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Tim Groseclose Coming to Minneapolis, October 19: You’re Invited

Featured image We have written several times about Tim Groseclose’s new book, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. That the press is biased toward the left is obvious, but Professor Groseclose is the first academic to use social science techniques to measure the extent of the bias and its influence on our culture. Our first post on Left Turn explained what the book is about and why it »

Tim Groseclose Comes to Minneapolis, October 19

Featured image We have written several times about Tim Groseclose’s new book, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. That the press is biased toward the left is obvious, but Professor Groseclose is the first academic to use social science techniques to measure the extent of the bias and its influence on our culture. Our first post on Left Turn explained what the book is about and why it »

Uncommon Knowledge with Tim Groseclose

Featured image Last week we posted Peter Robinson’s interview with Tim Groseclose. Given our format, the interview rotated off the site after a few days. We should have another installment of Uncommon Knowledge next week. In the meantime, here is the interview with Professor Groseclose, once more once, after a brief introduction. With Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, Tim Groseclose has written an important book. Indeed, it »

Uncommon Knowledge with Tim Groseclose

Featured image With Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, Tim Groseclose has written an important book. Indeed, it may be the book of the year. Professor Groseclose measures media bias with social-scientific methods and concludes that: (i) all mainstream media outlets have a liberal bias, and (ii) while some supposedly conservative outlets—such as the Washington Times or Fox News Special Report—do lean right, their conservative bias is less »

Massive resistance at UCLA

Featured image The regime of affirmative action — of preferences administered on the basis of race — is illegal in California. It nevertheless continues to operate, though it necessarily does so under conditions of secrecy and deceit. See, for example, Tim Groseclose’s Ricochet post “‘Independent study’ shows UCLA is cheating on admissions.” When it comes to persistence in unlawful behavior involving race, university administrators are a hard case. Professor Groseclose returns to »

Massive resistance at UCLA

Featured image The regime of affirmative action — of preferences administered on the basis of race — is illegal in California. It nevertheless continues to operate, though it necessarily does so under conditions of secrecy and deceit. See, for example, Tim Groseclose’s Ricochet post “‘Independent study’ shows UCLA is cheating on admissions.” When it comes to persistence in unlawful behavior involving race, university administrators are a hard case. Professor Groseclose returns to »

Affirmative action forever

Featured image The principle of equal treatment without regard to race is one that is close to my heart. Accordingly, one of my favorite books on a legal subject is Andrew Kull’s The Color-Blind Constitution. (I learned of the book at the time of its publication through Judge Alex Kosinski’s 1993 New Republic review/essay.) It is a book that is by turns inspiring and maddening. I recommend it without reservation to readers »

Joe Biden Democrats square off

Featured image During today’s episode of the Hinderaker-Ward experience, Brian Ward made a great point about Joe Biden’s debate performance. Biden, said Brian, was behaving like a Democrat. Not all Democrats, of course, but certainly a great many of those one encounters on the internet. Like Biden, they are rude, eager to prevent the other side from talking, and prone to attack arguments they don’t like with bad behavior rather than reasoning. »

Toward which candidate is the electoral college biased?

Featured image I’m increasingly preoccupied with this year’s presidential race, yet I don’t spend much time (at least not yet) thinking about the electoral vote. The way I see it, the outcome in the Electoral College has varied from that indicated by the popular vote only once in my lifetime, and never did in the lifetimes of my parents and grandparents. So if Romney wins the popular vote, his odds of becoming »

CRB: Measuring the slant

Featured image This morning we continue our preview of the new (winter) issue of the Claremont Review of Books (subscribe here — please). One of the good things about the magazine is its occasional presentation of books that escape review in other publications aimed at a general audience of intelligent readers. One such book is Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, by Tim Groseclose. Groseclose is a distinguished »

Surprised by joy

Featured image UCLA’s Professor Tim Groseclose, author of Left Turn and contributor to Ricochet, draws our attention to the video below, filmed on location at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. According to the information posted with the video, “the Carlson School of Management received a surprise visit from a saxophonist…and nearly 300 of his friends from the University of Minnesota’s School of Music this November.” Enjoy before somebody holds »

Left Turn: PL-Sponsored Program is Tomorrow!

Featured image We have written several times about Tim Groseclose’s new book, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. That the press is biased toward the left is obvious, but Professor Groseclose is the first academic to use social science techniques to measure the extent of the bias and its influence on our culture. Our first post on Left Turn explained what the book is about and why it »

Left Turn: A modest experiment, part 4

Featured image Today we conclude our exclusive series of excerpts from Tim Groseclose’s new book, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. Professor Groseclose is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics at UCLA and this is an important book. Thanks to Professor Groseclose for entrusting us with this series. We have previously posted the preface, the introduction, chapter 8 part 1, and chapter 8 part 2, and chapter »

Left Turn: A modest experiment, part 3

Featured image We continue with our exclusive preview of Tim Groseclose’s Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, published this past Tuesday. Professor Groseclose is a distinguished scholar — he is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics at UCLA, holding a joint appointment in the departments of political science and economics — and this is an important book. We have previously posted the preface, the introduction, chapter 8 »

Left Turn: A modest experiment, part 2

Featured image We continue with our exclusive preview of Tim Groseclose’s new book Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind. Although he wears his learning lightly, Professor Groseclose is a distinguished scholar — he is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics at UCLA, holding a joint appointment in the departments of political science and economics — and this is an important book. We have previously posted the preface, »

Left Turn: A modest experiment, part 1

Featured image With Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, officially published today, Tim Groseclose has written an important book. Professor Groseclose measures media bias with social-scientific methods and concludes that: (i) all mainstream media outlets have a liberal bias, and (ii) while some supposedly conservative outlets—such as the Washington Times or Fox News Special Report—do lean right, their conservative bias is less than the liberal bias of most »

Left Turn: When hell broke loose

Featured image Tomorrow is the official publication date of Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind, by Tim Groseclose. Groseclose is the Marvin Hoffenberg Professor of American Politics at UCLA. He holds joint appointments in the political science and economics departments. The publication of Professor Groseclose’s book — previewed here by Paul Bedard at USNews and here by Professor Groseclose himself — is a signal event. To the vexed »