The Michigan Civil Rights Initiative has been cancelled, at least for this year. “Because of internal disorganization, internal discord, legal decisions, and [campaign founder] Ward Connerly’s health problems, there was some rough sledding for a while,” said state rep Leon Drolet, in the Detroit Free Press. Supporters say they’ll try to get on the ballot in 2006. I hope they do–but failing to make it this year is a big setback, given the momentum they should have had following the Supreme Court’s lousy decisions in the University of Michigan race-preference cases. Unfortunately, a lot of Michigan Republicans are probably patting themselves on the back for helping quash the initiative–you know, for making sure a “divisive” measure didn’t reach the ballot, because race preferences “bring us together” or somesuch nonsense. (See my article here on GOP opposition to MCRI.) As it happens, polls have indicated that voters probably would have approved MCRI. Michigan conservatives should bear this in mind and extract promises from gubernatorial candidates that they’ll support MCRI in 2006.
The U.S economy is aching for many more highly skilled, technically trained people. But what if men end up limiting their eventual marriage prospects if they pursue careers in the trades or other jobs that don’t require a four-year degree? Some proportion of women who have bachelor's and post-baccalaureate ... Read More
This weekend, Americans traveled from across the country to Washington, D.C., to participate in the March for Life and the Women’s March by walking with their poster art. While the pro-life marchers’ art focused on women and unborn life, the posters of Women’s March attendees, including small children, ... Read More
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In a statement on the Senate floor yesterday, Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii) doubled down on her attacks against the Catholic group the Knights of Columbus and accused her colleague Senator Ben Sasse (R., Neb.) of “embrac[ing] the alt-right position” by offering a resolution rebuking the use of unconstitutional ... Read More
B uzzFeed published an explosive allegation that the president of the United States ordered his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to lie to congressional committees investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. Specifically, in a news story sourced to two anonymous law-enforcement officials said to ... Read More
Leon Trotsky — n.b., Millennials: He was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez before she was — understood the power of single-payer systems: “The old principle: who does not work shall not eat, has been replaced with a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.” The socialist powers of Trotsky’s time made good on ... Read More
Whatever the significance of the BuzzFeed story, it’s not that Trump is getting impeached. That was going to happen regardless. If the BuzzFeed story is true (and everyone should be cautious about that given the fate of some past Trump-Mueller bombshells) it tells us what one of the impeachment counts will be, ... Read More