Friday, May 10, 2013

Cruising the Web

Heather MacDonald explores how the University of California system, beyond those departments focused on the sciences and engineering, is deeply focused on teaching a diversity agenda about racism and sexism and bypassing teaching western history and culture. And then the universities whine at any budget cuts that they might have to experience. They just can't bear to cut back on the millions they spend on diversity plans.

Black voter turnout is not exceeding white voter turnout. And increasing black voter turnout has been going on since before Obama's appearance on the national scene. And all this is happening while states are enacting supposedly racist voter ID laws. Of course, Sean Trende is skeptical as to whether we can trust the figures on voter turnout.

Guy Benson explains twelve damning revelations from Wednesday's hearings on Benghazi. Jonah Goldberg explains what differences it makes what happened in Benghazi. Hillary Clinton said that she takes responsibility for the events in Benghazi. Watch this video contrasting her testimony with that of the whisteblowers on Wednesday.

An article in Psychology Today argues that we're raising a "nation of wimps." By removing challenges to our children, we're weakening their abilities to face challenges in their adult lives.

Norm Ornstein explains how the American president has much weaker influence on Congress than many observers think.

Charles Krauthammer looks at Obama's pusillanimous approach to Syria, writing, "You know you’re in trouble when you can’t even get your walk-back story straight."

Some charter schools in the District of Columbia are now turning away a higher percentage of their applicants than Ivy League schools. Now 43% of the city's students attend charter schools and more would do so if they could just win a spot in charter school lotteries.

If you're an adjunct instructor in Virginia, you can blame your salary cap and decreased hours on Obamacare. But of course the Democrats told us that no employers would change their employment plans based on Obamacare's mandates on employers whose employees work more than 30 hours a week. When will politicians understand the effect of such disincentives in the real world?

Now that we know that the video had nothing to do with the attack on the Benghazi consulate, we should remember all those on the left who wanted to limit First Amendment freedoms that we have in our country in order to not offend Muslims.