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February 19, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Unemployment benefits: When is the right time to end handouts?

The Seattle Times editorial board says “it’s too soon to cut off” federal unemployment benefits (which the Times admits should be temporary) but doesn’t explain exactly when we should cut it off [“Congress, it’s time to extend federal unemployment benefits again,” Opinion, Feb. 17]. It’s just like affirmative-action proponents who repeatedly say it’s too…


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July 2, 2013 at 7:30 AM

The ongoing evolution of affirmative action

Affirmative action is outdated, and Supreme Court agrees Abigail Fisher, who sued the University of Texas when she was not offered a spot at the university’s flagship Austin campus in 2008, with Edward Blum of the Project on Fair Representation, speaks at a news conference at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, Monday, June 24, 2013….


Comments | More in Education, Politics | Topics: affirmative action, class, diversity

June 30, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Affirmative action is fading as disadvantage evolves

Economic inequality trumps racial inequality Kudos to columnist David Brooks for his trenchant analysis of the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding affirmative action [“The affirmation of a new reality,” Opinion, June 27.] As a 20-year veteran teacher in Seattle Public High Schools (the last eight at Cleveland High School, one of the poorest in the city)…


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