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From the Boston Globe: The dominant aspect of the spirit of the age is childishness. These are the kind of gestures that spoiled children would come up with. ... The national activist group White Coats for Black Lives recently published a racial justice report card that criticized 10 top medical schools, including Harvard’s, for policies... Read More
From NPR: By definition, as Americans, Mexicans are who we are.
Alert reader David Pinsen sends along this screenshot from the free wifi at a P.F. Chang's restaurant: So now we know which Chang was referred to by Gov. Jeb Bush when he presented Marco Rubio with a sword in 2006 and told him to use it to "Unleash Chang!" Jeb explained to the Florida legislature:... Read More
In the second half of the 20th Century, New York City experimented with taking progressivism seriously for a relatively brief period of time, with catastrophic results. But New Yorkers tend to be smart, pushy, and self-interested -- as exemplified by a certain New York native in the news fairly frequently these days. So, New York... Read More
... not much. The Daily Mail newspaper had a reporter get a job as a maid at the Turin hotel where the annual secret Bilderberg conference was held. This is a center-right meeting for Deep State celebrities (e.g., Henry Kissinger, has been attending off and on since 1957; he was there in a wheel chair... Read More
From the New York Times: Ron Unz pointed out a number of years ago that Harvard et al's flat percentage of Asian students at a time when the number of Asians was soaring, as were Asian test scores, suggested discrimin
From the Wall Street Journal today: For background, my review, "Blood Simple," in Taki's Magazine of Carreyrou's Bad Blood is here.
From the New York Times: What happens after 8th grade that makes boys and girls more different? Puberty. The biggest male>female gap in math is in the small Montgomery Township, NJ. ... In the Montgomery Township district in New Jersey, for example, the median household income is $180,000 and the students are about 60 percent... Read More
From the Phoenix New Times: Arizona Legislator: 'There Aren't Enough White Kids to Go Around' in State Schools ANTONIA NOORI FARZAN | JUNE 13, 2018 | 11:33AM Update, June 14: After the publication of this story, Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Republican Party Chairman Jonathan Lines, and Arizona Chamber of Commerce CEO Glenn Hamer released statements... Read More
From the AP: The poor official, who was look for Phil's ball in the extremely deep rough a few feet off the 12th green at Shinnecock Hills on Long Island at the US Golf Association's annual attempt to make bad golfers feel better about their games by humiliating great golfers, appeared baffled by the world's... Read More
From The Independent: Isn't that one of Tracy Jordan's contract demands on 30 Rock: staffers are not allowed to make eye contact with the star? I can only find a Jack Donaghy clip, though:
From my new book review in Taki's Magazine: Blood Simple by Steve Sailer June 13, 2018 Once the reelected Obama administration gave the okay for the diversity industry to begin shaking down Silicon Valley like it does everybody else, we began to read over and over that the reason there are few female tech founders... Read More
Jim Flynn of Flynn Effect fame has been pointing out recently that in some places where rising IQ scores were best documented, such as Scandinavian countries with universal male conscription, his namesake phenomenon has seemed to go in reverse in recent years. Now, from PNAS: Flynn effect and its reversal are both environmentally caused Bernt... Read More
The best ball-striker in golf is likely 6'4" Dustin Johnson, who found himself in the last fairway in Sunday's tournament in Memphis with a 4 shot lead and 171 yards to the 18th hole. Johnson's not a great putter, so perhaps he was worried about seven-putting and losing the tournament. Fortunately, he came up with... Read More
From The Guardian: Einstein's travel diaries reveal 'shocking' xenophobia Private journals kept by the scientist and humanitarian icon show prejudiced attitudes towards the people he met while travelling in Asia Alison Flood Tue 12 Jun 2018 12.32 EDT Last modified on Tue 12 Jun 2018 19.25 The publication of Albert Einstein’s private diaries detailing his... Read More
From The Tablet: Lehmann, editor of Quillette, finds the to-do over cultural appropriation to be fairly baffling. But I think it's more understandable as resentment that you don't get a check in the mail for use of your group's intellectual property rights. Congress treats the heirs of individual creators very nicely: while F. Scott Fitzgerald's... Read More
A giant article in The Atlantic compiles every imaginable cliche about why Baltimore being the way it is is Your Fault. In The Atlantic, the problems of inner city blacks are always due to "segregation;" the implied solution is always for the government to subsidize sending them to to remote white suburbs and towns, coincidentally... Read More
I'm going to bed. What's happening?
