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Join Jim and Greg as they chronicle how Princeton University’s self-flagellation over systemic racism launched a federal investigation into whether they should no longer qualify for taxpayer dollars. They also cringe as two swing states (and, yes, Nevada is one of them) create mail-in voting loopholes that erode confidence in the system. And they hammer Joe Biden for claiming to be for and against fracking in the same answer.

What to do with Woodrow Wilson?

 

The left has finally begun to eat its own. Woodrow Wilson, the first Progressive Democrat president of the United States, who started all the bad ideas of administrative experts ruling over citizens, has been erased from Princeton, where he was president before a very short stint as the Governor of New Jersey, springboard to the White House. President Trump should not be opposing this too much. Rather, he should be pointing out leftist hypocrisy, especially their support for real butchers and mass murderers. He should also hammer on the fact that Wilson was a PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT, just like the current “progressives.”

Ricochet member Dr. Bastiat wrote on June 18, 2020, “call me when you’re serious.”

How the party of Woodrow Wilson, Bull Connor, Robert Byrd, etc etc etc has escaped the ire of the Black Lives Matter movement is a mystery to me.

The Immorality of Abortion Advocates

 

Liz Harman, a professor at Princeton, is interviewed by James Franco, the movie actor, and his friend Eliot Michaelson, a lecturer at the department of philosophy at King’s College London. Harman explains that there’s nothing wrong about “early abortion” because some fetuses have no moral standing.

Hey, Princeton: I’m Your Huckleberry

 

Princeton has created a position called the “Men’s Engagement Manager.”

The purpose of the position is to “combat aggressive masculinity and ‘challenge gender stereotypes’ on campus.” Of course, the Men’s Engagement Manager (MEM, from here out) must be certified. I figure I got it locked. You can’t get more “certified” than me. Well, as an Army guy (I never did an inter-service transfer to try out for the SEALs because I have no use for blow-dryers, never use eye liner, and have no aspirations to be either an actor or a member of SAG). I will hook you up, and channel the latent potential of the lads attending your university away from rape, sexual harassment, misogyny, and violence and toward being steadfast, creative, reliable members of society that would deploy neither insult nor violence without the moral, righteous provocation that demanded it. I know, Princeton, that I don’t possess the Ivy League bona fides you are looking for — heck, I never even took a women’s studies course — but I hope my stamp of approval from the United States Military Academy at West Point, my follow-on career, and the fact that I’ve led, trained, coached and mentored young men in the hundreds if not the thousands will let me waiver the Ivy League nepotism requirement.

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for January 24, 2017, it’s the Carnage? What Carnage? edition of the podcast. We are brought to you this week by Patriot Mobile. Do you want a portion of every dollar you pay for mobile phone service to go to left wing causes? That may be happening, but there is an answer: Patriot Mobile.

This week we will discuss the dystopian, gloomy perspective that President Trump (wow! That felt good!) has of the current American experience as exemplified in his inauguration speech. Why does the media insist on hammering Trump for pointing out the “carnage” in the streets? As Heather Mac Donald points out in a recent National Review piece, if 16 unarmed Blacks killed by police in 2016 is a horror story, why isn’t 6000 Blacks murdered (in 2015) by fellow citizens not appropriately described as carnage?

Does Woodrow Wilson Belong at Princeton?

 
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Back in 2008, the Princeton Alumni Weekly published the results of a panel deliberation ranking the university’s most influential alumni. At the top of the list was James Madison (class of 1771) and close behind him, in third place, was Woodrow Wilson (class of 1879), who was Princeton’s president from 1902 to 1910. He left the university to enter politics first as governor of New Jersey between 1911 and 1913 and then as President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. By all accounts, his presidency at Princeton transformed the school from a college for playboys into the serious academic institution that it has become today. He openly urged African Americans to apply and also hired the first Jewish and Roman Catholic faculty members.

The Ivy League Makes Excuses for a Progressive Racist

 

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Portrait of a racist, obscured for purposes of mystery (and emotional safety).
The murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, over the summer led to demands that public and private institutions stop displaying (or selling) the confederate battle flag and other symbols of the Confederacy.

At my alma mater, Yale, the debate took the form of a campaign to remove the name of John Calhoun from one of its residential colleges, as I posted here a few weeks ago. The connection between Calhoun and Charleston was somewhat attenuated: Calhoun died ten years before the outbreak of the civil war, and — unlike the stars-and-bars — Calhoun is not exactly an iconic symbol for white supremacists. Nonetheless, the Yale community has been eager to denounce Calhoun as an irredeemable racist.