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Thomas Sowell – Are Facts Obsolete?

Thomas Sowell

Some of us, who are old enough to remember the old television police series “Dragnet,” may remember Sgt. Joe Friday saying, “Just the facts, ma’am.” But that would be completely out of place today. Facts are becoming obsolete, as recent events have demonstrated. What matters today is how well you can concoct a story that fits people’s preconceptions and arouses ...

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Thomas Sowell – Random Thoughts

Thomas Sowell

Random thoughts on the passing scene: • Now that Barack Obama is ruling by decree, he seems more like a king than a president. Maybe it is time we change the way we address him. “Your Majesty” may be a little too much, but perhaps “Your Royal Glibness” might be appropriate. • It tells us a lot about academia that ...

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Local man charged with Boxing Day bank robbery

Timothy Alan Denning, 32, of the first block of St. Timothy Drive in St. Peters, has been arrested and charged in connection with a bank robbery that took place on Dec. 26 at approximately 8:45 a.m. at The Bank of Old Monroe, 401 TR Hughes Blvd.

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Seeking O’Fallon actors

Auditions for the O’FallonTheatreWorks’ drama, “Bill W. and Dr. Bob,” will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 11, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street. The cast calls for adults ranging in age from 18 to 45. Crew members are also needed to help build the set and stage the production, which will be performed ...

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Thomas Sowell – Who’s Responsible?

Thomas Sowell

The cold-blooded murder of two New York City policemen as they sat in their car is not only an outrage but also a wake-up call. It shows, in the most painful way, the high cost of having demagogues, politicians, mobs and the media constantly taking cheap shots at the police. Those cheap shots are in fact very expensive shots, not ...

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