Tag: Africa

Another Softball Climate Change Investigation »

It’s not news that “Global warming” has been morphed into “Climate change” as global temperatures have failed to rise as predicted by climate alarmists of the 1990s. But the quoted reaction by the head of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to the most recent investigation into the IPCC’s methodology is...
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Making Sense on Ending the “Slavery Blame-Game” »

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has never deserved his reputation on the right as a simplistic race-baiter. His book, Colored People: A Memoir, is proof enough of this point. For this reason, and others, my sympathies were generally with Gates when he alleged abuse by the Cambridge Police Department. My main criticism of Gates was...
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Maybe It Should be Renamed the Darwin Peace Prize »

Each year, the Darwin awards are bestowed—generally posthumously—upon those who “improve” the gene pool by removing themselves from it through acts of incredible stupidity. Recent Nobel Peace Prize awards increasingly appear to share the criteria that its recipients contribute to “improving” the gene pool by removing large numbers of people from it. Unfortunately, in...
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Memo to Obama: Capitalism Trumps Racism »

A new political thriller from PBS, “Endgame,” provides the little-known, true back story of apartheid’s end in South Africa, with credit given to a for-profit mining company. Foreseeing that deteriorating conditions in South Africa would likely result in a total loss of their assets, Consolidated Goldfields initiated secret discussions between representatives of the white...
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Lou Dobbs (Yes, Lou Dobbs): Petition to Bring Home All Troops »

I rarely agree with Lou Dobbs but am gladdened to find out that he has adopted a radical Ron Paulian stand on foreign policy. He is promoting a petition to bring home all U.S. troops from overseas. This is a hopeful sign that some elements on the right are beginning to question Obama’s wars....
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Hyper-Inflation, Up Close and Personal »

Dear Anonymous Donor: Thank you for your contribution of a 2008 1,000,000,000,000 Zimbabwean dollar (ZWD) note, received by mail today. We note that the Zimbabwean government redenominated the ZWD again on February 2, 2009, at a rate of 1,000,000,000,000 old ZWD to 1 new ZWD, and as I write this your donation is currently...
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Liberals Play the Race Card to Perpetuate the State »

Anthony: I agree that the Gates incident is being misinterpreted by conservatives: one indeed has the right to security in one’s home, and should not be subject to arrest or harassment therein. However, liberals are similarly misinterpreting the incident, and are just as culpable in attempting to use it for their ends to perpetuate...
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Onion News Network on Compulsory Childhood Politics as Community Service »

In the following video, “Human Rights Group Campaigns to End Use of Child Politicians in Africa,” the Onion News Network brilliantly satirizes the hypocrisy and shallowness of politics, compulsory education, government-mandated childhood community service, child abuse, and the view that children should be groomed to seek political office. Human Rights Group Campaigns To End...
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St. Augustine’s Analysis of Emperor Obama and the Somali Pirate »

The U.S. Navy, it appears, will be directed to take more vigorous action against pirates off the coast of Somalia. “We are resolved to halt the rise of piracy in that region,” Emperor Obama said. Moral philosophers must busy themselves in answering the question: Is this action just? For classical authors, justice consisted of “giving to each man what is...
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Church Women Greatest Threat to Mugabe? »

The International Herald Tribune reports that a protest group comprised of 60,000 church women, led by Jenni Williams, may be Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s ultimate downfall. Williams leads these “seamstresses, maids, vegetable sellers and hair dressers onto the streets ... [to] sing gospel songs, carry brooms to sweep the government clean (a figurative gesture,...
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