution.”

    The course will be held 3,668 miles away, in Runnymede, England, where the Magna Carta was sealed 800 years ago.

    Some George Mason University students and faculty have become triggered. One student told George Mason’s board of visitors, “It has affected my mental health knowing that an abuser will be part of our faculty.” Another said, “The hiring of Kavanaugh threatens the mental well-being of all survivors on this campus.”

    The Washington Post reports that a petition to fire Kavanaugh has gathered almost 3,500 signatures and has the endorsement of George Mason Democrats.… Read More...

  • Class Warfare Only Benefits Elites, Politicians

    Class Warfare Only Benefits Elites, Politicians

    Some Americans have much higher income and wealth than others.

    Former President Barack Obama explained, “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

    An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who has a Twitter account called “Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure,” tweeted, “My goal for this year is to get a moderator to ask ‘Is it morally appropriate for anyone to be a billionaire?’”

    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in calling for a wealth tax, complained, “The rich and powerful are taking so much for themselves and leaving so little for everyone else.”

    These people would have an argument if there were piles of money on the ground called income, with billionaires and millionaires surreptitiously getting to those piles first and taking their unfair shares.… Read More...

  • Is the Black Vote Benefiting From Democratic Control?

    Is the Black Vote Benefiting From Democratic Control?

    In 1976, Gerald Ford won 15 percent of the black vote. That’s the most of any recent Republican presidential candidate. In most elections, blacks give Democrats over 90 percent of their votes. It’s not unreasonable to ask what have blacks gained from such unquestioning loyalty to the Democratic Party.

    After all, the absolute worst public safety conditions and
    other urban amenities for blacks are in cities that have been controlled by
    Democrats for decades. Let’s look at it.

    What cities are the deadliest for blacks? The Trace, an
    independent nonprofit news organization, answers that question.

    Using 2017 data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program, The Trace listed the 20 major U.S.

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  • History Lesson Explains Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

    History Lesson Explains Shifting Political Stances on Illegal Immigration

    Here are a couple of easy immigration questions—answerable with a simple “yes” or “no”—we might ask any American of any political stripe: Does everyone in the world have a right to live in the U.S.? Do the American people have a right, through their elected representatives, to decide who has the right to immigrate to their country and under what conditions?

    I believe that most Americans, even today’s open-borders people, would answer “no” to the first question and “yes” to the second.

    There’s nothing new about this vision. Americans have held this view throughout our history, during times when immigration laws were very restrictive and when they were more relaxed.

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  • The Racism the Left Ignores

    The Racism the Left Ignores

    How appropriate would it be for a major publicly held American company to hire a person with a history of having publicly made the following statements and many others like them? In the interest of brevity, I shall list only four:

    “The world could get by just fine with zero black people.”

    “It’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old black men.”

    “Dumbass f—ing black people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants.”

    “Are black people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically only being fit to live underground like groveling bilious goblins?”

    I think most Americans would find such blatant racism despicable and would condemn any company that knowingly hired such a person.

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  • The Fruits of College Indoctrination

    The Fruits of College Indoctrination

    Much of today’s incivility and contempt for personal liberty has its roots on college campuses, and most of the uncivil and contemptuous are people with college backgrounds. Let’s look at a few highly publicized recent examples of incivility and attacks on free speech.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and his wife, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were accosted and harassed by a deranged left-wing mob as they were leaving a dinner at Georgetown University. McConnell was harassed by protesters at Reagan National Airport, as well as at several venues in Kentucky.

    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife were harassed at a Washington, D.C., restaurant.

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  • Our Identity Crisis

    Our Identity Crisis

    According to a recent report in The New York Times, Health and Human Services Department officials have been circulating a proposal to define sex.

    Their memo says, “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth.” They add, “The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.”

    I think the latter statement lacks complete rigor.

    It’s chromosomes, not what’s on a birth certificate, that determine one’s sex. Therefore, if a fetus has XX chromosomes, a female is born, and if a fetus has XY chromosomes, a male is born.

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  • Brett Kavanaugh's Opponents Aren't Really Against Him. They're Against the Constitution.

    Brett Kavanaugh’s Opponents Aren’t Really Against Him. They’re Against the Constitution.

    One of the best statements of how the Framers saw the role of the federal government is found in Federalist Paper 45, written by James Madison, who is known as the “Father of the Constitution”:

    The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce. … The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people.

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  • Colleges: A Force for Evil

    Colleges: A Force for Evil

    Many of the nation’s colleges have become a force for evil and a focal point for the destruction of traditional American values. The threat to our future lies in the fact that today’s college students are tomorrow’s teachers, professors, judges, attorneys, legislators, and policymakers.

    A recent Brookings Institution poll suggests that nearly half of college students believe hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment. Of course, it is.

    Fifty-one percent of students think that it’s acceptable to shout down a speaker with whom they disagree. About 20 percent of students hold that it’s acceptable to use violence to prevent a speaker from speaking.

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  • The Experts Have Been Wrong About Lots of Things. Here's a Sampling.

    The Experts Have Been Wrong About Lots of Things. Here’s a Sampling.

    Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers predicted that if Donald Trump were elected, there would be a protracted recession within 18 months.

    Heeding its experts, a month before the election, the Washington Post ran an editorial with the headline “A President Trump could destroy the world economy.” Steve Rattner, a Democratic financier and former head of the National Economic Council, warned, “If the unlikely event happens and Trump wins, you will see a market crash of historic proportions.”

    When Trump’s electoral victory became apparent, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman warned that the world was “very probably looking at a global recession, with no end in sight.” By the way, Krugman has been so wrong in so many of his economic predictions, but that doesn’t stop him from making more shameless predictions.

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  • Identity Warriors Have Infiltrated the Sciences. Here's the Damage They're Doing.

    Identity Warriors Have Infiltrated the Sciences. Here’s the Damage They’re Doing.

    In conversations with most college officials, many CEOs, many politicians, and race hustlers, it’s not long before the magical words “diversity” and “inclusiveness” drop from their lips.

    Racial minorities are the intended targets of this sociological largesse, but women are included, as well. This obsession with diversity and inclusion is in the process of leading the nation to decline in a number of areas. We’re told how it’s doing so in science, in an article by Heather Mac Donald, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, titled “How Identity Politics Is Harming the Sciences.”

    Mac Donald says that identity politics has already taken over the humanities and social sciences on American campuses.

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