Insist on the Gosar amendment

Featured image President Obama’s “Affirmative Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) is a stunningly ambitious attempt to force Americans to change the way they live. In essence, it seeks to use the power of the national government to create communities of a certain kind, each having what the federal government deems an appropriate mix of economic, racial, and ethnic diversity. I’ve written about concept here and here (among other posts). Readers may recall that »

One Stop Shopping for College Hall of Shame

Featured imageThe other day we posted the one-stop-shopping site for fake hate crimes, but now we can share the one-stop-shopping site for all of the growing demands of student protestors: Nice of the protestors to gather all of their absurdity in one handy place. Like this one from Tufts: 1.     We demand that Black-identifying students make up 13 percent of Tufts undergraduate population. “Black-identifying students?” Good to know Rachel Dolezal has »

Poll: Mitt is considerably more popular than Trump among New Hampshire Republicans

Featured imageAccording to most polls, Donald Trump’s support among Republicans is close to 30 percent, and the conventional wisdom, I think, is that he has the solid support of 20 to 25 percent of Republicans. In a field as crowded as the GOP’s is likely to remain for a good while, even 25 percent support can carry a candidate a long way, and Trump’s number surely will increase as candidates drop »

Live from Council Bluffs, it’s Carly

Featured imageNebraska attorney David Begley continues his series of reports on appearances of the presidential candidates in Iowa for us. Dave was busy in Council Bluffs yesterday covering the appearance of Marco Rubio (here) and the appearance of Carly Fiorina (below): Three new and brief items from a house party appearance by Carly Fiorina in Council Bluffs on Monday night. One. The women in attendance were enthralled by her. They were »

Princeton Students Fight Back

Featured imageA group of sensible Princeton students is standing up to the mob, and demanding that Princeton’s president Eisgruber do the same. The whole statement deserves to be seen: The Legislative Committee of the Princeton Open Campus Coalition has sent the following letter to President Eisgruber: Dear President Eisgruber, We write on behalf of the Princeton Open Campus Coalition to request a meeting with you so that we may present our »

The Spreading Virus, Yoga Edition

Featured imageBy this point I can’t tell what’s genuine on college campuses and what are hoaxes or Onion parodies. I was sure the story about a yoga class being suspended at a Canadian university because yoga is a “cultural appropriation” was a satire—or is it yogurt classes, because invasive bacteria or something? Anyway, it turns out the story is true: A free yoga class has been suspended after student leaders at »

Live from Council Bluffs, it’s Marco Rubio

Featured imageNebraska attorney David Begley continues his series of reports on appearances of the presidential candidates in Iowa for us. Today Dave attended the appearance of Senator Marco Rubio in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The Des Moines Register has posted its report of Rubio in Carroll this morning before his appearance in Council Bluffs here. Dave’s report is below. When I saw Marco Rubio in person, I was reminded of a line »

The specious comparison between Syrians and World War II European Jews

Featured imageHistorian Josh Zeitz has written an article for Politico called “Yes, It’s Fair to Compare the Plight of the Syrians to the Plight of the Jews. Here’s Why.” Zeitz argues that the current debate over admitting Syrians into the U.S. is comparable to the debate over admitting Jews during World War II because “language commonly invoked in opposition to admitting Syrian refugees bears striking similarity to arguments against providing safe »

Should a Jew rent from Avis?

Featured imageIn the early 1960s, less than 20 years after the end of World War II, a hot topic in the Jewish community was: should a Jew buy a Volkswagen? I never discussed the matter with my parents, but their answer must have been in the affirmative because my mother ended up driving one, and I don’t think she stole it. In light of this story in the Observer, the question »

James Gillespie reports from Paris

Featured imageOur unofficial Paris correspondent, attorney James Gillespie, provides another round of description/commentary regarding the French government’s response to the terrorist attacks of November 13. You can read his first two reports here and here. The first portion of James’ latest report is descriptive and includes new measures proposed by the French government which I found especially interesting. The second portion is James’ commentary, which I commend, in particular, to the »

When the Press Attacks Donald Trump, the Truth Is Optional [Updated]

Featured imageIn recent days Donald Trump has caught flak for several ostensibly anti-Muslim comments. Among them was his statement that he saw thousands of Muslims in Jersey City celebrating after the twin towers collapsed on September 11, 2001. This claim has been roundly and unanimously denounced. NPR says: [W]hen he was questioned by ABC News today about his assertion that “thousands and thousands of people” cheered the collapse of the World »

Phil Hanlon and moral equivalence

Featured imageDartmouth’s president Phil Hanlon has sent a message to the Dartmouth community regarding the rampage of angry, disruptive black students through Baker Library. Hanlon tells us: On Thursday evening, Nov. 12, a large demonstration by members of the Dartmouth and Upper Valley communities culminated in a moment of silence in front of Dartmouth Hall. This demonstration was a powerful expression of unity in support of social justice—Dartmouth at its strongest. »

Almost Anyone Beats Hillary

Featured imageThe latest Fox News poll of 1,000 registered voters is pretty stunning. To begin with, nearly every Republican tested beats Hillary Clinton in the presidential race. Marco Rubio does best at 50%-42%, but Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie also lead her. Carly Fiorina ties Hillary at 42%-42%. This is partly an artifact of the moment, with terrorism rated first among important issues, with 24%. »

The man our founders warned us against

Featured imageIn the late 1960’s Nicholas Von Hoffman published his portrait of the hippies in San Francisco under the title We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us Against. Von Hoffman’s title was a precursor to the inane messianism of Obama’s “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” though Von Hoffman’s title made more sense than Obama’s shibboleth. In his assumption of monarchical powers and his accompanying demagogy, Barack Obama »

Washington Post’s Fact Checker Doesn’t Read the Washington Post [Updated][Updated Again]

Featured imageI wrote earlier today about the liberal media attacking Donald Trump’s statement that on 9/11, “thousands and thousands” of American Muslims in Jersey City celebrated the successful terrorist attacks. Another Democrat who got into the act was the Washington Post’s fact checker, Glenn Kessler. He addressed Trump’s claim here, and, calling it “outrageous,” awarded it four Pinocchios. Kessler wrote: Trump says that he saw this with his own eyes on »

Lord’s Prayer Banned As Offensive

Featured imageThis is one of those news stories that you think must have originated at The Onion, but I am pretty sure it is legitimate. Either that, or someone has hacked the Associated Press’s computers: The Church of England is threatening legal action over the rejection of a one-minute film featuring the Lord’s Prayer that it wanted to run before showings of the new Star Wars film that opens shortly before »

At Princeton, Wilson under review

Featured imageAt Princeton, events have coughed up today’s blather from President Eisgruber. A reader has forwarded the email below to the Princeton community. President Eisgruber recapitulates the regnant platitudes at great length. Chalk him up as another of the academy’s gutless wimps. Long story short: blah blah blah. Slightly longer story: they’re going to be exploring the legacy of Woodrow Wilson. I recommend that President Eisgruber et al. read R.J. Pestritto’s »