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AG Sessions Works to End Discrimination Against Asian Students

According to a recent report by the New York Times the Trump administration is set to begin investigating affirmative action admissions policies “deemed to discriminate against white applicants.” Except there is nothing in the remainder of the Times story, nor in the leaked internal announcement that formed the basis of the story, that suggested the investigation was aimed at white students. Indeed, just two paragraphs down, the Times admits, “The document does not explicitly identify whom the Justice Department considers at risk of discrimination because of affirmative action admissions policies. But the phrasing it uses, ‘intentional race-based discrimination,’ cuts to…

Democrats’ Self-Sabotage is Undermining Senate Hopes

“Today, I will tell you, with lots of prayers and lots of thinking, I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor,” West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice said at a rally with President Donald Trump in Huntington. “So tomorrow, I will be changing my registration to Republican.” Gov. Justice’s abandonment of the Democratic Party, just months after being elected, is the latest in a long line of bad signs for Democrats. They lost their majority in the House of Representatives in 2010, they lost their Senate majority in 2014, they lost the White House in 2016, they were unable buy…

Google’s Attempt at “Diversity” is Really Just a Demand for Homogeneity

Eighty percent of Google’s technical employees are male. That’s a hard thing to square for a company who has long sought to be a leader in diversity, and views it as a necessary predicate to growth. “I walk around the campus where I work and see a vibrant mix of races and cultures. Every one of those people has a different voice . . . a different perspective . . . a different story to tell.” Google CEO Sundar Pinchai wrote in a 2016 memo. “All of that makes our company an exciting and special place to be, and allows…

For Republicans, School Choice is a Fight Worth Fighting

There are countless controversies hordes of hot-button issues being debated across college campuses. But what issue is most important to young adults in choosing which political candidate to support? Are most millennials and college students focused on issues that make big headlines, or are there other issues under the surface about which they care deeply. We wanted to know. And so last year we asked. We put together a survey with forty different items and asked respondents to choose the issues that were most important to them when deciding whether or not to support a candidate. The top answer wasn’t…

While Democrats Celebrate, Obamacare Continues to Decimate Insurance Markets

“I imagine many of our colleagues on the other side of the aisle are celebrating, probably pretty happy about this,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said from the Senate floor after a bill to repeal parts of Obamacare failed to pass. “This is a disappointment, a disappointment indeed.” “Our constituents have suffered through an awful lot under Obamacare, we thought they deserved better, which is why I, and many of my colleagues, did as we promised, voted to repeal this law.” They did deserve better. They do deserve better. Which is why the reaction to Republicans’ efforts to repeal Obamacare…

Democrats’ Economic Agenda Falls Woefully Short

Better ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John’s. A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future. The first slogan is meant to sell pizza, the second is meant to sell Democrats. The first has worked to convince Americans to order pedestrian slices of baked dough and cheese. Will the latter succeed at convincing voters to buy into a warmed-over policy agenda? Doubtful. Democrat lawmakers released their economic plan last week to absolutely no fanfare, hoping to demonstrate that the party was listening to voters’ “clamoring for bold changes to our politics and our economy.” But so far the plan has failed…

Gen. Kelly Is Just the Man to Shepherd Trump’s Agenda Over the Finish Line

The Department of Homeland Security has traditionally been a model of dysfunction. An amalgam of 22 different federal departments with wildly different missions, it has been a consistent thorn in the side of even the most well-intentioned administrators. It has five key missions, none of which it has done well. It’s spent tens of billion on counterterrorism programs, yet has been unable to demonstrate any improvements in security. It has left hundreds of miles of the southern border unsecured. The department was not effectively administering or enforcing the nation’s immigration laws. It struggled to protect itself, much less federal and…

Liberals’ Robin Hood in Reverse Plan for Higher Education

There is a pervasive myth upon which the foundation of government programs are built, argued famed economist Milton Friedman. “The myth that government has benefited the poor at the expense of the rich,” he said. “Those are the terms on which many a government program is sold. What is the reality?” It’s not surprising that many Americans, especially those of a liberal persuasion, prefer to view government in the role of Robin Hood, taking money out of the pockets of the wealthy via taxation and investing it in programs that benefit the rest of society. But in reality, government programs…

Conservatives Increasingly Afraid to Speak Out on College Campuses

Our system of higher education is in imminent risk. A trend that began as relatively anodyne expressions of political correctness has somehow been allowed to gain mass and momentum, and now threatens to overrun our most cherished educational traditions. It wasn’t too long ago that we were able to joke about the seeming absurdity of things like microaggressions (small, innocuous actions or word choices that are interpreted as demeaning to a particular group) and trigger warnings (alerts that a speaker should give before delving into any topic that could upset a member of the audience). Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt,…

Senate Republicans Take Big Step Toward Repealing Obamacare

Sen. John McCain, the maverick of the U.S. Senate, who just days ago underwent surgery to begin his battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer, strode onto the Senate floor to cast the decisive vote on the motion to proceed on the Republican health care bill. Elise Viebeck paints the scene for the Washington Post: As they do for every senator, high-school-age pages opened the Senate chamber’s doors, and McCain walked through. But unlike what they do for every other senator, his colleagues turned in his direction and broke into applause. McCain entered to a rousing ovation. He waved…