From the New York Times: So Spanish isn't anti-Semitic, it's vibrantly diverse and diversely vibrant. But Spanish is also good because it's not diverse. It's centrally organized by the King of Spain: Equatorial Guinea, the land of the future ...
Commenter Romanian calls our attention to this relevant passage from Edward Gibbon's The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire about the decision of the Emperor Valens in 376 A.D. to permit -- and even assist -- the crossing of the Danube, until then the frontier of Roman civilization, by German barbarians. In the opinion... Read More
In Time, Joel Stein writes a column packed with traditional iSteve themes:I called James W. Hughes, policy-school dean at Rutgers University, who explained that Lyndon Johnson's 1965 immigration law raised immigration caps for non-European countries. LBJ apparently had some weird relationship with Asians in which he liked both inviting them over and going over to... Read More
You can't get much more diversely vibrant than this story from the Washington Post: Two more suspects were arrested Friday in the beating death of a District pizzeria owner whose slaying was linked to an immigration scam, police said. The victim, Shahabuddin Rana, 44, who was found dead Aug. 18 inside his Pizza Mart in... Read More
Here's an editorial from the Dallas Morning News that I swear I'm not making up:Editorial: So much vibrancy to build on The trick is getting diverse groups to building [sic] a community together The beauty of the neighborhoods that run from Jefferson Boulevard toward Wynnewood Village is how they mirror Texas' future – and capture... Read More
The eastern half of the San Fernando Valley has had a big influx in just the last few years of people from a big swath of the planet running from, roughly Moscow to Yemen. Lots of them are good eggs, but a few have definitely made the place more, uh, colorful. For example, there was... Read More
Have you noticed that whenever some writer uses the words "vibrant" or "vibrancy," he is almost guaranteed to be yanking your chain? It's just like how for so many years the phrase "in the wake of Vietnam and Watergate" always preceded utter bilge.Through the magic of Google, I found that I have published the word... Read More