Monthly Archives: March 2014

Forgive us our debts

Wilmington StarNews Editorial Board members (“independent of any news reporters and editors at this paper”) put forth another political social justice message they frequently offer for reader edification on a favored topic: education. “(W)e should realize,” they lecture, “that allowing … Continue reading

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Rationalizing irrationality

irrational adj. UNREASONABLE, illogical, groundless, baseless, unfounded, unjustifiable, absurd, ridiculous, ludicrous, preposterous, silly, foolish, senseless. I think I’ve discovered the explanation for why some people still support Barack Obama’s presidency: his presidential pontificals and his attempts to “fundamentally” change America—much … Continue reading

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Public education and politics in North Carolina

Public school advocates and press supporters have done disservice to North Carolina teachers. With hysterical attacks on the State General Assembly that initiated some reforms to the State government education system they sometimes have given the impression that teachers are … Continue reading

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Minimum wage laws continuing a war between States

“It is the central task for all of us to build an economy that works for everybody.” ___Barack Obama The words above could have come from Marxist propaganda, but, unbelievably, they were spoken by an American president. Pres. Obama uttered … Continue reading

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Useless words and meaningless talk

“We will do almost anything for our visions, except think about them.” ___Thomas Sowell Modern American culture is cluttered by people with unconstrained visions, concocting public schemes designed to overcome the realities of life. These people often assume surrogate decision-making … Continue reading

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States try to nullify federal encroachment on their rights

The tenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution clearly states that powers not delegated to the federal government are “reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Some States are trying to nullify unconstitutional federal laws, but the federal … Continue reading

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The Big U. Empire

I was surprised to read a Wilmington StarNews “Perspectives” column by former professor Gary Faulkner critical of out-of-control university empire-building. At first I thought that when the Editorial Board saw the word “education” they automatically published Prof. Faulkner’s submission, assuming … Continue reading

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