The Corner

Re: Obama and the AZ Law

Andy one-ups Dan below by writing: “Dan, I’d add one other point to your fine post. It is not just all laws that are ‘potentially discriminatory.’ All policing is potentially discriminatory.”

Let me now one-up Andy: Everything is potentially discriminatory. Or at least every human interaction is potentially discriminatory. Hot dog vendors could discriminate, gay strip clubs could discriminate, Ivy League English departments could discriminate. Everybody could discriminate. But we don’t close these places down or refuse them licenses on those grounds. We simply tell them the rules and then hold them accountable.

And, yes, I know this is a smart ass and tendentious post.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

Most Popular

Film & TV

The Mob Gets Kevin Hart

This week, shortly after being tapped to host the Oscars, Hollywood star Kevin Hart found himself on the wrong side of the woke social-justice warriors. His great sin: Years ago, he tweeted jokes referencing homosexuality. More egregiously, in 2010, he did a comedy bit in which he discussed not wanting his son, ... Read More
PC Culture

America Is Intolerably Intolerant

When you think of the sheer vindictiveness of what happened to Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, it takes your breath away. On the very night of his greatest career triumph, a reporter dug up his old tweets (composed when he was a young teenager), reported on the most offensive insults, and immediately and ... Read More
Film & TV

Aquaman Stinks Like Last Month’s Fish

A  major plot point in Aquaman is the tidal wave of garbage with which the undersea folk attack us surface dwellers. These two groups are spoiling for a fight, but I always thought Warner Bros. and I got along pretty well. What did I do to deserve the tidal wave of garbage that is Aquaman itself? I refuse to ... Read More