Another Washington success story gets the royal treatment.
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I’m joking of course. Hardly anybody read these pieces of drivel. And for good reason. They are awful. Even taking into account that Thomas is in her 80s, it is amazing that somebody could spend a lifetime as a writer and have such a poor grasp of writing.
Not to mention politics, economics or any other issue. Her final column was titled, “Save Social Security.” It includes this gem: “Social Security is not a charity. It is a trust fund created by contributions paid by workers and their employers, designed to assure a future livelihood, first for the elderly, then orphans, then the disabled. It’s a retirement savings plan — not a handout.”
Err, no. Social Security is a welfare program that transfers wealth from the young to the old. The trust fund is a fiction. Saying otherwise is spreading misinformation. As her comment that the “Jews should get the hell out of Palestine” showed, she wasn’t much better on foreign policy either.
In his column the Post’s Dana Milbank noted that if she had only retired a week ago, she would have ended her career as one of the most revered reporters in Washington history. He meant that as praise for Thomas, but it was more of an indictment of Washington.
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.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?