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Inflection Point
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez

Original Article

Posted By:Hazymac, 5/16/2014 2:05:26 AM

Everything old is new again. Sixty years after the Supreme Court’s Brown versus Board of Education ruling, segregation is back. “In New York, California and Texas, more than half of Latino students are enrolled in schools that are 90 percent minority or more, the report found. (Snip) If you said the ‘upsurge in US oil production’ didn’t belong in this series then maybe you’d be wrong. It belongs, in the same way that two sides are part of the same coin. Some things work, some things don’t. The trick is knowing which. But in the chaos, the players — even

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Alpheus Thomas Mason, lawyer and author of a textbook on constitutional law, approved--as most on the Left did--of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education but tore his hair at the legal reasoning of the unanimous Warren court, which cited not law but sociology--and bad sociology at that. But unanimity in the Obama Administration is no more comforting than the 9-0 Brown decision, for what we have is a solid bloc of fools running the government. They know not that they know not.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Movethelouvre, 5/16/2014 2:27:44 AM     (No. 9850543)

Thanks, Hazymac. And thank you, Wretchard. Your writing is appreciated.

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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 6/14/2014 11:43:30 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/13/2014 9:57:09 PM     Post Reply
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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 6/13/2014 3:28:17 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/13/2014 12:18:52 PM     Post Reply
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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 6/12/2014 11:47:13 PM     Post Reply
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PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 6/12/2014 10:13:57 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/11/2014 11:20:57 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/11/2014 9:49:29 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/10/2014 9:45:16 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/9/2014 8:07:58 AM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Hazymac- 6/7/2014 10:31:11 PM     Post Reply
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Posted By: Not your typical New Yorker- 6/13/2014 4:30:53 PM     Post Reply
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