Monthly Archives: December 2012

Walter Williams — Middle East Democracy

Here’s the first paragraph of my last year’s column “Democracy Is Impossible”: “After Moammar Gadhafi‘s downfall as Libya‘s tyrannical ruler, politicians and ‘experts’ in the U.S. and elsewhere, including French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe, are saying that his death marked … Continue reading

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George Will — The door-opener to America

At the end of this year in which election results reinserted immigration into the political conversation, remember that 2012 is the 150th anniversary of “the first comprehensive immigration law.” This is how the Homestead Act of 1862 is described by … Continue reading

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Thomas Sowell — Random Thoughts

When I was growing up, an older member of the family used to say, “What you don’t know would make a big book.” Now that I am an older member of the family, I would say to anyone, “What you … Continue reading

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Star Parker — Wonderful, innovative, compassionate — and irresponsibly wrong

The crisis du jour in Washington now dominating the news, the so-called “fiscal cliff”, is but the latest in seemingly endless political crises that we shouldn’t be having. We get two different kinds of problems in life. The real ones … Continue reading

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Michelle Malkin — What the Looming Port Strike Is Really About

It’s not about jobs. It’s not about safety. It’s not about improving dockworkers’ living standards. The looming, long-planned East and Gulf Coast port strikes are about protecting Big Labor’s archaic work practices and corrupt waterfront rackets. Are you ready for … Continue reading

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George Will — Rewriting history on the filibuster

Ideas are not responsible for the people who believe them, but when evaluating Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s ideas for making the Senate more like the House of Representatives, consider the source. Reid is just a legislative mechanic trying to … Continue reading

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Ann Coulter — We know how to stop school shootings

In the wake of a monstrous crime like a madman’s mass murder of defenseless women and children at the Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation’s attention is riveted on what could have been done to prevent such a massacre. Luckily, … Continue reading

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George Will — Mandatory Voting: Is This The Obama Administration’s Goal?

Poet Carl Sandburg supposedly was asked by a young playwright to attend a rehearsal. Sandburg did but fell asleep. The playwright exclaimed, “How could you sleep when you knew I wanted your opinion?” Sandburg replied, “Sleep is an opinion.” So … Continue reading

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Thomas Sowell — Forward to the Past

The political slogan “Forward” served Barack Obama well during this year’s election campaign. It said that he was for going forward, while Republicans were for “going back to the failed policies that got us into this mess in the first … Continue reading

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