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Race wars are being censored

When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks

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Citizen and government recall fable

In the Aesop Fable "The Grasshopper and the Ant," there are moral, economic and political lessons for our time, or any other.

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Class warfare increases votes

Democrats have been having a field day with the cry of “tax cuts for the rich” — for which Republicans seem to have no reply.

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For some Dems, Bush is to blame -- forever

In the early days of the Obama administration, a lot of people, including some Republicans, weren't much bothered by the new president's tendency to blame his predecessor for the nation's problems. After all, Barack Obama did inherit a mess from George W. Bush. The voters were inclined to give Obama time to turn things around.

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Government taking it all, piece at a time

In a letter to the editor, Warren D. Grant of Albany says that the goveernment is taking everything, one piece at a time.

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Who is willing to take education seriously?

Last September, when the leaders of educational policy in Georgia realized that a large percentage of Georgia schools would not meet the No Child Left Behind performance criterion for 2012, they compiled a 300-page request to Washington that any federal involvement be waived for one year.

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Justice Roberts unfairly under fire

Novelist John Grisham could hardly spin a more provocative fiction: The president and his surrogates mount an aggressive campaign to intimidate the chief justice of the United States, implying ruin and ridicule should he fail to vote in a pivotal case according to the ruling political party's wishes.

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Man continues to erode word of God

In a letter to the editor, Warren Grant of Albany says that man continues to erode the Word of God.

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Politicians playing with words

Would anyone work to support themselves or their families -- and then turn over a chunk of that hard-earned money to somebody else, just because of the words used by that somebody else?

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Two books, two standards for Obama, Bush

Not all campaign books are treated equally. Just look at Edward Klein and J.H. Hatfield.

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Is the left Socialist or Fascist?

It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a "socialist." He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard definition of socialism.

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What Wisconsin situation means

Tuesday, June 5, 2012, will be remembered as the beginning of the long decline of the public-sector union. It will follow, and parallel, the shrinking of private-sector unions, now down to less than 7 percent of American workers. The abject failure of the unions to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker -- the first such failure in U.S. history -- marks the Icarus moment of government-union power. Wax wings melted, there's nowhere to go but down.

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Being an 'extremist' better than abandoning convictions

Don't you find it odd that the word extremism seems to apply only to conservative Republicans? Terminology often drives political discourse and those who control the terms often determine the outcome.

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'Fair Share' thinking dangerous

Random thoughts on the passing scene: Many people may have voted for Barack Obama in 2008 because of his charisma. But anyone familiar with the disastrous track record of charismatic political leaders around the world in the 20th century should have run for the hills when they encountered a politician with charisma.

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The immigration bombshell: Naked lawlessness

President Obama last week suspended these very deportations -- granting infinitely renewable "deferred action" with attendant work permits -- thereby unilaterally rewriting the law. And doing precisely what he himself admits he is barred from doing.

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Every election year needs a political glossary

Since this is an election year, we can expect to hear a lot of words -- and the meaning of those words is not always clear. So it may be helpful to have a glossary of political terms.

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Americans being led down primrose path

Page Two thinks America needs to wake up. It's obvious from The Squawkbox that many people are uninformed and or ignorant.

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The imperial presidency revisited

Though overshadowed by the shocking Supreme Court decision on health care, the court’s Arizona immigration decision, issued three days earlier, remains far more significant than appreciated.

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Obama ‘cooling down’ the public

Opinion Column

Confidence men know that their victim — “the mark” as he has been called — is eventually going to realize that he has been cheated. But it makes a big difference whether he realizes it immediately, and goes to the police, or realizes it after the confidence man is long gone.