Daily Archives: 04/19/2013

Friday Night Video: Shikha Dalmia on Unskilled Immigrants

 

(April 19, 2013 11:41 PM, by David Henderson) With permission from ReasonTV, this is Shikha Dalmia on five reasons that unskilled immigrants are good for America. If you go to this link, you can find a fairly faithful transcript…. (1 COMMENTS)

Friday Night Video: Shikha Dalmia on Unskilled Immigrants
David Henderson
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:41:25 GMT

Terror In America

At least one reason to not over react to the terrible events of this week.

The Dish

Manhunt Underway For Marathon Bombing Suspect

Rick Perlstein’s take:

As ghastly, evil, overwhelming, tragic, as the events this week in Boston, Texas, the Capitol mail rooms, have been, it’s easy to forget, in our oh-so-American narcissism, enveloped in the wall-to-wall coverage that makes our present catastrophe feel like the most important events in the universe, how safe and secure Americans truly are by any rational standard. Terror shatters us here precisely because ours is not a terrifying place compared to so much of the rest of the world. And also not really an objectively terrifying time, compared other periods in the American past: for instance, Christmastime, 1975, when an explosion equivalent to twenty-five sticks of dynamite exploded in a baggage claim area, leaving severed heads and other body parts scattered among some two dozen corpses; no one ever claimed responsibility; no one ever was caught; but pretty much, the event was forgotten, life went…

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