Make Title IX Fair Again

Pitzer College in Claremont, California If further evidence were needed that campus courts are the wrong place to adjudicate criminal cases and, especially, sexual assault cases, look no further than Pitzer College in Claremont, California. Here, the administrator recently hired to oversee the college’s campus court proceedings is named in a

By | 2017-09-21T14:24:35+00:00 September 20th, 2017|

Virtual Virtue

It is not healthy for a society to live two lives that are antithetical, as America has been doing in recent decades. Disillusionment with government and popular culture arises at anger over two entirely different realities. One truth is politically correct and voiced on the news and by the government. It is often

By | 2017-09-07T13:39:57+00:00 September 5th, 2017|

Of Memos and Pitchforks

James Damore had to be fired. There was no way around it. He spoke out, eloquently, against orthodoxy and if history is any guide, he'll be lucky to escape with merely a loss of employment. I'm less disconsolate about his ouster—as that was a foregone conclusion—as I am troubled by the cultural tempest

By | 2017-08-14T17:35:12+00:00 August 11th, 2017|

Google Memo Wasn’t ‘Anti-Diversity’—It Was for the Wrong Kind

Let’s discuss the Google memo heard ’round the world. (Because Silicon Valley’s fetid, politically correct group think is slightly less depressing than the ratcheting tensions with North Korea.) The 10-page “anti-diversity screed” (as tech site Gizmodo called it) was neither. Nor was it a “rant” or a “jeremiad.” If you read it—and it’s

By | 2017-08-14T10:52:17+00:00 August 10th, 2017|

Hillary’s Misogyny Problem (It Isn’t What She Thinks)

Hillary Clinton has blamed her historic defeat in 2016 on misogyny, at least in part. Speaking at Tina Brown’s Women in the World conference in April, Clinton observed of America’s failure to break the glass ceiling and make her its first woman president, “It is fair to say that certainly misogyny played a

By | 2017-08-01T11:59:23+00:00 July 28th, 2017|

‘Indoctrinationism’: The Ideology of Speech Policing

Speech policing in the United States, often called “political correctness,” has inspired much resentment and concern along with advocacy. Right now only its advocates have an action plan—which is to institutionalize PC on university campuses through the appointment of administrators responsible for developing and enforcing policies to control expression. Those who object to

By | 2017-07-26T12:46:23+00:00 July 20th, 2017|

Milo Yiannopoulos’ ‘Dangerous’: A Manifesto for the Transgressive Right

When the Richard Strauss opera "Salome," based on Oscar Wilde’s play of the same name, first premiered in the United States, critics dismissed it as tasteless and boring: nothing but schlock produced for the shock value. The truth, as composer and academic Robert Greenberg observes in his “Great Works” course on “How to

By | 2017-07-11T21:23:41+00:00 July 8th, 2017|