Daily Favorites ( Apr 5, 2020)


This is my new page that links to some of my daily 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.

[April 5, 2020]  Should we even bother with blaming people for the Coronavirus?

  1. So many to blame for coronavirus crisis, so don’t bother: Goodwin – https://nypost.com/2020/04/04/so-many-to-blame-for-coronavirus-crisis-so-dont-bother-goodwin/
  2. Coronavirus: Who’s to blame? – https://ourdailybread.org/coronavirus-whos-to-blame/

[April 4, 2020]  What will be the long-term impact of the pandemic ?

  1. Social distancing is going to get darker – https://theweek.com/articles/906434/social-distancing-going-darker
  2. When it’s over, will we be the same America? – https://www.wnd.com/2020/04/will-america/

[April 3, 2020]  Rising crime and progressive/leftist ideology:

  1. Philadelphia’s Only Surging Industry – https://www.city-journal.org/covid-19-philadelphia-crime-spike
  2. Progressive Policy Drives Rising Crime in New York – https://www.judicialwatch.org/investigative-bulletin/progressive-policy-drives-rising-crime-in-new-york/

[April 2, 2020]  Articles by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. America still a global leader even in a time of crisis – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0420/hanson040220.php3
  2. Some Coronavirus Humility – https://www.city-journal.org/coronavirus-pandemic-humility

[April 1, 2020]  Media bias continues unabated:

  1. The New York Times Embarrasses Itself – https://freebeacon.com/media/new-york-times-correction-fail/?utm_source=actengage&utm_campaign=FreedomMail&utm_medium=email
  2. KIRK: CPAC Coronavirus Coverage Exposes Media Bias – https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/18/kirk-cpac-coronavirus-coverage-exposes-media-bias/

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[March 31, 2020]  Heroes of the Coronavirus Pandemic:

  1. I work at a grocery store, and people keep thanking me. Am I a hero now? – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0320/grocery_store_hero.php3
  2. Nurses Have Become The Unsung Heroes Of The Coronavirus Crisis, Risking Their Lives For Others – https://www.littlethings.com/nurses-heroes-coronavirus/

[March 30, 2020]  A couple of articles by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. Viral Prerequisites and Nationalist Lessons in Time of Plague – https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/29/viral-prerequisites-and-nationalist-lessons-in-time-of-plague/
  2. The Virus is Not Invincible, But It’s Exposing Who’s Irreplaceable – https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/22/the-virus-is-not-invincible-but-its-exposing-whos-irreplaceable/

[March 29, 2020]  What is an “essential” business?:

  1. The Risk of Exempting Marijuana Businesses During COVID-19 Closures – https://www.hudson.org/research/15868-the-risk-of-exempting-marijuana-businesses-during-covid-19-closures
  2. NJ gun dealers are not considered an essential business — and they’re not happy about it – https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/nj-gun-dealers-are-not-considered-an-essential-business-and-theyre-not-happy-about-it/

[March 28, 2020]  Lessons from New York’s Governor Cuomo on how not to be a leader:

  1. Cuomo Deserves No Plaudits for His Handling of Crisis – https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/26/cuomo-deserves-no-plaudits-for-his-handling-of-crisis/
  2. Cuomo’s going to have to improvise after being disappointed by federal relief bill – https://nypost.com/2020/03/27/cuomos-going-to-have-to-improvise-after-being-disappointed-by-federal-relief-bill/

[March 27, 2020]  From National Review:

  1. The Political Media Are Failing America – https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-crisis-political-media-failing-america/
  2. America Doesn’t Need One Strategy for Coronavirus; It Needs Many – https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/coronavirus-pandemic-america-needs-many-strategies-not-just-one/#slide-1

[March 26, 2020]  From the American Mind:

  1. The Chinese Communist Party v America – https://americanmind.org/features/the-coronacrisis-and-our-future-discontents/the-chinese-communist-party-v-america/
  2. The Coronacrisis And Our Future Discontents – https://americanmind.org/features/the-coronacrisis-and-our-future-discontents/

[March 25, 2020]  From Mark Steyn Online:

  1. Pitching the Wuhan – https://www.steynonline.com/10142/pitching-the-wuhan
  2. The New Spanish Inquisition – https://www.steynonline.com/10138/the-new-spanish-inquisition

