Haiti Problem

I was watching Geraldo’s “At Large” program this evening and to my horror both he and Col. David Hunt hypothesized that the only reason we aren’t intervening in this third world mess in Haiti is racial prejudice from the White House. Huh? The...
Random Thoughts for February 2004

Random Thoughts for February 2004

Random thoughts on the passing scene: People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything. My New Year’s resolution is to stop trying to reason with unreasonable people. This should reduce my correspondence considerably. Benedict Arnold was a war hero,...
Parents with a Backbone

Parents with a Backbone

Parents in Fairfax, Virginia, have succeeded in getting rid of one of the endless series of fad programs that distract American public schools from real education in real subjects. Like most fad programs, this one had a high-sounding name: The International...
Big Lie of the Year

Big Lie of the Year

It may be too early in this election year to determine which will be the biggest of the Big Lies in this political campaign. However, my feeling is that it may be “the working poor.” While there are working people who are poor, most poor people are not...

Three Cheers for Wal-Mart

How would you like to be penalized because you do your work too well–for example, for running your business so effectively that it attracts hoards of happy customers? Well, this is what is happening more and more frequently to Wal-Mart. Recently the West Covina,...
The Equality Dogma

The Equality Dogma

Some readers objected to a statement in this column that black students usually do not perform as well in school as white students or Asian American students. These readers seemed to think that this was a personal opinion — or even an immoral statement. It never...
Equality, Inequality and Fate

Equality, Inequality and Fate

One of the confusions that plagues discussions of equality and inequality is a confusion between the vagaries of fate and the sins of man. There are plenty of both but they need to be sharply distinguished from one another. The plain fact that there are large...