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SOWELL: Obama long on intellectual arrogance

SOWELL: Obama long on intellectual arrogance

After reading Barack Obama’s book “Dreams from My Father,” it became painfully clear that he has not been searching for the truth, because he assumed from an early age that he had already found the truth. Obama did not simply happen to encounter a lot of people on the far left fringe during his life. As he spells out in his book, he actively sought out such people. There is no hint of the slightest curiosity … Read entire article »

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Money, riches aren’t the same

the essay writer p>”Money is the root of all evil” (often misquoted from the correct “For the love of money is the root of all evil” from 1 Timothy 6:10) sets up a bias in our thinking: the misconception that money is bad. There is nothing bad about money. In fact, money is good. Money is a means by which we can give to the poor. Think where we would be without people of wealth. Our city’s Lilly Endowment has supported hundreds of thousands of people through its generous giving. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (with Warren Buffett’s major gift) is unprecedented in its philanthropy. The Public Broadcasting Service and National Public Radio inform, entertain and educate us through the simple flip of a switch. People of wealth have been supporting others … Read entire article »

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