The Washington Post has an op-ed in this Sunday’s paper by the respective deans of Yale and Harvard law schools that is remarkable for its disingenuousness. It weighs in on Fisher v. University of Texas, the Supreme Court case to be argued next Wednesday, in which the use of racial preferences in admissions is challenged. The issue, I repeat, is whether individuals can be given preferential treatment in admissions on the basis of race — not, as the op-ed pretends, whether their applications must be scrubbed clean of all mention of racial identity or whether the fact that race played some role in an individual’s life must be ignored. And there is no reason to use race as a proxy for, as the op-ed says, “backgrounds, ideas and views” — as if someone’s skin color tells us where they came from, how they think,and what they believe. Obviously, the deans decided that rather than undertake the difficult task of defending racial discrimination, it would be easier for them to distort what the case is about.
The Derek Chauvin case is more complicated than prosecutors would have it.
His claim that the law prohibits giving water to voters standing on line is way off base.
A look at why droves are leaving the state.
To pretend that we as a society are incapable of knowing whether a child is a male or female at birth is lunacy.
The fact is that voters got us into this mess. Maybe the answer isn’t more voters.
Never Ask a Question You Don’t Need to Ask: Chauvin Lawyer Gets Clobbered by Witness’s Gripping Testimony
There’s rarely an upside in asking pointed questions to a young, nervous, highly sympathetic witness.
It’s a mixed bag: more positives than expected, but some worrying signs, especially when it comes to the defense budget.
How are local governments allowed to tax people who neither live nor work within their limits?
Yale has a chance to lead the way in developing true diversity, with an upcoming trustee election.
In our zeal for security, we forget that, while we can reduce risk, we can never eliminate it.
It certainly wasn't because they were snookered into voting against their own interests.
Before Winnie-the-Pooh, there was Once on a Time, a whimsical treasure.