An iSteve reader writes: I’m right-handed and I fold my arms with my left arm on top. It took me several tries to force myself to fold my arms with my right arm on top. This may have to do with me being right-handed: I fold my arms by having my right hand come up... Read More
From CalMatters: Some people have questioned why it takes the state of California most of a month after an election to count the vote, when countries like Paraguay, Laos, and Sierra Leone usually get it over and done with in a few days. But there's good news on the horizon for impatient California election watchers.... Read More
From the Washington Post opinion section: "Seen in this indisputably true context, it seems logical to hate men" -- Take that, Aristotle, Boole, and Frege! Your male logic is, like, over.
From The New Yorker: Liverpool F.C.’s Mohamed Salah, an Arab Muslim Sports Star Subtly Confronting Racism and Islamophobia By Yasmine Al-Sayyad May 25, 2018 In February, boisterous supporters of the English soccer team Liverpool F.C. unveiled a new chant in honor of their star winger, the Egyptian player Mohamed Salah. The fans, who had travelled... Read More
With the Canadian Prime Minister's socially constructed eyebrows in the news, it's time to look back on this report from last July. From The Beaverton: Without warning, the Prime Minister put down his guitar and said “Check this, I’m ‘bout to wreck this!” Mr. Trudeau then ran toward the fire, but tripped when his flip... Read More
Here's an amusing NYT article: We are Shocked, SHOCKED to learn that Kris Kobach, the GOP's top legal expert on immigration law, expressed an opinion on putting a citizenship query in the Census: The NYT accuses Kobach, a Kansas elected official, of engaging in the high crime of "political lobbying." Kobach sent a couple of... Read More
It's hard to keep track of the supporting arguments these days, yet the overall policy proposal is always the same. From Nature: And yet Carl Zimmer's new book on heredity She Has Her Mother's Laugh, explains that genetic variation is so trifling -- a mere 15%! -- that we should just ignore race. Which is... Read More
From Vox: Study: telling white people they’ll be outnumbered makes them hate welfare more White racism keeps hurting programs that help the poor. By Dylan [email protected] Jun 7, 2018, White people become significantly less likely to support welfare programs when told that black people might benefit from them. That’s a crucial conclusion from a newly... Read More
C'mon, ACLU, think big! Instead of just funding more Starbucks-style Diversity Sensitivity Training, we need legislation making it illegal for whites to call the cops on blacks. Let's dream of a future for our grandchildren like this: We could call it The Above-the-Law Law. Here would be a good spokesman for the Above-the-Law Law: Bob... Read More
Every four years, the World Festival of Nationalism (the World Cup soccer tournament) rolls around, and Americans are told that soccer is all about cosmopolitanism. From the Washington Post: Martinez is a Mexico-born Conquistador-American opinion journalist. Donald Trump may be the “America First” president, but his youngest son is a rather worldly sports fan. Barron,... Read More
From the New York Times: A Girl’s Killing Shakes Germany’s Migration Debate The body of a 14-year-old girl was found buried by rail tracks near Wiesbaden in southwestern Germany. By Katrin Bennhold June 8, 2018 It was a gruesome murder: A 14-year-old girl was raped and strangled, her body buried under brushwood in a secluded... Read More
From The Tablet: I don't actually pay attention to Spy vs. Spy stuff, so don't ask me if this article makes any sense. But it has always been obvious that with Washington DC as the de facto Imperial Capital of the World, all sorts of different governments will attempt to win influence there. The ones... Read More
What if ... Trump's North Korea policy turns out to be a huge success, the economy continues to boom, the GOP maintains control of the House this fall, in October 2019 Trump shares the Nobel Peace Prize with the North and South Korean leaders, and the next day he announces that, mission accomplished, he is... Read More
As part of the broad European trend, in Denmark's parliament the left-of-center Social Democrats, the official opposition & single biggest party, are moving toward increased immigration restriction. From Bloomberg: The Social Democrats are the main left of center party and the official opposition, while the Social Liberals are a smaller, but not insignificant, centrist party... Read More
As we all know, in America we need more immigrants to bring us vibrant restaurant cuisine. In France, where they have pretty good restaurants, they need immigrants to win the World Cup. The NYT reports: In the United States, blacks do well athletically but poorly economically because they live in the inner city instead of... Read More
iSteve commenter Doug offers a novel political strategy suggestion: What's the political effect of more marijuana smoking?
