Low Black Unemployment Dem Slavery
Politics

That time when Democrats were responsible for low Black unemployment

Trump boasted in his Grand Rapids speech that his policies were responsible for historically low Black unemployment. Dems shouldn’t take that lying down. Never forget which American political party was the slavery party. And don’t forget either that it was the Democrats who, ignoring the great Frederick Douglass’s insistence that [Read More]

Hands Money Welfare
Social Issues

The poison pill hidden in America’s welfare programs

Rather than alleviating poverty, are America’s welfare programs set up to perpetuate poverty? Here’s an essay compellingly arguing that the answer is “yes.” I was lucky enough, while on Facebook, to read a private post that Alex Lekas wrote about the paradoxical fact that the federal War on Poverty has [Read More]

Islam

Re-Integration Program to provide ISIS Jihadists returning to Sweden Housing, Jobs & Financial Benefits.

The Swedish government is looking for a way to convince ISIS jihadists returning home to turn over a new leaf [my emphasis]. Really. Sweden, like their European neighbors opened their borders to the ideologically demented whose objective is to slaughter the infidel and smear their blood throughout the streets of [Read More]

Nuclear Families
Social Issues

Bookworm Beat 3/30/17 — tight-knit communities, nuclear families, and individual worth

Looking at this grab-bag post, I can see the common thread: valuing tight-knit communities, nuclear families, and each individual’s worth. I know why Utah’s welfare is working. Megan McArdle wrote a much-talked-about article in which she looked at Utah, which has extremely good and affordable social services. The key to [Read More]

Prager U Poverty Video
Social Issues

[VIDEO] Prager U explains how to raise people up from poverty

Yet another informative, persuasive Prager U video, this time with Arthur Brooks, of AEI, explaining how best to leave poverty behind. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: When it comes to simple, but never simplistic, lessons about core issues such as the economy, morality, national security, gender [Read More]