Americans today who say that the only alternative to the Obama administration’s pretense of controlling Iran’s continued movement toward nuclear bombs is war ignore the fact that Israel bombed Saddam Hussein’s nuclear facilities, and Iraq did not declare war. To do so would have risked annihilation.
The New York City schools were among the best in the country in those days, better than they had been for the European immigrants before me and much better than they would be for the mass influx of blacks from the South after me.
Discussions of racial problems almost invariably bring out the cliche of “a legacy of slavery.”
Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of […]
U.S. foreign policy during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State was to undermine our friends and cater to our enemies.
Word games are just one of the ways of silencing politically incorrect ideas, instead of debating them.
The great bulk of the studies show that gun control laws do not in fact control guns. On net balance, they do not save lives but cost lives.
What lessons might we learn from the whole experience of the Iraq war?
Innocent men, women and children — most of them black — will pay with their lives in New York, as they have in Baltimore and elsewhere.
The biggest deflation in the history of the country came after the Fed was founded, and that deflation contributed to the Great Depression of the 1930s. As for bank failures, they reached levels unheard of before there was a Federal Reserve System.
Creating pensions that offer generous retirement benefits wins votes in the present by promising spending in the future. Promises cost nothing in the short run — and elections are held in the short run, long before the pensions are due.
In utter disregard to facts, so-called “social scientists” do studies which conclude that America is no longer a land of opportunity, and that upward mobility is a “myth.”
Non-judgmental subsidies of counterproductive lifestyles are treating people as if they were livestock, to be fed and tended by others in a welfare state — and yet expecting them to develop as human beings have developed when facing the challenges of life themselves.
The real question is whether the investment of wealth is likely to be done better by those who created that wealth in the first place or by politicians.
Since people can search through other sources besides Google, it is not at all clear why Google cannot run its own operation for its own benefit, while others run their operations for their own benefit.
Who will rescue us all from another Clinton versus Bush election?
The idea that you can tell whether a scientist — or anybody else — is “objective” by who is financing that scientist’s research is nonsense.
Barack Obama seems ready to throw Israel to the wolves, for the sake of another worthless agreement.