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Thomas Sowell – The ‘Equality’ Racket

Thomas Sowell

Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: “RICH BASTARDS.” Those two words captured the spirit of the politicized vision of equality — that it was a grievance when someone was better off than themselves. That, of course, is not the only meaning of equality, but it is the predominant political meaning in practice, where economic “disparities” and “gaps” are automatically treated as “inequities.” If one racial or ethnic group has a lower income than another, that is automatically called “discrimination” by many people in politics, the media and academia. ...

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Driving on Manchester

To the Editor: Dear drivers on Manchester: Can we all be a little bit nicer to each other? As new resident of Ballwin living directly off Manchester Road, I’d like to send out a kind request. Please, be kind when driving on Manchester. Put down your phone, pay attention, don’t block intersections, let someone go in front of you and please – if someone lets you in, give that person a wave! Be kind and say thanks! Since moving to Ballwin in July I’ve been so disappointed driving on Manchester. My rule of thumb is to let someone in when ...

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Progress 64 West to honor business, student achievement

Civic partnership group Progress 64 West, a nonprofit alliance of area citizens and business leaders that promotes development along the I-64 corridor from I-270 westward to I-70, will hold its annual awards banquet on Nov. 26  at Chesterfield’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The group is set to honor a select list of area businesses and individuals with its Excellence in Community Development Awards. This year’s corporate and organizational honorees include Flat World Supply Chain, an O’Fallon, Missouri-based logistics and supply chain management company; Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis; Medical Transportation Management (MTM), which provides non-emergency transportation to Medicaid beneficiaries ...

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‘Ageless Remarkable’ honoree

When 19 adults aged 75 and older are honored on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the 12th annual Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans Gala, St. Charles County resident Sr. Cordula Wekenborg, SSND, will be among them. The St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System holds the event each year to demonstrate that age is  no more than a number and to recognize older area residents who are “reshaping the face of aging in the region,” spending their golden years in pursuits such as traveling, continuing their careers and embarking on new ones, and supporting their favorite charities. Sr. Cordula, 82, is a retired ...

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Bringing robots to children

Westminster Christian Academy students recently volunteered at the St. Louis Magic House Make-It Workshop. Twenty student members of Westminster’s FIRST Robotics team attended the special event to engage families in conversation about the importance of robotics. “Every child in St. Louis has fond memories of experiences at The Magic House,” said Lisa Harding, director of Westminster’s robotics program. “It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to feel like they were a part of that experience for other children.” The team brought multiple robots for children and their parents to enjoy including three student-built competition robots that had been used ...

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