Daily Favorites (April 22, 2018)


This is my new page that links to some of my favorite readings on leadership.  If they stretch the imagination and add to our understanding of the psychology of people, then I’m interested.

[April 22, 2018]  Immigration remains on the front-burner for many:

  1. Six out of ten voters in Sweden want fewer refugees: poll – https://www.thelocal.se/20180421/six-out-of-ten-voters-in-sweden-want-fewer-refugees-poll
  2. Growing Backlash over Immigration in Europe – https://sonoranorte.wordpress.com/2018/02/06/growing-backlash-over-immigration-in-europe/

[April 21, 2018]  Two good articles from PJ Media:

  1. Black Coffee: The Starbucks Story Is Trash – https://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/black-coffee-starbucks-story-trash/
  2. ‘They Were Never Going to Let Me Be President,’ Said the Woman Who Thought It Was Her Due – https://pjmedia.com/trending/never-going-let-president-said-woman-thought-due/

[April 20, 2018]  Two good articles from the Jewish News Syndicate:

  1. An open letter to the Muslim world – https://www.jns.org/opinion/an-open-letter-to-the-muslim-world/
  2. When bigot preach about bias – https://www.jns.org/opinion/when-bigots-preach-about-bias/

[April 19, 2018]  A look at a “progressive” liberal city and the results:

  1. Clean up San Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads – https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Clean-up-San-Francisco-s-streets-tourist-12839281.php
  2. San Francisco’s Homeless Encampments Expose The Failure Of A Liberal Utopia – http://thefederalist.com/2018/04/11/san-franciscos-homeless-encampments-expose-failure-liberal-utopia/

[April 18, 2018]  Two good & short videos on leadership:

  1. What Great Leaders Actually DO (a YouTube video, 11:39 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SOTBHAcLV4
  2. 7 Essential Qualities of All Great Leaders (a YouTube video, 4:14 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG16EmA2Fe0

[April 17, 2018]  Good articles by T.J. Rice:

  1. Fort Snelling: new vision, old wounds – http://www.startribune.com/locating-fort-snelling-in-a-full-if-painful-history/479737413/
  2. Listen: North Korea negotiations gaining traction? – http://www.startribune.com/listen-north-korea-negotiations-gaining-traction/478194423/

[April 16, 2018]  Articles from one of my favorite writers:

  1. Germany abets a new world order – http://carolineglick.com/germany-abets-a-new-world-war/
  2. Israel and Anne Frank’s Jewishness – http://carolineglick.com/israel-and-anne-franks-jewishness/

[April 15, 2018]  From our friends at PowerLineBlog:

  1. “An Unbelievably Small, Limited” Strike? – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/04/an-unbelievably-small-limited-strike.php
  2. The Factual Feminist on Free Speech – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/04/the-factual-feminist-on-free-speech.php

[April 14, 2018]  From the New Criterion:

  1. Fahrenheit 451 updated – https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2018/4/fahrenheit-451-updated
  2. Sermonizing on the Mount – https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2018/4/sermonizing-on-the-mount-9691

[April 13, 2018]  Lessons from the Iraq War revisited:

  1. America Learned Wrong Lessons From Iraq, Syria Suffers – https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-04-11/u-s-policy-on-syria-is-distorted-by-iraq-war-legacy
  2. Lessons from the Iraq War After 15 Years – https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/united-states-iraq-war-lessons-by-javier-solana-2018-03

[April 12, 2018]  From the First Things website:

  1. The Theology of Foreign Policy – https://www.firstthings.com/article/2018/05/the-theology-of-foreign-policy
  2. The Unspeakable Pleasure – https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2018/04/the-unspeakable-pleasure

[April 11, 2018]  Colleges today and the movement away from thinking:

  1. The Disgrace at Beloit College – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/04/the-disgrace-at-beloit-college.php
  2. Disgraced Debuts – https://news.lafayette.edu/2018/02/22/disgraced-debuts/

[April 10, 2018]  Some good thinking articles by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. The Ideology of Illegal Immigration – https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/illegal-immigration-ideology-orwellian-virtue-signaling/
  2. Trump is Cutting Old Gordian Knots – https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/trump-cuts-gordian-knots-with-unconventional-methods/

[April 9, 2018]  A moral question ignored:

  1. Affirmative Action: Equality or Discrimination? – http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1148&context=honors
  2. CCSU Affirmative Action Plan Discriminates – http://www.courant.com/opinion/op-ed/hc-op-bergman-no-affirmative-action-20180405-story.html

[April 8, 2018]  More from the Gatestone Institute:

  1. France: Soon with No Jews? – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12121/france-no-jews
  2. “Terrorism” Turkish Style – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12124/terrorism-turkish-style

[April 7, 2018]  Corruption at the Clinton Foundation?

