Daily Favorites (December 16, 2018)

 


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

[December 16, 2018]  Two popular TED talks on Leadership:

  1. Tribal Leadership (TED talk video, 16:32 minutes) – https://www.ted.com/talks/david_logan_on_tribal_leadership?referrer=playlist-how_leaders_inspire
  2. Everyday Leadership (TED talk video, 6:10 minutes) – https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership?referrer=playlist-how_leaders_inspire

[December 15, 2018]  What’s happening with the Boy Scouts?:

  1. Bankruptcy and the Boy Scouts – https://ricochet.com/580027/bankruptcy-and-the-boy-scouts/
  2. ‘I Was Heartbroken.’ Meet the Girl Who Sued to Be a Boy Scout and Lost – http://time.com/4978338/boy-scouts-girls-lawsuit-history/

[December 14, 2018]  From the Washington Free Beacon:

  1. The Great Wall of Democracy – https://freebeacon.com/columns/great-wall-democracy/
  2. Iran Promises to Restart Nuclear Weapons Work as Tehran Identified as Top Global Threat – https://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-promises-restart-nuclear-work-tehran-identified-top-global-threat/

[December 13, 2018]  Where are the Boy Scouts?:

  1. Boy Scouts of America may file for bankruptcy protection amid sex-abuse lawsuits – https://www.foxbusiness.com/features/boy-scouts-of-america-may-file-for-bankruptcy-protection-amid-sex-abuse-lawsuits
  2. Girl Scouts sue Boy Scouts over program’s name change – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/girl-scouts-sue-boy-scouts-lawsuit-name-change-trademark-infringement-2018-11-07/

[December 12, 2018]  From the Intercollegiate Studies Institute:

  1. The Incomparable Anthony Powell – https://home.isi.org/incomparable-anthony-powell
  2. Whose Civilization? Which Clash? – https://home.isi.org/whose-civilization-which-clash

[December 11, 2018]  From Experience Matters leadership blog:

  1. CX Leaders’ Employees Feel Prouder & More Appreciated – https://experiencematters.blog/2018/12/10/cx-leaders-employees-feel-prouder-more-appreciated/
  2. CX Myth #5: Wow Customers During Every Interaction – https://experiencematters.blog/2018/12/05/cx-myth-5-wow-customers-during-every-interaction/

[December 10, 2018]  From the American Thinker:

  1. Desperately seeking perfection – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/desperately_seeking_perfection.html
  2. Macron facing a crisis that he created by baiting Trump – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/12/macron_facing_a_crisis_that_he_created_by_baiting_trump.html

[December 9, 2018]  From the New York Post Opinion section:

  1. In France, les deplorables strike back – https://nypost.com/2018/12/07/in-france-les-deplorables-strike-back/
  2. Pope Francis has misguided ideas about global poverty – https://nypost.com/2018/12/08/pope-francis-has-misguided-ideas-about-global-poverty/

[December 8, 2018]  From the Tanveer Nasser Leadership Blog:

  1. Is Your Organization’s Culture Bringing Out Your Employees’ Best? – https://www.tanveernaseer.com/leadership-biz-cafe-dan-schawbel/
  2. 3 Easy Steps To Energize Collaboration And Drive Success – https://www.tanveernaseer.com/how-leaders-can-boost-team-collaboration/

[December 7, 2018]  Pearl Harbor Day:

  1. Did public opinion make Pearl Harbor possible? – https://www.historytoday.com/richard-freeman/did-public-opinion-make-pearl-harbor-possible
  2. Editorial: Lessons from Pearl Harbor – https://www.roanoke.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-lessons-from-pearl-harbor/article_9806258a-e66b-559a-8858-25906a4d34c3.html

[December 6, 2018]  France is burning:

  1. France Says No New Fuel Taxes at All in 2019 as Protests Go On – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-06/france-says-no-new-fuel-taxes-at-all-in-2019-as-protests-go-on
  2. France Riots Show Climate Change Policy About to Collapse? – https://www.newsmax.com/danperkins/opec-climate-change-macron-riots/2018/12/05/id/893310/

[December 5, 2018]  From Joel Kotkin:

