Stat of the Day: Terrible Deterioration of Race Relations Under Obama
In our Liberty Update commentary last week, we noted the many failures of Barack Obama as president over the past eight years. Today, as the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a Washington Post-ABC News survey shows just how disastrously race relations have declined under his watch:
In a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, 63 percent of Americans think race relations are 'generally bad.' Shortly after Obama took office, that number was 22 percent. In the same time period, those who think race relations are 'generally good' plummeted from 66 percent to 32 percent."
Of his failures and disastrous legacy, this may be the most depressing.…[more]
Many colleges and universities today are inhospitable to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and freedom of thought. It’s not an exaggeration or an over generalization, it’s simply a matter of fact.
From “trigger warnings,” “safe spaces” and “microaggessions” to campaigns to “disinvite” controversial speakers and even some successful drives to fire allegedly racist and sexist faculty members, U.S. campuses have become enclaves of illiberal learning and leftist orthodoxy.
Allowing students to indulge their censorious impulses is bad…
"Not since 1980 -- or perhaps 1932 -- has such a political revolution hit the banks of the Potomac River. Donald Trump comes into the White House with a bright, clear mandate to make wholesale changes to every aspect of the federal government. From the darkest corners of the bloated federal bureaucracy to the bright marble columns of the Supreme Court, Mr. Trump's mandate is as broad as it is dramatic…[more]