  1. How $37 Million from the Clinton Foundation Disappeared in Baltimore – https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/how-37-million-from-the-clinton-foundation-disappeared-in-baltimore/
  2. Part 4 – The Harmon Wilfred Matter: Clinton Foundation CIA Corruption; Did secret CIA deal launch Clinton Foundation & their money laundering schemes – https://artvoice.com/2018/03/09/part-4-harmon-wilfred-matter-clinton-foundation-cia-covert-corruption-secret-cia-deal-launch-clinton-foundation-money-laundering-schemes/#.Wsi2DkxFyUk

[April 6, 2018]  What’s China up to in world affairs?

  1. Spread the Word: China’s War on Christianity Now Blocking Access to Bibles – https://hotair.com/archives/2018/04/05/spread-word-chinas-war-christianity-now-blocks-access-bibles/
  2. Massive Raids in California Shut Down China-Based Marijuana-Slavery Syndicate – https://hotair.com/archives/2018/04/05/massive-raids-california-shut-china-based-marijuana-slavery-syndicate/

[April 5, 2018]  Senator Ted Kennedy and how he was part of the evil core of progressivism:

  1. Chappaquiddick Exposes Ted Kennedy at Last –  https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/chappaquiddick-exposes-ted-kennedy-at-last/
  2. Chappaquiddick Revisited – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/04/chappaquiddick-revisited.php

[April 4, 2018]  Elizabeth Warren, a future presidential candidate, learning to fail:

  1. Elizabeth Warren’s Sad Sick Joke – https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/04/elizabeth-warren-attacks-mick-mulvaney-leadership-cfpb/
  2. Elizabeth Warren is a Fraud – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/04/elizabeth-warren-is-a-fraud.php

[April 3, 2018]  Articles from The American Spectator:

  1. California Commits Massive Medicaid Fraud – https://spectator.org/california-commits-massive-medicaid-fraud/
  2. On Political Nihilism – https://spectator.org/on-political-nihilism-the-census-citizenship-and-civic-pride/

April 2, 2018]  Articles from National Affairs:

  1. How to Think About Patriotism – https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/how-to-think-about-patriotism
  2. The Licensing Logjam – https://www.nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/the-licensing-logjam

[April 1, 2018]  Articles from the Jewish News Syndicate:

  1. The Holocaust continues to Haunt Europe – https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-holocaust-continues-to-haunt-europe/
  2. The great Passover divide: Eaters versus talkers – https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-great-passover-divide-eaters-versus-talkers/

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[March 31, 2018]  Articles from PowerLineBlog:

  1. The Vietnam War Revisited – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/03/the-vietnam-war-revisited.php
  2. Facebook Eyes the Midterms – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/03/facebook-eyes-the-midterms.php

[March 30, 2018]  John Bolton, tough man in a nasty fight:

  1. John Bolton’s knife-fighting skills alarm his critics – https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/28/john-bolton-knife-fighting-490999
  2. John Bolton is Right About the U.N. – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/opinion/john-bolton-un-united-nations.html

[March 29, 2018]  There is a change coming to North Korea and what that is, while still unknown, will be epic:

  1. Rival Korean leaders to meet Apri 27 in historic summit – https://apnews.com/5048c992a91641f1a83580da7b28040b/Rival-Korean-leaders-to-meet-April-27-in-historic-summit
  2. For North Korean Leaders, a train unlike any other – http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/03/27/for-north-korean-leaders-train-unlike-any-other.html

[March 28, 2018]  Critical thinking … do we need it?

  1. Critical Thinking in Turbulent Times – https://www.executivedevelopment.com/critical-thinking-turbulent-times/
  2. Critical Thinking and Questioning Patterns – https://www.state.gov/m/a/os/44874.htm

[March 27, 2018]  Two great videos on “what is leadership?”

  1. Leadership Lessons from GFen. James Mattis (Ret.) [a YouTube video, 16:36 minutes] – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EYU3VTI3IU
  2. What Great Leaders Actually DO [a Youtube video, 11:39 minutes] – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SOTBHAcLV4

[March 26, 2018]  Articles that help us understand the problems of an old, ineffective ideology:

  1. Opening Minds on Campus – https://www.city-journal.org/html/opening-minds-campus-15784.html
  2. Is this the end for the neoliberal world order? – https://www.ocregister.com/2018/03/24/is-this-the-end-for-the-neoliberal-world-order/

[March 25, 2018]  Opinions about John Bolton:

  1. Why John Bolton is no warmonger – https://usa.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/why-john-bolton-is-no-warmonger/
  2. John Bolton on: bombing Iran, North Korea, Russia, and the Iraq War – https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/23/politics/what-john-bolton-said-iraq-iran-north-korea/index.html

[March 24, 2018]  Thoughts on “patriotism:”

  1. How to Think about Patriotism – https://nationalaffairs.com/publications/detail/how-to-think-about-patriotism
  2. The True Meaning of Patriotism – https://fee.org/articles/the-true-meaning-of-patriotism/

[March 23, 2018]  The Minnesota school crisis in a nutshell:

  1. Barking Mad – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/03/barking-mad.php
  2. Hearing Whistles, They Bark – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/03/hearing-whistles-they-bark.php

[March 22, 2018]  From Politico Magazine, two fine articles:

  1. Inside Israel’s Secret Raid on Syria’s Nuclear Reactor – https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/03/20/inside-israels-secret-raid-on-syrias-nuclear-reactor-217663
  2. Washington’s Most Powerful Anti-Pot Official Is Named Sessions. It’s Not Who You Think. – https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/03/21/washingtons-most-powerful-anti-pot-official-is-named-sessions-its-not-who-you-think-217662

[March 21, 2018]  Constitutional issues on the floor of the US Congress heats up for debate:

  1. To Restore Free Speech, Discipline is Necessary – https://amgreatness.com/2018/03/20/to-restore-free-speech-discipline-is-necessary/
  2. The Constitutional Freedom Not to Promote Abortion – http://www.libertylawsite.org/2018/03/20/the-constitutional-freedom-not-to-promote-abortion-nifla-becerra/

[March 20, 2018]  For some great reading, take a look at The Center of the American Experiment:

  1. It wasn’t luck that made Ireland’s Celtic Tiger roar – https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/03/wasnt-luck-made-irelands-celtic-tiger-roar/
  2. The Sleight of Hand Behind Renewable-Energy Job Numbers – https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/03/sleight-hand-behind-renewable-energy-job-numbers/

[March 19, 2018]  Fine articles on the lack of discipline in public schools because of legacy policies that allow it:

  1. Undisciplined: Chaos may be coming to Minnesota classrooms, by decree – http://www.startribune.com/undisciplined-chaos-may-be-coming-to-minnesota-classrooms-by-decree/477145923/
  2. Must Read: Kersten Expose on Coming Chaos in MN Classrooms – https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/03/must-read-kersten-expose-coming-chaos-mn-classrooms/

[March 18, 2018]  PowerLine has a series called “Tales from the Ivory Tower” about the decline of the university system and certainly worth reading (here are 2 of them):

  1. Who You Callin’ A ‘Hoogleraar’? – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/03/who-you-callin-a-hoogleraar.php
  2. The Higher Ed Crack Up Begins – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/03/the-higher-ed-crack-up-begins.php

[March 17, 2018]  The City Journal continues with some thoughtful articles:

  1. “Equity” Before Security – https://www.city-journal.org/html/equity-security-15747.html
  2. Judicial Depravity in California – https://www.city-journal.org/html/judicial-depravity-california-15768.html

[March 16, 2018]  Insightful articles in the Jewish World Review:

  1. Lessons from Germany’s ‘Spring Offensive’ 100 Years Later – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0318/hanson031518.php3
  2. Netanyahu’s new mandate to lead – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0318/glick031518.php3

[March 15, 2018]  Book reviews of some thought-provoking books by The Hedgehog Review:

  1. The Jefferson Brand by Timothy C. Jacobson – http://www.iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2017_Fall_JacobsonEXC.php
  2. Next Door Neighbors: The Crisis of Urban Anonymity – http://www.iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2017_Summer_Dunkelman.php

[March 14, 2018]  Some good ideas about important issues today in The Federalist:

  1. A ‘Good-Faith’ Argument About Socialism Doesn’t Start By Dismissing Its History – http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/13/good-faith-arguments-on-socialism-dont-start-by-dismissing-its-history/
  2. America’s Gun Violence Represents A Failure of Leadership, Not Laws – http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/14/americas-gun-violence-represents-a-failure-of-leadership-not-laws/

[March 13, 2018]  Articles worth reading from First Things:

  1. The Ignoble Lie – https://www.firstthings.com/article/2018/04/the-ignoble-lie
  2. Evangelicalism After Billy Graham – https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2018/03/evangelicalism-after-billy-graham

[March 12, 2018]  Heather MacDonald in action!

  1. The Campus Victim Cult – https://www.city-journal.org/html/campus-victim-cult-15644.html
  2. Heather MacDonald on Twitter – https://twitter.com/HeatherMcDonald

[March 11, 2018]  BREXIT politics is still confusing to everyone … but the people know what they don’t want:

  1. This is not a negotiation – http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/this-is-not-a-negotiation/21188#.WqT2ykxFyUk
  2. Brexit or a Road to Nowhere? – http://www.pressreader.com/spain/costa-levante-news/20180309/282067687447287

[March 10, 2018]  Worthy articles from The Spiked Review:

  1. The paradox of patriotism – http://www.spiked-online.com/spiked-review/article/the-patriotism-paradox/21175#.WqOryUxFyUl
  2. Orwell’s people and the people’s Brexit – http://www.spiked-online.com/spiked-review/article/orwells-people-and-the-peoples-brexit#.WqOtA0xFyUk

[March 9, 2018]  Two worthwhile reads by Jeffrey Lord:

  1. Trump to North Korea is Nixon Goes to China – https://spectator.org/trump-to-north-korea-is-nixon-goes-to-china/
  2. Jared and Ivanka: Trump’s Trump Cards – https://spectator.org/jared-and-ivanka-trumps-trump-cards/

[March 8, 2018]  Articles from the Jewish World Review that deserve reading:

  1. The rapid ‘progress’ of progressivism – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0318/hanson030818.php3
  2. Louis Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism and the silence of the left – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0318/kass030818.php3

[March 7, 2018]  The legal fight over ‘sanctuary’ states and cities begins:

  1. Trump administration goes on offense, sues California over sanctuary laws – https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/06/trump-california-sanctuary-laws-443835?lo=ap_c1
  2. California Lawmakers Vow to Fight Trump Administration’s Lawsuit Targeting ‘Sanctuary State’ Bills – http://ktla.com/2018/03/06/california-lawmakers-vow-to-fight-trump-administrations-lawsuit-targeting-sanctuary-state-bills/

[March 6, 2018] Some of my favorite military leadership websites that deserve checking out:

  1. General Leadership – https://generalleadership.com/
  2. The Military Leader – http://www.themilitaryleader.com/

[March 5, 2018]  Two good articles from the Tablet:

  1. Requiem for Syria – http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/256460/requiem-for-syria
  2. In Ukrainian Politics, It’s Fear, Loathing, and Chaos – http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/256752/in-ukrainian-politics-its-fear-loathing-and-chaos

[March 4, 2018]  Racism today and the rush to justice leaves some wondering if we are doing the right thing:

  1. Deborah Bucknam: Systemic racism – https://vtdigger.org/2018/03/02/deborah-bucknam-systemic-racism/
  2. Half a Century of Blaming White Racism for Black American’s Problems – https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/03/half_a_century_of_blaming_white_racism_for_black_americas_problems.html

[March 3, 2018]  More about the failure of socialism in Venezuela:

  1. Can Venezuela Be Saved? – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/01/magazine/can-venezuela-be-saved.html
  2. A photographer’s journey out of Venezuela – https://ca.news.yahoo.com/photographers-journey-venezuela-155230968.html

[March 2, 2018]  … and now a little humor on a Friday:

  1. Michael P. Ramirez cartoon website – http://www.michaelpramirez.com/index.html
  2. The 7 best political cartoons of the week – http://theweek.com/articles/590309/7-best-political-cartoons-week

[March 1, 2018]  Some are deeply concerned that freedom of speech is being eliminated one small step at a time:

  1. The Free Speech Debate – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-free-speech-debate/
  2. Conservatives and Freedom of Speech – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/conservatives-and-freedom-of-speech/

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[February 28, 2018]  The Whitehouse deal with Iran under Obama is having unforeseen consequences:

  1. Top U.S. General: Iranian Regional Meddling Has Increased Since Nuclear Deal – http://www.weeklystandard.com/top-u.s.-general-iranian-regional-meddling-has-increased-since-nuclear-deal/article/2011752
  2. Saudis Reportedly Seek Parity With Iran In Nuclear Power Deal With U.S. – https://www.rferl.org/a/saudi-arabia-seeks-parity-iran-nuclear-power-deal-negotiating-us-perry-/29064807.html

[February 27, 2018]  The movie ‘Black Panther’ and what it says about us:

  1. What ‘Black Panther’ Says About American Identity- https://amgreatness.com/2018/02/25/black-panther-says-american-identity/
  2. ‘Black Panther’ and the American Dream – https://amgreatness.com/2018/02/25/black-panther-american-dream/

[February 26, 2018]  Shedding a lie is difficult, especially when you are seen to clearly benefit from it:

  1. Elizabeth Warren’s stealth campaign to shed ‘Pocahontas’ – https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/26/elizabeth-warren-pocahontas-2020-campaign-423411
  2. Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Pocahontas’ Controversy – https://www.factcheck.org/2017/12/elizabeth-warrens-pocahontas-controversy/

[February 25, 2018]  Talk about ‘wardrobe’ malfunctions?  When it is done on purpose, it cannot get funnier!

  1. The Embarrassing, Hilarious, Can’t-Look-Away Trudeau Show – https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/02/the_embarrassing_hilarious_cantlookaway_trudeau_show.html
  2. Justin Trudeau’s wardrobe mocked during India visit – http://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/2018/02/23/justin-trudeaus-wardrobe-mocked-during-india-visit-too-indian-even-for-indian.html

[February 24, 2018]  CNN bias on display?

  1. Dana Loesch: Here’s The Real Story Of What Happened At CNN’s GarbageTown Hall – http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/23/dana-loesch-heres-real-story-happened-cnns-garbage-town-hall/
  2. Colton Haab vs. CNN – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/colton-haab-vs-cnn.php

[February 23, 2018]  Does China’s military and economic buildup threatens the world?

  1. Taiwan and the Growing Chinese Threat – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/taiwan-and-the-growing-chinese-threat.php
  2. US Navy says China’s military buildup won’t stop patrols – http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/navy-officer-us-bullied-china-china-sea-53161089

[February 22, 2018]  Are “progressive” state government policies causing the destruction of a once great state?

  1. Is California Starting to Circle the Drain? – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/is-california-starting-to-spiral-the-drain.php
  2. California Suicide Watch, Part 2 – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/california-suicide-watch-part-2.php

[February 21, 2018]  The gun control frenzy:

  1. Gun Control Hysteria Sweeps the Left – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/gun-control-hysteria-sweeps-the-left.php
  2. Public Views about Guns (nice graphic) – http://www.people-press.org/2017/06/22/public-views-about-guns/#total

[February 20, 2018]  Articles from FrontPage Magazine:

  1. Fatal Bureau of Investigation – https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269367/fatal-bureau-investigation-lloyd-billingsley
  2. Europe’s Future Nightmare – https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269364/europes-future-nightmare-baby-muhammad-jihad-raymond-Ibrahim

[February 19, 2018]  Two practical websites for the man or woman who maintains their mental stamina:

  1. Urgent Agenda – http://urgentagenda.com/
  2. Steyn Online – https://www.steynonline.com/

[February 18, 2018]  Book reviews worth reading from the New York Times:

  1. DIRECTORATE S – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/31/books/review/steve-coll-directorate-s.html
  2. THE TRIUMPTH OF CHRISTIANITY – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/13/books/review/bart-d-ehrman-the-triumph-of-christianity.html

[February 17, 2018]  Articles by Michelle Malkin … “it’s the facts ma’am”:

  1. Science, secrecy, and lies in Oklahoma – http://michellemalkin.com/2018/02/13/science-secrecy-and-lies-in-oklahoma/
  2. Holtzclaw update: Parole hearing, secret hearings, and conflicts galore – http://michellemalkin.com/2018/02/07/holtzclaw-update-parole-hearing-secret-hearings-and-conflicts-galore/

[February 16, 2018]  Two good articles from the American Affairs Journal:

  1. Romance and Socialism in J.S. Mills – https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2017/05/romance-socialism-j-s-mill/
  2. The Two-Board Knot: Zoning, Schools, and Inequality – https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2017/11/two-board-knot-zoning-schools-inequality/

[February 15, 2018]  Strategy, winning, and leadership:

  1. Who’s Really Winning the North Korea Standoff? – https://amgreatness.com/2018/02/14/whos-really-winning-north-korea-standoff/
  2. Don’t Retire our Stealth Bombers – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/456392/dont-retire-stealth-bombers-budget-better

[February 14, 2018]  Is the government of Iran falling apart?

  1. Why the Islamic Republic of Iran is Doomed – https://pjmedia.com/michaelledeen/islamic-republic-iran-doomed/
  2. How American Media Spin-Doctored the Iranian Protests – http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-american-media-spin-doctored-the-iranian-protests/

[February 13, 2018]  Two good articles today from the Federalist:

  1. Dear America: Your New Media Absolutely Hates You – http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/12/dear-america-news-media-absolutely-hates/
  2. Watch Bill Murray Savage Identity Politics: ‘Think About What Is Common To All Of Us’ – http://thefederalist.com/2018/02/12/watch-bill-murray-savage-identity-politics-think-common-us/

[February 12, 2018]  Book reviews from the New York Review of Books:

  1. The Inspired Voyage of Patrick Leigh Fermor – http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2014/06/19/inspired-voyage-patrick-leigh-fermor/
  2. When Government Drew the Color Line – http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/02/22/when-government-drew-the-color-line/

[February 11, 2018]  Two good articles from Law and Liberty:

  1. Three Fifths of All Other Persons – http://www.libertylawsite.org/2018/02/05/three-fifths-of-all-other-persons/
  2. The Steep Costs of Judges as Institutional Reform Advocates – www.libertylawsite.org/2018/02/08/the-steep-costs-of-judges-as-institutional-reform-advocates/

[February 10, 2018]  The decline of trust and confidence in the news media continues:

  1. The Newseum is a monument of absurd self-praise – http://www.nationalreview.com/article/456243/newseum-journalists-idolatry
  2. Chaos in the newsroom: Newsweek next in line to fall? – http://www.worldfuturetv.com/live/bizfuture/chaos-newsroom-newsweek-next-line-fall/

[February 9, 2018]  ISIS is not destroyed and coordination between some Islamic countries and Israel continues:

  1. Egyptian security forces launch major offensive against ISIS – http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/02/egyptian_security_forces_launch_major_offensive_against_isis.html
  2. Qatar working closely with Israel to channel aid to Gaza, says Doha official – https://www.timesofisrael.com/qatar-working-closely-with-israel-to-channel-aid-to-gaza-says-qatari-official/

[February 8, 2018]

  1. Why Poland’s ‘Death Camp’ Law Should Have All Of Us Worried – http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2018/02/07/holocaust-blame-law-nir-eisikovits
  2. Why Poland’s ‘Death Camp’ Law Is So Dangerous – https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-why-polands-death-camp-law-is-so-dangerous-1.5439357

[February 7, 2018]  Two good articles from the Jewish World Review:

  1. Israel’s immigration crisis is a Lesson for Trump – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0218/chafets020718.php3
  2. Actually, Things Are Pretty Good and Getting Better – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0218/purcell020618.php3

[February 6, 2018]  The writers at Power Line Blog have returned to the airwaves with some provocative ideas:

  1. The Power Line Show, Ep. 54: The Next Iranian Revolution? – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/the-power-line-show-ep-54-the-next-iranian-revolution.php
  2. The Power Line Show, Ep. 53: When Harry Became Sally – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/02/power-line-show-episode-53-when-harry-became-sally.php

[February 5, 2018]  Yes, I was invited to watch Super Bowl LII at a friend’s house (Eagle fans) and watched the whole game.  With that behind us, my favorite commercial was by Doritos and Mountain Dew starring Morgan Freeman and Pete Dinklage:

  1. 2018 Super Bowl Commercials: Grading the Best and the Worst Ads – http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2756622-2018-super-bowl-commercials-grading-the-best-and-worst-ads
  2. People are going crazy over Doritos’ hilarious Super Bowl commercial – and it’s even more brilliant than you realize – http://www.businessinsider.com/doritos-super-bowl-commercial-2018-2

[February 4, 2018]  The family: is it in decline … or not?

  1. When Family Values Pay – https://www.city-journal.org/html/when-family-values-pay-15658.html
  2. Family Values: What Has Happened To The Family? A Commentary – http://annettebromley.expertscolumn.com/article/family-values-what-has-happened-family-commentary

[February 3, 2018]  Two articles worth reading from The Washington Free Beacon:

  1. The Back to the Future Democrats – freebeacon.com/columns/back-future-democrats/
  2. FBI Used Dossier Funded by Clinton Election Campaign to Spy on Trump Advisor – http://freebeacon.com/national-security/fbi-used-dossier-funded-clinton-election-campaign-spy-trump-adviser/

[February 2, 2018]  Two articles in American Greatness that address the “Progressive” reaction to President Trump’s State of the Union address:

  1. In Trump, the Churlish Left Finally Meets Its Match – https://amgreatness.com/2018/02/01/trump-churlish-left-finally-meets-match/
  2. Night of the Living Dead – https://amgreatness.com/2018/02/01/night-living-dead/

[February 1, 2018]  ‘America First’ … what does it mean?

  1. Americans First – https://www.city-journal.org/html/americans-first-15700.html
  2. Read Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ Policy Speech – http://time.com/4309786/read-donald-trumps-america-first-foreign-policy-speech/

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[January 31, 2018]  A few comments on last night’s State of the Union speech by U.S. President Donald Trump:

  1. A Tremendous Performance by President Trump – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/a-tremendous-performance-by-president-trump.php
  2. Preparing for State of the Union, Trump says he’s learning to govern with ‘heart’ – https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/30/trump-learning-govern-heart-unity/1080622001/

[January 30, 2018]  Two very good articles from Hillsdale College:

  1. Are We Free to Discuss America’s Real Problems? – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/are-we-free-to-discuss-americas-real-problems/
  2. Three Lessons of Statesmanship – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/three-lessons-statesmanship/

[January 29, 2018]  A couple of good articles from the New York Daily News:

  1. A historic Holocaust awareness awakening in Saudi Arabia, of all places – http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/holocaust-awareness-awakening-saudi-arabia-places-article-1.3780749
  2. Reader sound off on Jane Fonda, evangelicals and homeless shelters – http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/jan-27-jane-fonda-evangelicals-homeless-shelters-article-1.3781832

[January 28, 2018]  New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and high-level corruption:

  1. De Blasio’s Corruption Shadow – https://www.city-journal.org/html/de-blasio’s-corruption-shadow-15687.html
  2. Bill de Blasio’s broken ethical compass – http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/bill-de-blasio-broken-ethical-compass-article-1.3781883

[January 27, 2018]  Interesting take on memory and how it affects our views on the world:

  1. Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read – https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/01/what-was-this-article-about-again/551603/
  2. Memory and Forgetting (NPR Radio Lab, podcast 1:00:55 minutes) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forgetting_curve

[January 26, 2018]  The FBI and its brewing decline:

  1. The Sad Decline of the FBI – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/the-sad-decline-of-the-fbi-you-read-it-here-first.php
  2. In Search of Lost Texts (the series) – http://www.powerlineblog.com/?s=in+search+of+lost+texts&x=0&y=0

[January 25, 2018]  Is there really a massive scandal at the FBI?

  1. Evidence suggests a massive scandal is brewing at the FBI – https://nypost.com/2018/01/23/evidence-suggests-a-massive-scandal-is-brewing-at-the-fbi/
  2. The FBI Scandal Hiding in Plain Site – https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-12-14/the-fbi-scandal-hiding-in-plain-sight

[January 24, 2018]  Garrison Keillor, a message for us all:

  1. Garrison Keillor, Horn Dog – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/garrison-keillor-horn-dog.php
  2. Investigation: For some who lived in it, Keillor’s world was not funny – https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/01/23/keillor-workplace

[January 23, 2018]  The failure of the state of California:

  1. California Turns Law Enforcement Upside Down – https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/01/22/california_turns_law_enforcement_upside_down_136060.html
  2. California lawmakers have tried for 50 years to fix the state’s housing crisis.  Here’s why they’ve failed – http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-pol-ca-housing-supply/

[January 22, 2018]  Two good articles by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. Mythologies of Illegal Immigration – https://amgreatness.com/2018/01/21/mythologies-illegal-immigration/
  2. Is Trump Really Crazy? – https://amgreatness.com/2018/01/08/trump-really-crazy/

[January 20-21, 2018]  There are no link pages today.  I’ll be camping with the Boy Scouts.

[January 19, 2018]  Improving government agencies takes courage … and a change in the law:

  1. Does the VA Point the Way Toward Agency Reform? – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/does-the-va-point-the-way-toward-agency-reform.php
  2. Thousands of Poor Performers are No Longer at VA, Shulkin Boasts – https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/thousands-of-poor-performers-are-no-longer-at-va-shulkin-boasts/

[January 18, 2018]  Two good articles from Campus Reform:

  1. MLK Day speaker promotes BDS to counter ‘pressure’ from right – https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10397
  2. Pro-socialism prof blames capitalism for world wars, slavery – https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10395

[January 17, 2018]  The open secret of racism of the American leftists:

  1. The Relative Racism of the American Left – https://spectator.org/the-reflexive-racism-of-the-american-left/
  2. Volume VI – Progressive Racism – blackbookoftheamericanleft.com/volume-vi/

[January 16, 2017]  Some insight into Socialism’s ills by John Hinderaker at PowerLineBlog.com:

  1. CNN: Socialism is Cool! – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/cnn-socialism-is-cool.php
  2. Socialism Causes Underage Prostitution – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/11/socialism-causes-underage-prostitution.php

[January 15, 2018] Martin Luther King, Jr. Day:

  1. Martin Luther King Day is Now More Popular Than Presidents Day – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-15/martin-luther-king-day-is-now-more-popular-than-president-s-day
  2. Celebrate MLK’s Birthday By Embracing His Last Message – https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/celebrate-mlks-birthday-by-embracing-his-last-message_us_5a593bf7e4b003efadb6ada4?utm_hp_ref=martin-luther-king

