Dropping the SAT while hand-waving about “diversity” is a politically convenient way for colleges to serve their own narrow interests without doing anything to actually admit more low-income or minority students.
You wouldn’t know from most of the commentary on Trump’s campaign of “white resentment” that, if he dropped out of the race today, 38 percent of his supporters would flock to either black or Hispanic candidates.
The Democrats’ thin presidential bench obscures the fact that Democratic Congressional races are thickening. As these races start to get more coverage, the divisions within the Party will become more and more apparent.
A Biden run would be informative—not only because it would boost the level of competition in a shallow Democratic field, but because it would help clarify whether the Democratic Party can appeal to a slightly broader constituency, or whether the Obama coalition is here to stay.