  1. The Soul of the New Machine – https://joelkotkin.com/the-soul-of-the-new-machine/
  2. The Gig Economy, Americans and the Future – https://joelkotkin.com/the-gig-economy-americans-and-the-future/

[December 4, 2018]  Twitter, I’m not sure what to think about it as a social media platform any more:

  1. About Last Night – http://www.artsjournal.com/aboutlastnight/2018/12/home-invasion-with-a-happy-ending.html
  2. … and now Terry Teachout on Twitter – https://twitter.com/terryteachout1

[December 3, 2018]  From Campus Reform:

  1. Antifa vandalizes Purdue College Republicans adviser’s home with ‘Nazi lives here’ – https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11583
  2. UC-Berkeley student gov unanimously approves resolution to fund migrant caravan –  https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11579

[December 2, 2018]  George H.W. Bush, RIP:

  1. The Underestimated – https://www.city-journal.org/remembering-george-hw-bush
  2. George H.W. Bush, RIP [With Comment by John] –https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/12/george-h-w-bush-rip.php

[December 1, 2018]  From the Claremont Book Review:

  1. Thoughts and Adventures – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/thoughts-and-adventures/
  2. High Crimes and Misdemeanors – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/high-crimes-and-misdemeanors/

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[November 30, 2018]  A valuable lesson from Ireland:

  1. Lessons from Northern Ireland for Americans who see political opponents as the enemy – https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/418051-lessons-from-northern-ireland-for-americans-who-see-political-opponents
  2. The Troubles – http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/troubles

[November 29, 2018]  Some tools for the leader:

  1. Strategic Leadership Tools: What You Need in Your Toolbox – https://www.td.org/insights/strategic-leadership-tools-what-you-need-in-your-toolbox
  2. 7 Amazing Tools Everyone In Leadership Should Be Using – https://cmoe.com/blog/leadership-tools/

[November 28, 2018]  From Campus Reform:

  1. Berkeley prof wants to nix student evals after white male profs score higher – https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11566
  2. Labor union slams UMass for letting Sean Spicer speak – https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11565

[November 27, 2018]  What about Portland, an American city under PC politics?

  1. What’s the matter with Portland? – https://spectator.us/matter-portland/
  2. Visit Portland, Stay for the Riots –  https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/11/visit-portland-stay-for-the-riots.php

[November 26, 2018]  From American Greatness:

  1. The Costs of Presidential Candor – https://amgreatness.com/2018/11/25/the-costs-of-presidential-candor/
  2. Can America’s Anti-Empire Survive? – https://amgreatness.com/2018/11/26/can-americas-anti-empire-survive/

[November 25, 2018]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. The Fracturing of France –  https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13335/fracturing-france
  2. Turkey Wipes Out the Christian Culture of Occupied Cyprus – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13341/turkey-cyprus-christian-culture

[November 24, 2018]  From the Dartblog:

  1. The New Victorians Insist! – http://www.dartblog.com/data/2018/11/014113.php
  2. Shame and Disaster: Part 2/? – http://www.dartblog.com/data/2018/11/014111.php

[November 23, 2018]  Articles by Richard B. McKenzie:

  1. The Success Story of Orphanages – https://www.weeklystandard.com/richard-b-mckenzie/the-success-story-of-orphanages
  2. Tragedy of the Climate Commons – https://www.weeklystandard.com/richard-b-mckenzie/climate-change-is-a-tragedy-of-the-commons-economic-challenge-that-exists-at-an-individual-level

[November 22, 2018]  Happy USA Thanksgiving:

  1. A Day of Thanks – https://outline.com/ELZFfr
  2. Thanksgiving in Pictures: Decline and Fall of the Romaine Empire Edition – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/11/thanksgiving-in-pictures-decline-and-fall-of-the-romaine-empire-edition.php

[November 21, 2018]  Articles by Thomas Sowell:

  1. Moral Bankruptcy – http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/sowell112018.php3
  2. Football and Fallacies – https://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2016/11/23/football-and-fallacies-n2249791

[November 20, 2018]  From The Federalist:

  1. How Misguided Environmentalism Is To Blame For California’s Wildfires – http://thefederalist.com/2018/11/16/misguided-environmentalism-blame-californias-wildfires/
  2. How To Recognize The Cult Mindset In Yourself And Others – http://thefederalist.com/2018/11/19/recognize-cult-mindset-others/

[November 19, 2018]  From American Thinker:

  1. K-12: Six Steps to Reform Education Right Now –  https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/11/k12_six_steps_to_reform_education_right_now.html
  2. Nazi Thanksgiving, 1943 – https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/11/nazi_thanksgiving_1943.html

[November 16-18, 2018]  There will be no Daily Favorites until Monday, November 19th.

