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Political Rope-A-Dope

NYTN Wrote: May 07, 2012 10:35 AM
Interesting column, much of which leading thinkers/advocates all across the political spectrum have been saying. One thing I find curious is Sowell's claim, "Crime is one of the results of the liberal agenda", which connotes there was at some point in American history there was a clearly observable and successful implementation of a "conservative agenda". I would like Thomas Sowell or anyone else to explain when that was.

It's not unreasonable to ask how valuable the variously labeled liberal, Democratic or progressive agenda has been to black Americans and whether blacks should proceed in political lock step with this agenda.

According to an American Community Survey, by the U.S. Census Bureau, the top 10 poorest cities with populations more than 250,000 are Detroit, with 33 percent of its residents below the poverty line; Buffalo, N.Y., 30 percent; Cincinnati, 28 percent; Cleveland, 27 percent; Miami, 27 percent; St. Louis, 27 percent; El Paso, Texas, 26 percent; Milwaukee, 26 percent; Philadelphia, 25 percent; and Newark, N.J., 24 percent.