Affirmative action, for liberals, is a means toward the end of egalitarianism. The policy originally sought to end discrimination in government employment but expanded into a quota system that taxpayer-funded universities use against Caucasian women.
Aaron D. Wolf
Angela Merkel simply will not tolerate negativism, including from those in her own party. Prosecutor Sasha Ott, for one, learned the hard way.
To anyone who has spent some time with the Framers and ratifiers of the U.S. Constitution, most current talk about that document seems not about the Constitution at all but about some fanciful construct of wishful thinking, accumulated misunderstandings.
Scott P. Richert
The Electoral College is an archaic institution designed by men who felt that they could not trust the people at large to choose the president—or so we are told every four years by the most ignorant members of the Fourth Estate.
It is seven o’clock on a peaceful late-summer evening here in suburban Seattle, and I’m sitting in my back garden smoking marijuana. Passively smoking, I should add, lest I shock any reader by this sorry lapse, but smoking nonetheless.
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On the trade front, China is deeply vulnerable. U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods would cause a sudden massive loss of income to factories in China and a stampede out of the country to elsewhere in Asia by companies now producing in the Middle Kingdom.
On November 29 Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan raised many eyebrows when he declared that Turkey’s military involvement in Syria, which started in the last week of August, had the objective “to end the rule of the tyrant al-Assad who terrorizes with state terror.”
If Trump is to succeed in his goal of ending the outsourcing of American jobs and of bringing back jobs that have already gone overseas, Trump will need to do more than threaten and cajole CEOs, as welcome as that is.
The media and Democrats are now running wild with fearful declarations that the Trump List of potential SCOTUS nominees, supplied by the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society, is a rogues gallery of bedroom-invading puritans who will overturn every progressive accomplishment of the Sexual Revolution and return America to the Victorian Era. But could it be that they are playing the role of Brer Rabbit, begging not to be thrown into the Briar Patch?