Must Read Columns And The Men Who Wrote Them

Thomas Sowell

The agenda of the left is fine for the world that they envision as existing today and the world they want to create tomorrow. That is a world not hemmed in on all sides by inherent constraints and the painful trade-offs that these constraints imply. Theirs is a world where there are attractive, win-win "solutions" in place of those ugly trade-offs in the world that the rest of us live in. Theirs is a world where we can just talk to opposing nations and work things out, instead of having to pour tons of money into military equipment to keep them at bay. The left calls this "change" but in fact it is a set of notions that were tried out by the Western democracies in the 1930s — and which led to the most catastrophic war in history.

Wesley Pruden

Once upon a time, we were just "newspapermen" – the word included two sexes, back when there were only two – and we were the sons and daughters of plumbers, firemen, shopkeepers, farmers, cops, steelworkers, over-the-road truckers and a lot of other men of toil and trouble. Most of us were veterans. Some of us were college graduates. Some of us were not. A few of us even went to church on Sunday. When we wrote about ordinary people, we didn't write about them as sociology. We were writing about our friends and our families, and there were hundreds of us across America. Sarah Palin and her beliefs, her faith, her values, her on-the-job trials and household tribulations would not have seemed odd, or different, or strange to us. Nor would we have been surprised that Sarah Palin would touch the hearts of the Americans of flyover country. That's where we lived, too.

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About tedwest

A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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4 Responses to Must Read Columns And The Men Who Wrote Them

  1. Jordan says:

    Sowell hits the nail on the head. Liberalism sounds good but it doesn't work, b/c. Its utopian ideologies are good for fiction, but reality requires firmness and even the appearance of being mean.

  2. Jordan says:

    It's entertaining to see the "One," the "orator" coming unhinged. Stammering zx he attempts to score points with bad jokes…Maybe he could try for SNL.

  3. TedWest says:

    I agree with you, I used to have to avert my eyes and mute the sound when Obama came on. Now I almost can't wait to see him because I know it's gonna be fun. He's remarkably undisciplined when he's in a quandary, and that alone is enough of a disqualifier. The other thing that's interesting is that when he's under stress, he almost always seems to take the low road.

  4. Jordan says:

    [quote]The other thing that's interesting is that when he's under stress, he almost always seems to take the low road.[/quote]One possibility: true nature shines through.

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