Op-ed/Reviews

If you want to know what lies just a little ways further down the rabbit hole of political correctness, go north, Western man. If you do, you’ll wind up in Canada, where the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal (OHRT) has given us what columnist Margaret Wente calls “The case of the smelly lunch.” But it smells more like tyranny.

If ever a movie could put the idea of freedom, and what people will do to get it, into perspective, it is The Way Back. Inspired by the 1956 book, The Long Walk, a true story by Slavomir Rawicz, the film is the latest from Australian director Peter Weir.

Monday’s decision regarding ObamaCare’s unconstitutionality makes it easy to forget that American courts operate for government’s benefit, not ours -— and certainly not for such amorphous, lobby-less concepts as justice or fairness. 

Walter WilliamsIn my "Black Education Disaster" column (12/22/10), I presented National Assessment of Educational Progress test data that demonstrated that an average black high school graduate had a level of reading, writing and math proficiency of a white seventh- or eighth-grader. The public education establishment bears part of the responsibility for this disaster, but a greater portion is borne by black students and their parents, many of whom who are alien and hostile to the education process.

With the help of several blogs and websites, I’ve been able to gather some revealing data from the Census of 2010 — data which, in general, should cheer every conservative heart. First, it shows that the liberal blue states have slow or stagnant growth rates while the conservative red states are growing by leaps and bounds. The red states gained seats in Congress, while the blue states lost them. In addition, state and local taxes are driving citizens out of the higher-taxed blue states to the lower-taxed red states.

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