(Paul Mirengoff) The Department of Education has called on Princeton to explain how its certifications that it doesn’t discriminate on account of race can be reconciled with its president’s admission that damaging racism is embedded at the university.
FLASHBACK: A ‘living Constitution’ on the right? What would it look like if right-leaning judges ruled like lefties?
I’m abandoning the rule about not speaking ill of the dead. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a politician in robes and we’re in a political season. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. These are my first, rough thoughts, and they’re not in any particular order.
For the good of the nation, President Trump needs to immediately nominate a replacement for Justice Ginsburg and the Senate needs to approve him or her before the election. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died yesterday of pancreatic cancer.
With President Trump’s support among African-Americans edging toward 40 percent, it’s clear that an increasing number of blacks now understand that liberty and capitalism, not big government — and certainly not socialism — are the keys to a productive and prosperous life.
It seems to be conventional thinking on the left that Trump did not criticize racists because they are part of his base. FactCheck.org, hardly conservative, points out that he did and did so repeatedly. https://www.factcheck.org/2020/02/trump-has-condemned-white-supremacists/
Back in January 2016 Victor Mair, professor of Chinese at the University of Pennsylvania, started an interesting discussion in the blog “Language Log” about a common Chinese word that sounds like a racial insult in English. Professor Mair wrote, As soon as I read “a phrase that sounds uncannily like the N-word” in the first paragraph, I knew exactly what my colleague’s friend was talking about.
I have not applied further indentation: “…this is seemingly starting to be a big deal in OK, but flying under the radar. Background: 10-15 years ago Oklahoma passed a law allowing online-only charter schools with a separate regulatory structure from physical charter schools.
“A huge amount of progress has taken place that a lot of people just don’t take into account, especially smart people who are attending to the real problems of the world,” says Ronald Bailey, Reason ‘s science correspondent and the coauthor, with Marian Tupy of HumanProgress.org , of Ten Global Trends Every Smart Person Should Know: And Many Others You Will Find Interesting .