Missing All That Racial Healing
My old friend Vincent Cannato, an accomplished historian, wrote his first book on John Lindsay, the one-time liberal golden boy and mayor of New York City. The details don’t matter right now, but the gist was that Lindsay was …
A Smithsonian Gift Shop Sells Anti-Trump and Pro-Hillary Paper Dolls
At the National Museum of American History’s stores, shoppers can find the typical fare: themed Lego sets, caps, T-shirts, mugs, and the like. And as one might expect of the Smithsonian, which is dedicated to research and teaching, there …
FYI, Arizona Legislators: Banning ‘Social Justice’ Courses Is Not a Pro–Free Speech Move
A new bill introduced by two Republican state legislators in Arizona seeks to ban courses on topics such as “social justice” in an apparent reaction to the Social Justice Warrior movement that many on the right believe threatens free speech …
Update: Women’s March Removes Pro-Life Sponsor
UPDATE 4:35 PM: The Women’s March on Washington has removed the pro-life group New Wave Feminists from its list of official event sponsors after backlash from feminists arguing that pro-life women are not welcome in the feminist movement. One of the …
Dissent Is Fashionable Again
There’s nothing quite like a change of power to expose hypocrisy. Yesterday, the Washington Post ran a long and flattering discussion of fashion designers who are just in anguish that their artistic talents could be abused in the service …
Feminists Against Due Process
Yesterday Politico reported on the latest attack against Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of eduction. DeVos and her husband donated $10,000 to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), a nonpartisan organization that defends free speech, religious liberty, …
Syracuse Campaign: File a Report if You See ‘a Sign That Is Color-Coded Pink for Girls and Blue for Boys’
Syracuse University is instructing students to file a report if they see “abhorrent and intolerable” “bias incidents” on campus — such as “a sign that is color-coded pink for girls and blue for boys.”
The instruction comes as part of …
An Attack on Sessions’s Granddaughter Exposes the Left’s Remarkable Intolerance
On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee commenced its confirmation hearing of Senator Jeff Sessions (R., Ala.), their longtime colleague in the Senate and the former attorney general of Alabama. Prior to the proceedings, Sessions, whom President-elect Donald Trump has nominated …
On Fire: The Racist Anti-Racists at MTV News
It’s only the second week of 2017, but it’s already been a banner year for preening liberals on cable TV who are hell-bent on self-immolation in the name of proving everyone else’s moral inferiority.
To use young people’…
Implicit Bias Gets an Explicit Debunking
Are you a racist? A sexist? A homophobe? You might want to find out. Even if you think you’re unprejudiced, you’re probably wrong. Unconsciously, you’re rife with bias, you bigot, and you need to be re-educated.
Why Are People Taking Medical Advice from Gwyneth Paltrow?
In case you haven’t slammed your head against a wall today, I’m here to report that Gwyneth Paltrow’s “lifestyle publication,” Goop, is now telling women to put $66 egg-shaped jade gemstones into their vaginas to increase “chi, orgasms, …
How Breaking Bad Foreshadowed Trump
Bryan Cranston gets Donald Trump. Just glance at his interviews with CNN and the BBC last year. Trump has given the actor an opportunity to re-explore the mind of Walter White, the protagonist he played on the epic TV series …
Editor’s Note: Digging In: Further Collected Writings of Jay Nordlinger is now available, here. The book has six chapters, and we are running a piece from each of them. The below piece is from Chapter 5, “Language.” It was published …
Top Divinity Schools: Use Gender-Neutral Language to Refer to God
The divinity schools at Duke and Vanderbilt Universities have instructed their professors to start using more “inclusive” language when referring to God because the masculine pronouns “have served as a cornerstone of the patriarchy.”
For example: This year’s divinity …
What Jeff Sessions Said About Hate Crimes
Many, many media outlets have reported that in 2009, Senator Jeff Sessions opposed federal hate-crimes legislation on this rationale: “Today, I’m not sure women or people with different sexual orientations face that kind of discrimination. I just don’t see …
Academia May Now Be Beyond Satire
The Chronicle of Higher Education, which is a window on the sometimes weird world of academia, recently revisited a hilarious intellectual hoax from 20 years ago. Reading the recollections of the perpetrator and of some who swallowed his gibberish is sobering.
When Is Violent Rhetoric Protected by Academic Freedom?
The answer is, when it is uttered by a leftist professor who believes that white people are a problem for the rest of humanity.
Back on Christmas Eve, Drexel University political-science professor George Ciccariello-Maher tweeted that all he wanted for …
Women’s March Morphs into Intersectional Torture Chamber
It’s almost impossible to throw a good old-fashioned protest march these days. Sure, it might seem simple: Choose a cause, set up a website, and get a bunch of moderately vexed, rightly concerned, permanently enraged, or even slightly bored …
Column: It’s Sexist That Ryan Gosling Thanked Eva Mendes for Taking Care of Their Family
According to a column in The Independent, Ryan Gosling’s Golden Globes acceptance speech was “sexist” because he thanked his wife, Eva Mendes, for her hard work taking care of their family at home.
The author, Narjas Zatat, claims …
Peanut Truthers and the ‘Lost Friends Theory’
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 all the ships at sea),
As Bill Clinton said, as he …