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    discriminatory admission policy at UCal

    The only surprising thing about this is that the study was done by the very leftist Los Angeles Times. The finding is that Berkeley admits a lot of academically marginal students and rejects a lot of students with far better scores. Apparently, this has UC officials trying to create…
    Locker Room contributor, October 6, 2003
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    Offense, protected classes & Rush

    George’s post on the “hostile environment” created by the SMU “affirmative action” bake sale is right on the money. His statement that “On many campuses, the thought police are extremely sensitive to any speech or conduct that is annoying to anyone who is a ‘protected class'” is the subject of…
    Locker Room contributor, October 6, 2003
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    and just how much poverty is there?

    Roy’s posting about the moaning of leftists about poverty should be supplemented by reading this excellent article by the redoubtable Bruce Bartlett. The leftists rely on a Dickensian vision of pathetic, barely at the edge of survival poverty, but there is scarecely any of that left in the US.
    Locker Room contributor, October 6, 2003
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    how to create a “hostile environment” on campus

    Southern Methodist University has ordered a bake sale with good priced differently according to the VQ (victimhood quotient) of various groups be stopped on the grounds that some students found it “offensive” and that it created a “hostile environment” according to this article. This trend is disturbing. On many…
    Locker Room contributor, October 6, 2003
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    groping for an excuse

    A friend describes this as feminists’ “One Free Grope for the Man from Hope standard”: quote ——————- Apart from the testimony of the [Schwarzenegger] groping victims, both of whom were convincing, the most honest thing I heard came from film producer and Codepink activist Patricia Foulkrod.
    Locker Room contributor, October 6, 2003
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    more on the “crisis” in college participation

    Last week, I mentioned the new study showing that the US now ranks 11th in “college participation and predicted that it would be turned into a lever for more higher education spending. Read this silly column and you’ll see what I mean. Gosh, how can we compete in the…
    Locker Room contributor, October 6, 2003
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    gas prices going back up

    Well, after falling between 25 to 30 cents per gallon over the last month, it seems gas prices are rising again. There is a noticeable disparity in them, however. I saw prices from $1.319 to $1.459 on my drive this morning. I wonder if those closer to $1.319 had not…
    Locker Room contributor, October 6, 2003
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    support alternative energy

    In a recent article, Green power gets a plug the Durham Herald Sun reports that Progress Energy is starting a program by which their customers can support the use of alternative energy sources, such as wind and solar power. I wish to take this a step further. I think…
    Locker Room contributor, October 6, 2003