Fifty years after passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, isn't it time for some new thinking?
The liberals who control the event have little interest in serious thought about why there have been failures.
As the new American oil boom attests, it is freedom and capitalism that releases the human spirit, taps human creativity and produces prosperity that could never come from any government planner.
Politicians would rather have no new jobs at $12.50 per hour than 900 new jobs at $10 per hour.
Employment set-asides designated for unskilled foreign workers, with wage levels determined by the government, are nothing but a stick in the eye to competing low-wage workers in the American market.
If we are going to save our cities, we need to get back to what built them in the first place: Freedom, enterprise and entrepreneurship.
I saw a once-barren land -- a land once described by Mark Twain as "a desolate country ... a silent and mournful expanse" -- now fruitful and ripe.
It is no accident that as the American welfare state grew, the American family collapsed.
Economic growth happens when success and risk taking is rewarded and sloth and failure is not.
Politicians know that the money they are spending ultimately will come out of every American household.