Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were “torture.” But any serious discussion of a serious issue – and surely terrorism qualifies as serious – has to move beyond semantics and confront the ultimate question: “Compared to what alternative?”
If you knew that there […]
The New York Times is again on the warpath against what it calls “predatory lending.”
Just what is predatory lending? It is lending that charges a higher interest rate than people like those at the New York Times approve of. According to such thinking – or lack of thinking – the answer is to have the […]
Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once said, “All politics is local.” That may have been true in Tip O’Neill’s day, but some elections are decisively on national issues – and the congressional elections this year are overwhelmingly national, just as the elections of 1860 were dominated by one national issue, namely slavery.
In 1860, some […]
In 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville, the famous French historian, came to America to study our nation. Europeans and others were fascinated by the success of the fledgling nation, then barely 50 years old and already competing on the world stage. Such a thing had never before occurred, and Tocqueville was determined to discover the secret. He was duly […]View Post Ben Carson, education, educational, nation, Opinion, sea, Tocqueville