[March 24, 3030]  From City Journal:

  1. The Empire of Lies – https://www.city-journal.org/html/empire-lies-13006.html
  2. Moving Past the Quarantine – https://www.city-journal.org/covid-19-moving-past-the-quarantine

[March 23, 2020]  From the Federalist:

  1. The Economic Disaster Media And Washington Haven’t Begun To Notice – https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/23/the-economic-disaster-media-and-washington-havent-begun-to-notice/
  2. Will The Costs Of A Great Depression Outweigh The Risks Of Coronavirus? – https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/19/will-the-costs-of-a-great-depression-outweigh-the-risks-of-coronavirus/

[March 22, 2020]  A few lessons from our European friends:

  1. European Union: The End? – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15774/european-union-the-end
  2. Our ‘Brexit’ from the Roman Empire – https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/03/16/our-brexit-from-the-roman-empire/

[March 21, 2020]  From our friends at PowerLineBlog:

  1. THE DAY’S DUMBEST COMMENT… – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/03/the-days-dumbest-comment.php
  2. THE WEEK IN PICTURES: MARTIAL LAW EDITION – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/03/the-week-in-pictures-martial-law-edition.php

[March 20, 2020]  From Spectator USA:

  1. We are about to find out how robust civilization is – https://spectator.us/about-find-robust-civilization/
  2. Millennials will be the death of us – https://spectator.us/millennials-boomers-coronavirus-social-distancing/

[March 19, 2020]  From Hollywood in Toto:

  1. HBO’s ‘After Truth’ Perfectly Captures Why Journalism is Dying – https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/after-truth-hbo-review/
  2. Nick Searcy: Stop Being Afraid of Hollywood Bullies – https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/nick-searcy-interview-directing-justified/

[March 18, 2020]  From The American Spectator:

  1. Apocalypse No – https://spectator.org/apocalypse-no/
  2. Good Panic and Bad – https://spectator.org/good-panic-and-bad/

[March 17, 2020]  Panic over the Coronavirus is harmful:

  1. Panic Never Helped Any Pandemic And Won’t Start Now – https://issuesinsights.com/2020/03/16/panic-never-helped-any-pandemic-and-wont-start-now/
  2. Some Coronavirus Humility – https://www.city-journal.org/coronavirus-pandemic-humility

[March 16, 2020]  From the very un-PC Manhattan Contrarian lost somewhere undisclosed in a rural location:

  1. Environmentally Incorrect Tips For Dealing With The Coronavirus – https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2020-3-15-manhattan-contrarian-tips-for-dealing-with-the-coronavirus
  2. The Real New York Times, Or A Parody? – https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2020-3-8-the-real-new-york-times-or-a-parody

[March 15, 2020]  More recent updates on the Coronavirus panic (or precautions):

  1. The Infectious Pestilence Did Reign – https://slate.com/culture/2020/03/shakespeare-plague-influence-hot-hand-ben-cohen.amp
  2. Coronavirus: Europe on Lockdown – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15737/coronavirus-europe-lockdown

[March 14, 2020]  A bit on the Coronavirus in Iran:

  1. THE CORONAVIRUS IN IRAN – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/03/the-coronavirus-in-iran.php
  2. Coronavirus burial pits so vast they’re visible from space – https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/iran-coronavirus-outbreak-graves/?itid=hp_ed-picks_iran-0312%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans

[March 13, 2020]  A little about Joe Biden:

  1. Joe Biden Is China’s Choice for President – https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/joe-biden-is-chinas-choice-for-president/
  2. What the History of Small-State Presidential Candidates Tells Us about Biden’s Chances – https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/03/joe-biden-campaign-small-state-presidential-candidates-have-terrible-track-records/

[March 12, 2020]  From the NY Post Opinion section:

  1. America needs Washington to quit partisan bickering in face of coronavirus – https://nypost.com/2020/03/11/america-needs-washington-to-quit-partisan-bickering-in-face-of-coronavirus/
  2. Putin moves to keep power through 2036 — when he’ll have ruined Russia – https://nypost.com/2020/03/10/putin-moves-to-keep-power-through-2036-when-hell-have-ruined-russia/

