When you hear about consensus on global warming, know that it is the terminology of politics, not science. True science has nothing to do with consensus, but only requires one scientist who happens to be right.
A certain very erudite and always entertaining social critic remarked recently that he always thought the worst of people. He went on to say — perhaps, at most, half jokingly — that he was always right about them, too. He then revealed that he actually had been very trusting as a boy; that he believed everyone and often got taken advantage of. He certainly doesn’t get taken advantage of much now, I’m sure. But what he doesn’t know is that in one significant way he hasn’t changed at all.
Will the grinding poverty and initiative killing of collectivism soon wear the label “Made in Japan”? Such a prospect is likely a ways off, but it could become a reality if Yoshiko Kira has her way. Kira is one of a slew of Japanese Communist Party (JCP) candidates who won office in her nation’s July elections, which saw the JCP increase its presence in the House of Councilors from six to 11 seats — enough representation to propose legislation.
With the realization that most of today's college graduates couldn't pass a 1912 Kentucky eighth-grade graduation exam, many people are asking if today's youth are less intelligent that those of a century ago.
When Barack Obama said that if he had a son, “he’d look like Trayvon,” it perhaps didn’t say much for him as a parent. And when the president now says that Martin could have been him “35 years ago,” it doesn’t say much for him as a youth. Of course, we know that "Choom Gang" Obama smoked marijuana like Martin. I wonder, though, did he miss 53 out of 90 days of school and get suspended three times during that period?
Detroit was once America’s most prosperous city, but now is an urban wasteland. A former Detroit business owner tells his story and explains how the city's economy was killed with bad policy. And, he warns, there are more Detroits yet to come.
If politicians knew that breaking an election promise or stabbing good Americans in the back would result in an immediate recall effort, they’d be more likely to mind their p’s and q’s.
While government has its place, the fact is that the realm outside government called society has been relinquishing its legitimate authority to the state for quite a long time. And the George Zimmerman case underlines how we've forgotten that the true “first responders” are supposed those first on the scene — even if they’re not wearing badges and might be stealing a bit of glory from those who do.
With the job market glutted with unemployed young people with college degrees, is getting a college education a solid plan or a disaster waiting to happen?