THE GREAT SOCIETY. There, I've said it. The Great Society, which I voted for and supported from the bottom of my heart, is the villain behind Ferguson. Ferguson is the Great Society writ large because the Great Society . . .
[THE] CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET Office (CBO) [has] rained on this bipartisan parade [celebrating recent good news about the federal budget]. In its latest long-term budget projection, the country's arbiter of all things fiscal warned that . . .
MANY FOREIGN POLICY experts seem to believe that retaining American primacy is largely a matter of will -- of how America chooses to exert its power abroad. Even President Obama, more often accused of being a prophet of decline than a booster of America's future, recently asserted that the United States "has rarely been stronger relative to the rest of the world." The question, he continued, is "not whether America will lead, but how we will lead.
. . . the last play Shakespeare wrote alone. I've always heard that it contained verses that sounded a lot like the author's farewell to the theater, his valedictory. After seeing it for the first time last week, I'm sold. Speaking through the voice of Prospero, Mr. Shakespeare, it seems to me, says . . .
The lead item on much television news since the weekend has been the shooting in Ferguson, Mo. . . . of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer. On display was what has now become the fairly standard response in these matters: . . .
Back in June, Forbes (which once famously called itself "the capitalist tool") published an ad-thick issue under this cover: "The BEST Investment ADVICE of All Time: Stocks! Bonds! Real Estate! Retirement! Taxes! The Smartest Plays from the World's Best Market Minds."
The "world's best market minds" include the usual suspects: Templeton, Rothschild, Buffett, Bogle, Lynch, Keynes, Ican, Soros, and many more. The "advice" was extracted by the editors from these worthies' words and deeds, boiled down to the size of a baseball trading card.
. . . frontpager about Texas Jews who are fighting with Israel in the current conflict with Hamas.
The story by St. John Barned-Smith is legitimate and interesting. But neither the reporter nor the editors thought better than to write and approve this indefensible and nasty-spirited second paragraph:
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LWI is having cash-flow problems this year, so this would be a good time send a check to Living Water Internaional, 4001 Greenbriar Drive, Stafford, Texas 77477-3922.
An inventory of recent successes of leftist governments -- those run by liberals (aspiring socialists and good-hearted useful idiots), progressives (socialists in all but name), and honest socialists (those who . . .