September 25, 2003
Bake sale nixed

As has been done at numerous campuses, conservative students at Southern Methodist University had an affirmative action bake sale. Unlike other campuses, school officials shut the bake sale down because it created a "hostile environment." This just in, the real-world is a "hostile environment." The quote in ths story that really got me was one […]

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September 25, 2003
Correction of the day

From today's New York Times corrections page: An article on Monday about Deputy Defense Secretary Paul D. Wolfowitz's comments at a forum on Iraq misstated President Bush's position on whether there were contacts between Al Qaeda and the government of Saddam Hussein. Mr. Bush has said there were such contacts; he has not said they […]

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September 25, 2003
More California budget problems

A federal judge has taken the California government's credit card away. judge has blocked as unconstitutional the state's plan to borrow nearly $2 billion to pay for employee pensions, part of the more than $15 billion in borrowing lawmakers relied on to balance the budget. If upheld on appeal, the judge's preliminary opinion could raise […]

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September 25, 2003
Thoughts on the debate

I watched/listened to quite a bit of Wednesday's California recall/gubernatorial debate. It was on in the newsroom, but I couldn't pay 100 percent attention to it because I had other work to do. You can find a transcript of the entire debate right here. The debate's format, something that was a point of contention, worked […]

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September 25, 2003
Training basketball players to be men

The Associated Press has an article on the NBA's rookie orientation program -- and the comment from at least one anonymous player demonstrates that while they're legally responsible for their own actions, some of them aren't yet men. The 59 players gathered in a conference room whistle at the actresses, add their own comments to […]

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Leftist activists for authoritarianism.

Newsom under pressure to take executive action on reparations if California Legislature doesn't act

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