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 posted online and is available now.
8 April 2019
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 SAT or ACT.
To find out, you’ll need to see my essay just posted on Minding The Campus, “Harvard Flinches and Admits a Few More Asians.”
8 March 2019
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 […]
22 February 2019
[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 […]
22 February 2019
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 […]
20 February 2019
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 […]
18 February 2019
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 […]
13 February 2019
10 February 2019
When Can A Virginia Governor Be Removed From Office? A Case Study Of Original Intent v. Original Meaning, Starring A Law Professor Who Wrote And Now (Mis?)Interprets The State Constitution
5 February 2019
31 January 2019