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Since I decided many years ago that television watching is not worth squandering one’s precious time, I cannot, and will not, comment on the accuracy of Mr. Simpson’s criticism of Lou Dobbs’s economic forecasting. Let it be said, however, that informed people have repeatedly pointed out that portions of the “outsourcing” of U.S. jobs has been artfully hidden — with the issuance of special visas, for example — which provides a very distorted picture about how “little” outsourcing there really is. The U.S. computer industry’s apparent inability to reduce structural unemployment is duly accountable to such devious, and accepted, strategies of “greedy corporations.” Still, Mr. Dobbs serves a very important purpose.
If Mr. Simpson can legitimately criticize Mr. Dobbs for his economic nescience, he cannot deny that Dobbs has been a beacon of light in another area: calling the public’s attention to the ravages, physical, economic and political, that unenforced immigration laws have had on this country. Nowhere can one find more comprehensive information about the destructive nature of illegal immigration in any form of media. Aside from the Washington Times, every major newspaper in this nation has either steadfastly refused to cover the topic of the baleful effect of such immigration, or believes that, if it must be reported on, it can be consigned to a small footnote to any article “celebrating” the wonders of multiculturalism. In Dobbs one is at least presented with the facts at issue in dealing with illegal immigration, and that may explain why his program is popular.p>So even without a television set, I, for one, believe that Mr. Dobbs is doing this country a major service. And I would bet that there are tens of millions of other U.S. citizens who feel the same way. br> — Vincent Chiarello br> Reston, Virginia /p>
Multiple thumbs-up to Charles Simpson for his elegant, well-written dismantling of CNN’s resident socialist, Lou Dobbs. As a professional who is well-read in capitalism and free market economic thinking by Friedman, Sowell, Williams, von Mises, Hayek, Rothbard and many others, I will occasionally turn over to the Communist News Network to get a chuckle or two from the pasty-faced Dobbs’s latest anti-free market and anti-capitalism rants. He never fails to amuse me.p>Perhaps some day we’ll be able to enjoy the scene of Dobbs and Paul Krugman walking hand in hand into the sunset… and off the edge of a cliff. With the way the two of them twist and distort economics, statistics and, above all, the truth, it’ll only be fitting and proper.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online