Day: May 30, 2013

Why Men Are Avoiding College

This is an excerpt from Dr. Smith’s new book, “Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood and the American Dream-And Why It Matters.” If women were fleeing the nation’s universities and colleges, we would have a national uproar, but men are now fleeing in large numbers and society barely notices. Numbers tell the […]

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The Alleged “Rich Kid Problem”

Egalitarians never run out of things to complain about. Any statistical disparity between groups causes them to wring their hands and call for action to remedy the “inequity.” The latest outbreak of egalitarian fever has to do with higher education in America, specifically the alleged “rich kid problem.” Jordan Weissman of The Atlantic recently penned […]

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Colbert vs. Booker in Commencement Talks

Since Stephen Colbert and Cory Booker occupy divergent spheres of American life, they unsurprisingly chose to deliver very different commencement addresses. Colbert, who spoke at the University of Virginia on May 18, devoted much of his address to taking the University down a few pegs. In addition to ribbing UVA’s founder, Thomas Jefferson–who, Colbert joked, […]

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