[November 15, 2018]  ISIS terror group has not gone away:

  1. ISIS Group Claims California Wildfires Are Retribution, Vows ‘You Will See More Fires’ – https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/isis-group-claims-california-wildfires-are-retribution-vows-you-will-see-more-fires/
  2. ISIS’ Next Plan: Ticking Time-Bomb Kids in Europe – https://www.theunitedwest.org/2018/11/11/isis-next-plan-ticking-time-bomb-kids-in-europe/

[November 14, 2018]  Google Inc, good or bad?:

  1. Google Confronts Its Bolsheviks – https://outline.com/RHzuHb
  2. 4 Things You Can Learn From Google About Solving Problems – https://www.inc.com/rebecca-borison/four-things-you-can-learn-from-googles-culture-of-problem-solving.html

[November 13, 2018]  Hamas, among many Islamic terror groups, must be destroyed:

  1. Hamas will never change. Sooner or later, it must be faced down – https://www.timesofisrael.com/hamas-will-never-change-sooner-or-later-it-must-be-faced-down/
  2. Hamas’s War Crimes and Crimes against Islam – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4628/hamas-war-crimes-and-crimes-against-islam

[November 12, 2018]  From the National Review:

  1. How Immigration Changes Britain – https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/how-immigration-changes-britain/
  2. The Lonely Mob – https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/11/antifa-lonely-mobs-fight-fantasy-nazis/

[November 11, 2018]  Veterans Day (US):

  1. Opinion: Reflections on the meaning of Veterans Day – https://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/2018/11/09/reflections-meaning-veterans-day/1932044002/
  2. Veterans Day meaning should not be lost (Editorial) – https://www.masslive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2018/11/veterans_day_meaning_should_no.html

[November 10, 2018]  Saturday Miscellaneous:

  1. The Mystery of the Havana Syndrome – https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/19/the-mystery-of-the-havana-syndrome
  2. Who Are the People? – https://www.thecatholicthing.org/

[November 9, 2018]  From PowerLineBlog:

  1. Thoughts from the Ammo Line – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/11/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line-246.php
  2. Looking Ahead to 2020 – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/11/looking-ahead-to-2020.php

[November 8, 2018]  Some highly recommended websites for leaders:

  1. Top Advertising Agencies in All 50 States – AgencyList.org
  2. Easy Project Management – Nuvro.com

[November 7, 2018]  Recent US election results (updated) and possible impact:

  1. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/results?ocid=spartanntp
  2. https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dems-to-flex-muscle-with-new-house-majority-subpoenas-investigations-even-possible-impeachment-talks-loom

[November 6, 2018]  From the Jewish World Review:

  1. Voters Head to the Polls to Relitigate 2016 – http://jewishworldreview.com/michael/barone110718.php3
  2. Why won’t libs admit their homeless policies don’t work? – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1118/lowry110618.php3

[November 5, 2018]  From The Mosaic Magazine:

  1. Israel and China Take a Leap Forward—but to Where? – https://mosaicmagazine.com/essay/2018/11/israel-and-china-take-a-leap-forward/
  2. Mohammad bin Salman and the Middle East’s Long Line of Reformist Dictators – https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2018/11/mohammad-bin-salman-and-the-middle-easts-long-line-of-reformist-dictators/

[November 4, 2018]  From the American Mind:

  1. Our House Divided: Multiculturalism vs. America – https://americanmind.org/essays/our-house-divided-multiculturalism-vs-america/
  2. Make News Great Again? – https://americanmind.org/discourse/make-news-great-again/

[November 3, 2018]  From The Hedgehog Review:

  1. Being There – https://iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2018_Fall_WMMcClay.php
  2. Privilege – https://iasc-culture.org/THR/THR_article_2018_Summer_Crawford.php

[November 2, 2018]  From The Weekly Standard:

  1. Misunderstanding Merkel’s Legacy – https://www.weeklystandard.com/christopher-caldwell/merkels-legacy-she-made-dangerous-cynical-moves-they-were-not-centrist
  2. Editorial: Taking Away a Birthright –  https://www.weeklystandard.com/the-editors/trumps-birthright-citizenship-executive-order-is-ridiculous

[November 1, 2018]  From The New Criterion:

  1. The battle of Harvard Yard – https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2018/11/the-battle-of-harvard-yard
  2. Ethnic bonds & the appeals of tradition – https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2018/11/ethnic-bonds-the-appeals-of-tradition

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[October 31, 2018]  From Law and Liberty:

  1. Inequality Is Declining in Developing Nations and Will Decline in the West, Too – https://www.lawliberty.org/2018/10/31/inequality-is-declining-in-developing-nations/
  2. Hamilton, Madison, and American Oligarchy: A Conversation with Jay Cost – https://www.lawliberty.org/2018/10/17/hamilton-madison-and-american-oligarchy-a-conversation-with-jay-cost/

[October 30, 2018]  From Townhall:

  1. The Sickness Spreads – https://townhall.com/columnists/calthomas/2018/10/30/the-sickness-spreads-n2533014
  2. Is This Worse Than ’68? – https://townhall.com/columnists/patbuchanan/2018/10/30/is-this-worse-than-68-n2533057

[October 29, 2018]  A new project spearheaded by Candace Owens.

  1. Blexit – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/10/blexit.php
  2. We Free – https://blexit.com/

[October 28, 2018]  From The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies:

  1. The Munich Agreement 80 Years On – https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/munich-agreement-80-years/
  2. Conference: The Oslo Process 25 Years On – https://besacenter.org/conference/oslo-process-25-years/

[October 27, 2018]  The Gatestone Institute:

  1. Europe’s Crisis of Survival – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13186/europe-crisis-survival
  2. The Breakneck Islamization of Turkey’s Education System – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13158/turkey-education-islamization

[October 26, 2018]  From The American Spectator:

  1. Some Terrorists Are More Equal Than Others – https://spectator.org/some-terrorists-are-more-equal-than-others/
  2. Teen Vogue: Making Commies Sexy – https://spectator.org/teen-vogue-making-commies-sexy/

[October 25, 2018]  From Tim Blair at the Daily Telegraph:

  1. Find the Bomber and Take Down the Bomber – https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/tim-blair/find-the-bomber-and-take-down-the-bomber/news-story/f31eb2e71b241bba89644aee7e3234e1
  2. It Takes a lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Teach – https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/blogs/tim-blair/it-takes-a-lot-to-laugh-it-takes-a-train-to-teach/news-story/5156679c2a6de1565efe2f3645ec2d40

[October 24, 2018]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. How Nation-States Secure Freedom – https://www.lawliberty.org/book-review/how-nation-states-secure-freedom/
  2. Social Media—What a Bummer – https://www.lawliberty.org/2018/10/22/social-media-what-a-bummer/

[October 23, 2018]  From Michelle Malkin:

  1. The most important movie you’ve never heard of: GOSNELL – http://michellemalkin.com/2018/10/10/the-most-important-movie-youve-never-heard-of-gosnell/
  2. Stop Google’s kiddie data predators – http://michellemalkin.com/2018/09/26/stop-googles-kiddie-data-predators/

[October 22, 2018]  From American Greatness:

  1. Wolves in Wolves’ Clothing – https://amgreatness.com/2018/10/21/wolves-in-wolves-clothing/
  2. The Dominatrix Party – https://amgreatness.com/2018/10/21/the-dominatrix-party/

[October 19-21, 2018]  There will be no Daily Favorites until Monday.

[October 18, 2018]  From PJMedia:

  1. Unwelcome to ourselves –  https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/unwelcome-to-ourselves/
  2. Ben Sasse Warns ‘We’re Headed to a Deeper, Darker, Tribal Place’ – https://pjmedia.com/trending/ben-sasse-warns-were-headed-to-a-deeper-darker-tribal-place/

[October 17, 2018]  From the Federalist:

  1. The Five Most Important Guns In American History – http://thefederalist.com/2018/10/17/the-five-most-important-guns-in-american-history/
  2. Should Florida Restore Voting Rights For Former Felons? – http://thefederalist.com/2018/10/17/florida-restore-voting-rights-former-felons/

[October 16, 2018]  Imprimis, a Hillsdale College publication:

  1. Does Diversity Really Unite Us? Citizenship and Immigration – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/does-diversity-really-unite-us-citizenship-immigration/
  2. The Negative Impact of the #MeToo Movement – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/the-negative-impact-of-the-metoo-movement/

[October 15, 2018]  From the Opinion pages of the Orange County Register:

  1. Kotkin: California becoming more feudal, with ultra-rich lording over declining middle class – https://www.ocregister.com/2018/10/14/kotkin-california-becoming-more-feudal-with-ultra-rich-lording-over-declining-middle-class/
  2. Why is red California turning purple?  – https://www.ocregister.com/2018/10/08/why-is-red-california-turning-purple/

[October 14, 2018]  Two interesting videos:

  1. Dr. Myles Munroe – HOW TO BECOME A LEADER Break away from your struggling mindset. POWERFUL (a YouTube video, 33:11 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FMUysy5fss
  2. Best motivational video for ever for leadership (a YouTube video, 2:37 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tghjgOv4mKc

[October 13, 2018]  Two interesting articles:

  1. The Scourge of ‘Diversity’ – https://outline.com/cSx9NM
  2. Racial Preference on Trial as Harvard Goes to Court –https://www.weeklystandard.com/stuart-taylor-jr/sffa-v-havard-racial-preference-trial-could-end-up-at-supreme-court 

[October 12, 2018]  From the New York Post:

  1. Don’t Buy the UN’s bull – The US isn’t killing planet Earth – https://nypost.com/2018/10/10/dont-buy-the-uns-bull-the-us-isnt-killing-planet-earth/
  2. Why Hillary should definitely run again and other comments – https://nypost.com/2018/10/11/why-hillary-should-definitely-run-again-and-other-comments/

[October 11, 2018]  From The American Spectator:

  1. What’s Happened to America First? – https://spectator.org/whats-happened-to-america-first/
  2. Surprise! DMV May Have Registered Non-Citizen Voters – https://spectator.org/surprise-dmv-may-have-registered-non-citizen-voters/

[October 10, 2018]  Contemporary comments on recent political movements:

  1. Harry Jaffa on Kavanaugh and the Crisis of America Divided – https://amgreatness.com/2018/10/09/harry-jaffa-on-kavanaugh-and-the-crisis-of-america-divided/
  2. #MeToo’s Politics of Feeling – https://www.city-journal.org/me-too-movement-16220.html

[October 9, 2018]  Articles by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. When everything is imaginable — and nothing is sacred – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/1018/hanson100818.php3
  2. The truths behind our current political turmoil – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0918/hanson092718.php3

[October 8, 2018]  Articles by Dominic Green:

  1. Signs of the End are Upon Us in Britain – https://www.weeklystandard.com/dominic-green/tory-conference-brexit-uncertainty-casts-a-pall
  2. Manners Maketh Man – https://www.weeklystandard.com/dominic-green/manners-maketh-man

[October 7, 2018]  Articles by Heather MacDonald:

  1. Tomorrow’s Elite Lawyers Disavow Due Process – https://outline.com/yus4UG
  2. Feminist Narcissism – https://www.city-journal.org/kavanaugh-feminist-narcissism-16188.html

[October 6, 2018]  From Middle East Forum:

  1. The West’s New Antisemitism Crisis: Why Right Now? – https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/western-left-s-embrace-of-islamism-antisemitism
  2. The Looming Cloud of Conflict with Iran – https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/the-looming-cloud-of-conflict-with-iran

[October 5, 2018]  From The Claremont Institute:

  1. Home on the Range – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/home-on-the-range/
  2. Big Tent Originalism – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/big-tent-originalism/

[October 4, 2018]  From Strategy Page:

