Equality of opportunity apparently isn’t good enough for Karen Heller

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Karen Heller is upset: In Pennsylvania, female politicians face different rules Karen Heller, Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist | Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 1:08 AM Pennsylvania’s primary was notable for the number of Democratic female candidates for governor and Congress, including Allyson Schwartz, Katie McGinty, Val Arkoosh, Marjorie Margolies, and Shaughnessy Naughton. Every …

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Following North Carolina House House Speaker Thom Tillis’ victory in the Republican senatorial primary, Sister Toldjah noted incumbent Senator Kay Hagan’s decision to go for broke and “fully embrace” Obaminablecare. Most polls show that the wholly misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unpopular, but, as I have said previously, the only polls which …

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The logical conclusion

From the much prettier Dana, writing on Patterico’s Pontifications: Confirming What A Lot Of Us Have Long Believed Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:09 pm Guess what? Hard work, high expectations and commitment pay off. We find that the Asian-American educational advantage over whites is attributable mainly to Asian students exerting greater academic effort …

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Sonia Sotomayor, the Left, and Affirmative Action: their answers are wrong because they aren’t addressing the right problems

The problems which the learned Justice so laments, wise Latina that she is, are problems which are beyond the power of the government to address by the time students are applying to colleges. The problems begin in the elementary schools, and in the local communities, and they are problems of attitude and culture more than anything else. Our great public education system, controlled for so long by the left, has proved itself unable to deal with the problems; perhaps, just perhaps, it is that very control by liberals which has led to those failures. And perhaps, just perhaps, it is the unwillingness of the left to hold black Americans to the same standards, on just about anything, which contributes to the corrosive culture in our inner cities which fosters the attitudes which have so many minority children failing in school, long before they ever reach university age.

The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Schuette decision

As expected, the editors of The Philadelphia Inquirer were disappointed with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Schuette v Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigration Rights By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), but understood it just enough to dance around what the ruling actually was. The 6-2 decision suggests a nation that no longer needs …

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Good news!

The Supreme Court decided, in the case of Schuette v Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration and Immigration Rights By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), that the convoluted reasoning that Michigan’s Proposition 2, which outlawed discrimination based on race by state agencies, including state universities was actually racially discriminatory in itself, was a stinking pile of …

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Sacrificing your own children for the greater good

Thanks to Robert Stacey Stacy McCain, I found this interesting article: If You Send Your Kid to Private School, You Are a Bad Person A manifesto. By Allison Benedikt|Posted Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at 5:50 AM You are a bad person if you send your children to private school. Not bad like murderer bad—but bad like ruining-one-of-our-nation’s-most-essential-institutions-in-order-to-get-what’s-best-for-your-kid bad. So, pretty …

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By one little adjective shall ye know them

Today being both the day on which Martin Luther King’s birthday is celebrated, and the ceremonial inauguration of Barack Obama for his thankfully last term occurs, it was of no surprise that The Philadelphia Inquirer would be having some stirring editorial celebrating both and noting the conjunction. Dr King famously said: I have a dream …

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The Sixth Circus and Affirmative Action

In a discussion thread on Patterico’s Pontifications, Milhouse wrote: Um, how can a constitutional amendment be unconstitutional? Apparently more easily than he thinks. In Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action v. University of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Michigan’s ban on Affirmative Action violated the 14th Amendment’s equal protection clause, because it “unfairly placed …

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From North Carolina’s most famousest 21st century pirate: Warmist Thinks $1600 A Year Per Person To Pay For HotColdWetDry Is No Big Deal By William Teach November 23, 2012 – 2:38 pm But, all you climate terrorists Warmists should run right out and purchase carbon credits (Forbes) As above, this is a very common misunderstanding of the …

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