Author: Scott Lemieux

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Heather Mac Donald has a “Trump’s critics are the Real Racists” column that is nutty even by the standards of the genre. It’s all stuff like this: America’s universities deserve credit for this double standard. Identity politics dominate higher education: Administrators, students and faculty obsessively categorize themselves and each other by race. “White privilege,” often […]
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After ICE

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On August 19, 2019
This story about the aftermath of ICE’s mass detentions in Mississippi is excellent: Welcome to this city of babysitters, where the sudden disappearance of hundreds of working adults has pulled hundreds more into new and unfamiliar roles. A teacher spent the hours after school watching two girls, ages 4 and 7, who hadn’t seen their […]
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World’s Greatest President

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On August 17, 2019
Donald Trump has repeatedly declared that he won the “Michigan Man of the Year” award. He has never won this award, not least because it does not exist. David Roth has a good piece on the implications of this particular lie: Because he only learns things when they are told to him by a man […]
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Facing Reality

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On August 16, 2019
Sheldon Whitehouse and four other senators have submitted an amicus brief accurately describing the current Supreme Court majority: Whitehouse is one of five senators (the others are Sens. Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)) who filed a brief earlier this week in a Second Amendment case the Supreme […]
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