The Corner

Lunacy At Berkeley (Surprise, Surprise?

From Debra Saunders’s column in yesterday’s San Francisco Chronicle:

A GROUP of students at the University of California’s Boalt Hall School of

Law circulated a petition last week calling on law professor John Yoo to

“repudiate” a 2002 memo he had written when he worked for the Bush Justice

Department or “resign” his academic post. The memo advised that the Geneva

conventions did not apply to al Qaeda and Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.

Oddly, the petition writers claimed that their attempt to drive Yoo from

academia did not “constitute an attack on academic freedom.”

Peter Robinson — Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Most Popular

Culture

Gillette Is Not Wrong

Is the new Gillette razor ad a radical feminist attack on masculinity — the commercial embodiment of a woke sensibility? I was prepared to think so. But having watched it twice, I find a lot to like. The ad has been panned by some conservative commentators. With all due respect, I think they are falling into a ... Read More
PC Culture

David Webb’s White Privilege

And here I thought I was the only black man with white privilege. Areva Martin, a CNN “analyst” — whatever in hell that means anno Domini 2019 — was in the middle of a spirited exchange with the conservative talk-radio host David Webb about racial preferences in hiring. Webb argued — as ... Read More