[March 11, 2020]  Update on Joe Biden in the U.S. Presidential upcoming primary:

  1. Biden Takes Command of Race, Winning Four States Including Michigan – https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/elections-2020/biden-takes-command-of-race-winning-four-states-including-michigan/ar-BB110ZE4?pfr=1
  2. Biden’s biggest problem: His candidacy relies totally on Obama nostalgia – https://nypost.com/2020/03/10/bidens-biggest-problem-his-candidacy-relies-totally-on-obama-nostalgia/

[March 10, 2020]  From American Greatness:

  1. The Greatest Fear Is Fear Itself – https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/09/the-greatest-fear-is-fear-itself/
  2. The Humanity of a Fetus and the Inhumanity of Our Abortion Politics – https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/07/the-humanity-of-a-fetus-and-the-inhumanity-of-our-abortion-politics/

[March 9, 2020]   From The New Criterion:

  1. Margaret Thatcher’s traitors – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2020/3/margaret-thatchers-traitors
  2. A wild & dangerous effervescence – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2020/3/a-wild-dangerous-effervescence

[March 8, 2020]  From the Quillette:

  1. I’ve Been Fired. If You Value Academic Freedom, That Should Worry You – https://quillette.com/2020/03/06/ive-been-fired-if-you-value-academic-freedom-that-should-worry-you/
  2. The Decline of the Great American Family Saga – https://quillette.com/2020/02/28/the-decline-of-the-great-american-family-saga/

[March 7, 2020] A little humor from the Babylon Bee:

  1. Brian Williams To Host New Game Show ‘Are You Smarter Than A Journalist?’ – https://babylonbee.com/news/brian-williams-to-host-new-game-show-are-you-smarter-than-a-journalist
  2. Other Candidates Beg Warren Not To Endorse Them – https://babylonbee.com/news/other-candidates-beg-warren-not-to-endorse-them

[March 6, 2020]  From the Claremont Review of Books:

  1. The Price of the 1980s – https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/the-price-of-the-1980s/
  2. The Law That Ate the Constitution – https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/the-law-that-ate-the-constitution/

[March 5, 2020]  From the City Journal:

  1. A Self-Inflicted Crisis – https://www.city-journal.org/overregulation-of-diagnostic-testing-coronavirus
  2. Fathers Behind Bars – https://www.city-journal.org/fathers-behind-bars

[March 4, 2020]  Divisiveness wins again:

  1. The Essence Of Marxism – https://www.hoover.org/research/essence-marxism
  2. The Roots of Our Partisan Divide – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/roots-partisan-divide/

[March 3, 2020]  From the NY Post Opinion Section:

  1. Bernie Sanders would be the most ‘godless’ president since Jefferson – https://nypost.com/2020/03/02/bernie-sanders-would-be-the-most-godless-president-since-jefferson/
  2. Joe Biden’s titanic challenge and other commentary – https://nypost.com/2020/03/02/joe-bidens-titanic-challenge-and-other-commentary/

[March 2, 2020]  Weak leadership on display:

  1. BLM COMES FOR KLOBUCHAR – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/03/blm-comes-for-klobuchar.php
  2. THE DEEP MEANING OF JOEMENTUM – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/03/the-deep-meaning-of-joementum.php

[March 1, 2020]  From Mark Steyn Online:

  1. To Choose Who’ll Lose – https://www.steynonline.com/10088/to-choose-wholl-lose
  2. The Human Right to Be a Criminal – https://www.steynonline.com/10085/the-human-right-to-be-a-criminal

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[February 29, 2020]  A couple of informative YouTube videos on Socialism:

  1. How Socialism Ruined My Country (YouTube video 5:06 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKhR9i5CGkA
  2. Why “Democratic” Socialism Doesn’t Work (YouTube video 19:49 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XgdtHewGR0

[February 28, 2020]  Why does Communism fail over and over, no matter how much it is tried?:

  1. Why did communism fail, and liberal democracy prosper? Yes, it does matter – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0220/berkowitz022820.php3
  2. Why Did Communism Fail? #3 – Incentives – https://whistlinginthewind.org/2013/04/20/why-did-communism-fail-3-incentives/

[February 27, 2020]  From the Middle East Forum:

