Category Archives: Politics

A Public Service By Thomas Sowell

Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New York Times can be credited — if that is the word … Continue reading

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Review Of City of Dreams

  In his book, City of Dreams; Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles, Jerald Podair traces the tumultuous journey of Walter O’Malley in his quest to build his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers their own home on the East … Continue reading

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One societal sickness that we still can’t eradicate: Political lies By Thomas Sowell

One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having been disproved years ago, or even generations ago. A classic example is the phrase “tax cuts for the rich,” which is … Continue reading

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O’Reilly, Ailes, and the Toxic Conservative-Celebrity Culture by David French

Knifework, not character or integrity, is what we demand from our ideological gladiators. We’re paying the price. There are those who say that the Left is “taking scalps,” and they have a list of Republican victims to prove their thesis. … Continue reading

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Monday’s Church/State Battle By Craig Parshall

On Monday, March 20th, federal Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court, is slated to face questioning from the U.S. Senate during his confirmation hearing. Among other topics, his … Continue reading

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Education at a Crossroads By Thomas Sowell

In just a matter of days — perhaps next Monday — a decision will be made in Washington affecting the futures of millions of children in low-income communities, and in the very troubled area of race relations in America. An … Continue reading

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Review of Montaigne

  In Montaigne: A Life, Philippe Desan takes an in-depth look at one of the most influential and, at times, controversial writers and thinkers of the Renaissance. Part biography, part philosophical treatise, this highly-detailed volume translated from the French presents … Continue reading

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