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Cain should tell truth to triumph

When it comes to sex, the media apply different standards to Republicans and Democrats.

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Nonchalance about U.S. Marines' safety is appalling

This week, a bombshell wrapped in an SOS landed on the desk of the inspector general at the Pentagon.

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Famed Clower beer joint soon to disappear

Not long ago, they closed the Garland Inn. If you are a man or woman of the South and don't know about the Garland Inn, maybe you never heard of Jerry Clower.

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Education chief fans racial tension flames

Here we go again. Obama's secretary of education, Arny Duncan, commented on his department's recently released report concerning "equity and educational opportunities" with a focus on disparity in punishment for black male youths over all other school students.

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A fruit fly walked into a bar and ...

I remember somewhere around junior high school studying genetics. All the studies seemed to revolve around the behavior of fruit flies.

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Cleanup reveals rhetoric

One of the things that turned up, during a long-overdue cleanup of my office, was an old yellowed copy of the New York Times dated July 24, 1992. One of the front-page headlines said: "White-Black Disparity in Income Narrowed in 80's, Census Shows."

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What's different about Trayvon Martin?

If you watch the news in any large city you are probably desensitized to stories about crime involving young black men.

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Subsidizing idleness is asking for trouble

'Education" is a word that covers a lot of very different things, from vital, life-saving medical skills to frivolous courses to absolutely counterproductive courses that fill people with a sense of grievance and entitlement, without giving them either the skills to earn a living or a realistic understanding of the world required for a citizen in a free society.

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Race should not color our outrage over crimes

Is there any interest in discovering the facts about the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman? Facts, after all, can undermine ideology. They have the power to dispel fantasy. They can put the brakes on error. They lead, sometimes, to logical conclusions. All of which means, in this particular case, that when the facts come out, they might well undermine "the cause."

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Charade of discrimination an invincible dogma

A long-standing legal charade was played out again recently, when Federal Express paid $3 million to settle an employment discrimination case brought by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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To Obama, legal precedents are all about politics

In 1996, Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act by huge bipartisan votes -- 342-67 in the House and 85-14 in the Senate. President Bill Clinton signed the measure into law. Now, the Obama administration says DOMA, which permits states to refuse to recognize gay marriages from other states and creates a federal definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman, is unconstitutional.

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Army may as well put soldiers in strait jackets

To keep former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna behind bars until 2024 for the “unpremeditated murder” of an insurgent during the war in Iraq, U.S. military prosecutors have resorted to strange and disturbing twists of law, logic and morality.

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Obama standing idle while Syria burns

Last year President Obama ordered U.S. intervention in Libya under the grand new doctrine of "Responsibility to Protect." Moammar Gaddafi was threatening a massacre in Benghazi. To stand by and do nothing "would have been a betrayal of who we are," explained the president.

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Students center of political play

If American college students aren’t getting anything else, they’re getting a lesson in American politics. At least they are if they’re paying attention.

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Administrators have no place in police work

The last thing a police force needs is to be handcuffed by administrators.

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Government seems 'entitled' to deception

Page Two has heard all about "entitlements" and the possibility that they are somehow the problem to our economy. Entitlement has various meanings, including "a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract."

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Romney preps for 'vast left-wing conspiracy'

'There will be an effort," Mitt Romney said recently, "by the, quote, vast left-wing conspiracy to work together to put out their message and attack me."

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Moral infrastructure can't be neglected

The "Occupy" movement, which the Obama administration and much of the media have embraced, has implications that reach far beyond the passing sensation it has created.

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Echoes of 1967: Israel unites

In May 1967, in brazen violation of previous truce agreements, Egypt ordered U.N. peacekeepers out of the Sinai, marched 120,000 troops to the Israeli border, blockaded Eilat (Israel’s southern outlet to the world’s oceans), abruptly signed a military pact with Jordan and, together with Syria, pledged war for the final destruction of Israel.

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