The Corner

I Hear K-Lo Screaming

The big pop-culture news today is that J. J. Abrams, who is one of the creative forces behind Lost and has just directed Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 3, will be making a new…STAR TREK movie featuring Kirk and Spock as young men meeting as officers-in-training at Starfleet Academy. I would pay many quatloos to see Jonah in a cameo as a kick-butt drill sergeant. Hey, if Whoopi Goldberg did it…

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Politics & Policy

Basta La Vista, Baby

Dear Reader (And especially Martha McSally’s dog), As I often note, I increasingly tend to see the political scene as a scripted reality show in which the writers don’t flesh out the dialogue so much as move characters into weird, wacky, confrontational, or embarrassing positions. It’s a lot like The ... Read More
Education

Betsy DeVos Strikes a Blow for the Constitution

The Department of Education has issued its long-awaited proposed regulations reforming sexual-assault adjudications on college campus. Not only will these rules restore basic due process and fairness to college tribunals, but they also — given how basic the changes are — highlight just how ridiculous ... Read More
Politics & Policy

ABC News Makes a Serious Mistake

Today, across Twitter, I began to see a number of people condemning the Trump administration (and Betsy DeVos, specifically) for imposing a new definition of sexual assault on campus so strict that it would force women to prove that they were so harassed that they'd been chased off campus and couldn't return. ... Read More