  1. Lessons from London: You Can’t Fix Jihad – https://www.meforum.org/60477/lessons-from-london-you-cant-fix-jihad
  2. Terrorism-Linked CAIR Protests Against Free Speech on Islam at U.S. Army War College — Again! – https://www.meforum.org/60472/cair-protests-against-free-speech-on-islam

[February 26, 2020]  From The College Fix:

  1. VIDEO: Heather Mac Donald defends due process, debunks 1-in-5 rape stat as hostile crowd shrieks in protest (a YouTube video, 20:24 minutes) – https://www.thecollegefix.com/video-heather-mac-donald-defends-due-process-debunks-1-in-5-rape-stat-as-hostile-crowd-shrieks-in-protest/
  2. Black law scholar explains how critical race theory is a ‘dangerous and destructive ideology’ – https://www.thecollegefix.com/black-law-scholar-explains-how-critical-race-theory-is-a-dangerous-and-destructive-ideology/

[February 25, 2020]  When the underdog US Olympic hockey team beat the Soviet hockey behemoth:

  1. How the 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ taught America to be great again – https://nypost.com/2020/02/22/how-the-1980-miracle-on-ice-taught-america-to-be-great-again/
  2. Miracle on Ice Movie 1981 FULL (on YouTube 2:58:53 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vB-IhLtLi0

[February 24, 2020]  A few cartoons to start off the new week:

  1. Cartoon: Family Tradition – http://dailytorch.com/2019/12/cartoon-family-tradition/
  2. Cartoon: Feeling the Burn – http://dailytorch.com/2019/11/cartoon-feeling-the-burn/

[February 15-23, 2020]  There will be no Daily Favorites for a few days

[February 14, 2020]  Be careful to properly assess bad news:

  1. After Attending a Trump Rally, I Realized Democrats Are Not Ready For 2020 – https://gen.medium.com/ive-been-a-democrat-for-20-years-here-s-what-i-experienced-at-trump-s-rally-in-new-hampshire-c69ddaaf6d07
  2. As Trump rolls along, the Democratic Party is in disarray – https://bangordailynews.com/2020/02/13/opinion/contributors/as-trump-rolls-along-the-democratic-party-is-in-disarray/

[February 13, 2020]  From the Hoover Institution:

  1. The Diploma Dilemma – https://www.hoover.org/research/diploma-dilemma
  2. Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty (a book review) – https://www.hoover.org/research/stalin-and-fate-europe-postwar-struggle-sovereignty-0

[February 12, 2020]  China and breaks in the communist structure:

  1. China’s Communist Party Struggles to Restore Credibility After Virus Outbreak – https://www.lawliberty.org/2020/02/12/coronavirus-communist-china/
  2. Rare revolt in China in name of martyred coronavirus doctor – https://www.lucianne.com/2020/02/07/rare_revolt_in_china_in_namebrof_martyred_coronavirus_doctor_26755.html

[February 11, 2020]  News analysis of today:

  1. Britain’s Criminal-Justice Frivolity – https://www.city-journal.org/terrorist-stabbing-british-criminal-justice-policy
  2. Political correctness at 2020 Oscars exposes Hollywood’s hypocrisy – https://nypost.com/2020/02/10/political-correctness-at-2020-oscars-exposes-hollywoods-hypocrisy/

[February 10, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. “Woke” Lawyering and the Rule of Law Don’t Mix – https://www.lawliberty.org/liberty-forum/woke-lawyering-and-the-rule-of-law-dont-mix/
  2. No Policy, No Strategy, No End? – https://www.lawliberty.org/2020/02/06/no-policy-no-strategy-no-end/

[February 9, 2020]  From the American Thinker:

  1. Putin’s Auschwitz Disinformation – https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/putins_auschwitz_disinformation.html
  2. Britain and the Brexit Problem – https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/02/britain_and_the_brexit_problem.html

[February 8, 2020]  Lt Col Vindman fired from his job on the National Security Council; a decision that was overdue:

  1. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman fired by National Security Council – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwTbQUPgOiQ
  2. WATCH: Alexander Vindman refuses to give information that could identify Trump whistleblower – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooJOFrGWwsE

[February 7, 2020]  From the New York Post opinion section:

  1. Bloomberg’s naked bid to buy the White House is an assault on democracy – https://nypost.com/2020/02/06/bloombergs-naked-bid-to-buy-the-white-house-is-an-assault-on-democracy/
  2. John Oliver, American patriot and other commentary – https://nypost.com/2020/02/04/john-oliver-american-patriot-and-other-commentary/

[February 6, 2020]  From The Aspen Beat:

  1. Harvard says Asians have bad personalities; judge agrees – https://theaspenbeat.com/2020/01/26/harvard-says-asians-have-bad-personalities-judge-agrees/
  2. I’m Neandertal, I’m proud, I’m a victim and I want reparations – https://theaspenbeat.com/2020/02/04/im-neandertal-im-proud-im-a-victim-and-i-want-reparations/

[February 5, 2020]  From the FrontPageMag:

  1. Trump Rises to the Occasion With State of the Union Address – https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/02/trump-rises-occasion-state-union-address-joseph-klein/
  2. The Hate America Project – https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2020/02/dh-wednesday-lead-hate-america-project-david-horowitz/

[February 4, 2020]  From the New Criterion:

  1. Gertrude Himmelfarb & the Enlightenment – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2020/2/gertrude-himmelfarb-the-enlightenment
  2. Cathedrals of sound – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2020/2/cathedrals-of-sound

[February 3, 2020]  From The Federalist:

  1. U.K. City Cancels Franklin Graham For His Crime Of Believing The Bible – https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/03/u-k-city-cancels-franklin-graham-for-his-crime-of-believing-the-bible/
  2. Inside Coronavirus Epicenter Wuhan, Chinese Fight For Life – https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/03/inside-coronavirus-epicenter-wuhan-chinese-fight-for-life/

[February 2, 2020]  From Spiked:

  1. A glorious victory for democracy – https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/01/31/a-glorious-victory-for-democracy/
  2. The French government is at war with the people – https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/01/31/the-french-government-is-at-war-with-the-people/

[February 1, 2020]  Millennials, violence, and the fall of a new generation:

  1. The Post Millennial – https://www.thepostmillennial.com/breaking-far-left-activists-antifa-swarm-nyc-multiple-arrests-made/
  2. Today saw the premiere of two videos, each with a different vision of America – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/today_saw_the_premiere_of_two_videos_each_with_a_different_vision_of_america.html

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[January 31, 2020]  From The Critic (UK):

  1. Philosopher par excellence – https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/february-2020/philosopher-par-excellence/
  2. Few heirs to spare – https://thecritic.co.uk/few-heirs-to-spare/

[January 30, 2020]  From First Things:

  1. YALE LOSES AN INSPIRATION – https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/01/yale-loses-an-inspiration
  2. THE BULLIES AND THAT BOOK – https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2020/01/the-bullies-and-that-book

[January 29, 2020]  From American Greatness:

  1. As China Carries Disease, Elites Carry Their Water – https://amgreatness.com/2020/01/28/as-china-carries-disease-elites-carry-their-water/
  2. Why Are So Many Young People Still Unhappy? – https://amgreatness.com/2020/01/28/why-are-so-many-young-people-unhappy-part-2/

[January 28, 2020]  Higher education continues to ban speakers that are not politically correct:

  1. Cancel culture strikes again: Banned in Maine – http://michellemalkin.com/2020/01/15/cancel-culture-strikes-again-banned-in-maine/
  2. Public University Sued for Banning Conservatives Erects Palestinian Terrorist Shrine – https://www.judicialwatch.org/corruption-chronicles/public-university-sued-for-banning-conservatives-erects-palestinian-terrorist-shrine/

[January 27, 2020]  From City Journal:

  1. Equity Warriors – https://www.city-journal.org/equity-movement-local-government
  2. Real Men Have Manners – https://www.city-journal.org/html/real-men-have-manners-11832.html

[January 26, 2020]  China and the Coronavirus:

  1. CONTAGION Coronavirus leaves 56 MILLION on lockdown in 14 cities as surgeon who treated sick becomes 41st confirmed death – https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10817933/coronavirus-deaths-lockdown-china/
  2. China scrambles to contain ‘strengthening’ virus – http://news.trust.org/item/20200126105121-12mxo

