Next week the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (www.horatioalger.org) will celebrate its 65th anniversary. I confess I did not know of its existence until I read their ad in an airline magazine. I am familiar with Horatio Alger, the man, who inspired generations of boys, and later girls, with stories of people overcoming difficult circumstances to succeed, but I was ignorant of the association that carries on his vision.
Charles M. Blow, communist, er, columnist for The New York Times, pulled back the curtain on the progressive mindset a little this week, as much as there is a mind behind it.
Who says Occupy Wall Street hasn't accomplished something specific?
"You’re a black Conservative? Wow, you’re a rarity.” I’ve heard this and similar responses over the course of my life. This indicates that there is a cultural stereotype that exists in the mindset of many people. So what does it exactly mean to be a black conservative?
Someone might want to clue the administration in to the fact that people that need inhalers don’t use the substance contained therein as a room freshener. They inhale it. Hence the name. And to that end, if these little lung grenades are doing such an effective job of punching holes in the ozone, shouldn’t asthmatics across the nation keeled over years ago from the corrosive properties of all the medicine they have been sucking in?
The Council on American-Islamic relations was a focal point of Rep. Peter King's radicalization hearings today, with experts testifying that the threat of homegrown terror is real.