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Manchester ArtsFest, not what it was

To the Editor: During September, there were two excellent articles by your staff writer Bonnie Krueger concerning our Manchester Arts Council and its unfortunate demise. We members [now former members] appreciate her interviewing our officers and her presentation of the situation. Upon moving here about three years ago, I was delighted to find that there was an active, involved arts ...

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A waste of space

To the Editor: On Sept. 24, the Smithsonian opened the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. It is another act of unwarranted patronizing towards one specific group of Americans. The Smithsonian has many museums. Are black people not included in them? Are there no exhibits of blacks in museums across the USA? Is there not a statue of Martin ...

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Thomas Sowell – Random Thoughts

Thomas Sowell

There seem to be fewer bumper stickers this year than in previous presidential election years. People may decide to vote for one of these candidates, but apparently they are not proud of their choice.

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Thomas Sowell – Turnout Time

Thomas Sowell

Some of us this election year don't even want to say the words "Clinton" or "Trump" — and with good reason. However, there is one word that we should keep in mind: "Turnout."

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Thomas Sowell – The Academic Curtain

Thomas Sowell

Back in the days of the Cold War between the Communist bloc of nations and the Western democracies, the Communists maintained pervasive restrictions around Eastern Europe that were aptly called an "iron curtain," isolating the people in its bloc from the ideas of the West and physically obstructing their escape.

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Thomas Sowell – ‘Favors’ to Blacks

Thomas Sowell

Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor — off the record — what his response to them was. He said, "I give them all A's and B's. To hell with them."

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