commented on Israel's Complicated Relationship With Mandela
@3 "...for most of its history, Israel has had more enemies than it has had friends"
Now why would that be? Because they stole the land out from under the indigenous people of Palestine and continue that ethnic cleansing. If you want to count the UN General Assembly as representative of the world, yes, they often vote against Israel and it's (regrettably) staunch ally, the U.S. (an even bigger thief of indigenous land).
commented on In Defense of Africatown
@15 "How come there’s no achievement “gap” for black students from Africa?"
Because they weren't raised in a country that enslaved their ancestors and has been blaming the victim of its institutional racism ever since to make itself feel better.
commented on The Stock Market Is Up, But State Revenue... Not So Much
Income tax, please, with no loopholes.
Then these coupon clippers can start earning their wealth by risking it on investments that build the economy.
I think they are getting lazy with all the dough we are letting them keep. No risk; no fun.