Category Archives: Political correctness

Taking on the (pink) elephant in the room

Perhaps the president of Dartmouth College has finally said what many other university administrators are feeling. Philip Hanlon didn’t mince words when he spoke to a group of student leaders, faculty and alumni earlier this month. He offered a withering critique of his own school, saying that its future “is being hijacked by extreme and […]

Gay marriage proponents, intolerant toward those who disagree, are squandering their progress

With last week’s forced resignation of JavaScript inventor and Mozilla co-founder and CEO Brendan Eich, there is little doubt that bullies are exerting control over freedom of speech. What heinous transgression did Eich possibly commit to get tossed from the company he was recently tapped to run? He contributed $1,000 to California’s Proposition 8, which […]

The (tipping) point of ‘Merry Christmas’

I’ve noticed a distinct change in greetings this year. Many folks who had been intimidated by the politically correct crowd tolerating only a meek muttering of “Happy Holidays” have instead become an almost rebelliously jolly groundswell of those wishing each other a “Merry Christmas.” While holiday cheer is non-denominational and there are those who might […]