[January 14, 2018] Two interesting articles by Andrew Klavan:

  1. The Great Question – https://www.city-journal.org/html/great-question-14575.html
  2. The Silent Nasty – https://www.city-journal.org/html/silent-nasty-14394.html

[January 13, 2018]  Clarity and truth seem to matter not:

  1. Of Crudeness and Truth – https://www.city-journal.org/html/crudeness-and-truth-15668.html
  2. Supercut: CNN Anchors Love Saying ‘Sh**hole’ on the Air – https://news.grabien.com/story-supercut-cnn-anchors-love-saying-shthole-air

[January 12, 2018]  A normal person would think Europe learned its lesson about appeasing dictators by now:

  1. Europe’s High Representative for Appeasement – https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-01-09/federica-mogherini-europe-s-high-representative-for-appeasement
  2. The EU Global Strategy Year 1 – https://europa.eu/globalstrategy/en/global-strategy-foreign-and-security-policy-european-union

[January 11, 2018]  Articles on the Michael Wolff effect:

  1. Michael Wolff, Golden Globes, and the Failure of the Artistic Class – http://observer.com/2018/01/michael-wolff-golden-globes-artistic-class/
  2. Michael Wolff’s Expose Sparks Fury inside the White House – http://observer.com/2018/01/is-everything-in-michael-wolffs-book-on-donald-trump-true/

[January 10, 2018]  Two good book reviews at the Claremont:

  1. Tet Offensive – https://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/tet-defensive/
  2. The People’s Revolution – https://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/the-peoples-revolution/

[January 9, 2108]  Two good articles from the Gatestone Institute:

  1. Mass Migration: Uninvited Guests – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11625/mass-migration-uninvited-guests
  2. France’s War Against Firefighters and Police – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/11697/france-firefighters-police

[January 8, 2018]  Rank hypocrisy at the Golden Globes award ceremony:

  1. The post-Weinstein Golden Globes was an exercise in hypocrisy: https://nypost.com/2018/01/08/the-post-weinstein-golden-globes-was-an-exercise-in-hypocrisy/
  2. The Hypocrisy of #WhyWeWearBlack at the Golden Globes: https://thescoodie.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/the-hypocrisy-of-whywewearblack-at-the-golden-globes/

[January 7, 2018]  A link between Turkey and Iran is a “new” development:

  1. The Biggest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Recent History: http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/schanzer-jonathan-the-biggest-sanctions-evasion-scheme-in-recent-history/
  2. Witness links Turkish leader Erdogan to Iran sanctions busting: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/witness-says-turkey-s-erdogan-ordered-movement-iranian-cash-n825271

[January 6, 2018]  Book reviews about North Korean escapees:

  1. Book Review: What to Read if You Want to Know More About North Korea: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/01/books/review/nicholas-kristof-north-korea.html
  2. Book Review: What to Read About North Korea: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/books/review/what-to-read-about-north-korea.html

[January 5, 2018]  Two good articles from The Weekly Standard:

  1. The Crack-up of Theocracy: http://www.weeklystandard.com/the-crack-up-of-theocracy/article/2011038
  2. A Deafening Silence: http://www.weeklystandard.com/editorial-a-deafening-silence/article/2011025

[January 4, 2018]  Two more good articles from the Tablet:

  1. The Ayatollah Empire is Rotting Away: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/252374/ayatollah-empire-is-rotting-away
  2. Realism and the Kurds: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/250592/realism-and-the-kurds

[January 3, 2018]  Iran and their protests; cause and effect?

  1. Is Obama Responsible for the Iranian Protests?  http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/is-obama-responsible-for-the-iranian-protests.php
  2. The Worst Thing for Iran’s Protesters?  U.S. Silence:  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/opinion/iran-protests-silence-america.html

[January 2, 2018]  Two good articles from Commentary Magazine:

  1. An Iranian Revolution of National Dignity: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy/middle-east/iran/iranian-revolution-national-dignity/
  2. The Death Rattle of Obama’s Reputation: https://www.commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy/the-death-rattle-of-obamas-foreign-policy-record-susan-rice/

[January 1, 2018]  Two good articles from the Tablet:

  1. Why Can’t the American Media Cover the Protests in Iran?: http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/252332/why-cant-the-american-media-cover-the-protest-in-iran
  2. Why Soviet Jews Have ‘Christmas’ Trees: http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/157346/why-soviet-jews-have-christmas-trees