Right when America’s school kids are looking forward to a spring tour of the White House, the Obama administration cancelled all public tours, blaming budget cuts and Republican pigheadedness.
Shutting down the tours was a quick way to teach the next generation of voters that even a tiny reduction in the rate of growth of government results in nothing but tears and regret.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suffered an embarrassing defeat this week when a judge ruled that his now infamous “soda ban” failed to pass legal muster, and he promised to appeal the court’s decision. He shouldn't.
Both the intellectuals' theory of genetic determinism as the reason for group differences in outcomes and their opposite theory of discrimination as the reason have created racial and ethnic polarization. So has the idea that it must be one or the other.
The fact that the new Catholic Pope undoubtedly chose as his namesake St. Francis of Assisi, who gave his life to the poor, is encouraging to media and some Catholics that he will call for "social justice" — forcibly redistributing wealth from the rich to the poor.