Daily Favorites (June 16, 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 articles that I think are pretty good.

[June 16, 2019]  From the American Thinker:

  1. Can the Arab world ever fix its politics? – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/can_the_arab_world_ever_fix_its_politics.html
  2. Los Angeles learns it can have all the homelessness it wants to pay for – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/06/los_angeles_learns_it_can_have_all_the_homelessness_it_wants_to_pay_for.html

[June 15, 2019]  From the Tablet Magazine:

  1. The Roots of Elite European Anti-Zionism – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/286378/roots-of-elite-european-anti-zionism
  2. What I Learned at the D.C. Dyke March – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/286195/what-i-learned-dc-dyke-march

[June 14, 2019]  PowerLineBlog comments on Oberlin College legal losses:

  1. Will Oberlin Learn Its Lesson? – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/06/will-oberlin-learn-its-lesson.php
  2. The Jury Hated Oberlin – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/06/the-jury-hated-oberlin.php

[June 13, 2019]  The Hong Kong protests against China, how will it end?:

  1. Hong Kong’s protests against China show U.S. appeasement of Beijing has failed to bring reform – https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/06/11/hong-kongs-protests-against-china-show-u-s-appeasement-of-beijing-has-failed-to-bring-reform/
  2. Hong Kong extradition protests: How China’s response to a gruesome teenage murder backfired – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/13/hong-kong-extradition-protests-chinas-response-gruesome-teenage/

[June 12, 2019]  From PowerLine:

  1. Victory Over Communism! Texas Decriminalizes Lemonade Stands – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/06/victory-over-communism-texas-legalizes-lemonade-stands.php
  2. “Sacred Conversations” Draw Attention of Civil Rights Commissioner – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/06/sacred-conversations-draw-attention-of-civil-rights-commissioner.php

[June 11, 2019]  More on the great crusade in WWII Europe:

  1. Operation Neptune: Deception, Tragedy . . . and Victory – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/06/06/operation-neptune-deception-tragedy-and-victory/
  2. Remembering the Great Crusade – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/06/06/remembering-the-great-crusade/

[June 10, 2019]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. “Europe Will Not Be Europe” – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14353/europe-will-not-be-europe
  2. Iran and the American Forbidden Fruit – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14352/iran-america-forbidden-fruit

[June 9, 2019]  Two good books you should be reading:

  1. Book of the Week: ‘Land of Hope’ – https://www.realclearbooks.com/books_of_the_week/2019/06/07/book_of_the_week_land_of_hope_110205.html
  2. Way of the Gun – https://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/way-of-the-gun/

[June 8, 2019]  Is this the beginning of the end of professional journalism?:

  1. Spies are The New Journalists – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/285830/spies-are-the-new-journalists
  2. The Decline and Fall of American Journalism – https://www.thenation.com/article/decline-and-fall-american-journalism/

[June 7, 2019]  From First Things:

  1. An Acceptable Prejudice – https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/06/an-acceptable-prejudice
  2. Time to Take the Lead – https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/06/time-to-take-the-lead

[June 6, 2019]  D-Day; truly the “longest day,” for the reason that the outcome was in doubt:

  1. Van Hipp: Roosevelt’s D-Day prayer still resonates – All Americans should read it this week – https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/van-hipp-roosevelt-d-day-prayer-trump
  2. NEVER FORGET D-Day 75th anniversary – World’s tribute to immortals who made ‘ultimate sacrifice’ on beaches of Normandy – https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9233542/dday-anniversary-piper-beach-normandy/

[June 5, 2019]  The importance of and sacrifice at the beginning of the end of fascism cannot be overlooked:

  1. D-Day by PargerU (a YouTube video, 5:37 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHsAmOR5m00&feature=youtu.be
  2. D-DAY: June 6, 1944: ACTION at the Normandy Beaches (a YouTube video, 1 hour 23:14 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZB5Q2KnvpM

[June 4, 2019]  Spaghetti Westerns, do they deserve our respect?:

  1.  Quentin Tarantino on how spaghetti westerns shaped modern cinema – https://www.spectator.co.uk/2019/06/quentin-tarantino-on-how-spaghetti-westerns-shaped-modern-cinema/
  2. Top 20 Spaghetti Westerns – http://most-wanted-western-movies.com/spaghetti-western-movies/

[June 3, 2019]  From American Greatness:

  1. Tired, Boring—and Dangerous—Celebrity Death Wishing – https://amgreatness.com/2019/06/02/tired-boring-and-dangerous-celebrity-death-wishing/
  2. Tyrants in the Making: ‘I’ll Just Make Them Do It’ – https://amgreatness.com/2019/06/02/tyrants-in-the-making-ill-just-make-them-do-it/

[June 2, 2019]  Interesting thinking by Andrew J. Nathan in Foreign Affairs Magazine:

  1. The New Tiananmen Papers – https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/china/2019-05-30/new-tiananmen-papers
  2. Pakistan Adrift: Navigating Troubled Waters – https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/capsule-review/2019-04-16/pakistan-adrift-navigating-troubled-waters

[June 1, 2019]  Interesting thinking by Roger Kimball in the New York Post:

  1. PC insanity may mean the end of American universities – https://nypost.com/2019/05/31/pc-insanity-may-mean-the-end-of-american-universities/
  2. The cutting-edge war to erase our culture – https://nypost.com/2019/02/22/the-cutting-edge-war-to-erase-our-culture/

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[May 31, 2019]  From Townhall Opinion Section:

  1. Revoke Ilhan Omar’s Marriage Fraud Immunity Card – https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2019/05/29/revoke-ilhan-omars-marriage-fraud-immunity-card-n2546996
  2. Mark Levin’s ‘Unfreedom of the Press’ – https://townhall.com/columnists/davidlimbaugh/2019/05/31/mark-levins-unfreedom-of-the-press-n2547143

[May 30, 2019]  There are no links today.  See you tomorrow.

[May 29, 2019]  From PowerLineBlog on the New York Times:

  1. The Times wants to know – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/05/the-times-wants-to-know.php
  2. Talking about the Times – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/05/talking-about-the-times.php

[May 28, 2019]  Two insightful book reviews from Law & Liberty:

  1. Refreshing and Disturbing: Anthony Peacock on Thucydides and The Federalist – https://www.lawliberty.org/book-review/refreshing-and-disturbing-anthony-peacock-on-thucydides-and-the-federalist/
  2. John Locke and Political Hebraism – https://www.lawliberty.org/book-review/john-locke-and-political-hebraism/

[May 27, 2019]  Memorial Day 2019:

  1. America’s honor – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/05/americas-honor-7.php
  2. Memorial Day – http://www.usmemorialday.org/

[May 26, 2019]  Dr. Paul R. McHugh in the news:

  1. Bringing sanity to psychiatry – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/bringing_sanity_to_psychiatry.html
  2. Johns Hopkins Psychiatrist: Transgender is ‘Mental Disorder’ – https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/michael-w-chapman/johns-hopkins-psychiatrist-transgender-mental-disorder-sex-change

[May 25, 2019]  From the Claremont Book Review:

  1. The Ages of Jackson – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-ages-of-jackson/
  2. Giving Up Darwin – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/giving-up-darwin/

[May 24, 2019] The Washington Free Beacon:

  1. America’s Best Defense Against Socialism – https://freebeacon.com/columns/americas-best-defense-against-socialism/
  2. Expert: Government Numbers Keep us in the Dark about Criminal Justice System – https://freebeacon.com/issues/expert-government-numbers-keep-us-in-the-dark-about-criminal-justice-system/

[May 23, 2019]  From Frontpage Mag:

  1. Bad Ideas Are Born in Bad Universities – https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272697/bad-ideas-are-born-bad-universities-bruce-thornton
  2. “France Does Not Belong to the French!” – https://www.frontpagemag.com/point/273829/france-does-not-belong-french-daniel-greenfield

[May 22, 2019]  Just a couple of articles that I liked:

  1. The imperative of deterrence – https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/21/the-imperative-of-deterrence/
  2. The Great War Novelist America Forgot – https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/05/herman-wouk-at-100-one-of-the-greatest-american-war-novelists/393203/

[May 21, 2019]  Here are two good Vietnam War websites worth seeing:

  1. CherriesWriter: Vietnam War website – https://cherrieswriter.com/
  2. Reflections, Memories, and Images of Vietnam Past – http://www.vietvet.org/thepast.htm

[May 20, 2019]  From American Greatness:

  1. He Did It, Not Me! – https://amgreatness.com/2019/05/19/he-did-it-not-me/
  2. Conrad Black and Sebastian Gorka on the Failed American ‘Elite’ – https://amgreatness.com/2019/05/11/conrad-black-and-sebastian-gorka-on-the-failed-american-elite/

[May 19, 2019]  Why is the Facebook banning of political speech different from the Nazis burning books?

  1. Facebook Targets Michelle Malkin: Gives Pass to Antifa – https://spectator.org/facebook-targets-michelle-malkin-gives-pass-to-antifa/
  2. Facebook: Message Banning Two Popular Conservative Content Creators Is ‘Inaccurate’ – https://www.conservativedailynews.com/2018/04/facebook-message-banning-two-popular-conservative-content-creators-is-inaccurate/

[May 18, 2019]  From PowerLineBlog:

  1. The “adversity score” gambit – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/05/the-adversity-score-gambit.php
  2. Scoring the adversity score – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/05/scoring-the-adversity-score.php

[May 17, 2019]  Articles by Heather MacDonald:

  1. A Visionary of Public Order: George Kelling, R.I.P. – https://www.city-journal.org/george-kelling
  2. Grievance Proxies – https://www.city-journal.org/college-boards-sat-adversity-score

[May 16, 2019]  From Claremont Book Review:

  1. Man of the Century – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/man-of-the-century/
  2. A Kinder, Gentler Gulag – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/a-kinder-gentler-gulag/

[May 15, 2019]  Two must-read articles by Alan M. Dershowitz:

  1. War Crime!: Placing a Note in the Western Wall – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14223/western-wall-note
  2. Ilhan Omar’s Ignorance and Bigotry on Gaza Rockets – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14190/ilhan-omar-gaza-rockets

[May 14, 2019] Two good websites you should read daily:

  1. Urgent Agenda – http://urgentagenda.com/
  2. Law and Liberty – https://www.lawliberty.org/

[May 13, 2019]  What’s happening in New York City may be coming to your community:

  1. Anti-Semitic attacks are rising in Brooklyn and seems like no one cares – https://nypost.com/2019/05/12/anti-semitic-attacks-are-rising-in-brooklyn-and-seems-like-no-one-cares/
  2. How to fix New York’s mental health crisis without spending more money – https://nypost.com/2019/05/11/how-to-fix-new-yorks-mental-health-crisis-without-spending-more-money/

[May 12, 2019]  From the Middle East Media Research Institute:

  1. Russia-Venezuelan Relations – An Update – Part I – https://www.memri.org/reports/russia-venezuelan-relations-–-update-–-part-i
  2. Russia-Venezuela Relations – An Update – Part II – https://www.memri.org/reports/russia-venezuela-relations-–-update-–-part-ii

[May 11, 2019]  Recent interviews by Hugh Hewitt:

  1. Senator David Perdue – https://www.hughhewitt.com/senator-david-perdue/
  2. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin – https://www.hughhewitt.com/kentucky-governor-matt-bevin/

[May 10, 2019]  From The American Spectator:

  1. Mark Levin’s ‘Unfreedom of the Press’: Right on Target – https://spectator.org/mark-levins-unfreedom-of-the-press-right-on-target/
  2. Is Ilhan Omar a Communist? – https://spectator.org/is-ilhan-omar-a-communist/

[May 9, 2019]  Popular readings from PowerLineBlog:

  1. A letter to William Barr – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/05/a-letter-to-william-barr.php
  2. Bill Clinton is a bitter old man – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/05/bill-clinton-is-a-bitter-old-man.php

[May 8, 2019]  From the Claremont Review of Books:

  1. Hungary and the Future of Europe – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/hungary-and-the-future-of-europe/
  2. Defending the Nation – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/defending-the-nation/

[May 7, 2019]  From The American Interest:

  1. The New Face of Tyranny – https://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/05/06/the-new-face-of-tyranny/
  2. The Last Man and the Future of History – https://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/05/03/the-last-man-and-the-future-of-history/

[May 6, 2019]  Google continues its suppression of free speech in the US:

  1. Breaking: Google Censors the Claremont Institute – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/05/breaking-google-censors-the-claremont-institute.php
  2. Google Is Committed To The Suppression Of Free Speech – https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/08/08/google-committed-suppression-free-speech/

[May 5, 2019]  From PJ Media:

  1. Stealth Conflict in Venezuela Pits Russian ‘Democratic Fraud’ against American ‘Hybrid War’ – https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/russian-democratic-fraud-vs-american-hybrid-war/
  2. Book: Barack Obama Saw Trump’s Victory as a ‘Personal Insult’ – https://pjmedia.com/trending/book-barack-obama-saw-trumps-victory-as-a-personal-insult/

[May 4, 2019]  From Spectator USA:

  1. Free Louis Farrakhan! By banning, Twitterbook and Instaface are becoming publishers – https://spectator.us/free-louis-farrakhan/
  2. Romanticizing Northern Ireland’s history is a deadly mistake – https://spectator.us/romanticizing-northern-ireland-deadly/

[May 3, 2019]  From the American Mind:

  1. Defend America—Defeat Multiculturalism – https://americanmind.org/essays/defend-america-defeat-multiculturalism/
  2. The Contradiction at the Heart of Identity Politics – https://americanmind.org/features/justice-that-aint-it-chief/the-contradiction-at-the-heart-of-identity-politics/

[May 2, 2019]  Articles by Alan M. Dershowitz:

  1. What if the New York Times Cartoon had depicted a Muslim, a Lesbian, an African American or a Mexican as a Dog? – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14165/what-if-the-new-york-times-cartoon-had-depicted
  2. AG’s letter to Congress draws 3 important conclusions – https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2019/03/24/alan-dershowitz-calls-mueller-findings-total-exoneration-trump/NbiVaHI8F9T3vGXiTfj1nJ/story.html

[May 1, 2019]  Venezuela on the edge:

  1. Maduro Forces Run Down Protesters – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/04/maduro-forces-run-down-protesters.php
  2. Venezuela crisis: How the political situation escalated – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36319877

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[April 30, 2019]  From the National Association of Scholars:

  1. Report: Neo-Segregation at Yale – https://www.nas.org/articles/separate_but_equal_again_neo_segregation_at_yale
  2. The Higher Education Act Must Protect Free Speech – https://www.nas.org/articles/the_higher_education_act_must_protect_free_speech

[April 29, 2019]  Is the American family in decline?

  1. Where Are the Socially Conservative Women in This Fight? – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/opinion/sunday/conservative-women.html
  2. Family Decline: The Findings of Social Science – https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/controversy/marriage/family-decline-the-findings-of-social-science.html

[April 28, 2019]  The National Review:

  1. The NRA’s Internal Disputes Explode Into the Public Light, Oliver North Departs – https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/the-nras-internal-disputes-explode-into-the-public-light-oliver-north-departs/
  2. Who Cares about National Unity? – https://www.nationalreview.com/g-file/who-cares-about-national-unity/

[April 27, 2019]  From Imprimis of Hillsdale College:

  1. Shall We Defend Our Common History? – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/shall-defend-common-history/
  2. Do We Need Our Country Anymore? – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/do-we-need-our-country-anymore/

[April 26, 2019]  Wisdom from Harvey Mansfield:

  1. Harvey Mansfield on America’s Constitutional Soul (YouTube video, 56:28 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrXf0e4UrXE
  2. The Left on Campus (YouTube video, 33:08 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=harvey+mansfield

[April 25, 2019]  From the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

  1. U.S. Aims Lethal Blow at Tehran’s Finances by Prohibiting Oil Exports – https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/04/23/u-s-aims-lethal-blow-at-tehrans-finances-by-prohibiting-oil-exports/
  2. The Battle of Afghanistan – https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/04/24/the-battle-of-afghanistan/

[April 24, 2019]  From the American Interest:

  1. Welfare and Debt: A Moynihan Assessment – https://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/04/23/welfare-and-debt-a-moynihan-assessment/
  2. The Long Game of Democratic Reform – https://www.the-american-interest.com/2019/04/19/the-long-game-of-democratic-reform/

[April 23, 2019]  From Areo Magazine:

  1. Listening at the Great Awokening – https://areomagazine.com/2019/04/17/listening-at-the-great-awokening/
  2. Reproductive Rights in the Transhuman Future – https://areomagazine.com/2019/04/19/reproductive-rights-in-the-transhuman-future/

[April 22, 2019]  From Quillette:

  1. How to Prevent Campus Deplatformings: Lessons from Harvey Mansfield and Concordia University – https://quillette.com/2019/04/19/how-to-prevent-campus-deplatformings-lessons-from-harvey-mansfield-and-concordia-university/
  2. Why We Should Read Nietzsche – https://quillette.com/2019/04/22/why-we-should-read-nietzsche/

[April 21, 2019]  From PowerLineBlog:

  1. The College Apocalypse, Continued – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/04/the-college-apocalypse-continued.php
  2. Speech Is Violence, and Vice Versa – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/04/speech-is-violence-and-vice-versa.php

[April 20, 2019]  Calling out stupidity one at a time:

  1. Yankees’ ban of Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ is a new PC low – https://nypost.com/2019/04/19/yankees-ban-of-kate-smiths-god-bless-america-is-a-new-pc-low/
  2. Yankees, Flyers drop Kate Smith’s ‘God Bless America’ amid questions of possible racism – https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2019/04/19/yankees-drop-kate-smiths-god-bless-america-after-questions-possible-racism-arise/?utm_term=.a95596880e01

[April 19, 2019]  From American Greatness:

  1. Things That Can’t Go on Forever Simply Don’t – https://amgreatness.com/2019/04/17/things-that-cant-go-on-forever-simply-dont/
  2. How the Electoral College Squelches Faction – https://amgreatness.com/2019/04/17/how-the-electoral-college-squelches-faction/

[April 18, 209]  Free speech is again being tested:

  1. A Turning Point in the Campus Free-Speech Crisis – https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/campus-free-speech-turning-point-university-of-arizona/
  2. A major test case for campus free speech – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/04/a-major-test-case-for-campus-free-speech.php

[April 17, 2019]  What will be the long-term effect of ISIS?

  1. Christianity grows in Syrian town once besieged by Islamic State – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-islamic-state-christians/christianity-grows-in-syrian-town-once-besieged-by-islamic-state-idUSKCN1RS19N
  2. U.S. War Against ISIS Continues – https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2019-04-10/us-war-against-isis-continues

[April 16, 2019]  The fire at the historical Notre Dame:

  1. Notre Dame’s loss is too much to bear – https://spectator.us/notre-dames-loss-is-too-much-to-bear/
  2. Photos show center of Notre Dame cathedral miraculously intact – https://nypost.com/2019/04/15/photos-show-center-of-notre-dame-cathedral-miraculously-intact/

[April 15, 2019]  English Philosopher Roger Scruton talks:

  1. Roger Scruton: An apology for thinking – https://spectator.us/roger-scruton-apology-thinking/
  2. Roger Scruton on Soros and Hungary – https://spectator.us/roger-scruton-soros-hungary/

[April 14, 2019]  From New Criterion:

  1. Trotsky on ice – https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/trotsky-on-ice
  2. Woke’s on you – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2019/4/wokes-on-you

[April 13, 2019]  From the Tablet:

  1. The War Between Polish Nationalism and Holocaust History – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/283216/polish-nationalism-and-holocaust-history
  2. The Collapse – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/282724/the-collapse

[April 12, 2019]  Thoughts from the Ammo Line (humor and sarcasm at its best):

  1. Thoughts from the ammo line (April 12, 2019) – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/04/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line-268.php
  2. Thoughts from the ammo line (April 5, 2019) – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/04/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line-267.php

[April 11, 2019]   Oops, there are some very senior leaders in the U.S. who are in big trouble:

  1. Byron York: Barr is right, spying on Trump campaign did occur – https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/byron-york-barr-is-right-spying-on-trump-campaign-did-occur
  2. “Spying did occur” – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/04/spying-did-occur.php

[April 8-10] There will be no Daily Favorites until Thursday, April 11th.

[April 7, 2019]  A couple of good books to read while taking some time off:

  1. Sacred Duty: A Soldier’s Tour at Arlington National Cemetery by Tom Cotton – https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062863150/?creativeASIN=0062863150&linkCode=w61&imprToken=m6MZIwm4VqNNS6yUaKGofQ&slotNum=4&tag=amazon0156-20
  2. Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America by Noah Rothman – https://www.amazon.com/dp/0062863150/?creativeASIN=0062863150&linkCode=w61&imprToken=m6MZIwm4VqNNS6yUaKGofQ&slotNum=4&tag=amazon0156-20

[April 6, 2019]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. How Classicists Undermine the Case for Classics – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/04/05/how-classicists-undermine-the-case-for-classics/
  2. Revisiting De Jouvenel’s Ethics of Redistribution: Seventy Years On – https://www.lawliberty.org/liberty-classic/revisiting-de-jouvenel-ethics-of-redistribution-seventy-years-on/

[April 5, 2019]  From Townhall:

  1. The Admission Scam Is Another Reason To Destroy Academia As We Know It – https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2019/04/04/the-admission-scam-is-another-reason-to-destroy-academia-as-we-know-it-n2544186?40
  2. 2020: Socialist America or Trump’s America? – https://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2019/04/05/2020-socialist-america-or-trumps-america-n2544301

[April 4, 2019]  From First Things:

  1. Purity in the Digital Age – https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/04/purity-in-the-digital-age/
  2. Big Julie: The life and legacy of Julius Caesar – https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/04/big-julie

[April 3, 2019]  From Bloomberg:

  1. How Has Maduro Survived? With Lots of Help From Cuban Operatives – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-01/how-has-maduro-survived-with-lots-of-help-from-cuban-operatives
  2. How Long Will the World’s Most Powerful Leaders Last? – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-03-16/how-long-will-world-leaders-last

[April 2, 2019]  From The Cut:

  1. Is Marriage Obsolete? The first part of a weeklong series that attempts to understand marriage. – https://www.thecut.com/2019/03/marriage-an-investigation.html
  2. What Was the Washington Post Afraid Of? – https://www.thecut.com/2019/04/what-was-the-washington-post-afraid-of.html

[April 1, 2019]  From the New York Post Opinion Section:

  1. The perils of the ‘Chicken Little’ approach to fighting climate change – https://nypost.com/2019/03/31/the-perils-of-the-chicken-little-approach-to-fighting-climate-change/
  2. New York ‘reformers’ want to spring a lot of bad guys from jail – https://nypost.com/2019/03/31/new-york-reformers-want-to-spring-a-lot-of-bad-guys-from-jail/

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[March 31, 2019]  The elite politicians “know better” than the “Untermenschen” citizens of Britain:

  1. Parliament vs the people – https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/03/28/indicative-votes-parliament-vs-the-people/
  2. U.K. Edges Closer to Election After May’s Brexit Deal Defeat – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-03-29/brexit-crisis-deepens-after-parliament-rejects-may-s-deal-again

[March 30, 2019]  From the Claremont Review of Books:

  1. The Last of the Founders – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/the-last-of-the-founders/
  2. Diversity and Demonization – https://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/diversity-and-demonization/

[March 29, 2019]  From Spectator USA:

  1. What’s wrong with ‘cultural Marxism’? – https://spectator.us/whats-wrong-cultural-marxism/
  2. The real Russiagate: why are the press ignoring Putin’s troops in Venezuela? – https://spectator.us/russiagate-putins-troops-venezuela/

[March 28, 2019]  From the Palestinian Media Watch:

  1. Hamas Strategy: Kill Israelis to Defeat Fatah – http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=27558
  2. Hamas: “Scatter the enemies’ body parts, make the skulls fly in the sky” – http://www.palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=27553

[March 27, 2019]  When there is a double standard in justice, there is no justice:

  1. Jussie Smollett gets sweetheart deal [UPDATED] – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/03/jussie-smollett-gets-sweetheart-deal.php
  2. Indefensible: With no good explanation, prosecutors give Jussie Smollett a pass – https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-edit-jussie-smollett-hoax-rahm-emanuel-20190326-story.html

[March 26, 2019]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. A Dispatch from the Academic Wilds – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/03/26/a-dispatch-from-the-academic-wilds/
  2. Myths About Marijuana: Intoxicating But Untrue – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/03/25/myths-about-marijuana-intoxicating-but-untrue/

[March 25, 2019]  From the Orange Country Register Opinion pages:

  1. Understanding the appeal of democratic socialism key to defeating it – https://www.ocregister.com/2019/03/23/understanding-the-appeal-of-democratic-socialism-key-to-defeating-it/
  2. We’re just living in our own, strange worlds – https://www.ocregister.com/2019/03/24/were-just-living-in-our-own-strange-worlds/

[March 22-24, 2019]  There will be no Daily Favorites until Monday, March 25th.

[March 21, 2019]  From the Middle East Forum:

  1. Syria’s Civil War Is Now 3 Civil Wars – https://www.meforum.org/58013/syria-civil-war-now-three
  2. A Critique of the Islamic State’s Amn Khariji Apparatus and Strategy – https://www.meforum.org/58009/critique-islamic-state-amn-khariji

[March 20, 2019]  From HotAir:

  1. KOMO News’ special: Seattle is Dying – https://hotair.com/archives/2019/03/18/komo-news-seattle-dying-special/
  2. Maduro’s useful idiots – https://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2019/03/maduros-useful-idiots/

[March 19, 2019]  Lessons from the college admissions scandal:

  1. Lessons and non-lessons from the college admissions scandal – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/03/lessons-and-non-lessons-from-the-college-admissions-scandal.php
  2. Unmasking the College-Admissions Fraud – https://www.city-journal.org/college-admissions-cheating-scandal

[March 18, 2019]  From the Washington Examiner Opinion pages:

  1. Christchurch, ISIS, and the immortal pursuit of foul glory – https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/christchurch-isis-and-the-immortal-pursuit-of-foul-glory
  2. Why won’t California unions let teachers go? – https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds/why-wont-california-unions-let-teachers-go

[March 17, 2019]  From the Associated Press:

  1. US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators – https://www.apnews.com/08e538e370914f6e8243e237dbde50b5
  2. French protesters riot in Paris, accuse Macron of “hot air” – https://www.apnews.com/73e7376d4ada4675bd31ea3ae4034c8d

[March 16, 2019]  The on-going destruction of identity politics:

  1. New Zealand: the barbarism of identity politics – https://www.spiked-online.com/2019/03/15/new-zealand-the-barbarism-of-identity-politics/
  2. The Washington Post Snuggles with a Racist Security Blanket – https://amgreatness.com/2019/03/14/the-washington-post-snuggles-with-a-racist-security-blanket/

[March 15, 2019]  Terrorism:

  1. Two rockets fired at Tel Aviv from Gaza – https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Two-rockets-fired-at-Tel-Aviv-from-Gaza-583562
  2. Mass shootings at New Zealand mosques kill 49; 1 man charged – https://apnews.com/ce9e1d267af149dab40e3e5391254530

[March 14, 2019]  From American Greatness:

  1. Waging War Against the Dead – https://amgreatness.com/2019/03/13/waging-war-against-the-dead/
  2. Defining American Nationalism – https://amgreatness.com/2019/03/12/defining-american-nationalism/

[March 13, 2019]  Breaking news about how the rich undermine the college entrance system:

  1. College admissions scandal shows how the rich rig the system without shame – https://nypost.com/2019/03/12/college-admissions-scandal-shows-how-the-rich-rig-the-system-without-shame/
  2. Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among dozens charged in college admission cheating scam – https://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny-news-felicity-cheating-20190312-story.html

[March 12, 2019]  Reading about socialism:

  1. Socialism and “The “Experts” – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/03/socialism-and-the-experts.php
  2. The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression (recommended book) – https://www.amazon.com/Black-Book-Communism-Crimes-Repression/dp/0674076087/ref=sr_1_1?creativeASIN=0674076087&linkCode=w61&imprToken=AYrDL8ZJCPFV.A3vrpfk4g&slotNum=0&crid=GNNHIICHFRQA&keywords=black+book+of+communism&qid=1552368073&s=gateway&sprefix=black+book+of+comm%2Caps%2C217&sr=8-1&tag=amazon0156-20

[March 11, 2019]  From the opinion section of the New York Post:

  1. Europe’s delusions on Hezbollah – https://nypost.com/2019/03/10/europes-delusions-on-hezbollah/
  2. Why Ocasio-Cortez’s trendy brand of ‘socialism’ is doomed to fail – https://nypost.com/2019/03/09/why-brooklyns-trendy-brand-of-socialism-is-ultimately-doomed/

[March 10, 2019]  Margaret Thatcher, what made her such a great leader?:

  1. Remembering Margaret Thatcher on International Women’s Day – https://www.americanexperiment.org/2019/03/remembering-margaret-thatcher-international-womens-day/
  2. Remembering Margaret Thatcher – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/10/remembering_margaret_thatcher.html

[March 9, 2019]  From City-Journal (with valuable discussions embedded):

  1. Charter Schools and Teachers’ Strikes (includes 15:00 minute audio discussion) – https://www.city-journal.org/charter-schools-teachers-strikes
  2. Barriers to Black Progress (includes 38:51 minute audio discussion)- https://www.city-journal.org/barriers-to-black-progress

[March 8, 2019]  From PJ Media:

  1. Socialism Dies in the Darkness – https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/socialism-dies-in-the-darkness/
  2. Colorado Drops Case Against Christian Baker amid Mounting Evidence of ‘Anti-Religious Bias’ – https://pjmedia.com/trending/colorado-drops-case-against-jack-phillips-amid-mounting-evidence-of-anti-religious-bias/

[March 7, 2019]  From PowerLineBlog:

  1. Supply-Side Racism in Action – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/03/supply-side-racism-in-action.php
  2. Do Dems Hate Hate? No – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/03/do-dems-hate-hate-no.php

[March 6, 2019]  Two new books from this year that I recommend:

  1. Unjust: Social Justice and the Unmaking of America – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1621577929/?creativeASIN=1621577929&linkCode=w61&imprToken=Olmsr3AIDN-nQvt-nM9tjw&slotNum=4&tag=amazon0156-20
  2. The Case for Trump – https://www.amazon.com/Case-Trump-Victor-Davis-Hanson/dp/1541673549/ref=sr_1_2?crid=G70GND5HFLFE&keywords=victor+hanson+davis&qid=1551875772&s=books&sprefix=victor+hanson%2Cstripbooks%2C128&sr=1-2

[March 5, 2019]  Views about the failure of US Pres Trump to get a deal with North Korea:

  1. About Trump’s ‘Failure’ in Hanoi – https://outline.com/vjwnSr
  2. Three Concessions and a Walkout: Hanoi and Its Aftermath – https://spectator.org/three-concessions-and-a-walkout-hanoi-and-its-aftermath/

[March 4, 2019]  From American Greatness:

  1. Pigs on Two Legs Turn on Each Other – https://amgreatness.com/2019/03/03/pigs-on-two-legs-turn-on-each-other/
  2. Violating the Confessional Will Make Bad Catholics and Bad Americans – https://amgreatness.com/2019/03/02/violating-the-confessional-will-make-bad-catholics-and-bad-americans/

[March 3, 2019]  From the Tablet:

  1. Why Social Justice Is Killing Synagogues and Churches – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/281276/social-justice-is-killing-synagogues
  2. No More Mr. Nice Jew – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/281174/tlaib-omar-no-more-mr-nice-jew

[March 2, 2019]  From The New Criterion:

  1. Decline & fall: classics edition – https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2019/3/decline-fall-classics-edition
  2. The greatest of all novels – https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2019/3/the-greatest-of-all-novels

[March 1, 2019]  From the American Mind:

  1. America Needs to Relearn Economics – https://americanmind.org/features/state-of-the-union-2019/american-needs-to-relearn-economics/
  2. Our Revolution’s Logic – https://americanmind.org/essays/our-revolutions-logic/

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[February 28, 2019]  From PJ Media:

  1. 2 NYC School Playgrounds Defaced with Anti-Semitic Graffiti Within Days – https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/2-nyc-school-playgrounds-defaced-with-anti-semitic-graffiti-within-days/
  2. Ilhan Omar: Poster Child for the Red-Green Axis – https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/ilhan-omar-poster-child-for-the-red-green-axis/

[February 27, 2019]  From the Middle East Forum:

  1. Outrage in Syria, Iraq as ISIS Members Treated as Celebrities in West – https://www.meforum.org/57837/outrage-syria-isis-members-celebrities
  2. Hedging Radical Islam – https://www.meforum.org/57691/hedging-radical-islam

[February 26, 2019]  Socialist Venezuela at the breaking point:

  1. A Bloody War of Attrition in Venezuela – https://pjmedia.com/spengler/a-bloody-war-of-attrition-in-venezuela/
  2. Journalist Jorge Ramos detained and released in Venezuela – https://www.latimes.com/business/hollywood/la-fi-ct-jorge-ramos-univision-captive-venezuela-20190225-story.html

[February 25, 2019]  From Liberty Unyielding:

  1. Leading Democrats endorse reparations, which could cost trillions – https://libertyunyielding.com/2019/02/23/leading-democrats-endorse-reparations-which-could-cost-trillions/
  2. Nebraska state senator calls U.S. flag ‘a rag,’ compares it to Nazi swastika – https://libertyunyielding.com/2019/02/24/nebraska-state-senator-calls-u-s-flag-a-rag-compares-it-to-nazi-swastika/

[February 24, 2019]  Two Twitter accounts I read regularly:

  1. Dr Jordan B Peterson – https://twitter.com/jordanbpeterson
  2. Warren Farrell, PhD – https://twitter.com/drwarrenfarrell

[February 23, 2019]  From the American Thinker:

  1. ISIS Brides: A Litmus Test for Birthright Citizenship – https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/isis_brides_a_litmus_test_for_birthright_citizenship.html
  2.   Abortion and the Catholic Surrender to Politics – https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/02/abortion_and_the_catholic_surrender_to_politics.html

[February 22, 2019]  More on the “greatest of U.S. Presidents” George Washington:

  1. Remembering the indispensable man – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/remembering-the-indispensable-man-9.php
  2. Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington – https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0684831422/amazon0156-20/

[February 21, 2019]  From RealClear Politics:

  1. How to Succeed in Advertising Boycotts Without Really Trying – https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/02/21/how_to_succeed_in_advertising_boycotts_without_really_trying.html
  2. Jussie Smollett Supporters: Rooting for a ‘Modern Lynching’ – https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/02/21/jussie_smollett_supporters_rooting_for_a_modern_lynching_139531.html

[February 20, 2019]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. Obama and Trump: At What Point Has a President Forfeited the Public Trust? – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/02/19/obama-and-trump-at-what-point-has-a-president-forfeited-the-public-trust/
  2. The Campus Mob Comes for the Presumption of Innocence – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/02/19/harvard-harvey-weinstein-innocence/

[February 19, 2019]   From the Wall Street Journal:

  1. Europe’s Challenge Is Decline, Not Trump – https://outline.com/4vSJWf
  2. The Making of a DNA Detective – https://outline.com/xfD29Y

[February 18, 2019]  What’s this fuss all about socialism?

  1. It’s common to praise socialism. It’s rarer to define it. – https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-common-to-praise-socialism-its-rarer-to-define-it/2019/02/15/6aa1a6ce-3090-11e9-813a-0ab2f17e305b_story.html?utm_term=.cd82f6945166
  2. What to Do About the Rebirth of Socialism –  https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/what-to-do-about-rebirth-of-socialism/

[February 17, 2019]  Words from Jeff Bezos, the wealthest person on Earth:

  1. One of the Greatest Speeches Ever | Jeff Bezos (a YouTube video, 10:07 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EctzLTFrktc
  2. A Day in The Life of Jeff Bezos (Richest Person In The World) (a YouTube video, 13:39 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo6s98zJoJ4

[February 16, 2019]  Do newly elected U.S. Representatives hate America?

  1. Ilhan Omar’s History of America – https://outline.com/DMdP3s
  2. How Dumb Is Ocasio-Cortez? – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/how-dumb-is-ocasio-cortez.php

[February 15, 2019]  Advancements, Palestinian style by Khaled Abu Toameh:

  1. Palestinians: “Journalism” Hamas Style – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13721/palestinians-journalism-hamas
  2. Preparing for Peace – The Palestinian Way – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13646/palestinians-preparing-for-peace

[February 14, 2019]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. What Would the Impartial Spectator Do? – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/02/13/what-would-the-impartial-spectator-do/
  2. Belloc’s Humane Defense of Personhood and Property – https://www.lawliberty.org/liberty-classic/belloc-humane-defense-personhood-property/

[February 13, 2019]  VA Governor Northam struggling to survive politically:

  1. Ralph Northam racially panders to save his own skin – https://libertyunyielding.com/2019/02/10/ralph-northam-racially-panders-to-save-his-own-skin/
  2. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam said racist photo controversy happened for “a reason” – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/virginia-governor-ralph-northam-said-racist-photo-controversy-happened-for-a-reason/

[February 12, 2019]  From Michelle Malkin:

  1. End the “TPS” farce: It’s time for ingrates to go – http://michellemalkin.com/2019/02/06/end-the-tps-farce-its-time-for-ingrates-to-go/
  2. Procter & Gamble’s toxic sanctimony – http://michellemalkin.com/2019/01/16/procter-gambles-toxic-sanctimony/

[February 11, 2019]  Iranian Government: Benign or Cruel, that is the question:

  1. Iran’s Kakistocracy at Forty – https://spectator.org/irans-kakistocracy-at-forty/
  2. The Rise of the Iranian Dictatorship – https://foreignpolicy.com/2009/10/07/the-rise-of-the-iranian-dictatorship/

[February 10, 2019]  From American Greatness:

  1. It’ll Work This Time – https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/08/itll-work-this-time/
  2. Attack of the Watermelon People – https://amgreatness.com/2019/02/08/attack-of-the-watermelon-people/

[Febgruary 9, 2019]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. Get China and Russia Out of Venezuela – and the Western Hemisphere – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13700/venezuela-china-russia
  2. Why Palestinians Oppose an Anti-Iran Coalition – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13697/palestinians-iran-coalition

[February 8, 2019]  Frenchman Éric Zemmour has a unique view of immigration:

  1. The Right-Wing Pundit ‘Hashtag Triggering’ France – https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/magazine/eric-zemmour-france-far-right.html
  2. Eric Zemmour: “It’s Called INVASION, It’s Not Called MIGRATION” – https://gatesofvienna.net/2019/02/eric-zemmour-its-called-invasion-its-not-called-migration/

[February 7, 2019]  From the Strategy Page:

  1. On Point: Protecting Chokepoints Remains a Key Strategic Challenge – https://strategypage.com/on_point/20190205214340.aspx
  2. Murphy’s Law: Great Idea, Bad Bureaucracy – https://strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20190205.aspx

[February 6, 2019]  From PowerLine:

  1. Tom Cotton on the drug war – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/tom-cotton-on-the-drug-war.php
  2. The Hinderaker-Ward Experience, Episode 63: Gilligan, Drugs, and Other Important Matters, With Steve Hayward – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/01/the-hinderaker-ward-experience-episode-63-gilligan-drugs-and-other-important-matters-with-steve-hayward.php

[February 5, 2019]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. Solzhenitsyn in Exile – https://www.lawliberty.org/2019/02/04/solzhenitsyn-in-exile/
  2. Honor, Sacred and Profane – https://www.lawliberty.org/book-review/honor-sacred-and-profane/

[February 4, 2019]  New England Partriots win the Super Bowl (tomorrow I will give why I think they won):

  1. Five biggest reasons why Patriots won Super Bowl LIII – https://larrybrownsports.com/football/five-biggest-reasons-why-patriots-won-super-bowl-liii/483292
  2. Super Bowl 53: Three reasons why the Patriots won – https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/super-bowl-53-three-reasons-why-the-patriots-won/ar-BBT92qw

[February 3, 2019]  Politics, abortion, and the ever ending fight for morality:

  1. Abortion as a Sacramental Moment? – https://www.americamagazine.org/issue/286/article/abortion-sacramental-moment
  2. VA Gov. Northam: No ‘Regrets’ on Childbirth Abortion Comments –  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/31/va-gov-northam-no-regrets-childbirth-abortion-comments/

[February 2, 2019]  My prediction about the dustup over VA Governor Northam … he will resign:

  1. Breaking: Northam Heading South? [Updated] – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/02/breaking-northam-heading-south.php
  2. Va. Gov. Northam’s yearbook pic of men in blackface, Klan robe spurs calls for his resignation – https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/reports-virginia-governor-s-yearbook-page-had-photo-men-blackface-n966066

[February 1, 2019]

  1. How Identity Politics Is Harming the Sciences – https://www.city-journal.org/html/how-identity-politics-harming-sciences-15826.html
  2. Marches and Identity Politics Are Futile –  https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2017/01/09/women-and-their-march-on-washington/marches-and-identity-politics-are-futile

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[January 31, 2019]  Are we now to be ruled by our emotions?:

  1. In our ‘emocracy,’ emotions rule – https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2019/01/28/opinion-niall-ferguson-our-emocracy-emotions-rule/RsgnMKr8zMC0ZSmWzss9FL/story.html
  2. Attack of the Techno-Lynch Mob – https://amgreatness.com/2019/01/27/attack-of-the-techno-lynch-mob/

[January 30, 2019]  Look who is signing up to support Venezuela’s dictator Maduro:

  1. American stooges for Venezuela’s dictator – https://nypost.com/2019/01/27/american-stooges-for-venezuelas-dictator/
  2. The Middle Eastern origins of support for Venezuela’s Maduro – https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/The-Middle-Eastern-origins-of-support-for-Venezuelas-Maduro-578539

[January 29, 2019]  From Spectator USA:

  1. Why are academics defending pedophilia? – https://spectator.us/academics-defending-pedophilia/
  2. #MeToo has hurt women in the workplace – https://spectator.us/metoo-women-workplace/

[January 28, 2019]  From the New York Post opinion section:

  1. It’s time to blow up the bureaucracy that’s killing America – https://nypost.com/2019/01/26/its-time-to-blow-up-the-bureaucracy-thats-killing-america/
  2. Why women are so desperate to escape Saudi Arabia – https://nypost.com/2019/01/26/why-women-are-so-desperate-to-escape-saudi-arabia/

[January 27, 2019]  From The American Conservative:

  1. The New York Times‘s Anti-Christian Crusade – https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/new-york-times-anti-christian-crusade/
  2. Misplaced Hope Is Not a Strategy – https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/misplaced-hope-is-not-a-strategy/

[January 26, 2019]  Where is Europe going with their ‘grand’ strategy?

  1. Desperate Embrace At Europe’s Core – https://amgreatness.com/2019/01/24/desperate-embrace-at-europes-core/
  2. Europe’s Vanishing Calm – https://amgreatness.com/2018/06/06/europes-vanishing-calm/

[January 25, 2019]  Two very good books that make you think:

  1. Grant (September 25, 2018) – https://www.amazon.com/dp/0143110632/?creativeASIN=0143110632&linkCode=w61&imprToken=qeh7s0N4tdCW48zdYLnjfw&slotNum=2&tag=amazon0156-20
  2. The Coddling of the American Mind (September 4, 2018) – https://www.amazon.com/dp/0735224897/?creativeASIN=0735224897&linkCode=w61&imprToken=2b17sR9Uc3sW5DKQ.glesA&slotNum=3&tag=amazon0156-20

[January 24, 2019]  Is the socialist ‘experiment’ in Venezuela coming to and end?

  1. Hasta la Vista, Socialism? – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/01/hasta-la-vista-socialism-3.php
  2. Trump Makes the Right Decision for Venezuela –  https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-01-23/venezuela-protests-trump-makes-right-decision-in-backing-guaido

[January 23, 2019]  From the Intercollegiate Studies Institute:

  1. Whose Civilization? Which Clash? – https://home.isi.org/whose-civilization-which-clash
  2. A Short Guide to Studying History for the Busy Student – https://home.isi.org/student-guide-history

[January 22, 2019]  From National Review:

  1. Self-Imposed Orwell – https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/self-imposed-orwell/
  2. Anti-Christian Ideology Is an Emerging Aspect of White Progressive Populism – https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/anti-christian-ideology-is-an-emerging-aspect-of-white-progressive-populism/

[January 21, 2019]  The annual March for Life and the typical hit job by the media:

  1. What’s News? [With Updates] – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/01/whats-news.php
  2. Catholic Teen Responds: “I Will Not Stand for this Mob-like Character Assassination of my Family’s Name” – https://www.toddstarnes.com/campus/catholic-teen-responds-i-will-not-stand-for-this-mob-like-character-assassination-of-my-familys-name/?fbclid=IwAR2Eq9RXpk_Q7BRe4KzCY5Zqlj5n8UMCHQgIUCBQMhdyxlhQJOnd7BBN6Bo

[January 20, 2019]  What’s going on with standup comedy?

