Harry Painter


Posts by Harry Painter (page 4)

  • That age-old campus rape statistic crumbles some more

    A study by the federal Bureau of Justice Statistics found that women in college are less likely than non-college women to be victims of rape and other sexual assault. That doesn’t jibe well with the ubiquitous statistic pushed by feminists and accepted by the masses that one in five (or one…
    Harry Painter, December 12, 2014
  • Conservatives should abandon paternalism and choose freedom

    Last week, I wrote that Governor Pat McCrory should liberalize alcohol laws, ending the prohibition on drinking for young adults. This week, I wonder if McCrory is hostile to the idea of liberalizing any drug laws. In an interview with WITN, the governor shrugged off the idea of…
    Harry Painter, December 10, 2014
  • There is a cheaper way for the governor to fight binge drinking

    Governor Pat McCrory’s administration is going to spend $2.5 million to fight binge drinking. The campaign will target kids “through sobering TV ads, a website to help parents talk to kids, and a series of school assemblies with Lt. Gov. Dan Forest,” according to the Raleigh News & Observer. In…
    Harry Painter, December 4, 2014
  • An affirmative action suit against UNC and Harvard is underway

    UNC-Chapel Hill and Harvard are being sued for quotas discriminating against Asian-Americans: The plaintiff in both lawsuits—Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA)— is a newly-formed, nonprofit, membership organization whose members include highly qualified students recently denied admission to both schools, highly qualified students who plan to apply…
    Harry Painter, November 17, 2014
  • Sexual assault surveys show government intervenes even when it doesn’t

    People who favor free markets and are skeptical of government intervention rightly cheer when a proposed bill fails or when the government chooses not to intervene at all. A report on Inside Higher Ed today shows, however, that even the mere proposal of legislation to intervene can have…
    Harry Painter, November 17, 2014
  • Sex, drugs, and personal responsibility

    In the Washington Post, Ruth Marcus tells a cautionary tale about a young woman encouraged to believe she had been raped, and a young man who discovered he may be a rapist two months after the fact. According to the male student’s account, “little more than ‘Hello’ was said…
    Harry Painter, November 13, 2014
  • College is where humor goes to die

    This morning, WTVD reported a story, picked up by national outlets, about an NC State biochemistry professor who made the regrettable mistake that off-color humor always is on college campuses. Charles Hardin couldn’t read a name on a test he was passing back, so he joked that “this is…
    Harry Painter, November 12, 2014
  • No, Do Koch Our Campuses

    Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post has published a wretched blog at “The Answer Sheet” attacking the left’s favorite punching bag, the Koch brothers. If there was any doubt that the nation’s major newspapers employ staffers just to hit “refresh” on all Koch-related websites to see if there’s something, anything, they can…
    Harry Painter, November 7, 2014