The Hellscape of an SJW’s “City in Speech”

A curious document has begun to make the rounds on social media. The “Alternatives/Substitutes for Problematic Language” (you now need to request permission to view the document . . . hmmm) is a remarkably candid distillation of what the Social Justice/campus Left in particular and the political Left more broadly have been agitating

By | 2017-05-18T16:24:25+00:00 May 12th, 2017|

Differ with the Southern Poverty Law Center? You’re Evil!

How many far-left groups inspire violent physical attacks on mainstream advocacy organizations or intellectuals and yet still manage to maintain a more or less squeaky-clean image in the media? Chances are you’d be hard pressed to name more than one group―in this case, the highly influential and affluent Southern Poverty Law Center headquartered

By | 2017-05-14T14:26:42+00:00 May 10th, 2017|

No Guilt This Time

I have given up on discussing the ascendance of Donald Trump with anyone who didn’t vote for him. They are too hard in their denunciation. A mild suggestion that the Democratic Party went so far into identity politics that it pushed people toward a leader outspokenly tired of political correctness leads at most

By | 2017-05-12T22:10:07+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

The Left Versus Common Sense

Our political reality is no longer left versus right. It is now the left versus common sense—and that change is changing voting patterns in this country. The political Left in America has been trending so hard and so fast to the left in recent decades that it raises the question, “What lies beyond

By | 2017-05-12T21:19:39+00:00 May 9th, 2017|

Plain Talk about Law School Rot

The legal academy is a strange place. It differs from other intellectual disciplines in that legal scholarship is published mainly in student-edited law reviews, not peer-reviewed journals. Most faculty members at elite law schools have never practiced law, or have done so only briefly and usually without professional distinction. The curricula at many

By | 2017-05-12T21:26:09+00:00 May 7th, 2017|

Who Will Veto the Hecklers?

President Donald Trump fantasizes from time to time about “opening up” the nation’s libel laws to give himself – and presumably other rich and famous people – a leg up on a “very unfair” press. It’s a far-fetched fantasy. Here’s a better one: Why not confound people’s expectations, be a champion for real

By | 2017-05-10T19:10:02+00:00 May 5th, 2017|