Justice Clarence Thomas Speaks — And Oh What A Speech!

I will not be characterized as a Europhile. I love the United States.


David Lat Above the Law 15 Nov 2013

…People who have read Justice Thomas’s extraordinary memoir, My Grandfather’s Son (affiliate link), are familiar with his journey from being a supporter of the Black Panthers to a rock-ribbed conservative. If […]

How Lou Reed Inspired Anti-Communist Revolutionaries and the Rest of Us

Matt Welch Reason Magazine 10/27/2013

Since Lou Reed’s influence was exponentially bigger, and his personality occasionally much smaller than, his music, it’s worth remembering why the late Velvet Underground singer/songwriter was deservedly famous in the first place. Jesse Walker posts some of the evidence below, to which I would add that the span of decades […]

Remembering 1960s Afghanistan, the photographs of Bill Podlich

Patrick Traylor The Denver Post 1/28/2013

In 1967, Dr. William Podlich took a two-year leave of absence from teaching at Arizona State University and began a stint with UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to teach in the Higher Teachers College in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he served as the “Expert on Principles of […]

‘Generous’: Remember John Kerry’s Praise of Syrian Dictator Assad?

Sharona Schwartz The Blaze 12/16/2012

With multiple reports circulating that President Barack Obama will nominate Sen. John Kerry to be his next secretary of state, it’s worth remembering the praise the Democratic senator has in the past heaped on Syrian President Bashar Assad — worthwhile since dealing with Assad’s crumbling regime and the militant Islamists […]

Virtual Money, Ugly Reality

Jim Mahoney American Thinker 6/7/2011

…To those of us who lived through it, the seventies made for a confusing and angry time. Every trip to the store was an adventure. Price labels grew on everything like barnacles. Peeling them back meant exploring an infuriating history of ever-increasing prices.

Politicians at every level seized the opportunity […]

Just 23% Realize Deficit Largely Due to Commitments Made in 1960s and ‘70s

Rasmussen Reports 4/26/2011

Even though the last session of Congress was one of the biggest spending in history, very few voters are aware that most of today’s federal budget deficit is actually the product of congressional decisions made decades ago.

In fact, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 23% of Likely […]