As a member of Mayor de Blasio’s School Diversity Advisory Group, I feel compelled to say something blunt about those attacking one of the core recommendations of our recent report. Criticisms of the panel’s call to rethink gifted education in New...
Invidious stereotypes are okay when they’re applied to preppy jocks.
Walter Olson"If Kavanaugh was a bro... we should put aside our normal skepticism about the dirt that gets thrown around when someone is nominated to a top job." Or so the traffickers in stereotypes might have us think [@rkylesmith]
Walter OlsonA bit of trivia I learned today: 11 episodes of the early TV sitcom Topper (based on the comedy film about cocktail-quaffing ghosts starring Cary Grant, Constance Bennett, Roland Young, and Billie Burke) were co-written by... Stephen Sondheim.
The issue popped up again yesterday. This time, in a New York Times op-ed by Jamelle Bouie. Jamouie suggests that if the Democrats hit the trifecta in the next election — meaning majorities in the House and Senate and winning the White House — that...
Walter Olson"This is as good a time as any to discuss the Golden Rule of Laws. This rule states that when you want to use some legal maneuver to attack 'the other side' ask yourself how 'the other side' could likewise use it." [@Turkewitz]
Apparently, not paying for someone else’s transgender surgery is beyond the pale in California.
Walter OlsonCalifornia travel ban now extends to 11 states, bars reimbursement for trips by state employees and public college students: "no surprise, the law makes clear exceptions for tax collectors traveling out of state." [@JarrettStepman]