The Media & Bullying: op-ed by Thomas Sowell

Back in the 1920s, the intelligentsia on both sides of the Atlantic were loudly protesting the execution of political radicals Sacco and Vanzetti, after what they claimed was an unfair trial. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote to his young leftist friend Harold Laski, pointing out there were “a thousand-fold worse cases” involving More...

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By deskofbrian On Tuesday, October 25th, 2011
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Random Thoughts, Obama Spreading Poverty, not Wealth by Thomas Sowell

Random thoughts on the passing scene: Like so many people, in so many countries, who started out to “spread the wealth,” Barack Obama has ended up spreading poverty. Have you ever heard anyone as incoherent More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, October 20th, 2011
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Stop Whining Blacks – Thomas Sowell

If there was ever any doubt that the Democrats take the black vote for granted, that doubt should have been put to rest when Barack Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus, “Stop whining!” Have you More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, October 3rd, 2011
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Politicians getting involved in economics usually disaster by Thomas Sowell

They say ”all politics is local.” But economic decisions impact the whole economy and reverberate internationally. That is why politicians’ meddling with the economy creates so many disasters. The More...

By deskofbrian On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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Obama responsible for stagnant economy by Dr. Thomas Sowell

Many in the media are saying how unusual it is for our economy to be so sluggish for so long, after we have officially emerged from a recession. In a sense, they are right. But, in another sense, they are profoundly More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, August 15th, 2011
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Thomas Sowell: Obama shifts ‘spending orgy’ blame to GOP

In Don Marquis’ classic satirical book, “Archy and Mehitabel,” Mehitabel the alley cat asks plaintively, “What have I done to deserve all these kittens?” That seems to be the pained More...

By deskofbrian On Monday, July 11th, 2011
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Talking Points vs. Reality: op-ed by Dr. Thomas Sowell

No one is more of a master of political talking points than President Barack Obama. Remember “shovel-ready projects”? These were construction projects where the shovels were supposed to start digging More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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The ‘Education’ Mantra – Dr. Thomas Sowell

One of the sad and dangerous signs of our times is how many people are enthralled by words, without bothering to look at the realities behind those words. One of those words that many people seldom look behind is More...

By deskofbrian On Friday, May 13th, 2011
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Fed up with the Fed? – Thomas Sowell

PICAYUNE — When people in Washington start creating fancy new phrases, instead of using plain English, you know they are doing something they don’t want us to understand. It was an act of war when we started More...

By deskofbrian On Thursday, May 12th, 2011
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Sacrificing The Half-Educated To Demagogues – Dr Thomas Sowell

One of the sad and dangerous signs of our times is how many people are enthralled by words, without bothering to look at the realities behind those words. One of those words that many people seldom look behind is More...

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