So I read Nikki Haley's new book, With All Due Respect: Defending America with Grit and Grace last night. I am mostly ambivalent about it. I like Haley personally and always imagined she'd end up being the first female president. And I love everything associated with South Carolina. To be honest, however, I wasn't very … Continue reading Interesting (and tedious) tidbits from Nikki Haley’s new book
Michelle Obama is getting a lot of undeserved grief for comments she made this week about the "white flight" she observed growing up on the South Side of Chicago: "But unbeknownst to us, we grew up in the period -- as I write -- called 'white flight.' That as families like ours, upstanding families like … Continue reading Michelle Obama is not wrong about “white flight”
I have mad respect for Kanye West after watching this video. I had seen clips from it on the news that were (predictably) edited in unflattering ways, and went to YouTube to see the whole thing. I am so glad I did. Kanye West has developed into some sort of anti-hero in the spirit of … Continue reading Kanye West’s full interview with Big Boy
When I first heard about Seattle Public Schools' proposed "K-12 Math Ethnic Studies Framework" this afternoon, I was curious if the actual document lived up to the freak-out among conservative observers. Seattle, after all, is where many STEM-based corporations are headquartered. (For now, anyway - several tech companies already have their foot out the door, … Continue reading Seattle Public Schools thinks math is racist and oppressive
A lot of folks are debating the merits of Elizabeth Warren's claim that she was fired from a teaching position because she was "visibly pregnant" and that was just the way things worked back then. Warren has set a pattern when it comes to discussing autobiographical details - which she does an awful lot in … Continue reading Elizabeth Warren’s struggles with autobiography
Lately, I have been reading The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race, and Identity by Douglas Murray. The book is a brilliant critique of identity politics and the war on freedom of speech in western democracies by an established journalist who also happens to be openly gay. Murray believes that progressives' identity politics ultimately undermines the … Continue reading Moral nutrition
Seems like a good guy to go to for counseling on when to start a family. What could go wrong? This week, the family of Indiana's most prolific abortionist, Ulrich Klopfer, discovered the medically preserved remains of 2,246 babies that he had aborted, which he was warehousing in his home. He was collecting the bodies … Continue reading Why is anyone surprised that abortionists share the fetishes of serial killers?
George Packer has a long essay in The Atlantic, When the Culture War Comes for the Kids, about education - public and private - in New York City. The arc of the piece is essentially a rich, white, ideologically progressive family becomes increasingly disillusioned with the education system in NYC as the same identity politics … Continue reading A must-read account of how identity politics has destroyed public education in NYC