Google Gulag: Defend James Damore And His Dumb Memos—And Everything Else Too

Defend free speech and battle nonsensical diversity programs. But rally for everything else too. Because inconsistency is what makes us look racist, sexist, and generally uncompassionate. Principled conservatism means nothing without principles. Principles mean nothing without consistency.

Charlottesville Was Not Trump’s Fault

You know why even smart, non-racist people don’t support removing Confederate statues? Because it starts off “civil” but then very quickly things like this happen, where a group of people gets into a massive crowd and destroys a statue just because they feel like it. Even when the law says that the historic statues are… Read more »

Police Brutality Won’t Be Solved Until We Train Cops Better

BLM always screamed that “systemic racism” was the root cause of police brutality, but even if it is a factor it is not the underlying cause—and pretending it is does not solve and even trivializes the scope of the problem. Anybody can be a victim—even if police brutality disproportionately affects blacks—and everybody should be afraid. The root of the problem is bad training and a philosophy that values the cop’s life more than the civilian’s.

Harvard Wants To Expel Everybody And Nobody Is Safe

When the authorities are inconsistent about who is virtuous and who is so bad he should be expelled, it destroys trust and creates fear.

Harvard Memes Scandal Sets Dangerous Precedent For Privacy

This case is unique in that exceedingly drastic measures were taken against students who were having harmless fun pushing boundaries in a private groupchat devoted to pushing boundaries. To say that their memes were dangerous is ludicrous. What is dangerous is when we let the administration get away with this without putting up a fight.

Be More Spontaneous With A Schedule

  Does your calendar look like a masterfully played Tetris game—filled to the top with colorful shapes, with only a dark sliver of free space along the side where you get to sleep? Or are you one of these guys: “I don’t use a calendar.” “Why don’t you just live in the moment?” “Be more… Read more »

Have A Badass Company: Get Stoned And Rock A Black Waterbridge

  You may have heard of the world’s largest tire company, Bridgestone. If you’ve hung around finance bros, you know investing firm Blackstone and asset manager Blackrock. You may have also heard of the hedge fund Bridgewater, and Blackwater, the crazy military-contracting juggernaut. …Wait what? Why do all of these companies have names that are… Read more »

Beyond A Phrase: How To Get Your Shit Together

Last year I went to a U2 concert. I didn’t check the set list and didn’t even realize they made a new album. I didn’t buy a t-shirt. I got there a bit later than I thought I would (bands always start an hour late, so no biggie right?). Everything went fine, but I was… Read more »

Two Books That All Law Students Should Read

  By: Adam Ondo Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. 2017 I. Interpreting Law: A Neglected Science At many law schools, students are taught little about the different schools of thought that govern the interpretation of law, and many professors of constitutional law fail to provide any historical context for the clauses and amendments… Read more »

No Cop-Outs For Police Brutality

If you see someone at the corner with a gun in his pocket, what would happen if you jumped and killed him? Good luck getting out of jail. Your lawyer would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your life was under imminent threat. But there’s a double standard if you’re a cop.

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  • Google Gulag: Defend James Damore And His Dumb Memos—And Everything Else Too

    Defend free speech and battle nonsensical diversity programs. But rally for everything else too. Because inconsistency is what makes us look racist, sexist, and generally uncompassionate. Principled conservatism means nothing without principles. Principles mean nothing without consistency.

  • Charlottesville Was Not Trump’s Fault

    You know why even smart, non-racist people don’t support removing Confederate statues? Because it starts off “civil” but then very quickly things like this happen, where a group of people gets into a massive crowd and destroys a statue just because they feel like it. Even when the law says that the historic statues are… Read more »

  • Police Brutality Won’t Be Solved Until We Train Cops Better

    BLM always screamed that “systemic racism” was the root cause of police brutality, but even if it is a factor it is not the underlying cause—and pretending it is does not solve and even trivializes the scope of the problem. Anybody can be a victim—even if police brutality disproportionately affects blacks—and everybody should be afraid. The root of the problem is bad training and a philosophy that values the cop’s life more than the civilian’s.

  • Harvard Wants To Expel Everybody And Nobody Is Safe

    When the authorities are inconsistent about who is virtuous and who is so bad he should be expelled, it destroys trust and creates fear.

  • Harvard Memes Scandal Sets Dangerous Precedent For Privacy

    This case is unique in that exceedingly drastic measures were taken against students who were having harmless fun pushing boundaries in a private groupchat devoted to pushing boundaries. To say that their memes were dangerous is ludicrous. What is dangerous is when we let the administration get away with this without putting up a fight.

  • Be More Spontaneous With A Schedule

      Does your calendar look like a masterfully played Tetris game—filled to the top with colorful shapes, with only a dark sliver of free space along the side where you get to sleep? Or are you one of these guys: “I don’t use a calendar.” “Why don’t you just live in the moment?” “Be more… Read more »

  • Have A Badass Company: Get Stoned And Rock A Black Waterbridge

      You may have heard of the world’s largest tire company, Bridgestone. If you’ve hung around finance bros, you know investing firm Blackstone and asset manager Blackrock. You may have also heard of the hedge fund Bridgewater, and Blackwater, the crazy military-contracting juggernaut. …Wait what? Why do all of these companies have names that are… Read more »

  • Beyond A Phrase: How To Get Your Shit Together

    Last year I went to a U2 concert. I didn’t check the set list and didn’t even realize they made a new album. I didn’t buy a t-shirt. I got there a bit later than I thought I would (bands always start an hour late, so no biggie right?). Everything went fine, but I was… Read more »

  • Two Books That All Law Students Should Read

      By: Adam Ondo Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D. 2017 I. Interpreting Law: A Neglected Science At many law schools, students are taught little about the different schools of thought that govern the interpretation of law, and many professors of constitutional law fail to provide any historical context for the clauses and amendments… Read more »

  • No Cop-Outs For Police Brutality

    If you see someone at the corner with a gun in his pocket, what would happen if you jumped and killed him? Good luck getting out of jail. Your lawyer would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that your life was under imminent threat. But there’s a double standard if you’re a cop.

  • Things At Yale That Don’t Make Sense

      I love Yale. I will forever be indebted to it and everybody who spends their life making it amazing. But some things never made sense:

  • Divided We Stand!

    The Republican Party is in shambles. They do not want to unite under Trump. They all have different ideas on what to do. The media suggests this is terrible for the Republican Party. Or is it? What is so bad about party division?

  • This is What We Want! Not Sit-Ins!

      The media has been crazy lately. CNN has been talking about gun control 24/7. People are calling for action! People are calling for action! We hear again and again from almost every media outlet, from almost every single Democratic senator. People are calling for action! And the Democrats act. They filibuster; they hold a… Read more »

  • Song Lyric Or Quote From GLaDOS The Genetic Lifeform And Disk Operating System?

    GLaDOS is so mean sometimes–understandable since she was murdered for no reason. She is known for her passive-aggressiveness and snide humor. She is truly one of a kind…or is she? Can you distinguish between GLaDOS quotes and regular song lyrics? Is anyone but a machine capable of being so passive-aggressively cruel?

  • Originalism Without Scalia

    Scalia is dead. Congress is fighting over who will replace him. Who should we pick? Do we want a legal pragmatist who will create a more activist court? Or do we want a legal formalist, in the same vein as the late Justice Scalia, who will limit judicial activism?