• THE MEANING OF JULIAN CASTRO

    THE MEANING OF JULIAN CASTRO

    The appointment of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is seen as grooming for his selection as Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2016. Democrats worry that with two white candidates on their ticket they might lose the three-to-one advantage among non-white voters that…

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  • Racism & Obama: He’s a Beneficiary, Not a Victim

    Racism & Obama: He’s a Beneficiary, Not a Victim

    Note: a version of this piece appeared in the Wall Street Journal on May 27, 2014. Evidence from exit polling strongly suggests that Barack Obama's two presidential victories relied on race-based bloc voting that no Democratic nominee could readily replicate in 2016. This analysis, of course, directly contradicts one of…

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  • THE V.A. SCANDAL AND OBAMACARE

    THE V.A. SCANDAL AND OBAMACARE

    A new poll for Politico focused on the key battleground states for the 2014 election and showed overwhelming opposition to Obamacare. Only 11% of likely voters wanted to keep the Affordable Care Act intact and in place, without significant changes, and the current Veterans Administration scandal shows why this skepticism…

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  • LIBERALS EXAGGERATE THE POWER OF MONEY

    LIBERALS EXAGGERATE THE POWER OF MONEY

    Liberals exaggerate the power of money, believing that wealth in the wrong hands is the source of all evil, while shifting it to the right hands can solve every problem. In education, they demand constant funding increases—though the most free-spending district in the country gets worse results than any state.…

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  • NO FEMALES CHOSEN FOR MILLION DOLLAR JOBS?

    NO FEMALES CHOSEN FOR MILLION DOLLAR JOBS?

    In a shocking display of sexism, 32 prominent and highly-profitable companies reviewed prospects from colleges across the country, hiring nearly 250 recruits for their best-paying jobs, without selecting a single female! This is especially disturbing since women comprise a big majority of today's university undergraduates. Why didn't media and government…

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  • THE LESBIAN ADVANTAGE OVER GAY MALES IN SPORTS

    THE LESBIAN ADVANTAGE OVER GAY MALES IN SPORTS

    The Saint Louis Rams made history by selecting an openly gay player in the recent NFL draft, Missouri defensive end Michael Sam. Sports commentators suggest this breakthrough could lead to a surge of gay males in top sports leagues, matching the prominence of well-known lesbian athletes like tennis greats Billie…

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  • BUNDY VS. STERLING– AND PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE

    BUNDY VS. STERLING– AND PUBLIC VS. PRIVATE

    For conservatives, the universal outrage over Donald Sterling's racist comments performed the useful function of turning public attention from the similarly appalling remarks by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who'd been embarrassingly embraced by some leaders on the right. At the same time, the anti-Sterling hysteria badly damaged public discourse by…

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