Big lies in politics
Perhaps the biggest lie of this election year, and the one likely to be repeated the most often, is that the income of “the rich” is going up, while other people’s incomes are going down.
News versus propaganda
Too many people in the media cannot seem to tell the difference between reporting the news and creating propaganda.
Following in the footsteps of Barack Obama, Professor Elizabeth Warren of Harvard has made the downgrading of high achievers the centerpiece of her election campaign against Senator Scott Brown.
Are race riots news?
Ignoring racial violence only guarantees that it will get worse.
Jobs versus net jobs
One of the reasons for the popularity of political rhetoric is that everybody can be right.
All-time all-stars: part II
Outside a charmed circle of five batters, no one had both a higher lifetime batting average and a higher lifetime slugging average than any of those five.
Some great sluggers, in their best seasons, have had slugging averages of .700 or more, usually once or twice in a lifetime. Only two players — Babe Ruth and Barry Bonds — ever had a slugging average over .800 in a season.
Betrayal is hard to take, whether in our personal lives or in the political life of the nation.
The immigration ploy
People cannot plan their lives on the basis of laws that can suddenly appear, and then suddenly disappear, in less than a year.
Socialist or fascist?
Government ownership of the means of production means that politicians also own the consequences of their policies…