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new morning Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 10:26 AM
From time to time I send an email to Dr.Sowell asking if he might consider public office. He is so needed in the U.S.Senate along side of the few true conservatives we have there. If you agree let him know.
Stuart95 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 10:51 AM
Sowell's success comes from using data to prove cause and effect in public policy. Putting him in Harry Reid's Senate would be like putting Lawrence Olivier on Jersey Shore.

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.

What is scarier than any particular political policy or issue is the widespread tendency to treat political issues as personal contests in talking points -- competitive skill in fencing with words -- rather than as serious attempts to find out what the facts are and what the options are.