  1. Is standup comedy doomed? – https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jan/19/is-standup-comedy-doomed-future-of-funny-kevin-hart-louis-ck-nanette
  2. Stand Up Comedy Is DEAD – #CeaseScams (a YouTube video, 1:29:20 minutes) –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D8v3Z9PrRo

[January 19, 2019]  The continuing war on Christianity:

  1. Karen Pence, Are You Now, or Have You Ever Been, Part of a Christian Ministry? – https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/karen-pence-are-you-now-or-have-you-ever-been-part-of-a-christian-ministry/
  2. Regular Christians Are No Longer Welcome in American Culture – http://time.com/4385755/faith-in-america/

[January 18, 2019]  From the Claremont Review of Books:

  1. Originalism’s New Critics, Part 2: Faith – https://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/originalisms-new-critics-faith/
  2. Leading from the Past – https://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/leading-from-the-past/

[January 17, 2019]  From the Tablet:

  1. The Ayatollah Empire Is Rotting Away – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/252374/ayatollah-empire-is-rotting-away
  2. Arafat and the Ayatollahs – https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/278896/arafat-and-the-ayatollahs

[January 16, 2019]  From National Review:

  1. The New, New Anti-Semitism – https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/new-anti-semitism-woke-progressives-old-stereotypes/
  2. American Exceptionalism and U.S. Grand Strategy – https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/american-exceptionalism-united-states-grand-strategy/

[January 15, 2019]  From The Federalist:

  1. We Don’t Need Less Traditional Masculinity, We Need More – http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/15/dont-need-less-traditional-masculinity-need/
  2. 8 Nonpartisan Reasons To Defund Planned Parenthood – http://thefederalist.com/2019/01/15/8-nonpartisan-reasons-defund-planned-parenthood/

[January 14, 2019]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. Lessons We Seem Unwilling to Learn – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13530/lessons-unwilling-to-learn
  2. Apologists for Extremism in the West – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13468/apologists-extremism-west

[January 13, 2019]  A look into the Nazi killing machine:

  1. A Biologist Reconstructs the Grotesque Efficiency of the Nazis’ Killing Machine – https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-biologist-reconstructs-the-grotesque-efficiency-of-the-nazis-killing-machine/
  2. Quantifying the Holocaust: Hyperintense kill rates during the Nazi genocide – http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/1/eaau7292

[January 12, 2019]  From the Washington Free Beacon:

  1. The Outrageous Assault on the Knights of Columbus – https://freebeacon.com/columns/the-outrageous-assault-on-the-knights-of-columbus/
  2. A Hazardous Form of Peace – https://freebeacon.com/culture/a-hazardous-form-of-peace/

[January 11, 2019]  The girlie men of the American Psychological Assoc. diss masculinity:

  1. Farewell, Masculinity: We’ll Miss You When You’re Gone – https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/traditional-masculinity-harmful-american-psychological-association/
  2. Psychologists call ‘traditional masculinity’ harmful, face uproar from conservatives – https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigations/2019/01/10/american-psychological-association-traditional-masculinity-harmful/2538520002/

[January 10, 2019]  The rise of falsehood making in the media:

  1. My eye on “Black Eye” – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/01/my-eye-on-black-eye.php
  2. Rather Shameful – https://www.weeklystandard.com/scott-w-johnson-and-john-h-hinderaker/rather-shameful

[January 9, 2019]  From the City Journal:

  1. De Blasio’s Cloud Castle –  https://www.city-journal.org/de-blasios-health-care-for-all-illusion
  2. Opportunistic Outrage – https://www.city-journal.org/jazmine-barnes-murder

[January 8, 2019]  From First Things:

  1. False Feminism – https://www.firstthings.com/article/2019/02/false-feminism
  2. False Counsel at Fordham –  https://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2019/01/false-counsel-at-fordham

[January 7, 2019]  Ireland and their abortion debate:

  1. Amnesty International Ireland’s Head Calls for Peaceful Pro-life Protestors to Be Jailed – https://ricochet.com/585913/amnesty-international-ireland-calls-for-pro-life-peaceful-protestors-to-be-jailed/
  2. Ireland to Begin Legal Abortions January 7 – https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/01/05/ireland-begin-legal-abortions-january-7/

[January 6, 2019]  From Michelle Malkin:

  1. Say his name: R.I.P. Cpl. Ronil Singh – http://michellemalkin.com/2019/01/01/say-his-name-r-i-p-cpl-ronil-singh/
  2. An ethics lesson for USA Today’s “queer” bullies – http://michellemalkin.com/2018/12/12/an-ethics-lesson-for-usa-todays-queer-bullies/

[January 5, 2019]  The great social justice cause and effect:

  1. The great awokening: Do social justice warriors believe in magic? – https://spectator.us/great-awokening/
  2. Yes, the Grievance Studies hoax is hilarious, but it’s also rather worrying – https://spectator.us/grievance-studies/

[January 4, 2019]  From Spectator USA:

  1. Europe is a continent in crisis – where lo-vis people now wear high-vis jackets – https://spectator.us/europe-continent-high-vis-jackets/
  2. Why flee France? – https://spectator.us/flee-france/

[January 3, 2019]  Was 2018 was a good year?

  1. Actually, 2018 was a pretty good year – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0119/hanson010319.php3
  2. For Most Small Businesses, 2018 Was a Good Year – https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/12/25/for-most-small-businesses-2018-was-a-good-year.aspx

[January 2, 2019]  Yes, there are rules for governance:

  1. Message From Montana – https://www.nysun.com/editorials/message-from-montana/90519/
  2. Commander-in-Chief? It’s the President, Stupid – https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/12/31/commander-in-chief_its_the_president_stupid_139040.html

[January 1, 2019]  2018 in Pictures:

  1. The Year in Pictures: Highlights Edition – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/12/the-year-in-pictures-highlights-edition.php
  2. 2018: The year in review – https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2018/12/specials/year-in-pictures/