The Other McCain

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

Andrew Cuomo’s Lynching Law

Before he became infamous for killing Grandma, the Democratic governor of New York signed into law an “affirmative consent” policy (a/k/a “Yes Means Yes”) that applies only to university campuses. Anyone familiar with human nature could predict that this law would produce disastrous consequences, because (a) college girls get drunk, (b) drunk girls do embarrassing […]

Mandatory ‘Struggle Sessions’ in Arizona

  Robert Shibley, executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), calls attention to how “critical race theory” indoctrination is made mandatory at universities: Teaching about anti-racism in a state university Intro to Communications class is one thing. Telling students they have to do “inner work” on their beliefs as college classwork […]

Sorority Sister Turned BLM Radical? Kappa Delta Arrested in Lancaster Riot

  During the anti-police riots Sunday in Lancaster, Pennsylvania (“Cop Shoots Knife-Wielding Maniac, Lancaster Riots After BLM Lies”), police arrested eight people, including Kathryn Patterson, 20, who was “charged with felony arson, felony vandalism, felony riot, failure to disperse and other protest-related charges.” It turns out that Patterson is a junior at Franklin and Marshall […]

Why Did Harvard Hire Jabba the Hut?

  Doesn’t Harvard University have a medical school? Their department of endocrinology could study Joan Donovan as a case of hypothyroidism or some other metabolic disorder. Instead of being a research subject, however, this circus freak is on the faculty of a journalism center: Conservative journalists who post videos of riots are the problem, not […]

The Ivy League Is Decadent and Depraved

  “Diversity” is just elite code-speak for quotas: A two-year long Justice Department investigation has found that Yale University illegally discriminated against Asian American and white applicants in violation of federal civil rights law. In a letter to the college’s attorneys Thursday, the department said that Yale “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year […]

‘Climate Scientist Explains …’

When I was in school, back in Ye Olde Ancient Tymes, we were taught that skepticism was necessary to science. That is to say, our teachers emphasized the distance between theory and proof, teaching an experimental approach to the scientific method — trial and error, etc. During the past several decades, however, the emphasis on […]

‘After Being Denied Tenure …’

  How many readers recall Deborah Frisch, the former psychology professor who eventually went to prison for harassing Jeff Goldstein? Frisch was the original inspiration for my oft-repeated observation that Crazy People Are Dangerous. We haven’t had occasion to mention Frisch since she was arrested in December for violating terms of her parole, and we […]

Churchill on Education

  In 1897, when he was a young officer serving in Bangalore, Winston Churchill recorded his ideas on “universal compulsory education,” a policy that he deemed “a somewhat dangerous experiment.” If the policy could not be reversed, what was the appropriate curriculum for boys? “Reading and writing, the knowledge of sufficient arithmetic to enable the […]

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