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Happy New Year?

Ralph56 Wrote: Jan 02, 2013 10:56 AM
Dr. Sowell expresses the lament of conservatives everywhere who want their country run as if their and the futures of their descendants depended on it. There has been no maturity shown in the leadership on either side in the last several decades, especially on the left, who think the country will continue to bump along no matter how high taxes are raised, no matter how much non producers are given at the expense of producers, and no matter how many freedoms are taken by govt. If history is any lesson, the party will be over soon.
The beginning of a new year is often a time to look forward and look back. The way the future looks, I prefer to look back -- and depend on my advanced age to spare me from having to deal with too much of the future.

If there are any awards to be given to anyone for what they did in 2012, one of those rewards should be for prophecy, if only because prophecies that turn out to be right are so rare.

With that in mind, my choice for the prediction of the year award goes to Bret Stephens of the Wall...