I don’t think it’s necessary to compare Alinsky’s foul character with that of James Madison. That would be an insult to Madison. This column will dwell on a species of wisdom not possible to Alinsky, Frank Nitti, or even to any contemporary politician.
The violence keeps coming, and it doesn’t become any less tragic. The Boston bombing is the latest example.
Quack multiculturalism is the name Frisby gives to the vision of multiculturalism that promotes the falsehoods and distortions that dominate today’s college agenda, sold under various names such as “valuing diversity,” “being sensitive to cultural differences” and “cultural competence.”
If taxes only concealed hidden costs of what we buy, we’d be lucky, but taxes are destructive in another hidden way.
The dirty little secret is that gun control laws do not actually control guns. They disarm law-abiding citizens, making them more vulnerable to criminals, who remain armed in disregard of such laws.
Obama and the Middle East Should Learn a Lesson From America’s Founding Fathers
When Margaret Thatcher first became Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1979, some claimed it was a man’s job. Thatcher ultimately proved herself more up to the job than any man or woman of her time—or today’s time either, for that matter.
RBC and any other company should be free to outsource as much as they want—because it is moral.
Whole generations of black young people can continue to go down the drain because their fate carries less weight than fashionable racial rhetoric.
Should we be surprised that the Iraqi government has increasingly come to pay more attention to what Iran wants than to what Washington wants?
In some cities, unemployment for black working-age males is more than 50 percent. Let’s look at this, but first let’s look at some history.
In Eleanor H. Porter’s 1913 novel, Pollyanna, the title character, a child, adopts an unreserved, delusional perspective of optimism. When given a pair of crutches instead of a doll for Christmas, she proclaims she is happy because she didn’t need them. From that point forward, she turns all bad things into good things. The Associated [...]
Remarks by members of the European Union’s elite suggesting that banking deposit seizures may become standard practice appear to have heightened the risk of a European bank run and perhaps even a catastrophic collapse of the euro. Any threat to the euro is a threat to the European public’s conception of the Union’s manifest destiny. [...]
The stereotypical image of an ambitious tyrant is of Adolf Hitler haranguing crowds of rapt Germans, or of machismo-obsessed Benito Mussolini addressing his adoring audiences in a belligerent, hands-on-hips, jutting jaw pose. To their sole credit, they could deliver their calls to totalitarianism without the benefit of Teleprompters. Then we have the less hysterical, snooze-inducing [...]
In its recently released budget the Canadian (Conservative!) government announced $6.4 billion of new corporate welfare spending. The aerospace sector will receive $1.2 billion of it over the next five years, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario $920 million, forestry companies $92 million, Venture Capital Action Plan $60 million, and $325 million will go [...]