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Affirmative Action—Even More Unpopular Than Democrats

Featured image In other survey news, a brand new Pew Research Center survey finds that the public opposes race-based college admissions by a whopping 74 percent. Here’s the general breakdown of factors the public believe should guide admission: Pew, controlled for decades now by liberals despite—or rather against—the wishes of the very conservative J. Howard Pew who set up the Pew foundation, does its best to fog up the massive public opposition »

Lindsey Graham, “the Arlen Specter of the South,” strikes again

Featured image Fifteen years ago (or so), I dubbed Lindsey Graham “the Arlen Specter of the South.” Graham wasn’t then, and isn’t now, as bad as Specter in terms of giving aid and comfort to the left. But Graham represents South Carolina, one of the most conservative states in the Union. Therefore, he deserves to be graded on a curve. So graded, Graham’s conduct, especially when it comes to judicial nominees, resembled »

Kristen Clarke: No ordinary racialist radical

Featured image I want to give Christian Adams Power Line’s last word on Kristen Clarke’s fitness to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Christian, after all, has had the misfortune of dealing with Clarke (I have not). And Christian’s assessment of Clarke encompasses the issue of voting — something I did not discuss in my many posts about her. Here is some of what Christian has to say about Clarke: Clarke »

Blame it on the Donald

Featured image As a companion to “Blame it on Gay Ray” I submit Bill Hammond’s New York Post column taking us inside the Cuomo con: “Cuomo’s ‘blame Trump’ story for the nursing-home coverup doesn’t remotely add up.” Here we go: To justify deceiving the world about the scale of the pandemic in New York’s nursing homes, Gov. Cuomo has turned to a familiar scapegoat: Donald Trump. The story doesn’t add up at »

The Trump DOJ’s exemplary record on civil rights [UPDATED]

Featured image Friday was my friend Eric Dreiband’s last day as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Eric will take the rest of the month off and then return to private practice. Eric accomplished a lot in his two years and two months in charge of the Civil Rights Division. Some of the Division’s accomplishments under Eric’s leadership are set forth in this DOJ announcement. Eric defended the Trump administration’s record on »

Lee Smith: CNN & the Steele Dossier

Featured image Lee Smith is the author of The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in US History. Lee’s book is an invaluable companion to Andrew McCarthy’s Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency; it adds to and amplifies the case McCarthy makes. One of Lee’s principal themes is the role played by the media »

This week in baseball history: Brooks, Orioles put ’69 Series behind them

Featured image In 1970, baseball’s post-season consisted of a best of five playoff series in both leagues plus the World Series. Thus, the minimum number of post-season games was ten. The 1970 playoffs were completed in one game over that minimum number. The Baltimore Orioles, smarting from their upset loss to the New York Mets in the 1969 World Series, swept aside the Minnesota Twins in three straight. The combined score of »

Remembering Joe Morgan

Featured image Pete Rose liked to boast that winning teams seemed to “follow him around.” But Bill James (I believe) countered that winning teams were even more attracted to Joe Morgan. It’s true. The Cincinnati Reds did a fair amount of winning before Morgan arrived from Houston in 1972. But only after that did they become a great, championship team. Morgan returned to Houston in 1980. That year, the Astros won their »

God? Who’s That?

Featured image The conservative movement is a big tent. We have plenty of room for atheists and those with unconventional religious beliefs. Still, the overwhelming majority of Americans, and an even larger majority of conservatives, are religious, with most being Christians and Jews, along with a growing number of Muslims. And pretty much all conservatives who are not themselves personally religious respect our country’s Judeo-Christian heritage and understand the role it has »

This day in baseball history: Rose storms home with winning all-star game run

Featured image Today is the 50th anniversary of the 1970 all-star game, one of the most exciting and memorable mid-summer classics ever. The National League won the game, coming from three runs behind to tie the score in the ninth inning, and then winning the game in the twelfth frame when Pete Rose bowled over Ray Fosse to settle the affair. The game was played in Cincinnati. President Richard Nixon, who was »

Princeton faculty letter demands end to academic freedom

Featured image On July 4, a group of more than 400 Princeton faculty members and (from the look of it) hangers-on sent a letter to the university’s president and other leaders on the subject of “anti-black racism.” After a few perfunctory and unsupported allegations about this phenomenon, the authors proceed to the business at hand. They present several dozen “demands.” Each demand seems more outlandish than the last until, finally, we get »

Great baseball lineups, Part Two

Featured image In this post, I identified five great baseball lineups from the period before 1961. Now, I want to recognize some of the great lineups from 1961 until the present. In 1972 [correction, 1973], the American League brought the “designated hitter” into being. The National League still hasn’t, a good decision in my view. With the designated hitter, American League lineups naturally became more productive, as a rule, than their National »

“We’re Losing Our Damn Minds”

Featured image Cast your mind back to 2009, when Democrats, coming off Barack Obama’s convincing victory in the 2008 election, had a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate and a more than ample majority in the House. Happy days are here again! Here comes pro-union card check, higher income taxes, amnesty and open borders, sweeping climate change legislation, and universal health care! It was around this time that James Carville, the impresario behind »

All the president’s men, take 2

Featured image Lee Smith is the author of The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in US History. The book is an invaluable companion to Andrew McCarthy’s Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency; it adds to and amplifies the case McCarthy makes. I wrote about McCarthy’s book in “All the president’s men, Obama style.” »

Lee Smith: CNN & the Steele Dossier

Featured image Lee Smith is the author of The Plot Against the President: The True Story of How Congressman Devin Nunes Uncovered the Biggest Political Scandal in US History. Lee’s book is an invaluable companion to Andrew McCarthy’s Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency; it adds to and amplifies the case McCarthy makes. One of Lee’s principal themes is the role played by the media »

This Time, the GOP Looks Ready to Compete

Featured image It has become axiomatic that in any contested race, the Democrat will have more money behind him or her than the Republican. That may be true in 2020 as it has been in past cycles, but the GOP seems to be narrowing the money gap as well as the organization gap. It is heartwarming to see a Democrat fretting about this: For months Democrats have worried about a potentially lethal »

A base-brawl for the ages

Featured image In response to my post about this week’s brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cincinnati Reds, a friend sent me video of a memorable baseball fight from 1984. The contestants were the Atlanta Braves and the San Diego Padres. The hero of this brawl was the Braves’ Bob Horner, an outstanding slugger of the era. He was on the disabled list at the time, and had spent the game »