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The Violence Against Women Act Must Also Combat Female Genital Mutilation

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia The Washington Examiner
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

This week, the Violence Against Women Act turns 25 years old. The act was passed in 1994 with bipartisan support because lawmakers wanted the government to do more to combat violence against women, ensure those who abuse and assault women are held accountable, and address new threats. While we have certainly made progress, our work is not done.


Symposium: Title VII Did Not And Does Not Extend To Sexual Orientation Or Gender Identity — In 1964 Or Today

by Richard A. Epsteinvia SCOTUS Blog
Friday, September 6, 2019

Political and legal discourse has changed much since 1964, when sex was added, almost as an afterthought, to the list of forbidden grounds of discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. What seemed risqué in 1964 seems positively old guard in 2019. So one looming battle of the current Supreme Court term is whether Title VII covers the sexual-orientation claims raised in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia and the gender-identity claims raised in R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC. The short answer is: It doesn’t.

Analysis and Commentary

NY Times’ 1619 Project Puts Slavery At The Center Of America’s Founding

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Magazine
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Last week the New York Times embarrassed itself twice. First, a transcript was leaked of editor Dean Baquet’s exhortation to reporters that the Russian-collusion fiction having been exploded, they now needed to focus on the endemic “racism” and “white supremacism” of Trump and his supporters in order to defeat the president. Next, as the “theory” behind this partisan journalistic “praxis,” the self-proclaimed “paper of record” announced the “1619 Project,” a series of articles and essays showing “that nearly everything that has made America exceptional grew out of slavery.”

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Area 45: Shelby Steele On Race And Victimization In America

interview with Shelby Steelevia Area 45
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

America’s struggles with white guilt and black self-victimization.


The Rural-Urban Divide With Jonathan Rodden

interview with Jonathan Roddenvia Rural Matters
Monday, August 26, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Jonathan Rodden says geography matters in the United States because we’re divided into electoral districts, which can be a good thing but has a downside in being a major determinant in who wins an election. Rodden notes that the rural vote will be critical in the 2020 election, but economics will not be the only determinant as social issues, such as abortion, gun rights, race, and immigration, will also play a part.


The Hello Girls

by Elizabeth Cobbsvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, April 6, 2017

This is the story of how America’s first women soldiers helped win World War I, earned the vote, and fought the U.S. Army. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. They were masters of the latest technology: the telephone switchboard. General John Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces, demanded female “wire experts” when he discovered that inexperienced doughboys were unable to keep him connected with troops under fire. Without communications for even an hour, the army would collapse.

In the News

Bonus Quotation Of The Day

quoting Thomas Sowellvia AEI
Saturday, August 24, 2019

What gives white privilege a patina of empirical credibility are its statistical comparisons between blacks and whites. However, these statistics are often decontextualized, omitting base rates and key group comparators. As Thomas Sowell points out, “The mere omission of one crucial fact can turn accurate statistics into traps that lead to conclusions that would be demonstrably false if the full facts were known.” Take mortgage approval rates, for example.

Analysis and Commentary

When 'White' Became An Ideology - And Not A Human Reality

by Bruce Thorntonvia FrontPage Magazine
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

How "anti-racists" exploit “whiteness” to feather their own political nest.

In the News

Media Push ‘White Supremacy’ Calumny

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Providence Journal
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The bodies in El Paso and Dayton were still warm when pundits and politicians stepped over them in a rush to advance their current narrative: that Donald Trump has enabled the emergence of “white supremacy” according to which whites are uniquely hateful, responding to patriotic or nationalistic rhetoric by violently attacking nonwhites.


Bill Evers On The Andy Caldwell Show

interview with Williamson M. Eversvia The Andy Caldwell Show
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Evers discusses his Wall Street Journal article "California Wants to Teach Your Kids That Capitalism Is Racist."


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