Until a soundless revolution of quiet-seekers mutes our deafening landscape, I’ll be staying home more and fantasizing about a nice, quiet apocalypse.
Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do. The price of their self-indulgence is the sacrifice of our freedom. If we don’t defend ourselves against them, who will?
As President Obama heads for a nice vacation at Martha's Vineyard, a place of wealth, I want him to work on a simple math calculation. One of the major themes of the president's administration is that there is a tremendous problem of "income inequality" in this nation that must be addressed.
How many times must we learn the lesson? You can’t govern from one house of Congress. You need to win back the Senate and then the presidency. Shutting down the government is the worst possible way to get there. Indeed, it’s Obama’s fondest hope for a Democratic revival.
The order that Snowden leaked — compelling a Verizon unit to cough up data on the phone calls it handled — was one of only a few to come to light in the court’s three decades of existence. Now there are voices calling for all the court’s rulings to be released. We’re talking about these issues. You can wish Edward Snowden well or wish him a lifetime in prison. Either way, you should thank him.
Isolation has held back many peoples in many lands, for centuries. But such social and cultural isolation serves the interests of today’s ethnic leaders.
Our biggest concern about integrating technology into schools should be that even as we provide students with mastery of the standard tools of business — whether it be slide presentations, email or social media — we risk forgetting a vital piece of the educational puzzle: the ability to communicate for understanding.
It doesn’t take a genius to see what happens when the entitlement state outgrows the economy upon which it rests. The time of Greece, Cyprus, Portugal, Spain, the rest of insolvent social-democratic Europe — and now Detroit — is the time for conservatives to raise the banner of Stein’s Law and yell “Stop.”
Until the American leadership begins to encourage the return of the traditional black family, the enormous problems of black poverty and crime will continue. And the fear of young black men will continue. And the death of innocents will continue.
Awareness precedes both prevention and reduction. Let calorie counts become as ubiquitous as supersize sugary drinks and then we can have a fair conversation about measuring effectiveness.
A look at some poignant quotations from leaders and other random folks.
Justice failed Trayvon Martin the night he was killed. We should be appalled and outraged, but perhaps not surprised, that it failed him again Saturday night with a verdict setting his killer free.
WASHINGTON -- Republicans seem to be adopting the self-immolation tactics of principled martyrs. Of course, principled or not, you're still dead in the end.
I felt less peer pressure to drink as an undergraduate at a state university with a legitimately terrible reputation as a party school than I have as a professional in corporate settings.
American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So be careful what you wish for if you desire fame.