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Thomas Sowell – Supreme Court Disasters

Thomas Sowell

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.

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Thomas Sowell – Hillary and History

Thomas Sowell

There are no sure things in politics, but Hillary Clinton is the closest thing to a sure thing to become the Democrats' candidate for president in 2016. This is one of the painful but inescapable signs of our time. There is nothing in her history that would qualify her for the presidency, and much that should disqualify her.

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Editorial: Data, data, data

On June 1, key sections of the U.S. Patriot Act expired. Namely, the bulk telephone records collection known as section 215, that allows the government to collect phone records on, well, everyone; the “lone wolf” provision which enabled the government to spy on a foreigner without proving association with a specific terrorist group; and the “roving wiretap” provision that allows the government to issue a wiretap on a person and all their means of communication, rather than on a specific device.

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Thomas Sowell – Micro-totalitarianism

Thomas Sowell

The political left has come up with a new buzzword: "micro-aggression." Professors at the University of California at Berkeley have been officially warned against saying such things as "America is the land of opportunity." Why? Because this is considered to be an act of "micro-aggression" against minorities and women. Supposedly it shows that you don't take their grievances seriously and are therefore guilty of being aggressive toward them, even if only on a micro scale.

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Thomas Sowell – Who Lost Iraq?

Thomas Sowell

After the pro-Western government of China was forced to flee to the island of Taiwan in 1949, when the Communists took over mainland China, bitter recriminations in Washington led to the question: "Who lost China?" China was, of course, never ours to lose, though it might be legitimate to ask if a different American policy toward China could have led to a different outcome.

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Historical ignorance

Regarding the so-called “discussion” that St. Louis Mayor F. Slay has called for regarding the Confederate monument in Forest Park, I won’t get into reasons here pro or con, but I would like to comment on the many letters and blogs that have been submitted on the matter.

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It’s pseudoephedrine season

To the Editor: Recent news stories have once again brought attention to the success of the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) in Missouri. NPLEx helps law enforcement officers track the sale of pseudoephedrine products and ensure that they do not get into the hands of a small group of criminals who misuse the vital allergy medicine to make meth. In ...

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Thomas Sowell – Paying The Price

Thomas Sowell

Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, both of whom threw the police to the wolves, in order to curry favor with local voters.

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Baltimore mom

We have all seen the Baltimore mother who chased her son home after seeing him among the rioters. Good for her.

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Educate, don’t erase Missouri’s history

Mayor Francis Slay’s misguided attempt to rewrite the history of our nation, our state, and our city by either removing the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park or making some sanctimonious gesture to change its inscription will achieve nothing.

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