[January 25, 2020]  From the National Review:

  1. The Judicial Campaign to Silence the Federalist Society (Part 1) – https://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/judicial-campaign-to-silence-federalist-society-part-1/
  2. 47 Marches Later, Roe Is Still Indefensible – https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/march-for-life-roe-v-wade-decision-still-indefensible/

[January 24, 2020]  The Swedish state is in crisis; why? answer is legal immigration:

  1. Sweden and its Welfare State in Crisis – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/15414/sweden-welfare-crisis
  2. Sweden Close to Collapse – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6697/sweden-collapse

[January 23, 2020]  From Spectator USA:

  1. Defend your friends – https://spectator.us/defend-friends-silence-decent-people/
  2. Nobody is woke – https://spectator.us/nobody-woke/

[January 22, 2020]  From the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies:

  1. Ending Iran’s Fictions – https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2020/01/17/ending-irans-fictions/
  2. Nikki Haley, all-American – https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2020/01/01/nikki-haley-all-american/

[January 21, 2020]  Jewish Americans should be concerned about a developing trend with U.S. politicians:

  1. More Than 120 Members of Congress Issue Letters of Support to Leading Anti-Israel Group – https://freebeacon.com/issues/more-than-120-members-of-congress-issue-letters-of-support-to-leading-anti-israel-group/
  2. Here’s a List of 100 Members of Congress Supporting CAIR – https://clarionproject.org/heres-a-list-of-100-members-of-congress-supporting-cair/

[January 20, 2020]  Today is Martin Luther King Day and his legacy is a study in the “character” of us all:

  1. Martin Luther King’s last speech – the day before his assassination – https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=f0a_1179859741
  2. MLK holiday’s meaning too often overlooked (Editorial) – https://www.masslive.com/opinion/2020/01/mlk-holidays-meaning-too-often-overlooked-editorial.html

[January 19, 2020]  Suddenly, US Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is being attacked for his “anti-American” past:

  1. When Iran Took Americans Hostage, Bernie Backed Iran’s Defenders – https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-iran-took-americans-hostage-bernie-backed-irans-defenders
  2. Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Regret His Support For Anti-American Communists In Nicaragua – https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2019/05/28/bernie-sanders-tries-dodge-support-anti-american-communists-nicaragua/

[January 18, 2020]  What is Iran’s strategy and is it backfiring?

  1. The Iranian people strike back – https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/01/15/the-iranian-people-strike-back/
  2. Iran’s Middle East Strategy – https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2020/01/12/irans-middle-east-strategy/

[January 17, 2020]  Comments on the new movie “1917”:

  1. The Wayfaring Soldiers of 1917 – https://www.lawliberty.org/2020/01/17/1917/
  2. 1917 (Review) – https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/1917-movie-review-2019

[January 16, 2020]  The idea of citizenship:

  1. Victor Davis Hanson on the Meaning of Citizenship (audio, 21:24 minutes) – https://soundcloud.com/thenewcriterion/victor-davis-hanson-on-the-meaning-of-citizenship
  2. What is the Role of Citizens in Democracy? | Ambassador Stephen Mull (a YouTube video, 28:21 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_0R7TD–G0

[January 15, 2020]  Christianity under attack, but why?

  1. Will Trump’s Pentagon stand tall when atheists attack? – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/01/will_trumps_pentagon_stand_tall_when_atheists_attack.html
  2. Christians Are Under Attack Worldwide – https://www.spencerfernando.com/2019/04/23/christians-are-under-attack-worldwide/

[January 14, 2020]  More fallout from lying by the Iranian regime:

  1. IRAN’S STATE NEWS ANCHOR RESIGNS – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/01/irans-state-news-anchor-resigns.php
  2. Iran vows to ‘punish’ those responsible for shooting down Ukrainian plane as arrests are made – https://www.foxnews.com/world/arrests-made-over-shootdown-of-ukrainian-plane-that-killed-176-people-irans-judiciary-says

[January 13, 2020]  The Spectator – UK Edition:

