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Political Correctness

  1. the national interest
    Political Correctness Is LosingHow the Democratic Party fought back against illiberalism.
  2. politics
    Why Republicans Want Voters to Panic About Critical Race TheoryGOP complaints are largely based on myths, but they think scaring white middle-class parents is a winning electoral strategy.
  3. republican party
    Is ‘Anti-Wokeness’ the New Ideology of the Republican Party?The sudden GOP obsession with “cancellation” suggests old-school conservatism may be displaced by cultural extremism that goes beyond Trump.
  4. conservatism
    What Can Republicans Do to Make ‘Conservative Populism’ More Popular?From identifying a few ways to re-redistribute resources to their constituencies to restricting the franchise, Republicans are battling the future.
  5. impeachment trial
    What Trump’s Lawyers Mean by ‘Constitutional Cancel Culture’Unbelievably, the supreme bully Trump is being depicted as a victim of Congress in a trial over his incitement of an attack on Congress.
  6. the national interest
    An Elite Progressive LISTSERV Melts Down Over a Bogus Racism ChargeA case study in why the White Fragility rules don’t work.
  7. chat room
    Bobcat Goldthwait Is Totally Okay With You Not Liking His Comedy“There’s a lot of extremely wealthy comedians who are not used to anyone criticizing what they’re saying.”
  8. racism
    In the Trump Era, Political Incorrectness on the RiseRacists appear to feel liberated to express themselves freely these days, and the partisan gap in racial perceptions has become very large.
  9. martin luther king
    Is a Prophet Like MLK Possible Today?Hearts have hardened, and the opponents of racial justice don’t hear the words of prophets.
  10. first person
    Comedians and College Students Are Not EnemiesStand-up comedy is not “us versus them.” It is call-and-response.
  11. stand-up
    Former SNL Writer Kicked Off Stand-up Show by Columbia StudentsThey took issue with his joke about a gay black man.
  12. political correctness
    CNN Fired Marc Lamont Hill to Comfort Conservative SnowflakesHill’s firing shows that nothing is more “politically incorrect” than the idea that Palestinians and Israelis are equally entitled to human rights.
  13. centrism
    No, Hate Speech and Political Correctness Are Not EquivalentDavid Brooks and Charles Lane want compromise above all. Sometimes that involves a compromise with evil.
  14. Trump’s DOE Vows to Help College Students Restrict Free Speech (About Israel)The Trump administration announces that anti-Zionist speech is too politically incorrect and triggering to be allowed on college campuses.
  15. first person
    What I’ve Learned Performing Comedy at Over 50 College Campuses“When I started touring universities, my first impression was not Wow, these softies can’t take a joke! It was Oh dear God, they are so young!
  16. charlottesville protests
    Study: 24 Million White Americans Have Alt-Right Beliefs. What’s That Mean?A new study suggests that 12 percent of white Americans pass a test for adherence to white identity politics. That’s a lot of people.
  17. ‘Political Incorrectness’ Is Just ‘Political Correctness’ for ConservativesA GOP gubernatorial candidate has learned an important lesson from Trump: Being offensive is now an ideological imperative for conservatives.
  18. Donald Trump: The Campus Free-Speech Crisis Is ‘Highly Overblown’The president argues that the media pays too much attention to the illiberal left, which has little influence beyond “one campus or two campuses.”
  19. the national interest
    The Right Is Worse Than the Left on Free Speech. So What?A value is something you hold yourself to, not just something you taunt the other side with.
  20. the national interest
    Katie Roiphe Is Right About Twitter Feminism and Wrong About #MeTooAn alternatingly brilliant and incoherent essay continues to fascinate.
  21. Trump’s ‘Sh*thole Country’ Comment Is Right-wing Political Correctness Run AmokThe right doesn’t want to face the inconvenient truths of history. So it blames the poverty of ex-slave colonies on the character of their residents.
  22. Establishment Fave McSally Will Run for Senate As a Sharia-Hating Trump AllyIn her campaign announcement video, McSally moves to the right as fast as she possibly can.
  23. Yes, Gone With the Wind Is Another Neo-Confederate MonumentWhile Gone With the Wind is not a chiseled monument in a public place, it contributed to the mythology supporting Jim Crow just as powerfully.
