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Reason:  Thomas Sowell Returns

Thirty-eight years ago, Reason contributor Thomas Hazlett and Senior Editor Manny Klausner sat down with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) economist and social scientist Thomas Sowell for a sprawling interview about race, gender, poverty, economics, and what he viewed as the government’s many failed and misguided attempts to lift up poor minorities. Sowell talked about his history as a Marxist, his frustrations with working in government, and why he rejects the label “libertarian,” preferring instead to describe himself as “a person who dissents from the current liberal orthodoxy.

That interview occurred not long after the publication of one of Sowell’s most influential and widely read books, Knowledge and Decisions, which resulted in The New York Times labeling him “America’s most distinguished black social scientist.”

In the years since, his fame and influence have only expanded. He has written dozens of books, including the much-lauded Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy; served as a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution; and been presented with the Francis Boyer Award by the American Enterprise Institute, the Sydney Hook Award by the National Association of Scholars, and, in 2002, the National Humanities Award for his work in economics and political science. He remains one of America’s most distinguished social scientists, period.

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R3publicans:  What the Republicans Could Have Done

Another Republican majority has come and gone. And with nothing to show for it.

Although Republicans controlled both Houses of Congress under a Democratic president during two years of Harry Truman’s presidency, the last six years of Bill Clinton’s presidency, and the last two years of Barack Obama’s presidency, there have been three times in recent history when the Republican Party had absolute control of the government.

read more at https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/11/laurence-m-vance/what-the-republicans-could-have-done/

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R3publicans/RonPaul:  Censorship and Gun Control Will Not Make Us Safe

Sadly, but not unexpectedly, the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh is being used to justify new infringements on liberty. Of course, opponents of gun rights are claiming this shooting proves America needs more gun control. Even some who normally oppose gun control say the government needs to do more to keep guns out of the hands of the “mentally ill.” Those making this argument ignore the lack of evidence that background checks, new restrictions on the rights of those alleged to have a mental illness, or any other form of gun control would have prevented the shooter from obtaining a firearm.

read more via source: The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Censorship and Gun Control Will Not Make Us Safe

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R3publicans/LA Times:  Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana

President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end the threat of a Justice Department crackdown.

read more via source: Trump says he is likely to support ending blanket federal ban on marijuana – Los Angeles Times

[Editor’s note: With Sessions gone, this article takes on renewed relevance!/sc]

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Oklahoma Watchman:  The Best Justice you Can Buy

CAN YOU EXPECT A FAIR TRIAL IN OKLAHOMA, IT ACTUALLY DEPENDS ON YOUR ATTORNEYTHE WATCHMAN

Your chances off getting a fair trial in Oklahoma are only about 40%. That is a conclusion drawn by this Newsletter when you appear in front of any district j…

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R3publicans on VETERANS DAY:  What Have We Learned?   Iraq and Afghanistan Vets on What It All Meant

Possibly the most poignant line of the 1984 breakout hit “19” by electronic musician Paul Hardcastle was the one it deliberately drove home with synthesized drumbeat repetition: “In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26. In Vietnam he was nineteen…nineteen.”

What have we learned? Five combat veterans put the Forever War and American civilian life into perspective…

read more at https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/ten-years-gone-iraq-and-afghanistan-vets-on-what-it-all-meant/

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Citizen Trump

President Trump says he’ll end birthright citizenship. That’s the deal where immigrants give birth after entering the country illegally. The baby is a U.S. citizen according to the 14th amendment to the constitution. At least that’s what the WSJ it says means in an editorial “Rewriting the 14th Amendment.” But according to Trump that’s not what it

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R3publicans:  Who Is Killing America

Dinesh D’Souza is a conservative speaker, author, and documentary producer with a very succinct and well spoken message. He gets in front of an audience, gives a presentation, and answers questions using data without notes or teleprompter. He is very interesting and persuasive, well worth the time to listen.

The following is a snippet of his biography:

“Born in Mumbai, India, D’Souza came to the U.S. as an exchange student and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Dartmouth College in 1983.

A former policy analyst in the Reagan White House, D’Souza also served as John M. Olin Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He served as the president of The King’s College in New York City from 2010 to 2012.”

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STATE QUESTION 793IS IT GOOD FOR OKLAHOMANSTHE WATCHMANWhat brought this to our attention was the many commercials in support of SQ 793 and the sparse commercials from those who0 are opposed to this State Question. There is a saying in politics that sa…