It’s easy to be a Monday morning quarterback. It is easy to criticize the decisions and actions of others when we have the luxury of time and additional information. However, such criticisms are almost always guilty of the same error: They drop context. As an example, consider stories alleging unjustified shootings of citizens by police […]
Since the 1960s, environmentalists and their ilk have been predicting a series of imminent disasters. First, it was over-population and mass starvation. Then it was a new Ice Age. That was followed by global warming, which was succeeded with climate change. None of the predictions of doom came true.
But that hasn’t stopped environmentalists from […]
In my past articles on diversity, I talked about how diversity advocates eschew personal choice in demanding business hiring and educational institution admissions be based on ethnic heritage and not competency as their criteria; how they attack values by seeking to eliminate evaluation; how they elevate the group above the individual; and how they demand […]
A Chronicle editorial last week illustrates the dangers of focusing on concrete issues and ignoring the principles involved. The editorial, which defends earmarks, states that
earmarks have “helped glue Congress together by giving members a kind of currency to trade: You support my pork, and I’ll support yours.”
“Earmarks,” Chris Cilliza of The Washington Post […]