Jerome Woehrle

Recent blog posts by this author

Does the Arc of History Bend Towards Justice ... or Madness?

The arc of history is long, and it sometimes bends towards insanity. A society can go backwards as well as forwards. Russia and Germany were worse places in the 1930s and 1940s than they were in 1910, as illustrated by the Holocaust and the...

The Problem With Conflating Sexual Advances With Sexual Harassment

It is wrong to ask someone intrusive questions about his private life. A federal appeals court made that clear in allowing a woman to sue over invasive questions by federal officials. It ruled that she had a plausible claim that federal officials...

Sarah Jeong Proposed Banning the Atlantic Editor Who Exposed 'The Hunting Ground'

If you defend bad journalism and call for the banning of good journalists, you probably don’t belong in journalism. But Sarah Jeong did that and was rewarded for it. She has been hired by the New York Times to be a member of its editorial board,...

Does the Death Penalty Actually Save Lives?

Four centuries ago, the Vatican condemned Galileo for saying that the Earth orbited the Sun, and forced him to recant. Many years later, the Church admitted it was wrong. One can only hope that the Vatican reverses itself more quickly regarding...

Racial Quotas in Special Education Hurt Minorities Most

Is it OK to sacrifice a child’s education in the name of preventing racial stereotyping? In a sane world, the answer would be “no.” But to the Obama administration, the answer was apparently “yes.” Because it thought that black and Hispanic...

Politically Correct Myths About Race and Student Misbehavior Shackle Teachers

School officials sometimes refuse to suspend violent or disruptive students just because they are black, and school administrators believe that “too many” black students have already been suspended compared to the number of whites. Former school...