Markets are sometimes slow to correct, but eventually consumers figure out that certain goods and services aren’t as valuable as they had once thought and react. That has been the case with legal education. For decades, students thronged into law schools, convinced that a J.D. was their ticket to the good life. The number of law schools in the U.S. grew, as did the cost of getting the degree. Now the bloom is off the J.D. rose. Students have learned that it isn’t necessarily the great investment that it was thought to be just a few years ago. Many lawschool grads are languishing with low-paid jobs at the periphery of the legal profession, if they have law-related jobs at all. Here is one of the many articles exploring the falling demand for legal credentials.
Do you want to know what media bias looks like? Earlier today, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren released DNA test results that confirmed that she misled employers, students, and the public about her Native American heritage for years. Bizarrely, all too many members of the media treated the results as ... Read More
The Boston Globe mistakenly overstated Senator Elizabeth Warren's Native American ancestry in a Monday report detailing a gene test the Massachusetts lawmaker underwent to substantiate her previous claims to Native American heritage. The ancestry report indicates that Warren is anywhere between six and ten ... Read More
Dear Reader (Even those of you who didn’t seem to notice or care that I failed to file this “news”letter on Friday), So I’m sitting here at Gate C6 at O’Hare waiting for my flight home. I am weary, pressed for time, in desperate need of a shower, and filled with a great sense of dread for the work ... Read More
We were not supposed to have made it this far. George Orwell saw night descending on us in 1984. Orwell was, on paper, a radical, but in his heart he was an old-fashioned English liberal. He dreamed of socialism but feared socialists. He feared them because he knew them. I was in the sixth grade in 1984, but I ... Read More
Using “white men” as a putdown is no longer extreme enough for the Left. Now it is moving on to doing the same for “white women.” How rapidly this transpired. It was less than two years ago that the approximately 98.7 percent of white women working in media who were openly rooting for Hillary Clinton ... Read More