  1. Roger Scruton: A man who seemed bigger than the age – https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2020/01/roger-scruton-a-man-who-seemed-bigger-than-the-age/
  2. Benjamin Disraeli — inventor of English political fiction – https://www.spectator.co.uk/2020/01/benjamin-disraeli-inventor-of-english-political-fiction/

[January 12, 2020]  The support of terrorism is not a good place to be in a free society:

  1. Congressman Who Lost Legs to IED Walks to Podium to Torch Dems for Being ‘Cowards’ After Soleimani Hit – https://pjmedia.com/trending/congressman-who-lost-legs-to-ied-walks-to-podium-to-torch-dems-for-being-cowards-after-soleimani-hit/
  2. U.S. Journalists Mourn Death of Iranian Terrorist – https://freebeacon.com/national-security/media-mourns-suleimani/

[January 11, 2020]  From the New York Post Opinion section:

  1. The Times’ disgraceful smear of America’s top defense officials – https://nypost.com/2020/01/10/the-times-disgraceful-smear-of-americas-top-defense-officials/
  2. Taiwan stands up to Beijing and its insidious election interference – https://nypost.com/2020/01/09/taiwan-stands-up-to-beijing-and-its-insidious-election-interference/

[January 10, 2020]  From the Jewish News Syndicate:

  1. The perverse Western mourning for Qassem Soleimani – https://www.jns.org/opinion/the-perverse-western-mourning-for-qassem-soleimani/
  2. US Education Department investigating UCLA over anti-Semitism complaint – https://www.jns.org/us-education-department-investigating-ucla-over-anti-semitism-complaint/

[January 9, 2020]  When senior leadership goes awry, bad things happen:

  1. 3 Times The IG Report Suggests Spygate Is Worse Than We Thought – https://thefederalist.com/2020/01/07/3-times-the-ig-report-suggests-spygate-is-worse-than-we-thought/
  2. Yes, Obama Helped Fund the Iranian Regime – https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/yes-obama-helped-fund-the-iranian-regime/

[January 8, 2020]  From PJ Media:

  1. Returning the Future to Individuals: What the UK Election Has to Say About the 21st Century – https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/returning-the-future-to-individuals/
  2. The Morning Briefing: Not Quite World War III Edition – https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/the-morning-briefing-not-quite-world-war-iii-edition/

[January 7, 2020]  From The New Criterion on the nation state:

  1. The idea of an American nation – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2020/1/the-idea-of-an-american-nation
  2. Sovereignty & its enemies – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2020/1/sovereignty-its-enemies

[January 6, 2020]  American comedians, canaries in the coal mine?:

  1. What Happened to Howard Stern? – https://www.city-journal.org/howard-stern
  2. A George Carlin Special Too Raw After Sept. 11 Resurfaces Now – https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/05/arts/george-carlin-raw-pre-sept-11-special-resurfaces.html

[January 5, 2020]  The complexity of foreign affairs:

  1. Gen. Petraeus on Qasem Soleimani’s killing: ‘It’s impossible to overstate the significance’ – https://www.pri.org/stories/2020-01-03/gen-petraeus-qasem-soleimani-s-killing-its-impossible-overstate-significance
  2. An Antidote to the Iran Hysterics – https://amgreatness.com/2020/01/04/an-antidote-to-the-iran-hysterics/

[January 4, 2019]  Two websites worth visiting:

  1. The Independent Women’s Forum – http://iwf.org/
  2. Lucianne – https://www.lucianne.com/

[January 3, 2020]  A clear message to Iran but will they hear it?

  1. America ‘Cannot Do a Damn Thing,’ Eh? – https://www.nysun.com/editorials/american-cannot-do-a-damn-thing-eh/90961/
  2. US Kills Qassem Soleimani – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/296383/us-kills-qassem-soleimani

[January 2, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. One Nation or Bust! (UK) – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/12/30/one-nation-or-bust/
  2. The Waning Fortunes of Classical Liberalism – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/12/31/the-waning-fortunes-of-classical-liberalism/

[January 1, 2020]  From American Greatness:

  1. The Blind Prophets of 2020 – https://amgreatness.com/2019/12/31/the-blind-prophets-of-2020/
  2. New Year’s Eve: Marxism-Lennonism Revisited – https://amgreatness.com/2019/12/31/new-years-eve-marxism-lennonism-revisited-2/

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