THE NOBEL folks were rightly ridiculed last year for giving our feckless president the Nobel Peace Prize and for giving the literature prize, yet again, to a reliable euro-lefty. This year, however, reason and decency . . .
THE NATION has come a long way from the late 1960s and early 1970s, when too many returning Vietnam veterans were met with sullen indifference and often much worse, especially in cosmopolitan or academic enclaves.
[THE PRINCIPAL CAUSE of child poverty is] the absence of a married father in the home. . . . [The] poverty rate for single parents with children in the United States in 2008 was 36.5 percent. The rate for married couples with children was 6.4 percent. Being raised in a married family reduced a child's probability of living in poverty by about 80 percent. . . .
NOT VERY long before . . . I had visited Liberia in the course of its prolonged and brutal civil war. I found the rebels had not merely destroyed the authority of the admittedly highly imperfect, corrupt, and unscruplous government; they had gone on to dismantle every vestige of higher civilization they could find, as if refinement itself were nothing but a mask for injustice and oppression.
CLEVER PEOPLE have trouble fundamentally transforming America through the politics and legislation, so they increasingly rely on judges to override the will of the people and change the law. That's why all Clever People, especially those credentialed in law schools, favor appointing judges rather than, as in Texas, electing them.
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Second, go here for a nice Wall Street Journal editorial on how George Soros is putting up big bucks to get rid of judicial elections.
The Heritage Foundation explains why elections must be preserved.
ACTUALLY, IT'S with the Houston Chronicle, your city's newspaper. More specifically, it's with an editorial in the Chronicle, which should be construed to be the collective written voice of the city. The editorial . . . started this way: