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Walter E. Williams: Blacks make great gains in short time
Carter G. Woodson, noted scholar, historian and educator, created "Negro History Week" in 1926, which became Black History Month in 1976.
Don Duff: 100 percent renewables by 2020 best way to go
Kathleen Parker: Porter problem a testament to White House incompetence
Max Boot: Stop fawning over Kim Jong Un's sister
As far back as 1962, the historian and author Daniel J. Boorstin lamented the replacement of real news with the "pseudo-event," a "synthetic novelty" manufactured by "round-the-clock media," as well as the replacement of the hero -- someone such as Joan of Arc, William Shakespeare or George Washington "who has shown greatness in some achievement" -- with the "celebrity," whom the author described as "a person who is well known for his well-known-ness."
Elizabeth Bruenig: Republican plan would penalize having children
Early in the 5th century, the theologian Saint Augustine of Hippo noted something about families and society that, in his era, was simply conventional wisdom: "After the city, or political community, comes the world, following the convention that treats the household, city, and world as three successive levels of human society."
Ross Ramsey: Day turns cloudy for sunshine laws in Texas
It might deflate your confidence in the state of Texas to find that the people protecting your access to government information have their thumbs on the scale.
Walter E. Williams: America must limit spending by Congress
Gary Abernathy: Americans help when it matters most
The Watchdog: $20 camera offers sense of security
If you've longed for an indoor home surveillance system but didn't want to spend a lot of money or deal with wires or data storage machines, you'll want to read about the Wyzecam.
Kathleen Parker: Minneapolis gets visit from karma
WASHINGTON -- The delirium over the Philadelphia Eagles' victory over the New England Patriots seems to have been matched by delight in Tom Brady's defeat and the phantom throw of the century.
Leonard Pitts: Sisters are now doin’ it for all people
Matthew Miller: Releasing Nunes memo unethical of president
Ramesh Ponnuru: Trump moved needle on immigration limits
President Donald Trump wants a significant reduction in legal immigration. That's the most contentious condition he has laid down for providing an amnesty to 1.8 million illegal immigrants who came here as minors. He is not likely to get what he wants. But he is nonetheless enjoying great success in changing the immigration debate.