America’s race problem is mostly a problem about African-American disparities in a variety of areas, and it is an article of faith on the left that these disparities are caused principally if not entirely by racism. I want to recommend recent work by two authors rejecting this view, one who has had as distinguished a career as one can imagine, and the other who is an undergraduate: Thomas Sowell’s compact new book Discrimination and Disparities and Coleman Hughes’s sharp essay in Quillette, “The Racism Treadmill.” If you don’t believe me, both are nicely written up with some excerpts by AEI’s Mark J. Perry — Sowell’s book here and Hughes’s essay here.
Well, we all knew it wouldn’t last. Weeks after two different Ninth Circuit panels surprisingly upheld Second Amendment rights by blocking California’s confiscation of large-capacity magazines and Hawaii’s ban on open carry, the nation’s most progressive circuit returned to form. In a ruling earlier this ... Read More
EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is Jonah Goldberg’s weekly “news”letter, the G-File. Subscribe here to get the G-File delivered to your inbox on Fridays. Dear Reader, “Save Ike from the Kikes.” I’d better explain. This weekend marks the one-year anniversary of the Nazi troll armies’ march ... Read More
Will Democrats pull an “October Surprise” this year and announce that the highly polarizing Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco won’t be their candidate for House speaker after all? Growing up in the Bay Area, I saw Pelosi’s iron will and stubbornness up close for decades. The possibility of her stepping back ... Read More
Corey Stewart has had a rough few weeks. Stewart, the Republican nominee challenging incumbent Democratic senator Tim Kaine in Virginia this fall, has come under sustained fire lately as news outlets have uncovered disturbing past comments from his campaign staff and from Stewart himself — shedding new light ... Read More
Michelle Williams, an actress, has decided to become a spokesman on the issue of pay inequality in her profession, and appears this month on the cover of Vanity Fair with a headline to that effect. This decision follows what she describes as a humiliating episode in which she learned in the pages of USA Today ... Read More
Editor’s Note: The following piece originally appeared at e21. It is adapted here with permission. Two weeks ago, the Mercatus Center published my estimates of the cost of the Medicare-for-All (M4A) bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) along with 16 co-sponsors. Although my ... Read More