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Thomas Sowell – The Left’s Gambles

Thomas Sowell

Sometimes life forces us to make decisions, even when we don't have enough information to know how the decision will turn out. The risks may be even greater when people make decisions for other people. Yet there are some who are not only willing, but eager, to take decisions away from those who are directly affected.

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Thomas Sowell – Football and Fallacies

Thomas Sowell

This is a football story with both political and legal implications. It was fourth down in a National Football League game, and the punting team came onto the field. The other team went into their formation to defend against the punt. Then somebody noticed that the man set to kick the punt was black.

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Thomas Sowell – What Now?

Thomas Sowell

The good news is that we dodged a bullet in this election. The bad news is that we don't know how many other bullets are coming, or from what direction.

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What a waste of space

To the Editor: On Sept. 24, the Smithsonian opened the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. It is another act of unwarranted patronizing towards one specific group of Americans. The Smithsonian has many museums. Are black people not included in them? Are there no exhibits of blacks in museums across the USA? Is there not a statue of Martin ...

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The real cause of the ‘Civil War’

To the Editor:  Writer Ryan Madden [“Kneeling during the National Anthem,” Mid Rivers Newsmagazine, Oct. 19] is proud of our country’s past, present and future. I’m happy for him. I’ll admit that I’m a bit more concerned than he is, but that’s not why I write. Mr. Madden’s brief reference to the war between the Union and the Confederate states ...

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Thomas Sowell – Random Thoughts

Thomas Sowell

There seem to be fewer bumper stickers this year than in previous presidential election years. People may decide to vote for one of these candidates, but apparently they are not proud of their choice.

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Thomas Sowell – Turnout Time

Thomas Sowell

Some of us this election year don't even want to say the words "Clinton" or "Trump" — and with good reason. However, there is one word that we should keep in mind: "Turnout."

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Benefits of early childhood education

To the Editor: Early childhood education is to create the fundamental foundation for learning. It provides the social, emotional and educational skills needed to succeed in school and throughout adulthood. Early childhood education does play a crucial role in a child’s development. Our brains do not develop at an even pace. The most rapid brain development occurs in the first ...

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