Me: I have long been fascinated when these guys [Muslim terrorists] are referred to as British, or Britons - or for that matter, when Zacarias Moussaoui is referred to as a Frenchman.
Daniel Pipes: Zacarias Moussaoui, 36, a French national of Moroccan origins, pleaded guilty on April 22, 2005, to six counts of conspiracy to commit terrorism.
Pipes has it right, of course. And see how easy that is? Why can't the Associated Press do that?
Thomas Sowell has an interview with Brian Lamb on C-Span's Q and A. [Watch the Program, Read Transcript]
The Democrats get something like 80 to 90 percent of the black vote. If that ever falls down to 60 or 70 percent, they're in deep trouble, because they've alienated so many other people, that they have a hard time winning elections at all. And so, therefore, they must try to keep blacks paranoid.
You're better off watching than reading, assuming you can make the RealPlayer work,because of annoying transcription errors, as when Dr. Sowell refers to a sports hero of his youth, and the transcriber writes "Joe Lewis." Aargh.
Sowell's latest book will no doubt be grist for couple VDARE.COM columns in which I predict, not having read it yet, that we will agree with him "up to a point."