What We’re Reading August 29, 2013

What We’re Reading August 29, 2013

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So without further ado, here’s what we’re reading Thursday August 29, 2013.

A very important study by researchers at Harvard finds no correlation between gun control laws and less violent crime. In fact, just the opposite. The researchers found a positive correlation between gun ownership and violent crime rates in Europe.

President Obama’s speech was surprisingly inspirational. There were some moments where he used the platform to beat up on his political opponents, but he also chastised the left’s meme that the racial animosity in our nation hasn’t changed in the last fifty years. Overall, a speech well done. (Enjoy it  – this is likely the  last nice thing I say about President Obama, ever.)

darknessThe brilliant Walter Williams says that the Civil Rights movement is over and is won. “The civil rights struggle is over, and it is won,” Williams said. “Now, I’m not saying that every vestige of discrimination has been eliminated, but the civil rights struggle is over and won. At one time, black Americans did not have the constitutional guarantees of everybody else. Now we do. The fact that the civil rights struggle is over and won does not mean that there are not major problems that black Americans face, but they’re not civil rights problems. And if we view them as civil rights problems, the solutions will be elusive forever.”

Russia and China are not happy with President Obama’s rhetoric on Syria. For his part, the President is looking to send a message to Syria without prolonged American involvement.

The Pentagon says that Evangelical Christians and Catholics are totally “extremists.”

Anti-GMO activists may have just killed hundreds of people.

Bill Clinton is still saying ridiculous things.

Um… this is terrifying.

 

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