• Thomas Sowell: Shepherds and Sheep – Too many among today’s intellectual elite see themselves as our shepherds and us as their sheep. Tragically, too many of us are apparently willing to be sheep, in exchange for being taken care of, being relieved of the burdens of adult responsibility and being supplied with “free” stuff paid for by others.
  • Alex Castellanos: On Cuts, Washington Throws a Tantrum – Why are we allowing ourselves to be blackmailed with our own money by those we’ve employed to serve us? Washington is throwing a tantrum. It is threatening to hold its breath until it turns blue unless it gets what it wants. Washington is a study in juvenile petulance. If at any time it has demonstrated a childish need for discipline, this moment is it.
  • Walter Williams: Higher Minimum Wages – As detailed in my recent book “Race and Economics” (2012), during times of gross racial discrimination, black unemployment was lower than white unemployment and blacks were more active in the labor market. For example, in 1948, black teen unemployment was less than white teen unemployment, and black teens were more active in the labor market. Today black teen unemployment is about 40 percent; for whites, it is about 20 percent. The minimum wage law weighs heavily in this devastating picture.
  • David Laska: Minimum Need for a Minimum Wage Increase – It’s simple math: a higher minimum wage means a higher hiring cost for  businesses, and a higher hiring cost means fewer jobs.  The unintended  consequence of employment reductions is very real, and felt most by those with  the least amount of education and experience.
  • Mychal Massie: When Will Blacks Have Made It? – Because if we are to believe Obama, the black race-mongers, and the white apologists – blacks still haven’t arrived.  The late Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, in the infiniteness of her deplorable ignorance, prognosticated that it would be another 25 years before blacks were capable of entering law schools without race-based affirmative action.
  • Raynard Jackson: Targeting Hispanics, But Not Blacks – The Black apologists that Obama met with last week often criticize me for being too hard on Obama. They say he can’t do anything overtly targeting Blacks because Whites will think he is being partial. But it’s OK for Whites to think Obama is being partial to Hispanics and homosexuals when he pushes legislation that they are interested in.
  • Kathryn Jean Lopez: Jesus for Pope – We need Jesus. We need to bring people to Jesus. We need to open doors to Jesus. We need to break down barriers to Jesus. We can only ever do that with Jesus, our Healer and Redeemer. That’s why Cardinal Dolan and his cardinal brothers must go to Jesus as they head to the Sistine Chapel to elect a new pope.
  • Gregory Kane: Which Obama is Talking About Violence Today? - It’s one thing to hoodwink a bunch of whooping Democrats in the Congress; it’s quite another to hoodwink a bunch of black Chicago teens who know what the real deal is when it comes to gun violence in their communities. Members of Congress might not know that Chicago has some of the toughest gun control laws in the nation — these are, after all, the people that vote on laws without reading them — but Chicagoans know it.
  • Samuel Rodriguez: Immigration Reform: Substance Above Rhetoric – We caution people involved in the ongoing discussion about immigration policy to  put the rhetoric surrounding this issue into perspective. While tone should be a  part of this discussion, rhetoric alone will not solve either the political or  policy problems inherent in this issue. We actually have to get the policy  right.
  • Harry Jackson, Jr.: Food Stamps: Policy or Political Payoff – Anyone who works among the poor in America today knows the rarity of that “pride of self-reliance,” they also see the problem of generational poverty in both urban and rural America. Like crack cocaine, the government dole is very addictive. Blacks and Latinos need policies that will empower them, not federal recruiters to lure them into greater dependence.
  • Artur Davis: Cuomo and the Coming Democratic Dilemma – The New Republic’s recent piece on Andrew Cuomo’s presidential ambitions will rankle most conservatives at first glance: its description of the New York Governor as a centrist seems like an ill-fitting label for an unabashed champion of gay marriage, sweeping gun control, decriminalizing marijuana possession, and lately, eroding restrictions on third trimester abortions.
  • Alveda King: National Black Prolife Coalition Attacked for Fighting to Save Black Babies – Blacks make up about 12 percent of the population yet account for about 35 percent of the abortions in this country. Approximately 79 percent of Planned Parenthood clinics are located in minority neighborhoods. In New York about 60 percent of black babies are aborted. More black babies are aborted than are born alive. That’s a result of a group being targeted for elimination, not conspiracy theory.
  • Peter Kirsanow: Barack the Blameless, III – Coming Attractions – Months from now the narrative will be that the sequester was the Republicans’ idea, they failed to reasonably “compromise” to avert it, all of the maladies large and small afflicting the country are a direct result of the sequester, and thus, the fault of Republicans. And Barack shall remain Blameless.
  • Lauren Enriquez: Quotes from Margaret Sanger – Margaret Sanger has been lauded by some as a woman of valor, but a closer look reveals that Planned Parenthood’s audacious founder had some unsavory things to say about matters of race, birth control, and abortion. An outspoken eugenicist herself, Sanger consistently promoted racist ideals with a contemptuous attitude.


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