Barack Obama is a socialist, and since socialists consolidate power in government and unrestrained government kills, socialists end up being accomplices to mass murder if not mass murderers themselves. Witness the mass killings committed by the totalitarian "isms" during the 20th Century. It is quite conceivable that Obama could end up taking America down the same totalitarian path. But who will be the victims of the total state this time? At present, the only vulnerable group ready for mass slaughter in Obama’s America is the elderly.

I recently received an email from a Jewish reader charging me with “anti-Semitism.” Since, being a mere Christian, I lack those unique insights into the dark recesses of the Gentile psyche with which many Jews are apparently gifted, I can only speculate as to what it was I said that compelled my critic to arrive at his verdict concerning my feelings. 

Back in 1967, during the Johnson administration, there was a well-organized campaign by the liberal establishment to saddle the American people with subsidized, “public” television. Prior to 1967, noncommercial “educational” television depended on foundation grants, viewer contributions, and government subsidies from the Health, Education and Welfare Department for its subsistence. That was before there was an Education Department.

Thomas SowellThe only thing surprising about Barack Obama's latest blow against Israel is that there are people who are surprised. As for a Palestinian homeland, that was never a big issue when the Arabs controlled that land, up to 1967.

Candy flies through the air. Flags flutter from lamp-posts, bunting festoons every porch. Veterans of America's various imperial wars wave from their cars. So do members of the Town Council as they toss handfuls of Tootsie Rolls and lollipops to the spectators. Cheerleaders twirling batons precede the marching band, whose trumpets and tubas compete with the Canadian geese honking overhead. The temperature's climbing towards 90 degrees.