The New Victim of Cancel Culture: Science

October 13 2021

Good morning from Washington, where President Biden tries to put the best face on disappointing employment numbers. His own plans would make the situation worse, Rachel Greszler argues. State groups that represent school boards don’t want to be associated with silencing parents’ voices, Mary Margaret Olohan reports. On the podcast, a college professor who happens to be black takes on critical race theory. Plus: Star Parker on the canceling of science; the EPA comes under fire for cronyism; and an ever-changing Navy turns 246. On this date in 2010, the last of 33 miners trapped nearly half a mile underground are rescued more than two months after the collapse of a gold and copper mine in northern Chile.

COMMENTARY
The New Victim of Cancel Culture: Science
By Star Parker
MIT cancels a physicist’s lecture because of his politically incorrect views on diversity.
COMMENTARY
Biden’s Proposals Will Worsen Labor Shortage
By Rachel Greszler
Employers are having a hard time finding the workers they need. They’re also struggling to keep employees onboard as nearly 4 million workers have quit their jobs each month.
NEWS
Lawsuit Alleges Cronyism at Biden EPA to ‘Rubber-Stamp’ Green Agenda
By Fred Lucas
“EPA eliminated all industry representatives from two important advisory committees in order to stack those committees with academics who are financially beholden to EPA,” states the complaint.
COMMENTARY
On Its 246th Birthday, the Navy Continues to Innovate
By Brent Sadler
Just like wireless radio and nuclear-powered technologies, unmanned warships are about to become a game-changer that could help counter China’s rapidly growing naval fleet.
NEWS
State School Board Groups Disavow National Entity’s Call for DOJ to Investigate Parents
By Mary Margaret Olohan
Eleven state school board organizations distance themselves from a National School Boards Association letter asking President Biden to take action against parents protesting progressive school policies.
ANALYSIS
Black Professor: Blacks Who Reject Critical Race Theory Being ‘Erased’
By Virginia Allen
“The illogic that is inherent in a lot of anti-racist activism … is absurd,” says Erec Smith, author of “A Critique of Anti-Racism in Rhetoric and Composition.” Postmodern elites often expect Americans…
COMMENTARY
ICYMI: How Constitutional Systems and Citizenship Perish
By Victor Davis Hanson
Sometimes citizens can do as much harm to their commonwealth by violating customs and traditions as by breaking laws.