Daily Favorites (December 12, 2019)


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.  Normally, I post two (2) articles that I think are pretty good.

[December 12, 2019]  A struggle for freedom is ignored in the liberal West:

  1. A Defiant Stand for Freedom – https://www.city-journal.org/hong-kong-struggle-against-tyranny
  2. Beijing has no endgame for the Hong Kong uprising – https://nypost.com/2019/12/10/beijing-has-no-endgame-for-the-hong-kong-uprising/

[December 11, 2019]  From the Hoover Institution:

  1. If We Leave – https://www.hoover.org/research/if-we-leave
  2. Terry Moe on Educational Reform, Katrina, and Hidden Power (with audio 1:10:43 minutes) – https://www.econtalk.org/terry-moe-on-educational-reform-katrina-and-hidden-power/

[December 10, 2019]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. Europe No Longer Hides Its Hostility to Israel – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15264/europe-hostility-israel
  2. ‘Deadly Delusions’: Europe’s Deradicalization Programs – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15257/europe-deradicalization-programs

[December 9, 2019]  From the NY Post Opinion section:

  1. The cutting-edge drive to make New York … boring – https://nypost.com/2019/11/03/the-cutting-edge-drive-to-make-new-york-boring/
  2. Revolting against Iran’s imperialism – https://nypost.com/2019/12/07/revolting-against-irans-imperialism/

[December 8, 2019]  From the Claremont Book Review:

  1. DESTINY AND DNA – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/destiny-and-dna/
  2. SOCRATES’ FAILURES – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/socrates-failures/

[December 7, 2019]  Pearl Harbor Day – a time to learn:

  1. Thoughts on Pearl Harbor attack – http://www.chathamstartribune.com/opinion/article_32ca1306-d530-11e7-8405-9f68f6fa1af5.html
  2. On Pearl Harbor Anniversary, Just 3 Survivors of USS Arizona Remain – https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/12/07/pearl-harbor-anniversary-just-3-survivors-uss-arizona-remain.html

[December 6, 2019]  Protests in France, what’s up?

  1. Yellow vests, blue vests and red scarves — Here’s why the French are protesting – https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/01/why-the-french-are-protesting.html
  2. France strike: Police under attack as masked activists infiltrate Paris protest – https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/france-strike-police-under-attack-as-masked-activists-infiltrate-paris-protest-f6cgfrtvc

[December 5, 2019]  From American Greatness:

  1. Leninism: The Highest Stage of Progressivism – https://amgreatness.com/2019/12/04/leninism-the-highest-stage-of-progressivism/
  2. Can Americans Still be Bigger Than Their Differences? – https://amgreatness.com/2019/12/04/can-americans-still-be-bigger-than-their-differences/

[December 4, 2019]  Heroes, what are they?

  1. The Non-Jewish Pole Who Snuck Into Auschwitz to Document Its Horrors – https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/history-ideas/2019/12/the-non-jewish-pole-who-snuck-into-auschwitz-to-document-its-horrors/
  2. 7 Famous Heroes in the Bible – https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/7-famous-heroes-in-the-bible/

[December 3, 2019]  From HotAir:

  1. Prominent Historians Criticize The NY Times’ 1619 Project As ‘Biased,’ ‘Anti-Historical’ – https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2019/11/30/prominent-historians-criticize-ny-times-1619-project/
  2. Why NYC Feels So Much Less Safe, Even When Major Crime Is Still Down – https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/12/nyc-feels-much-less-safe-even-major-crime-still/

[December 2, 2019]  Something is happening in Iran that is good for the people of that country:

  1. With Brutal Crackdown, Iran Is Convulsed by Worst Unrest in 40 Years – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/01/world/middleeast/iran-protests-deaths.html
  2. REPORT: IRAN PROTESTS ARE THE MOST SERIOUS IN 40 YEARS – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/12/report-iran-protests-are-the-most-serious-in-40-years.php

[December 1, 2019]  A little humor to start the month of December:

  1. California Christians Must Now Register Bibles As Assault Weapons – https://babylonbee.com/news/california-christians-must-now-register-bibles-assault-weapons
  2. Mexican Restaurant Under Fire For Racially Profiling White Girl, Offering Her Mild Hot Sauce – https://babylonbee.com/news/mexican-restaurant-under-fire-for-racially-profiling-white-girl-offering-her-mild-hot-sauce

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[November 30, 2109]  From Gatestone Institute:

  1. France: “We Want to Regain Control of Our Migration Policy” – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15151/france-control-migration-policy
  2. China Adopts Malicious “Cybersecurity” Rules – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15230/china-adopts-malicious-cybersecurity-rules

[November 29, 2019]  From the Global Warming Policy Forum:

  1. MASS DEATH DIES HARD – https://www.thegwpf.org/content/uploads/2017/07/Clive-James.pdf
  2. The Climate Wars And The Damage To Science – https://www.thegwpf.org/matt-ridley-the-climate-wars-and-the-damage-to-science/

[November 28, 2019]  Messages for Thanksgiving Day:

  1. Socrates’ prescription for a ‘reasonable’ Thanksgiving – https://nypost.com/2019/11/27/socrates-prescription-for-a-reasonable-thanksgiving/
  2. Celebrating the most American holiday – https://nypost.com/2019/11/27/celebrating-the-most-american-holiday/

[November 27, 2019]  From the Hoover Institution:

  1. The Libertarian: Against ‘Common Good Capitalism’ – https://www.hoover.org/research/libertarian-against-common-good-capitalism
  2. The Libertarian: Crime & Punishment & Politics – https://www.hoover.org/research/libertarian-crime-punishment-politics

[November 26, 2019]  From The National Interest:

  1. Pro-China Forces ‘Annihilated’ in Hong Kong Election – https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/pro-china-forces-%E2%80%98annihilated%E2%80%99-hong-kong-election-99337
  2. Will Iran Become the Next Soviet Union (As In Bankrupted by Massive Military Spending)? – https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/will-iran-become-next-soviet-union-bankrupted-massive-military-spending-99352

[November 25, 2019]  From the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists:

  1. Exposed: China’s Operating Manuals For Mass Internment And Arrest By Algorithm – https://www.icij.org/investigations/china-cables/exposed-chinas-operating-manuals-for-mass-internment-and-arrest-by-algorithm/
  2. Xinjiang’s Architect Of Mass Detention: Zhu Hailun – https://www.icij.org/investigations/china-cables/xinjiangs-architect-of-mass-detention-zhu-hailun/

[November 24, 2019]  From the American Mind:

  1. A Canon, If You Can Keep It – https://americanmind.org/post/a-canon-if-you-can-keep-it/
  2. Be a Man – https://americanmind.org/post/be-a-man/

[November 23, 2019]  From the American Affairs Journal:

  1. America’s Drift toward Feudalism – https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2019/11/americas-drift-toward-feudalism/
  2. The Socialist Revival – https://americanaffairsjournal.org/2019/11/the-socialist-revival/

[November 22, 2019]  From Real Clear Defense:

  1. Embassy Engulfed – Critical Incident in a Watershed Year – https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/11/21/embassy_engulfed__critical_incident_in_a_watershed_year_114861.html
  2. New Terrorism in the Wake of Withdrawal – https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2019/11/22/new_terrorism_in_the_wake_of_withdrawal_114863.html

[November 21, 2019]  The West  largely ignores the Hong Kong vs. China fight:

  1. At Hong Kong university, a daring escape but fears of bloodshed – https://yournews.com/2019/11/18/1314900/besieged-hong-kong-protesters-prepare-for-bloody-crackdown-as-u-s/
  2. Top 2020 Democrats punt on China’s Hong Kong crackdown threat – https://www.axios.com/2020-democrats-hong-kong-protests-93680b3a-5d48-4202-8c87-3a4e832ba1c5.html

[November 20, 2019]  From the New York Post Opinion section:

  1. Coming soon: Bloomberg apologies for everything else he did right as mayor – https://nypost.com/2019/11/19/coming-soon-bloomberg-apologies-for-everything-else-he-did-right-as-mayor/
  2. Alexander Vindman condemned himself in his impeachment testimony – https://nypost.com/2019/11/19/alexander-vindman-condemned-himself-in-his-impeachment-testimony/

[November 19, 2019]  Another democratic movement being crushed:

  1. Campus under siege as Hong Kong police battle protesters – https://apnews.com/1575c7c2ce5c4cc3a572741b1e806320
  2. Hong Kong: police say surrender is only option for protesters – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/nov/18/hong-kong-protests-up-to-800-trapped-as-police-lay-siege-to-university

[November 18, 2019]  From the City Journal:

  1. Europe and Its Enemies – https://www.city-journal.org/europe-and-its-enemies
  2. The Best a Man Can Get – https://www.city-journal.org/gillette-boycott

[November 17, 2019]  From Politico:

  1. The Rise of the Battleground Campus – https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2019/11/15/2020-election-college-campus-politics-battleground-states-070076
  2. How Vocational Education Got a 21st Century Reboot – https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/12/vocational-tech-school-training-policy-228049

[November 16, 2019]  A little humor from The Babylon Bee:

  1. Airport Revenues Soar After Allowing Travelers To Pay To Turn Off CNN – https://babylonbee.com/news/airport-revenues-soar-after-allowing-travelers-to-pay-to-turn-off-cnn
  2. Capitol Building To Be Decorated As Giant Circus Tent For Duration Of Impeachment Hearings – https://babylonbee.com/news/capitol-building-replaced-with-giant-circus-tent-for-duration-of-impeachment-hearings

[November 15, 2019]  This is why so many people have stopped watching professional football:

  1. REPORT: REDSKINS WILL ATTEND KAEPERNICK WORKOUT. WHY? – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/11/report-redskins-will-attend-kaepernick-workout-why.php
  2. COLIN KAEPERNICK GETS A WORKOUT – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/11/colin-kaepernick-gets-a-workout.php

[November 14, 2019]  The City of Baltimore continues to decline socially and its leadership doesn’t realize they are the cause:

  1. Mayor Jack Young Calls Recent Violent Incidents Involving Teenagers ‘Unacceptable’ – https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/11/12/baltimore-violence-mayor-jack-young-reaction/
  2. Baltimore needs something more than an always ‘concerned’ Mayor Young – https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/readers-respond/bs-ed-rr-young-mayor-election-letter-20191023-tazqglllsrfppd4fhadpsflaty-story.html

[November 13, 2019]  From Michelle Malkin:

  1. Surrendering to SPLC’s Lazy Media Lemmings – http://michellemalkin.com/2019/10/09/surrendering-to-splcs-lazy-media-lemmings/
  2. Laura Loomer: Disrupter for Congress – http://michellemalkin.com/2019/10/23/laura-loomer-disrupter-for-congress/

[November 12, 2019]  From the New Criterion:

  1. Thinking about the Ottoman threat – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2019/11/thinking-about-the-ottoman-threat
  2. Barbarians in the academy – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2019/11/barbarians-in-the-academy

[November 11, 2019]  Veterans Day 2019 – Do we honor the sacrifice or the veteran?

  1. What It’s Really Like to Fight a War – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/11/opinion/veterans-day-letters.html
  2. Soldier’s final flight a poignant reminder of the cost paid by some veterans – https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2019/11/10/veterans-day-memory-soldiers-final-flight-gives-us-pause/2522454001/

[November 10, 2019]  Yesterday was the 30th Anniversary of the Berlin’s Wall Fall:

  1. Germany celebrates 30th anniversary of Berlin Wall’s fall – http://news.trust.org/item/20191109105403-4qe5a
  2. THE FALL OF THE WALL, 30 YEARS LATER – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/11/the-fall-of-the-wall-30-years-later.php

[November 9, 2019]  From National Review:

  1. Howdy, Hater! – https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/howdy-hater/
  2. Save the Planet (Except the Babies) – https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/11/save-the-planet-except-the-babies/

[November 8, 2019]  Distrust of the news media is of their own making:

  1. IS IT ANY WONDER THE AMERICAN PUBLIC DISTRUSTS THE MEDIA? – https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/347694/
  2. Lost in their own deceptions – https://lmtribune.com/opinion/lost-in-their-own-deceptions/article_78c3f103-bde3-5597-b09d-97eaf990a5db.html

[November 7, 2019]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. Middle East: The Anti-Iran Revolution is Well Underway – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15140/middle-east-anti-iran
  2. Do Not Support China’s Huawei, Cripple It Instead – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15138/china-cripple-huawei

[November 6, 2019]  From the Federalist:

  1. Leaked: ABC News Anchor Claims The Network Squashed Jeffrey Epstein Story Three Years Ago – https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/05/leaked-abc-news-anchor-claims-jeffrey-epstein-story-three-years-ago/
  2. Glenn Harlan Reynolds On Social Media Mobs And The Last Hope For Digital Free Speech – https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/05/glenn-harlan-reynolds-on-social-media-mobs-and-the-last-hope-for-digital-free-speech/

[November 5, 2019]  From the City Journal:

  1. 1776, not 1619 – https://www.city-journal.org/new-york-times-1619-project
  2. Darker Chapters Coming Soon – https://www.city-journal.org/brooklyn-anti-cop-protests-fare-evasion

[November 4, 2019]  From American Greatness:

  1. A Great Awakening to the Fight Is Upon Us – https://amgreatness.com/2019/11/02/a-great-awakening-to-the-fight-is-upon-us/
  2. The Military-Intelligence Complex – https://amgreatness.com/2019/11/03/the-military-intelligence-complex/

[November 3, 2019]  Two recent PowerLine shows:

  1. TACKLING THE OPIOID CRISIS AND THE VAPID VAPING DEBATE, WITH SALLY SATEL (audio 46:58 minutes) with written comment – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/11/the-power-line-show-ep-152-tackling-the-opioid-crisis-and-the-vapid-vaping-debate-with-sally-satel.php
  2. PHASE THREE FOR THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT?(audio 27:01 minutes) with written comment – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/10/the-power-line-show-ep-151-phrase-three-for-the-conservative-movement.php

[November 2, 2019]  From The New Criterion:

  1. A genuinely transgressive act – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2019/11/a-genuinely-transgressive-act
  2. Harvard admits its preferences – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2019/11/harvard-admits-its-preferences

[November 1, 2019]  From the City Journal:

  1. Marxism Never Dies in Chile – https://www.city-journal.org/chile-demonstrations
  2. Free Speech and Its Present Crisis – https://www.city-journal.org/free-speech-crisis

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[October 31, 2019]  California regressing:

  1. Is California becoming premodern? – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1019/hanson103119.php3
  2. When ‘Public Safety’ Blackouts Are Meant To Prevent Wildfires – https://the1a.org/shows/2019-10-30/will-blackouts-prevent-wildfires-in-california

[October 30, 2019]  Some good reading for the middle of the week:

  1. Our Founders’ Common Sense Understanding of Equality – https://www.realclearbooks.com/articles/2019/03/01/our_founders_common_sense_understanding_of_equality_110190.html
  2. No. 10 Is The Best Federalist Paper – https://thefederalist.com/2019/04/09/no-10-best-federalist-paper-thats-left-hates-much/?utm_source=The+Federalist+List&utm_campaign=4fde353f11-RSS_The_Federalist_Daily_Updates_w_Transom&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_cfcb868ceb-4fde353f11-83785693

[October 29, 2019]  The death of Abu Bakr al Baghdadi has made the world a better place, but not all agree:

  1. The strategic utility of mocking Abu Bakr al Baghdadi – https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/the-strategic-utility-of-mocking-abu-bakr-al-baghdadi
  2. The Real Reasons Why Legacy Media Are Freaking Out Over Trump’s Successful Baghdadi Mission – https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/28/the-real-reasons-why-legacy-media-are-freaking-out-over-trumps-successful-baghdadi-mission/

[October 28, 2019]  From American Greatness:

  1. Our Bankrupt Nomenklatura – https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/27/our-bankrupt-nomenklatura/
  2. Up From Globalism – https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/26/up-from-globalism/

[October 27, 2019]  Despite pundits’ pontificating, we don’t really know the core of why the widespread dissatisfaction in the world’s young:

  1. About 41% of the global population are under 24. And they’re angry… – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/26/young-people-predisposed-shake-up-established-order-protest
  2. A surge in protests around the world in October – https://news.yahoo.com/surge-protests-around-world-october-180230008.html

[October 26, 2019]  Is Mexico’s leadership giving up?

  1. In new blow to Mexico’s crime fight, judge frees suspected cartel members – http://news.trust.org/item/20191025220732-fyox3
  2. AMLO’s ‘Hugs Not Bullets’ Is Failing Mexico – https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-10-22/mexico-s-lopez-obrador-is-losing-control-of-his-country

[October 25, 2019]  From The Washington Free Beacon:

  1. Poll: Majority of Americans Want First Amendment Rewritten – https://freebeacon.com/issues/poll-majority-of-americans-want-first-amendment-rewritten/
  2. Oxford Students Push University To Cancel Clapping – https://freebeacon.com/culture/oxford-students-push-university-to-cancel-clapping/

[October 24, 2019]  Mark Zuckerberg and what the heck is going on?:

  1. FACE THE MUSIC Mark Zuckerberg grins as lawmaker tells him ‘perhaps you believe you are above the law?’ in Facebook crypto grilling – https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/10197726/mark-zuckerberg-libra-facebook-cryptocurrency/
  2. What Liberals Don’t Get About Facebook, Facts and Freedom – https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-10-23/zuckerberg-s-critics-are-confused-on-facebook-facts-and-freedom

[October 23, 20129]  Is China in decline?

  1. Whistleblower who escaped Chinese ‘re-education camp’ reveals horrors of the gulag – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7599941/Whistleblower-escaped-Chinese-education-camp-reveals-horrors.html
  2. A Declaration of Independence from China – https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/22/a-declaration-of-independence-from-china/

[October 22, 2019]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. Why Hamas Supports Erdogan’s War – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15049/hamas-support-erdogan-syria
  2. Do Not Trade with a China that Lies, Cheats, and Steals – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15045/trade-china-cheating

[October 21, 2019]  From PJ Media:

  1. Belated Realization: The Old World Order Is in Shambles – https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/the-age-of-belated-realization/
  2. Hillary’s Attacks on Tulsi Gabbard Appear to be Backfiring – https://pjmedia.com/trending/hillarys-attacks-on-tulsi-gabbard-appear-to-be-backfiring/

[October 20, 2019]  Unexpected and expected violence:

  1. Three dead in Chile protest violence – https://news.yahoo.com/chile-president-declares-state-emergency-violent-protests-070230347.html
  2. NO laughing matter! Hong Kong activists wear Joker and Winnie-the-Pooh masks as they form human chains in defiance of ban on face coverings – https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7590823/Hong-Kong-activists-wear-Joker-Winnie-Pooh-masks.html

[October 19, 2019]  From The American Conservative:

  1. Christianity Collapsing In America – https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/christianity-collapsing-in-america/
  2. Bless the Hearts of Elites Who Trash the South – https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/bless-the-hearts-of-elites-who-trash-the-south/

[October 18, 2019]  Immigration and the culture wars:

  1. Mexico Struggles with Influx of U.S.-Bound Eastern Hemisphere Migrants – https://www.meforum.org/59598/mexico-struggles-with-extra-continental-migrants
  2. The First Illegal U.S.-Border-Crossing Terrorist Is on Trial – https://www.meforum.org/59578/the-first-illegal-us-border-crossing-terrorist-is

[October 17, 2019]  Slavery still persists in Africa today:

  1. UN set to elect slave state to human rights council – https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/un-set-to-elect-slave-state-to-human-rights-committee-36310
  2. Top 5 African Countries Where Slavery is Still Widespread – https://listwand.com/top-5-african-countries-where-slavery-is-still-widespread/

[October 16, 2019]  Interesting articles that I found interesting:

  1. Brexit’s Opportunity Cost – https://www.city-journal.org/jeremy-corbyn-brexit-socialism
  2. Iranian-American Businessman Coordinated With UAE Monarch to Target Iran Critics, Lawsuit Alleges – https://freebeacon.com/national-security/iranian-american-businessman-coordinated-with-uae-monarch-to-target-iran-critics-lawsuit-alleges/

[October 15, 0219]  From the Tablet:

