Alberto Gonzales: Targeting the Lone Star State – The 15th Amendment to our Constitution provides that the “right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”
Walter Williams: Would They Be Proud? – What black politicians, parents, teachers and students have created is nothing less than a gross betrayal and squandering of the struggle paid in blood, sweat and tears by previous generations to make possible the educational opportunities that were denied to blacks for so long. Born in 1936, I’ve lived during some of our racially discriminatory history…
Deroy Murdock: Education Spending Soars, Test Scores Stagnate – For all the lavish expenditures that have been lobbed into America’s government schools, U.S. student performance is in its fifth decade of suspended animation. Liquidating the teachers’ unions, enacting vouchers and other school-choice options, abandoning the exhausted excuses for poor performance, and — conversely — boosting expectations for all students (regardless of background or circumstances) would help solve this perennial challenge.
Ruben Navarrette: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz should stick to his convictions – Is Ted Cruz a terrorist? Chris Matthews thinks so. That is, if one uses the word “think” lightly. Matthews has said some daffy things. But this time, in using the “T-word” to describe the junior senator from Texas, the MSNBC host who in 2008 said during one of Barack Obama’s campaign speeches he felt a “thrill going up my leg” really outdid himself.
Herman Cain: Obama on Leno: ‘The economy is growing’ – Put the president on a late-night comedian’s show, and he’s probably got a pretty good chance of getting away with misleading statements like several he made last night on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” And the one that really sticks in my craw is this one: “The economy is growing.” Well, sure. A 14-year-old boy’s “moustache” is growing, but it’s nothing to brag about.
John Yoo: Now the Obama Administration Is Trying to Apply Its Gitmo Pieties to Afghanistan – The Obama administration is falling into a state of passivity on national security because it cannot bring itself to fully admit that the war against al-Qaeda is a war. Don’t look to Obama for leadership, especially in the area where his constitutional responsibilities are highest — protecting the nation’s security.
Larry Elder: Obama’s “Recovery” Anything But – How’s the left-wing, ivory-tower, we-know-best elitist Obamanomics working for you? Here’s the news. First-quarter gross domestic product numbers for 2013 were recently revised – downward from 1.8 percent to 1.1 percent. For perspective, four years into the recovery from the last deep recession in ’81-’82, the economy grew at 4.1 percent.
Derryck Green: Identity politics won’t fix black unemployment – Black lawmakers have such a “sense of identification and empathy” with President Barack Obama that they are allowing him to get away with pretty much anything. Remember how bad George W. Bush’s presidency apparently was for blacks? At the same point in Bush’s presidency, blacks were earning an average of more than $800 more (adjusted for inflation) annually than they are now under Obama. Black unemployment has risen under Obama’s watch.
Michelle Malkin: Three Forgotten Facts About the Fort Hood Massacre – Finally. Four years after Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan walked into the Soldier Readiness Processing Center at Fort Hood, Texas, and perpetrated the bloodiest massacre ever on an American military base, the self-confessed jihadist’s court martial proceedings began this week. Have you forgotten?
Javier Manjarres: Rubio’s Tea Party Comeback – Can Rubio win back his Tea Party support? A few weeks ago, Rubio was asked whether he supported Common Core and all of the bells and whistles that go along with it, including the data mining of student information. Rubio firmly stated that he was completely against Common Core, putting himself at odds with his political mentor, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.
Anthony Bradley: Dispersing Poor People And Crime - The erroneous assumption that criminals commit crimes because they are poor completely misses the most foundational truths about human nature and tends to send policy-makers on fool’s errands to lower crime rates by redistributing wealth and increasing welfare programs. For example, many progressives confidently suggest that raising the minimum wage will lower violent crime rates in Chicago. This connection should sound strange because it is.
Ken Blackwell: Don’t Confuse Whoopi & Co With The Facts – As news reports have been exposing new chinks in the armor of Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe on a nearly daily basis, talking heads on the left have been amping up their incendiary rhetoric in an attempt to cast Republican Ken Cuccinelli as a fire-breathing bogeyman.