The most fundamental fact about the ideas of the political left is that they do not work. Therefore we should not be surprised to find the left concentrated in institutions where ideas do not have to work in order to survive.

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Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the f

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One of the common failings among honorable people is a failure to appreciate how thoroughly dishonorable some other people can be and how dangerous it is to trust them.

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The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.

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