On “true diversity”

Arthur C. Brooks, the head of the American Enterprise Institute, is worried that American universities are getting this whole “diversity” thing wrong: Scholarly studies have piled up showing that race and gender diversity in the workplace can increase creative thinking and improve performance. Meanwhile, excessive homogeneity can lead to stagnation and poor problem-solving. Unfortunately, new… Continue reading On “true diversity”

Rand Paul’s war on basic honesty

Senator and soon-to-be presidential primary drop-out Rand Paul, who (full disclosure) has guest-blogged here in the past (we’ve also carried the full text of his speeches), has an ongoing problem, which is that he doesn’t seem to grasp the difference between “telling the truth” and “lying.” There was that whole thing where he decided to… Continue reading Rand Paul’s war on basic honesty

People should be righteously angry about the Benghazi Committee

Whether you care about Hillary Clinton’s political aspirations or not, what happened at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, deserves a real Congressional investigation. The four Americans who died in the attack on the consulate deserve a real Congressional investigation. Maybe such an investigation wouldn’t find anything wrong, maybe it would… Continue reading People should be righteously angry about the Benghazi Committee

Putting the blame right where it belongs

Here’s an interesting bit of campaign trivia: apparently Carly Fiorina has been stiffing contractors from her failed 2010 Senate campaign for five years now, and only deigned to start paying them after she decided to run for president. No, really: Famed California pollster Joe Shumate was found dead in his home one month before Election… Continue reading Putting the blame right where it belongs

Carly Fiorina and the truth are on a trial separation

Maybe there’s something about the “ex-CEO who wants to be president” personality type that just inherently makes one a liar, but Carly Fiorina is apparently taking the “Mitt” Romney “reality is subjective” route in the 2016 campaign. Here’s a sample of her whoppers: She flat-out lied, and is still lying, about what she saw on… Continue reading Carly Fiorina and the truth are on a trial separation

Marco Rubio’s peculiar definition of “morality”

Marco Rubio is a practicing Catholic, but he doesn’t take his economic advice from no freaking pope, OK? Appearing on “Special Report,” Sen. Rubio (R-FL) told host Bret Baier that Pope Francis is “infallible” — but only on questions of morality. “On moral issues, he speaks with incredible authority,” Rubio said. “He’s done so consistently… Continue reading Marco Rubio’s peculiar definition of “morality”

Full credit for faking it

I spared myself most of last night’s low-budget remake of The Garbage Pail Kids Movie marathon Republican debate, but the conventional wisdom seems to be coalescing over a couple of related points: Donald Trump was the night’s big loser, in part because Carly Fiorina was the night’s big winner Now, the media that appears to… Continue reading Full credit for faking it