  24. What Is Considered a Fireable Comedy Offense in 2017? The Friday before last, I noticed that my Twitter feed was suddenly really mad at Bill Maher. This wasn’t exactly anything new; he caught […]
  25. Failing GOP Candidate in VA Shows Limits to Attacks on ‘Political Correctness’Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Corey Stewart seems to have gone too far by running on the Confederacy.
  26. good one podcast
    Moshe Kasher Is Ready to Cross the Political Correctness Line, Wherever It Falls“As a stand-up, I have no agenda other than, ‘Is it funny?’”
  27. The ‘Shut It Down!’ Left and the War on the Liberal MindA noisy, illiberal minority in the progressive movement might not be a minority forever.
  28. interesting times
    The Opioid Epidemic Is This Generation’s AIDS CrisisBut where is the rural ACT UP?
  29. Trump’s Silence on White Supremacist Terror Is Political Correctness Run AmokThe president is too afraid of offending oversensitive conservatives to protect America against radical racist terrorism.
  30. In Defense of the Much-Maligned College Standup Gig On December 5th, Chris Rock unveiled a promotional image for his forthcoming Total Blackout tour, his first in nearly a decade. As venues are […]
  31. campus culture wars
    A Communist NYU Professor Says He Got Ousted for Mocking Political CorrectnessThis is a particularly zany example of the annoying campus-culture skirmishes popping up around the country.
  32. PTSD
    Three Things You Should Know About Trigger WarningsLet’s bring some science into this conversation.
  33. microaggressions
    Colleges Are Defining ‘Microaggressions’ Really BroadlyShould administrators get involved when a student says “America is a land of opportunity”?
  34. the national interest
    Chicago and the Anti-Anti-P.C. LeftLots of people on the left agree with the University of Chicago, but they don’t want to admit it.
  35. The Meaning of Trump’s Cult of Political IncorrectnessThe brouhaha over a Trump tweet that allegedly used anti-Semitic symbolism is a good example of how he can be forgiven anything by his followers, except showing concern for others’ feelings.
  36. Pat Buchanan Tells Trump to Stay OffensiveAs most Republicans beg Trump to get a grip on the racism, the former insurgent candidate speaks for the right-wingers who fear he will go all PC. 
  37. today in donald trump
    Trump: Racist Comments ‘Totally Fine’According to Trump, the things he said about Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s credibility were “totally fine.”
  38. the national interest
    Anti-Trump Riots and the War Over LiberalismThe left has to decide if the oppressor has rights.
  39. Trump’s Anti-P.C. Feedback Loop of White OutrageHis core audience can’t get enough of pushing back against elites and their perceived women-and-minorities clientele.
  40. select all
    How Breitbart Is Milking the Milo Yiannopoulos Campus-Outrage Outrage CycleThis will never end, because college kids have trouble not getting outraged over stupid things.
  41. donald trump
    Emory U. to Track Down Trump-Supporting ChalkersSome students say they were harmed by Sunday night’s act of mass-chalking.
  42. School Gives Trigger Warnings to Armed StudentsAt public universities in Texas, the Second Amendment is in a standoff with the First.
  43. Maybe Political Correctness Isn’t Ruining Comedy The seemingly never-ending war on political correctness has felt particularly salient these past few years. For every self-righteous person […]
  44. books
    Why Some of the Worst Attacks on Social Science Have Come From LiberalsGalileo’s Middle Finger is one of the most important social-science books of 2015 because of how thoroughly it punctures liberal smugness about science.
  45. Bold Moves
    Restaurant Predictably Declares Itself Politically Incorrect“We say Merry Christmas.”
  46. the national interest
    Obama on Political Correctness: ‘A Recipe for Dogmatism’The necessity of arguing difficult things.
  47. the national interest
    Can We Start Taking Political Correctness Seriously Now?“Help me get this reporter out of here. I need some muscle over here.”
  48. the national interest
    Barack Obama Versus Political CorrectnessThe president weighs in.
  49. the national interest
    Liberalism vs. the Left: Bernie Sanders, #BlackLivesMatter, and Free SpeechA movement has to decide what democracy means.
  50. the national interest
    Is the New Political Correctness Already Dying?Absurdities mount, as does dissent.
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