January 17, 2003
Affirmative action and college admissions

Wednesday President Bush came out against what he termed a "quota system" in place at the University of Michigan's campuses. The time for affirmative action at the nation's universities needs to come to an end. Is racism in American society eradicated? No. Some people will always harbor hate for those different from them in their […]

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December 20, 2002
Separation of Church/State issues

In James Taranto's "Best of the Web Today" he refers to the following story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I can't make this stuff up: A Venango County elementary school performance was canceled after parents objected to scenes in which third- through fifth-grade students re-enacted human sacrifices in the Aztec civilization. The performance, titled "Bizarre Bazaar," […]

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December 7, 2002
Race and college admissions

John McWhorter has an excellent piece in Sunday's Washington Post arguing that the only basis for lowering admissions standards is for socioeconomic reasons. The question we need to ask, then, is why schools must lower standards to have a decent number of middle-class black students on campus. Over the past few years, a study by […]

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November 6, 2002
Shows you how much pull I have

Final results are in and it looks like it will be an interesting four years in the Grossmont Union High School District. The three nutcases won. I'm not sure how much credit/blame to give the local Republican party, but they're going to have egg on their face. *ON A RELATED NOTE* It appears that the […]

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November 5, 2002
Sometimes the political parties are just stupid

Evidence of this fact for the Democratic Party was last week's memorial pep rally for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone. Evidence of this fact for the GOP, locally at least, comes in the form of a door-hanger the San Diego County Republican Party was handing out last week. It's what you would expect from any […]

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October 15, 2002
Anti-Semitism masquerading as social justice

The New York Times' Thomas Friedman takes on the liberal college-driven divestiture campaign against Israel and calls it what it is -- hypocrisy and anti-Semitism. Memo to professors and students leading the divestiture campaign: Your campaign for divestiture from Israel is deeply dishonest and hypocritical, and any university that goes along with it does not […]

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September 10, 2002
A return to sanity and an omen of things to come?

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which previously brought you that atheist hit "The Pledge of Allegiance is Unconstitutional," has ruled that a public school near Seattle violated a student's rights by refusing to give her Bible club the same rights and privileges granted other student groups. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court […]

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August 8, 2002
Read this or else!

UNC Chapel Hill is requiring its incoming freshmen to read "Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations." This, of course, has caused an uproar. While the book itself may be informative, requiring it to be read by all freshmen is, well, something that they'd never allow if the book in question was Josh McDowell's "More than […]

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August 5, 2002
Loony lawsuits

The idea of personal responsibility is disappearing from our culture. Why? Well, parents aren't teaching it to their kids. Arizona English teacher Elizabeth Joice got a letter from a lawyer representing one of the students she failed. The letter asked her to take "whatever action is necessary" for the student to graduate or else the […]

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July 18, 2002
Which is sillier?

OpinionJournal.com's "Tony & Tacky" piece this week features an Ohio woman who is suing the Brookfield (Pa.) School District for $1.5 million. Why? Well it seems her son wanted to write about Jesus being the person who most influenced him for a essay assignment. The teacher said nope, because Jesus was not a real person. […]

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