  1. Dwight Eisenhower, Holocaust Rescuer – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/292441/dwight-eisenhower-holocaust-rescuer
  2. The Holocaust Is Having a #MeToo Moment – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/292226/holocaust-metoo-moment

[October 14, 2019]  From The Claremont Institute:

  1. ARE THE KIDS AL(T)RIGHT? – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/are-the-kids-altright/
  2. THE CHOSEN AND THE WOKE – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-chosen-and-the-woke/

[October 13, 2019]  Real investigative journalism from Project Veritas:

  1. On the Eve of the CNN Insider blowing the whistle on his own network… – https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/10/12/on-the-eve-of-the-cnn-insider-blowing-the-whistle-on-his-own-network/
  2. Google “Machine Learning Fairness” Whistleblower Goes Public, says: “burden lifted off of my soul” – https://www.projectveritas.com/2019/08/14/google-machine-learning-fairness-whistleblower-goes-public-says-burden-lifted-off-of-my-soul/

[October 12, 2019]  From the City Journal:

  1. California Goes Dark – https://www.city-journal.org/planned-electricity-blackouts-california
  2. San Francisco’s False Solution – https://www.city-journal.org/san-francisco-homelessness-marc-benioff

[October 11, 2019]  Articles by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. Members of previous generations now seem like giants – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1019/hanson101019.php3
  2. The death of American citizenship – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0919/hanson092619.php3

[October 10, 2019]  From Spectator USA:

  1. Puritanism is back…and welcome to it – https://spectator.us/puritanism-back-welcome/
  2. Who killed the American arts? – https://spectator.us/killed-american-arts/

[October 9, 2019]  Seth Frantzman on Iran and the Middle East:

  1. Smoke Signals in the Next Middle East War – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/292246/next-middle-east-war
  2. Fighting ISIS, Finding Iran – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/290736/fighting-isis-finding-iran

[October 8, 2019]  The American NBA issues apology (grovels) to Communist China:

  1. ‘We good now China?’ South Park creators issue mock apology after ban – https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/oct/08/we-good-now-china-south-park-creators-issue-mock-apology-after-show-reportedly-censored
  2. NBA Rejects Criticism It Bowed to China as Tweet Fallout Intensifies – https://www.wsj.com/articles/chinese-state-broadcaster-drops-two-nba-games-11570522782

[October 7, 2019]  From American Greatness:

  1. The Madness of Progressive Projection – https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/06/the-madness-of-progressive-projection/
  2. Moral Equivalence in the ‘Unilateral’ Impeachment Inquiry – https://amgreatness.com/2019/10/04/moral-equivalence-in-the-unilateral-impeachment-inquiry/

[October 6, 2019]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. “WORLD TAKE NOTE!”: Genocide of Christians in Nigeria – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14958/nigeria-genocide-christians
  2. Who’s Afraid of Scandinavia’s Crime Statistics? – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14911/scandinavia-crime

[October 5, 2019]  From the Tablet:

  1. A Manual for Living With Defeat – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/292209/a-manual-for-living-with-defeat
  2. Forgiveness Is Not a Gift You Give Yourself – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/214003/forgiveness-is-not-a-gift-you-give-yourself

[October 4, 2019]  From the City Journal:

  1. Elites Against Western Civilization – https://www.city-journal.org/elites-against-western-civilization
  2. European Gloom – https://www.city-journal.org/economic-growth-europe

[October 3, 2019]  From Hillsdale College’s Imprimis:

  1. How Intelligence Works (When it Does) – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/how-intelligence-works-when-it-does/
  2. Early Warning: The Continuing Need for National Defense – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/early-warning-the-continuing-need-for-national-defense/

[October 2, 2019]  From PowerLineBlog:

  1. Some Stories Have a Happy Ending – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/10/some-stories-have-a-happy-ending.php
  2. Racial Discrimination Forever, Harvard Edition – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/10/racial-discrimination-forever-harvard-edition.php

[October 1, 2019]  From The Atlantic:

  1. Venezuela’s Struggle for Legitimacy Comes to New York – https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/09/us-political-turmoil-clouds-support-venezuela/599038/
  2. European Millennials Are Not Like Their American Counterparts – https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/europes-young-not-so-woke/598783/

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[September 30, 2019]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. Huawei Wants the World’s Next Trojan Horse to Be Chinese – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14936/huawei-china-trojan-horse
  2. Rouhani Has Exposed the Futility of European Diplomacy – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14937/iran-europe-diplomacy

[September 29, 2019]  Just a glimpse at socialist ideology in practice in New York City:

  1. NYC Now Has A Ban On Saying “Illegal Alien” – https://hotair.com/archives/jazz-shaw/2019/09/28/nyc-now-ban-saying-illegal-alien/
  2. Pols’ business-killing laws are leaving city storefronts empty – https://nypost.com/2019/09/28/pols-business-killing-laws-are-leaving-city-storefronts-empty/

[September 28, 2019]  From The New Criterion:

  1. Leninthink – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2019/10/leninthink
  2. Ain’t that a shame – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2019/10/aint-that-a-shame

[September 27, 2019]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. The First Virtue of Old Whigs: Prudence in Burke and Lincoln – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/09/27/first-virtue-prudence-burke-lincoln-greg-weiner-old-whigs-review/
  2. Democracy Falters and the Court Remains – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/09/26/democracy-falters-court-remains-prorogue-brexit/

[September 26, 2019]  From an interesting website by Molly Fletcher:

  1. 10 Things That Require ZERO Talent – https://mollyfletcher.com/zero-talent/
  2. 48 Thoughts for 48 Years – https://mollyfletcher.com/48-thoughts-for-48-years/

[September 25, 2019]  Is the ‘modern’ Chinese government cracking down on religion?  The answer is, unequivocally, “yes”:

  1. A crackdown on Islam is spreading across China – https://www.msn.com/en-in/news/other/a-crackdown-on-islam-is-spreading-across-china/ar-AAHE7uT
  2. Xi’s Crackdown on Religion is China’s Worst in 40 Years – https://www.ozy.com/acumen/xis-crackdown-on-religion-is-chinas-worst-in-40-years/95719

[September 24, 2019]  From Hillsdale College’s Churchill Project:

  1. Absent Churchill, Bengal’s Famine Would Have Been Worse – https://winstonchurchill.hillsdale.edu/churcills-secret-war-bengal-famine-1943/
  2. Mannerheim, Churchill, and the Quandary of Finland in Two World Wars – https://winstonchurchill.hillsdale.edu/mannerheim-finland/

[September 23, 2019]  From Project Gutenberg:

  1. Essays of Michel de Montaigne – https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3600/3600-h/3600-h.htm
  2. Birds, Beasts, and Flowers – https://www.gutenberg.org/files/60337/60337-h/60337-h.htm

[September 22, 2019]  From the American Mind:

  1. The Contested Origins of Order – https://americanmind.org/feature/the-contested-origins-of-order/
  2. The Common Good Will Out—Or Will It? – https://americanmind.org/features/the-common-good-will-out-or-will-it/

[September 21, 2019]  Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau, just immature?

  1. Conrad Black: Trudeau’s not a racist, just a hypocrite and a weak leader – https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/election-2019/conrad-black-trudeaus-not-a-racist-just-a-hypocrite-and-a-weak-leader
  2. Mandryk: Trudeau’s clumsiness may already be defining 2019 campaign – https://leaderpost.com/opinion/columnists/mandryk-trudeaus-clumsiness-may-already-be-defining-2019-campaign

[September 20, 2019]  From the Washington Examiner opinion pages:

  1. Slavery’s legacy – https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/slaverys-legacy
  2. James Comey: Another government elite treating public records like private property – https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/editorials/james-comey-another-government-elite-treating-public-records-like-private-property

[September 19, 2019]  From the Providence Journal:

  1. My Turn: Mackubin Thomas Owens: Slandering the American Founding – https://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20190913/my-turn-mackubin-thomas-owens-slandering-american-founding?fbclid=IwAR324sCwFLEqNvuwAJ8YrB2GzGJmit8ebwqq66gGVT8i27zURTiGMoRK3Ko
  2. Editorial: Tail shouldn’t wag the dog – https://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20190918/editorial-tail-shouldnt-wag-dog

[September 18, 2019]  Iran against the world:

  1. Iran offers Trump an opportunity to rally the world against it – https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/iran-offers-trump-an-opportunity-to-rally-the-world-against-it
  2. On Point: Proxies and Proximity: Iranian Drone Attacks on Saudi Oil – https://strategypage.com/on_point/20190917211551.aspx

[September 17, 2019]  Stupidity should be called out for what it is:

  1. “Some People Did Something,” Revisited – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/09/some-people-did-something-revisited.php
  2. ‘Some People Did Something’: Ilhan Omar’s Unbelievable Description of 9/11 Attacks – https://pjmedia.com/trending/some-people-did-something-ilhan-omars-unbelievable-description-of-9-11-attacks/

[September 16, 2019]  From Spectator USA:

  1. How drones are dramatically changing warfare – https://spectator.us/drones-dramatically-changing-warfare/
  2. In defense of record players – https://spectator.us/defense-record-players-joe-biden/

[September 15, 2019]  From The New Criterion:

  1. How the great truth dawned – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2019/9/how-the-great-truth-dawned
  2. Experiments against reality – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2019/9/experiments-against-reality

[September 14, 2019]  From PJ Media:

  1. Trump and the End of ‘Normal’ – https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/the-end-of-normal/
  2. While Elites Gnaw on Stale Agendas, the Future Is Full of Things We’ve Yet to Imagine – https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/talking-to-aliens/

[September 13, 2019]  Comments on the US Presidential election after the debates:

  1. After Tonight, It’s a Two-Horse Race – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/09/after-tonight-a-two-horse-race.php
  2. Observations on Tonight’s Debate – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/09/observations-on-tonights-debate-3.php

[September 12, 2019]  Beware of the following humor from The Babylon Bee:

  1. Least Masculine Society In Human History Decides Masculinity Is A Growing Threat – https://babylonbee.com/news/least-masculine-society-in-human-history-decides-masculinity-is-a-growing-threat
  2. New York Times Admits Giant Banner Honoring Mao May Have Been Inappropriate – https://babylonbee.com/news/new-york-times-admits-giant-mural-of-mao-on-building-was-inappropriate

[September 11, 2019]  In recognition of the good things we see on the anniversary of 9/11:

  1. A Day to be Proud … – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/09/a-day-to-be-proud-10.php
  2. Opera Recalls A Hero’s Life, Love and Song – https://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/arts/music/heart-of-a-soldier-opera-about-rick-rescorla-911-hero.html?pagewanted=all

[September 10, 2019]  Articles by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. From Icon to Just a Con – https://amgreatness.com/2019/09/01/from-icon-to-just-a-con/
  2. Cosmic Injustice – https://amgreatness.com/2019/08/18/cosmic-injustice/

[September 9, 2019]  From Standpoint:

  1. Charisma and catastrophe – https://standpointmag.co.uk/issues/july-august-2019/charisma-and-catastrophe/
  2. Chris Arnade: Dignity – https://standpointmag.co.uk/issues/july-august-2019/chris-arnade-dignity/

[September 8, 2019]  From the Tablet Magazine:

  1. Fighting ISIS, Finding Iran – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/290736/fighting-isis-finding-iran
  2. Any Way You Slice it, Hezbollah Had a Very Bad Month – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/290601/hezbollahs-very-bad-month

[September 7, 2019]  From The Diplomad 2.0:

  1. The Lost Minds of the West – https://www.thediplomad.com/2019/09/the-lost-minds-of-west.html
  2. China – https://www.thediplomad.com/2019/08/china.html

[September 6, 2019]  From the Washington Free Beacon:

  1. The Wages of Woke – https://freebeacon.com/columns/the-wages-of-woke/
  2. Guns and the ‘New Class’ – https://freebeacon.com/columns/guns-and-the-new-class/

[September 5, 2019]  From The Daily Wire:

  1. SHAPIRO: How The Quest For Power Corrupted Elizabeth Warren – https://www.dailywire.com/news/51363/shapiro-how-quest-power-corrupted-elizabeth-warren-ben-shapiro?utm_source=shapironewsletter-ae&utm_medium=email&utm_content=090419-news&utm_campaign=modelnames
  2. Bernie Suggests Funding Abortions In ‘Poor Countries’ To Fight Climate Change – https://www.dailywire.com/news/51397/bernie-suggests-funding-abortions-poor-countries-ryan-saavedra

[September 4, 2019]  Guns and ideas to reduce gun violence:

  1. A Conservative Plan to Reduce Shootings (and other Homicides) –  https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/09/a-conservative-plan-to-reduce-shootings-and-other-homicides.php
  2. Some Comments on Guns – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/09/some-comments-on-guns.php

[September 3, 2019]  Venezuela and disease:

  1. Socialism Breeds Disease and Death – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/09/socialism-breeds-disease-and-death.php
  2. How mosquitoes are spreading disease across Venezuela – https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/harbingers-of-death-how-disease-and-pestilence-is-being-spread-across-venezuela-by-infected-mosquitoes-wv7j2tgw9
[September 2, 2019]  Socialism in Action (on Labor Day in the U.S.):
  1. Socialism in Action – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/09/socialism-in-action.php
  2. [VIDEO] China Uses Brute Force Against Hong Kong Protesters – https://pjmedia.com/trending/video-china-uses-brute-force-against-hong-kong-protesters/

[September 1, 2019]  From The American Interest:

  1. The Price of Self-Delusion – https://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/08/27/the-price-of-self-delusion/
  2. Moral Responsibility and the National Interest – https://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/08/29/moral-responsibility-and-the-national-interest/

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[August 31, 2019]  From American Thinker:

  1. The Character Assassination of Amy Wax and Her Response – https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/the_character_assassination_of_amy_wax_and_her_response_.html
  2. Rejection of Moral Absolutes Plagues the Modern Left –
    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/rejection_of_moral_absolutes_plagues_the_modern_left.html

[August 30, 2019]  A look back on slavery:

  1. Property Rights as the Stumbling Block Against Slavery – https://amgreatness.com/2019/08/29/property-rights-as-the-stumbling-block-against-slavery/
  2. Property and the Pursuit of Happiness: Locke, the Declaration of Independence, Madison, and the Challenge of the Administrative State (a book by Edward J. Erler) – https://www.amazon.com/Property-Pursuit-Happiness-Independence-Administrative/dp/1538130866/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=edward+erler&qid=1566832866&s=gateway&sr=8-1

[August 29, 2019]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. Of Vitriol and “Safety-ism” – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/08/28/review-haidt-lukianoff-campus-vitriol/
  2. Aristotle’s Investigation of the True Meaning of Citizenship – https://www.lawliberty.org/book-review/aristotles-investigation-of-the-true-meaning-of-citizenship/

[August 28, 2019]  Articles by Rich Lowry:

  1. The New York Times’ latest hysterical, hypocritical panic – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0819/lowry082719.php3
  2. The Left’s vile smear of America’s founding – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0819/lowry082019.php3

[August 27, 2019]  From Imprimis at Hillsdale College:

  1. Rediscovering the Wisdom in American History – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/rediscovering-wisdom-american-history/
  2. Shall We Defend Our Common History? – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/shall-defend-common-history/

[August 26, 2019]  From the New York Post opinion section:

  1. Bias has killed the ‘Gray Lady’ — and Dean Baquet fired the fatal shot – https://nypost.com/2019/08/24/bias-has-killed-the-gray-lady-and-dean-baquet-fired-the-fatal-shot/
  2. Joe Biden’s campaign is doomed — and other commentary – https://nypost.com/2019/08/25/joe-bidens-campaign-is-doomed-and-other-commentary/

[August 24-25, 2019]  No Daily Favorites today.  Will return Monday.

[August 23, 2019]  From Spectator USA:

  1. Novel explosives of the Cold War – https://spectator.us/novel-explosives-cold-war-duncan-white/
  2. Why Britain, like Iceland, will thrive outside the EU – https://spectator.us/britain-like-iceland-thrive-outside-eu/

[August 22, 2019]  A little humor from the Babylon Bee:

  1. Concerning Survey Finds Too Many People Believe Snopes Is A Legitimate Fact-Checking Website – https://babylonbee.com/news/concerning-survey-finds-too-many-people-think-snopes-is-a-real-fact-checking-website
  2. Portland Police: ‘We Wish There Were Some Kind Of Organized, Armed Force That Could Fight Back Against Antifa’ – https://babylonbee.com/news/portland-police-wish-there-were-some-kind-of-organized-armed-force-that-could-fight-back-against-antifa

[August 21, 2019]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. A Devils’ Alliance and a Civilizational Failure – https://www.lawliberty.org/liberty-forum/a-devils-alliance-and-a-civilizational-failure/
  2. Aristotle’s Investigation of the True Meaning of Citizenship – https://www.lawliberty.org/book-review/aristotles-investigation-of-the-true-meaning-of-citizenship/

[August 20, 2019]  From Hugh Hewitt:

  1. About Growing Up – https://www.hughhewitt.com/about-growing-up/
  2. Solutions – https://www.hughhewitt.com/solutions/

[August 19, 2019]  From American Thinker:

  1. The Role of Gun Control in Dictatorship – https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/08/the_role_of_gun_control_in_dictatorship.html
  2. Calling out the climate hypocrites – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/calling_out_the_climate_hypocrites.html

[August 11-18, 20919]  Temporarily down due to technical difficulties; now resolved.

[August 10, 2019]  From the Washington Free Beacon:

  1. Guns and the ‘New Class’ – https://freebeacon.com/columns/guns-and-the-new-class/
  2. Europe Poised to Put Warning Labels on Jewish-Made Products – https://freebeacon.com/national-security/europe-poised-to-put-warning-labels-on-jewish-made-products/

[August 9, 2019]  The Hong Kong protests:

  1. Hong Kong protesters risk arrest as Beijing steps up warnings – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/03/hong-kong-protesters-risk-arrest-as-beijing-steps-up-warnings
  2. Hong Kong leader Lam says priority is to stop violence – https://www.apnews.com/459fbc9468634ff59da3686727b2f1a4

[August 8, 2019]  Is free speech dying in the “free” world?:

  1. Killing Free Speech in France, Germany and on the Internet – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14678/free-speech-france-germany-internet
  2. Shut up and play nice: How the Western world is limiting free speech – https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/shut-up-and-play-nice-how-the-western-world-is-limiting-free-speech/2012/10/12/e0573bd4-116d-11e2-a16b-2c110031514a_story.html

[August 7, 2019]  From the History Channel:

  1. George Washington creates the Purple Heart – https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-creates-the-purple-heart
  2. U.S. forces invade Guadalcanal – https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-forces-invade-guadalcanal

[August 6, 2019] Info on Mass Shootings:

  1. Op-Ed: We have studied every mass shooting since 1966. Here’s what we’ve learned about the shooters – https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-08-04/el-paso-dayton-gilroy-mass-shooters-data
  2. What we know about mass shootings – https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/feb/14/what-we-know-about-mass-shootings/

[Augsut 5, 2019]  From PJ Media:

  1. From El Paso to Antifa to LA: America the Insane – https://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/from-el-paso-to-antifa-to-la-america-the-insane/
  2. The 1776 Flag Isn’t the Problem. Anti-American Leftists Are. – https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-1776-flag-isnt-the-problem-anti-american-leftists-are/

[August 4, 2019]  The intellectual decline of the U.S. educational system has long been predicted:

  1. The Declining Prestige of Higher Education – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/08/the-declining-prestige-of-higher-education.php
  2. Education in America: 4. The Decline of Intellect (a 1969 article) – https://fee.org/articles/education-in-america-4-the-decline-of-intellect/

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[August 2, 2019]  From Michelle Malkin:

  1. NYC’s Anti-Cop Anarchy: What Say You, Dante de Blasio? – http://michellemalkin.com/2019/07/24/nycs-anti-cop-anarchy-what-say-you-dante-de-blasio/
  2. America Takes an Antifa Beating – http://michellemalkin.com/2019/07/03/america-takes-an-antifa-beating/

[August 1, 2019]  From the City Journal:

  1. Citizenship and American Identity – https://www.city-journal.org/american-citizenship
  2. The Childless City – https://www.city-journal.org/html/childless-city-13577.html