THE DECLINE OF ENGLISH SKILLS

This subject – the lack of English skills among children, even college students, in the United States – is a little off-course for an essentially political blog.  But worthwhile enough, I think, to make note of. Excerpted from George Leef’s commentary at nationalreview.com: One of the amazing things about our education system is that large numbers of students no longer learn...

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IN CASE YOU THINK IT IS ONLY REPUBLICANS…

Two days ago, Hillary Clinton blew up at a Bernie Sanders supporter who accused her of accepting money from the fossil fuel industry.  Ms. Clinton’s exact words: “I do not have – I have money from people who work for fossil fuel companies. I am so sick – I am so sick of the Sanders campaign lying about me.  I’m sick of it” Let’s stop here and see if she’s...

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IS HILLARY CLINTON’S CAMPAIGN COLLAPSING?

I do not like writing chicken-little accounts of a politician’s demise.  They’re usually wrong. But this one I’m not so sure about. I just read a genuinely eye-popping, jaw-dropping commentary by Seth Abramson at huffingtonpost.com, which is so convincing that I am sitting here seriously wondering if, irrespective of the email scandal (among others) she is just plain finished...

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THE NEW JOB FIGURES

President Obama (and, presumably, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders) have new job figures to crow about. An estimated 215,000 new jobs were created!  Isn’t that great? Well, no. Here’s the part Mr. Obama, Ms. Clinton and Mr. Sanders will not be telling you about:  29,000 manufacturing jobs were lost….and 25,000 waiting and bartending jobs were gained, putting that category at...

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A BLACK LIFE THAT WON’T MATTER TO MEDIA

This Black life matters. It isn’t Michael Brown, whose death – an entirely justifiable shooting as he physically tussled with officer Darren Wilson – spawned the #blacklivesmatter movement. It isn’t Jamal Clark, whose death – an entirely justifiable shooting, as he physically tussled with an officer, apparently trying to get hold of his gun – has been, and...

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THE PARAGRAPHS OF THE DAY

Today’s paragraphs come to us from an article by Ben Domenech of The Federalist. Here is what Mr. Domenech has to say about Donald Trump’s diminishing stature (which, in my opinion, is not very easy to diminish…sort of like trying to lower the water level of a cactus) and, should he become the Republican nominee, what it does to his election chances: Donald Trump has not had two...

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HILLARY: WIS-GONE-SIN?

It’s happening again. Hillary Clinton takes a sizable lead into a state and, eventually, Bernie Sanders catches and surpasses her. Wisconsin appears to be the latest “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” state for Ms. Clinton. With the primary only four days away, Sanders has leapfrogged Clinton and, according to the just-released Fox News poll, leads her by 48% to 43%. And...

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