Genetic differences in dog breeds:
In my Taki's Magazine review of Carl Zimmer's new book on heredity, She Has Her Mother's Laugh, I trot out my dusty old casino analogy response to Richard Lewontin's famous 85-15 argument about why race more or less doesn't exist genetically: Durant, who scored 43 in game 3, isn't as spindly as he used to... Read More
From the New York Times: I'm trying to figure out how much more optimistic Pinker would be and pessimistic Taleb would be if they switched exercise routines.
You can motivate Californians to turn out to vote in large numbers in a Presidential election against the hated New Yawker they've been sick of seeing on TV since 1986, but can you get them to turn out in a complicated Off-Year Primary? From the Los Angeles Times: At least you can't say Antonio Villaraigosa... Read More
From the New York Times: Ms. Carlson launched her fabulous career on TV by winning the Miss America contest in a swimsuit back in the 1980s. That was fine back then, but Ms. Carlson is here to assure us that today's young women definitely don't want to get a leg up the career ladder by... Read More
From Sky News: The Ocean's 8 marketing staff really deserves kudos for going above and beyond the call of duty to make this promotional tie-in happen.
My book review in Taki's Magazine: Two Opposed Ideas by Steve Sailer June 06, 2018 A new contender in the war of books over the implications of the onrushing discoveries in genetics is the exhaustive 656-page She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer, winner of the 2016... Read More
I sometimes use Social Justice Jihadi. Or how about this?
From the New York Times: Pitting minority against minority is just wrong. In contrast, pitting all minorities against whites is The Arc of the Moral Universe Bending Toward Justice. If they can afford "years of test prep" are they really that poor? People in New York
Various states have been having elections. What happened and why?
I am a big fan of Jewish self-awareness, but it's in increasingly short supply in recent years. Here's an interview with a Jewish professor of history, Marc Dollinger, who points out some fairly obvious truths that have gotten lost in all the retconning. From NPR: Exploding Myths About 'Black Power, Jewish Politics' June 4, 20186:18... Read More
I've remarked in the past on how nobody is much concerned against major league baseball's bigotry against left-handed catchers, even though there is no agreed upon rationalization for why no lefthander has caught in the big leagues since the 1980s. Today the New York Yankees drafted in the first round (23rd pick overall) a high... Read More
An editorial in the New York Post: EDITORIAL De Blasio’s plan to destroy New York’s top high schools By Post Editorial Board June 3, 2018 | 7:19pm Facing a long-known and genuine problem — the tiny percentage of black and Hispanic city public-school students who can pass the race-blind exam for entry into one of... Read More
High-end golf has kind of given up on the Tiger Woods Era dream of diversity and the mass market, and is turning into a sort of WASP ethnic pride parade. At present, the rather artificial-looking courses built by the strong-willed pioneer American designer Charles Blair Macdonald a century ago are the height of chic once... Read More
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Steve Sailer is a journalist, movie critic for Taki's Magazine, columnist, and founder of the Human Biodiversity discussion group for top scientists and public intellectuals.

The evidence is clear — but often ignored
The unspoken statistical reality of urban crime over the last quarter century.
The major media overlooked Communist spies and Madoff’s fraud. What are they missing today?
The “war hero” candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam.
Are elite university admissions based on meritocracy and diversity as claimed?