Thomas Sowell: Voting at a crossroads

Thomas Sowell: Voting at a crossroads

By Thomas Sowell It is seldom that the fate of a nation can be traced to what happened on one particular day. But that may be what happens in the United States of America on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. That is because the front-runners in both political parties are not merely inadequate but appalling — […]

Phil Richardson: The tale of the caterpillar and remembering Fred Snowden

Phil Richardson: The tale of the caterpillar and remembering Fred Snowden

By Phil Richardson Believe me, when one is a pudgy person with short legs, and the physique, speed and dexterity of a caterpillar, it is difficult, if not impossible to accept your physical shortcomings—especially if you enjoy watching basketball; The rapidity of game flow, the athleticism, the teamwork and the pure physics in the arc […]

Ilan Berman: No means to muster

Ilan Berman: No means to muster

By Ilan Berman In the current political season, it’s the policy dog that isn’t barking. Over the past several primary debates, candidates on both sides of the aisle have sparred at length over national security, offering contrasting — if still vague — strategies for dealing with Russia, the Islamic State and Iran, among other foreign […]

Michael Barone: Democrats dispirited, Republicans hobbled by excess of spirit

Michael Barone: Democrats dispirited, Republicans hobbled by excess of spirit

By Michael Barone Bad news for both parties in the primaries and caucuses in the seven days in March following Super Tuesday. Start with the higher-ratings, higher-turnout Republican race. Donald Trump won two solid victories in Michigan and Mississippi Tuesday, after weak showings in the five contests over the weekend. From March 2 to March […]

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

Thomas Sowell: Random thoughts

By Thomas Sowell Random thoughts on the passing scene: The presidential election prospects for the Democrats are so bad this year that only the Republicans can save them — as Republicans have saved them before. Will a Supreme Court without a single Protestant justice rule that an “under-representation” of any group is evidence of discrimination? […]

Emil Franzi: Pathological egalitarianism is hitting the arts scene

Emil Franzi: Pathological egalitarianism is hitting the arts scene

By Emil Franzi From eugenics and phrenology to Keynesian economics and the causes of the earth’s higher temperatures, the history of American academia and its outposts of pseudo-intellectual leadership has left much to be desired. Bad ideas have had their popular run with the various establishments that wax and wane. Some were finally discarded like […]

Sam Smith: How we got into this mess

Sam Smith: How we got into this mess

By Sam Smith We are now looking at the prospect of having to choose between two candidates who have one striking thing in common: Trump and Clinton are each distrusted by over half of voters. This is not surprising given their dishonesty, manipulations, and treatment of issues as having only transitory value. What is surprising […]

Michael Barone: Will a Republican majority rally to defeat Trump?

Michael Barone: Will a Republican majority rally to defeat Trump?

By Michael Barone The Republican race for president last week converged, suddenly and briefly, in Detroit. In the Fox Theatre, one of the nation’s great 1920s movie palaces, the four remaining presidential candidates fought it out in the Fox News debate. Earlier that day, Mitt Romney, who grew up in Detroit and suburban Bloomfield Hills […]

Phil Richardson: Bickering attains a new high in American politics

Phil Richardson: Bickering attains a new high in American politics

By Phil Richardson Even prior to its birth, this nation was a grand congress of individualists. According to The Gilder Lehman Institute of American History, “Before America broke away from England, the 13 colonies had a long history of bickering with one another” There was that terrible Civil War, yet we take for granted that […]

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