Highway robbery (car jacking) in the 1920’s
…there was an era in America when people feared driving in town less than trips between them, on the open road, where one was “beyond the reach of help.”
19 hard things you must do to be successful “You have to do the hard things. The things that no one else is doing.” I think that’s right.
A Biblical refutation of Thomas Piketty. If academics, pundits, and columnists would avowedly reject covetousness, would openly reject comparisons between the average (extremely fortunate) American and the average billionaire, would mock people who claimed that frugal billionaires are a systematic threat to modern life, then soon our time could be spent discussing policy issues that really matter.
The wise Latina? I think not. “I read Justice Sotomayor’s entire dissent [Schuette v. BAMN, April 22, 2014] and it was not easy plowing through endless pages citing various court decisions irrelevant to the case at hand. Why it had to be 58 pages long is an indication that her writing skills may still need to be strengthened.” Chief Justice John Roberts’s said, in Parents Involved v. Seattle School Dist. No. 1 (2007), that “the way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race.” Sotomayor’s rejoinder to Roberts is, “The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to speak openly and candidly on the subject of race, and to apply the Constitution with eyes open to the unfortunate effects of centuries of racial discrimination.”
In other words, Sotomayor believes that to stop discriminating on the basis of race, is racist. A call for open and candid discussion of race is Orwellian because discussion of race is a nonstop exercise in America.