One of the many highlights of my long and enjoyable career in journalism was to have met the great economist Thomas Sowell twice and interviewed him several times. I first met Sowell, who’s just turned 90, in Los Angeles in the 1980s when the conservative/libertarian free-market economist and social critic came in to personally shake…

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In April of 1988, when the Soviet Union’s evil empire was teetering and the Berlin Wall was about to fall, I caught up with my brother Dan’s touring rock band Kingdom Come in Germany. One of the articles I wrote for the L.A. Times was my search for a popular cafeteria in shabby East Berlin.…

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Sorry, young people. Thanks to us old Baby Boomers you Millennials and Zoomers are now living in a world of trouble. We — your parents and grandparents — have screwed up before. Big-time. The Iraq War. The Great Recession of 2008. The creation of a gargantuan Surveillance/Security/Welfare/Warfare State that will never die, never shrink and…

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The smart young man — Scott Beyer of http://bigcitysparkplug.com/ — who wrote the smack-on critique of my pal Richard Florida’s new book The New Urban Crisis for Forbes — is coming to Pittsburgh next year. His visit will be part of his 30-city project to study the incredibly stupid things that have been done by…

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