Phi Beta Cons

Gaming the System

Hans Bader has an essay to savor on Minding the Campus about the ways America’s mania over ancestry is used by people who know how to play the game and the absurd results it produces.

Reverend King’s dream of a day when people are no longer judged on the color of their skin (or, I think he’d have agreed, whether their ancestry is favored or not) keeps getting farther away.

George Leef — George Leef is the director of research for the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

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The Georgia Smear

Back in 2016, when Trump refused to say he’d necessarily accept the result if he lost, we were told that this was a terrible violation of democratic norms. Now, refusing to accept that you lost an election is the highest form of patriotism. Not only are the media and the Left not pressuring Stacey Abrams to ... Read More
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Shooting the Stragglers

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 (And those of you who identify as Readers), I’m on a flight to Florida, and I have to get an essay done for the magazine and work on a ... Read More