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Thomas Sowell: Are Facts Obsolete?

 Some of us, who are old enough to remember the old television police series “Dragnet,” may remember Sgt. Joe Friday saying, “Just the facts, ma’am.” But that would be completely out of place today. Facts are becoming obsolete, as recent events have demonstrated. What matters today is how well you can concoct a story that […] Read More →

Sadism and the Online Mob

 Slate magazine has a wonderful feature about online outrage, and you should check it out. You can read a story by someone whose career was wrecked by a careless tweet, or another by a writer who started a flood of outrage by accident. You can read about liberal outrage or conservative outrage. But I think […] Read More →

Thomas Sowell: The Media and the Mob

Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minority. We all know what has happened since then — and it has been a complete disgrace by politicians, the media and mobs […] Read More →

Thousands of Muslims try to flee CAR capital

Thousands of Muslims who tried to flee the sectarian violence in Central African Republic’s capital were turned back by peacekeepers Friday, as crowds of angry Christians shouted “we’re going to kill you all.” The convoy stopped before entering a neighborhood wracked by fresh fighting. Some cars carried as many as 10 people as the convoy […] Read More →

Americans Brawl Over New Air Jordan Sneakers

The season of goodwill: Footage shows mobs fighting over shoes If you thought that shameful scenes of Americans squabbling over consumer goods were restricted to black Friday, think again. Footage shows people across the country brawling over the release of new Air Jordan 11 sneakers. Sneak attack? Release of Nike Air Jordan Gamma Blue 11s […] Read More →

What Closing American Diplomatic Facilities Means

Richard Winchester The U.S. closed its embassies and consulates in 21 Muslim countries on Saturday and Sunday, August 3rd and 4th.  There are four lessons in this decision. First, it says something about the countries in which these facilities are located.  A nation’s embassy and consular offices are considered part of that country’s sovereign territory.  […] Read More →

Black Mob Violence Cancels 4th of July Celebrations

by Dave Jolly July 4th, 2012, Bedford, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, held their annual fireworks show.  Before it was all over, a mob of 50-80 blacks began attacking the townspeople at the fireworks show.  They were hitting people in the face with no apparent reason other than to disrupt the festivities and hurt as […] Read More →

Eric Holder, 'Hate Crimes,' and 'His People'

A group of those whom Eric Holder described as “his people,” at least six young men, repeatedly punched a 24-year-old white woman in the face, then proceeded to kick her face over and over when she was on the ground helpless. This occurred in Buffalo, New York last week, but the event has received no […] Read More →