Author Archives: Paul Mirengoff

Lawless EEOC chair issues garbage gender guidelines

Featured image Yesterday, EEOC chair Charlotte Burrows posted a guidance document purporting to apply the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County. That decision redefined Title VII’s prohibition of discrimination because of sex to include sexual orientation and transgender status in certain contexts. Burrows issued this guidance document unilaterally. She had to, because left-liberals are a minority among EEOC commissioners. Keith Sonderling, one of the non-lefty commissioners, points out that the »

Euro 2020 so far

Featured image Euro 2020 was delayed a full year due to the pandemic. Was the wait worth it? The jury is still out after the first round of matches, as the teams round into shape. Six of the eight teams thought to make up the top tier won their opener. The exceptions were Spain, which, despite a strong first half, only managed a goalless draw with Sweden, and Germany, which lost 1-0 »

The stench of raw politics at the Biden DOJ

Featured image This week, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a crack offender is eligible for a sentence reduction under the First Step Act only if convicted of a crack offense that triggered a mandatory minimum sentence. Even Justice Sotomayor agreed with this result. It was a no-brainer. Yet, the Biden Justice Department refused to defend this result after it was reached at the court of appeals level. It went so far »

A sports tale for our times

Featured image DeMatha Catholic High School is the dominant basketball power in the Washington, D.C. area. It is one of the top basketball programs in the country. Mike Jones, a Black, has coached DeMatha’s basketball team for the past 19 years. In May, he abruptly announced he was leaving to become an assistant coach at Virginia Tech. Two days later, DeMatha named Pete Strickland as its interim basketball coach. He will be »

How to get into an elite college if you’re Asian

Featured image Alice Chen specializes in helping excellent students get into top-ranked colleges and universities. Her bio is here. In this blogpost, Chen discusses what it takes to gain admission to an elite institution if you’re Asian or White: Grades: Basically perfect Test Scores: SAT: 1500+ SAT Subject Tests: 750+ APs: Many 5s Extracurriculars: Extraordinary – here are profiles of some of my students – they’ve been generalized to protect student identities »

Supreme Court asks Biden DOJ for views on Harvard discrimination case

Featured image Instead of granting the petition to hear Students for Fair Admissions vs. Harvard, the Supreme Court has asked the U.S. Solicitor General (in this case, the acting one) for her views on the matter. There’s no doubt as to what the Biden Justice Department thinks about Harvard’s policy of granting extreme race-based preferences to Blacks and Latinos at the expense of Asian-Americans and Whites. Nor is there any doubt as »

Trump DOJ sought records of Trump White House counsel

Featured image Former White House counsel Don McGahn and wife have been notified by Apple that the Trump Justice Department requested information on them in 2018. So reports the Washington Post. It’s not clear what the DOJ was investigating that led to the request. Nor is it clear whether its investigators were targeting McGahn or just came across his name while viewing the records of others. McGahn figured in Robert Mueller’s investigation. »

Israeli Arabs assert their Palestinian identity. . .and join Israel’s government

Featured image When I visited Israel for the first time in 1982, I was told that relations between Jews and Israeli Arab were fairly good. In Haifa, where my father-in-law lived, relations were said to be exemplary. After spending time in Haifa and the surrounding region, it seemed to me that this was true. With the two intifadas, relations deteriorated. By the time my father-in-law died (2003), they weren’t all that good »

A tale for our times

Featured image I’d like to think the following events could only have occurred in a handful of American metropolitan areas. However, I suspect they could have happened anywhere left-liberals are found in more than minimal numbers. Yorktown High School in Arlington, Virginia wanted to honor its class of 2021 graduates with a big party on school grounds. If any class deserves a big party to celebrate graduation, it’s the class of 2021. »

About those DOJ subpoenas of Schiff’s and Swalwell’s records

Featured image The New York Times has reported that during a Justice Department investigation into who was leaking classified information about the Russia “collusion” matter early in the Trump presidency, prosecutors subpoenaed Apple for data from the accounts of at least two Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee, aides and family members. The House Dems were Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell. Democrats and their media partners are outraged. Should they be? It »

Euro 2020 kicks off

Featured image As I write this post, Euro 2020 is set to kick off. A year late. Today’s opening match features Italy and Turkey. It’s not a matchup to send one’s heart racing — both countries normally play a “pragmatic” style of football. Yet, on paper this is an above-average group stage contest. That’s because, with 24 teams, the tournament has been badly diluted. It was a great tourney when it featured »

Voters reject woke education in Rapid City, South Dakota

Featured image Rapid City, South Dakota held elections for its school board this week. The result? Two incumbents, including the school board president, went down to defeat. Insurgent candidates won all four contested seats. I understand that an organization called South Dakota Parents Involved in Education (SDPIE) played a major role in this election. I understand the issues it raised included opposition to the teaching of critical race theory and disrespect for »

Hunter Biden and the “N” word

Featured image You may have heard by now about Hunter Biden’s repeated use of the ultimate racial slur word for Blacks. But those who rely on CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and NPR for their news will not have heard about it. According to Aron Ravin at NRO, all of these outlets have declined thus far to mention the matter. (I haven’t read about this in the Washington Post, either, but »

Media tale about clearing of Lafayette Park collapses [UPDATED]

Featured image For the past twelve months, the mainstream media has been peddling the view that President Trump had the U.S. Park Police use tear gas to disperse protesters in Lafayette Park so that he could have a photo-op in front of a church on the other side of the park. I never accepted this version of events because I never accept on faith the truth of anything the mainstream media says »

Jill Biden in Harlem

Featured image Jill Biden visited Harlem on Sunday hoping to persuade residents to get vaccinated against the Wuhan coronavirus. It’s a worthy task and not an easy one given all the effort the left has expended trying to persuade Blacks that they can’t trust either Whites or the government. According to data from the New York City health department, only 29 percent of Black New Yorkers have received at least one shot, »

A speed bump on the road to indoctrinating federal workers in CRT

Featured image Team Biden isn’t content with imposing critical race theory (CRT) on America’s students. It also is bent on indoctrinating federal workers in CRT’s grotesquely racist anti-American tenets. That, at least, is the conclusion I draw from Biden’s selection of Kiran Ahuja to lead the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). If confirmed to that position, Ahuja would be able to oversee the curriculum for the “diversity, equity, and inclusion” training federal »

Business owners to Baltimore: No police protection, no tax payments

Featured image Adam Smith said, “there is a great deal of ruin in a nation.” He meant that a nation can withstand a great deal of incompetent governance and misguided policies. Smith was right. There’s less ruin in a city, though, and that brings us to Baltimore Bryan Preston of PJ Media reports that business owners in Baltimore’s Fells Point area are threatening to withhold tax payments if the city doesn’t respond »