Random thoughts on the passing scene
I can't get excited by the question of whether Sen. Robert Menendez had sex with a prostitute in Central America.
It is her word against his - and when it comes to a prostitute's word against a politician's word, that is too close to call.
Why, then, is there an uproar about killing an American citizen who has joined terrorist organizations that are at war against the United States today?
Envy may spur some people to efforts to lift themselves up, while resentment is more likely to spur efforts to tear others down.
Is there any subject on which this man does not consider himself an expert? There are, after all, doctors treating individual patients who currently decide how much painkiller to use.
How does that qualify anyone to run the whole military establishment? Benedict Arnold was a wounded combat veteran!
Neglecting to make their message clear hurts Republicans with all voters, but especially minority voters.
But I believe it is because judges have usually spent more time in educational institutions than policemen, and have picked up more politically correct nonsense as a result.
But most of the media never mention the lives saved by guns.
I don't think it was a coincidence that the Iranians freed their American hostages just hours before Reagan took the oath of office.
But, if you think the government is never greedy, check out what the government does under the escheat laws and eminent domain.
Even if this sale goes through, more than half of all the beer in the country will still be made by more than 2,700 other brewers, large and small.
I don't know how many Hispanic votes the Republicans think they are going to pick up by going soft on illegal immigration.
But it may not be enough to offset the votes they lose from their existing supporters, not counting the future voters added for the Democrats as a result of legalizing existing illegals and attracting more illegals in the future.
Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University in California. His website is www.tsowell.com.