The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Dimitrios Pagourtzis Identified as Perpetrator of Texas School Shooting

  This morning, as news of the shooting at Santa Fe High School was being broadcast on my office TV, I ignored it. No sense rushing into this latest atrocity before the murderer had been identified. Until a suspect is identified, usually you can’t even begin to guess the motive for these atrocities beyond the […]

‘The Notion of the Mythical Norm’

Catt is a 19-year-old lesbian with a Tumblr blog. She has anxiety, depression and “also maybe some psychotic symptoms.” She seems to be enrolled in an introductory Women’s Studies course, because she posted an excerpt from a popular textbook, Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions: Often we tend to think of women in comparison to a mythical norm: White, […]

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Predator

  Nice career you had for a while there, Professor Diaz: Author Junot Díaz has withdrawn from a writers’ festival in Australia after fellow writers accused him of past sexual misconduct and misogyny, organizers said Saturday, adding that a moment of reckoning had arrived for the Pulitzer Prize winner. Díaz was confronted Friday in a […]

What the Democrat Party Wants to Teach America’s Children About ‘Gender’

  Say hello to “Ezra” Morales: Towards the end of my sophomore year, when I first came out as transgender, I identified as gender-neutral or androgynous. Basically, I wasn’t a boy or a girl; I was simply genderless. Coming out felt as if the weight of the world had been lifted off my shoulders. At […]

‘Preying on Vulnerable Teenagers’?

“Remarkable” is the word Professor David Bernstein charitably uses to describe a blog post by a University of Southern California Law School professor who argues that left-wing student protesters are being victimized by advocates of free speech: “When students are goaded into tactical mistakes, journalists should ask themselves whether mean-spirited provocations by seasoned political operatives […]

The Rhetoric of ‘Social Justice’

Feminist students at the University of Southern California. When did “oppression” become a synonym for failure or unhappiness? How did “privilege” become a synonym for success? And why do so many people now conflate criticism or disagreement with “hate”? During the past five years — since President Obama was re-elected in 2012, basically — the […]

Words Mean Things, Part 2

  Wednesday, in “Words Mean Things,” I referenced a study of college students’ sexual behavior that found a small percentage of students who identified as heterosexual but nevertheless reported engaging in same-sex hookups. Of course, the vast majority of students (more than 97%) are heterosexual both in identity and behavior, but the discrepancy of this […]

Get Woke, Go Broke: #MeToo Movement Seeks to Destroy Black Texas Professor

  To be “woke,” in the lingo of social-justice warriors (SJWs), is to be conscious of the various oppressions and privileges of “intersectionality.” When corporations embrace the SJW worldview, they lose money, thus inspiring the classic Instapundit headline “Get Woke, Go Broke” (referencing the NFL’s decline in the Colin Kaepernick era). Academia is usually immune […]

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