Phi Beta Cons

Sex-Blind Dormitories

Must confess that I look dimly on the whole platonic opposite-sex friendship idea that’s come out of the gender movement, but student activists are very eager to use whatever means they have to force the issue. At Dartmouth, Harvard, U. Penn, and elsewhere student assemblies are approving resolutions demanding that their schools offer co-educational dorm rooms. It’s a natural progression from co-educational bathrooms, I suppose. And like unisex showers, co-ed dorms are generally met with very little interest among students.

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Elections

The State of the Race for the House

Way back in January, I went through the then-34 seats where a Republican incumbent was retiring and concluded that most were in deeply red districts and not likely to flip to Democrats. Pollsters and media organizations are less inclined to conduct surveys of House races, both because there’s less public ... Read More
PC Culture

Warren Is a Fraud

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has been telling a story for years. It’s a deeply romantic story about her parents and their young love, fraught with the familial bigotry of an earlier time. Here’s how she told it this week in a video she released in preparation for her 2020 run: My daddy always said he ... Read More
U.S.

Two Minnesota Republican Candidates Assaulted

Two Republican candidates for state office in Minnesota have been physically assaulted in recent days, leading prominent Republican lawmakers to caution their Democratic colleagues against employing inflammatory rhetoric. Republican state representative Sarah Anderson was punched in the arm last week after ... Read More