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Is Ferguson a glimpse into our future?

August 24, 2014 “America is on trial,” said Rev. Al Sharpton from the pulpit of Greater St Mark’s Family Church in Ferguson, Mo. At issue, the shooting death of Michael Brown on Aug. more »»

The media’s Sharpton agenda in Ferguson

August 24, 2014 The late media critic Edwin Diamond once notably quipped that to the American news media, “10,000 deaths in Nepal equals 100 deaths in Wales equals 10 deaths in West Virginia equals one death next... more »»

There should be no question

August 23, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship this week, in an attempt to end fighting between the tw. more »»

Tuition pays for this

August 23, 2014 According to College Board, average tuition and fees for the 2013-14 school year totaled $30,094 at private colleges, $8,893 for in-state residents at public colleges and $22,203 for out-of-state... more »»

Random thoughts on the passing scene

August 23, 2014 I don’t know why we are spending our hard-earned money paying taxes to support a criminal justice system, when issues of guilt and innocence are being determined on television — and even punishment... more »»

Move over LEGO: Here comes Entrepreneur Barbie

August 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Lego’s groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. more »»

Tax laws at Obama’s own whims

August 22, 2014 President Barack Obama recently considered the use of an executive order to crack down on what he has called “corporate deserters.” Incredibly, three members of Congress requested the action. more »»

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a nice man

August 22, 2014 When I first encountered Neil deGrasse Tyson, I thought, “What a nice ma. more »»

The Ferguson melodrama

August 22, 2014 Even if the police in Ferguson, Missouri, are the brutal occupying force alleged by the protestors there, what do local shop owners have to do with it? In the wake of the police shooting of... more »»

Meet the cops who gave their lives

August 22, 2014 If you’ve been watching cable news, reading Hollywood celebrities’ tweets and listening to race-hustling opportunists, you might think that every police officer in America has a finger on the... more »»

Take your atlas to Orlando

August 21, 2014 As Washington, D.C., resident Justin Gray was trying to board an airliner in Orlando, Fla., earlier this summer, a Transportation Safety Administration agent asked him for some identification. more »»

Robin Williams: Comedy and tragedy

August 21, 2014 Robin Williams made me cry. Like his mentor, the late Jonathan Winters, Williams, who committed suicide, made me laugh so intensely tears would come to my eye. more »»

America’s selective libertarianism

August 21, 2014 There’s an old rule in journalism: All you need are three good examples to prove a trend. more »»

In a stew over inversions

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Barack Obama, presiding over an unusually dismal post-recession economy, might make matters worse with a distracting crusade against the minor and sensible business practice called... more »»

A (still) growing concern

August 20, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in history. more »»

Cameras and more cameras

August 20, 2014 The Ferguson, Mo., police department released convenience store surveillance tape that showed Michael Brown allegedly stealing some cigars minutes before he was shot by a police officer. more »»

Overdoing the death of Robin Williams

August 20, 2014 There was something thoroughly distasteful about that Robin Williams press conference the other day. It sounded wrong. It looked bad. It smelled. more »»

Let Congress vote on Iraq War III

August 20, 2014 Last week, we were told there were 40,000 Yazidis on Sinjar Mountain facing starvation if they remained there, and slaughter by ISIS if they came dow. more »»

Advisers push risk higher

August 19, 2014 To Americans of a certain age, the news out of Washington may sound disturbingly similar to reports from more than a half-century ago. more »»

Who cares what ideology drives the high-speed train?

August 19, 2014 In Texas, a private company wants to build a bullet train joining Dallas and Houston. more »»

 
 

 

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