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Pruden: Obama’s coalition of the unwilling

By Wesley Pruden Effective leaders never blow an uncertain trumpet. It neither inspires nor encourages, and only poisons the air. Better not to blow at all. Barack Obama says he wants to “degrade and destroy” the barbarians of the Islamic State, but he won’t call it a war, won’t necessarily fight it to a triumphant […]

Sowell: Late-talking children

By Thomas Sowell Anyone who knows what anxiety, and sometimes anguish, parents go through when they have a child who is still not talking at age 2, 3 or even 4, can appreciate what a blessing it can be to have someone who can tell them what to do – and what not to do. […]

Williams: Multiculturalism is a failure

By Walter Williams German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that in Germany, multiculturalism has “utterly failed.” Both Australia’s ex-prime minister John Howard and Spain’s ex-prime minister Jose Maria Aznar reached the same conclusion about multiculturalism in their countries. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that multiculturalism is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to homegrown […]

Pruden: Scotland the brave, on the brink

By Wesley Pruden Old Blighty and Scotland the Brave have a lot of friends in places where it won’t do the kingdom much good this week. The vote on whether to break up the United Kingdom, which seems unbelievable to outsiders, is so close that even the queen is getting into it. On her way […]

Jenkins: Who is Bill Walker? Neither party may like the answer

By Paul Jenkins With the frenzy surrounding announcement of a Bill Walker-Byron Mallott gubernatorial ticket – some breathlessly call it “historic” – you have to wade through a river of populist drivel to get to the meaty question: Who is Bill Walker? Pardon me for noticing, but Walker — a guy working hard to be […]

Editor’s note: Tom Brennan is taking today off. He will return next Sunday.

Sowell: Cheap politicians

By Thomas Sowell The recent bribery convictions of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell and his wife are only the latest in a seemingly never-ending series of convictions of government officials. A little item on the Internet featured government officials in prison, either currently or in recent times. Among them were a mayor of New Orleans, […]

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