I am so pleased and proud that the first annual edition of the "State of Black America" (Encounter Books), published by my organization, CURE, Center for Urban Renewal and Education, in conjunction with the Claremont Institute has just been released.
CURE was founded to provide a platform for an alternative vision of what "Black America" is ...Read more
Recent remarks by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, noting the institutional damage caused by the leak of Justice Samuel Alito's opinion on Roe v. Wade, have gotten exhaustive coverage in the press.
But, not surprisingly, the venue where Thomas made these remarks has gotten little attention by these same journalists.
The event was a ...Read more
In 1955, an unmarried pregnant University of Wisconsin graduate student left her home and traveled to San Francisco to a doctor who took in unwed expectant mothers, delivered their babies and helped arrange adoptions.
The baby son she delivered and put up for adoption grew up to become the legendary business and technology entrepreneur Steve ...Read more
Lending money is not, as they say, rocket science.
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, in the last quarter of 2021, of the total of all outstanding business loans from all commercial banks, 1.08% were delinquent.
Per the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, as of second quarter 2021, a little over 2% of the $1.4 trillion ...Read more
The New York Times demonstrates why Gallup polling late last year showed only 36% of Americans saying they trust media a "great deal" or "fair" amount.
Times reporters have brought fire to the feet of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, reporting on a recording of private remarks that McCarthy made to other Republicans in the days following ...Read more
The crises of recent years tend to erase from memory those that preceded them.
One, as you may recall, was the financial collapse of 2008 -- a collapse deemed by many as the worst since the Great Depression.
That collapse swept into power a government like the one we have now -- the White House and both houses of Congress controlled by ...Read more
Periodically, in what seems like a never-ending assault on our basic values and the rule of law, good news emerges.
The good news now is the unanimous decision of a panel of three judges on an Ohio Court of Appeals, supporting a jury decision in favor of Gibson's Bakery in its case against Oberlin College.
Gibson's Bakery sued Oberlin College ...Read more
I have been writing for years about how progressive policies championed by the Democratic Party and served up under the guise of caring about low-income Americans wind up hurting these very communities.
The latest chapter in this saga is the newly unleashed round of inflation, the worst our country has seen in 40 years.
Two important points ...Read more
Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is once again in the crosshairs of liberals.
This has been going on since his confirmation hearings in 1991, when President George H.W. Bush had the temerity to nominate a Black conservative to take the Supreme Court seat of Thurgood Marshall.
Thomas' confirmation hearings provided a laboratory ...Read more
The distorted rhetoric -- should I say lies? -- labeling Florida's legislation about parental rights in public schools as, "Don't say gay" demonstrates the hypocrisy of LGBTQ activism. I say hypocrisy because this movement has always showcased itself as being about freedom, rights and social justice. But the reality is that LGBTQ activism is not...Read more
I wrote last week about the collapse of the Soviet Union as result of the strength, moral clarity and leadership of President Ronald Reagan.
I quoted Reagan's observation that the ultimate battle we fight, around the world and at home, is one of good and evil.
This battle never ends. Evil always seeks to advance, constantly in search of the ...Read more
Regardless of what any American feels about what steps we should take in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggressive incursion into Ukraine, for sure most are appalled by what he has done.
As Putin moves to regain Russian control over nations that once were part of the Soviet sphere, we ought to think about the circumstances under...Read more