The Corner

“Mend It, Don’t End It”

Clinton did not “fix” affirmative action. Two racial-preference programs ended on his watch, one because Congress overwhelmingly voted it down and one because the courts moved against it. Clinton’s real policy: Don’t mend it, don’t end it, defend and extend it.

Ramesh Ponnuru — Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg View, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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