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Changing life as we know it

To the Editor: In recent years and even recent decades, we have been watching events and trends that seem to be changing life in the United States as we have known it.

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Thomas Sowell – Political Translations

Thomas Sowell

It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to take a long time, how is that different from saying that he is going to do very little, very slowly? It is saying the same thing in different words.

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Thomas Sowell – The Disappearing Governors

Thomas Sowell

There is a painful irony in a recent decision of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, on the side of Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, whom the U.S. Department of Justice tried to stop from making charter schools widely available to minority youngsters in his state.

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Thomas Sowell – Random Thoughts

Thomas Sowell

It is bad enough to hear someone boasting about his past achievements. What is truly repulsive is hearing someone boasting about the future achievements he thinks he is going to have, as Donald Trump does repeatedly.

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Thomas Sowell – Stop the Bleeding

Thomas Sowell

There was a painful irony when France's immediate response to the terrorist attacks in Paris was to close the borders. If they had closed the borders decades ago, they might have avoided this attack.

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An insidious reality

The most dangerous things to our republic are not guns or ideologies, but rather the slow and relentless corruption of the meaning of the words we use in our everyday language.

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The 60 vote rule

The present furor over the 2016 presidential election is meaningless because of the 60-vote cloture rule in the U.S. Senate.

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Thomas Sowell – The Ben Carson Flaps

Thomas Sowell

Dr. Ben Carson's whole life has been very unusual, so perhaps we should not be surprised to see the latest twist — the media going ballistic over discrepancies in a few things he said.

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Thomas Sowell – Ignoring the Obvious

Thomas Sowell

A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used "excessive force."

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For Thomas Sowell

To the Editor: Your column in this week’s Mid Rivers Newsmagazine (Oct. 18) gave me cause to write you.

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