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The Social Security Act was passed in 1935 guaranteeing retirement pensions to all Americans over the age of 65. Sounds like a good deal except for the fact that the average American life expectancy back in 1935 was 61.7 years.
Opposing wings of the GOP must sheathe their claws and fly together
A computer-software glitch over the weekend briefly removed spending limits from certain food-stamp debit cards, setting off a run on supermarkets in several states. The incident provides a glimpse at what society looks like when it becomes dependent on the government just to eat.
Americans are losing their self-reliance and their love of liberty
The current comedy of errors going on in the White House harkens back to the day when that supreme French narcissist, Charles de Gaulle, tried to tell British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt how to deal with Germany ("Syria attack: High-stakes decisions on Capitol Hill are yes, no and maybe," Web, Sept. 8). Fortunately, we did not heed de Gaulle and his European mindset. If we had, we would likely still be trying to fight our way off Omaha Beach.
Albert Einstein's historic August 1939 letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt warned that Nazi Germany was likely to exploit scientific discoveries that could initiate "a nuclear chain reaction in a large mass of uranium, by which vast amounts of power" would be generated.
The reality of Ho Chi Minh's collectivization program is illustrated to a gruesome "T" by Jeffrey T. Kuhner's excellent piece, "Obama hails Ho Chi Minh" (Commentary, Aug. 2).
President Obama has insulted the memory of the nearly 60,000 Americans who died in Vietnam. Last week, Mr. Obama met with Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.