  1. On Point: The US-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal Is a Weapon Against Chinese Imperialism – https://strategypage.com/on_point/20181003155451.aspx
  2. Counter-Terrorism: Survival Through Adaptation – https://strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20181004.aspx

[October 3, 2018]  Two articles by Marc M. Arkin:

  1. Finding Franklin – https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2018/10/finding-franklin
  2. The marvelous Mrs. Oliphant – https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2016/11/the-marvelous-mrs-oliphant

[October 2, 2018]  From The New Criterion:

  1. The way we live now –  https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2018/10/the-way-we-live-now
  2. Totalitarian physics & moral threshing – https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2018/10/totalitarian-physics-moral-threshing

[October 1, 2108]  Articles by Reuel Marc Gerecht:

  1. Iran’s Enemies – https://www.weeklystandard.com/reuel-marc-gerecht/ahwaz-attack-highlights-the-nature-of-irans-enemies
  2. A Historian in Full – https://www.weeklystandard.com/reuel-marc-gerecht/a-historian-in-full

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[September 30, 2018]  Two odd but good websites:

  1. Urgent Agenda
  2. Lileks

[September 29, 2018]  From Front Page Magazine:

  1. Israel’s Lessons from Two Historical Events – https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271413/israels-lessons-two-historical-events-joseph-puder
  2. Female Christian Victims of Boko Haram – https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271422/female-christian-victims-boko-haram-jack-kerwick

[September 28, 2018]  From the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

  1. Americans’ right to self-rule – http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/may-clifford-d-americans-right-to-self-rule/
  2. Understanding the Chinese Communist Party’s Approach to Cyber-Enabled Economic Warfare – http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/zack-cooper-understanding-the-chinese-communist-partys-approach-to-cyber-enabled-e/

[September 27, 2018]  From The Claremont Institute:

  1. At the Movies with Ronald Reagan – https://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/at-the-movies-with-ronald-reagan/
  2. Art and Progress – https://www.claremont.org/crb/basicpage/art-and-progress/

[September 26, 2018]  Recent thoughts on the country of Venezuela:

  1. The Venezuelan Crisis Is Part of Maduro’s Plan – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/opinion/-crisis-venezuela-maduro.html
  2. Vice President Pence Speech at UN Condemns Venezuela Sept. 25, 2018 – (YouTube video, 14:57 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni8XKHapCYc

[September 25, 2018]  Recent articles by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. We Are Living Nineteen Eighty-Four – https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/kavanaugh-nomination-battle-like-orwells-1984/
  2. Trump Buries The Old-World Order – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0918/hanson092318.php3

[September 24, 23018]  From Daniel Pipes:

  1. Venezuela’s Tyranny of Bad Ideas – http://www.danielpipes.org/18490/venezuela-tyranny-of-bad-ideas
  2. Why Israelis Shy from Victory – http://www.danielpipes.org/18500/why-israelis-shy-from-victory

[September 23, 2018]  From Jewish World Review:

  1. How Israel defeated the PLO – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0918/glick092118.php3
  2. A soulful soldier’s last act of heroism – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0918/fuld_soulful_soldier.php3

[September 22, 2018]  From The Hill:

  1. Refusing study in Israel is a bitter lesson in discrimination – https://thehill.com/opinion/education/407647-refusing-study-in-israel-is-a-bitter-lesson-in-discrimination
  2. Trade war expediting the evolution of China’s economy – https://thehill.com/opinion/finance/407749-trade-war-expediting-the-evolution-of-chinas-economy

[September 21, 2018]  Two of my favorite Michael P. Ramirez cartoons for this Friday:

  1. Veterans Day – http://www.michaelpramirez.com/veterans-day-2017.html
  2. Veterans Day – http://www.michaelpramirez.com/veterans-day.html

[September 20, 2018]  From Commentary Magazine:

  1. Ari Fuld and the Truth About Palestinians – https://www.commentarymagazine.com/terrorism/ari-fuld-and-the-truth-about-palestinians/
  2. John Kerry Gives the Iranian Theocrats Hope – https://www.commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy/middle-east/iran/john-kerry-water-edge-iran/

[September 19, 2018]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. Turkish Education: Same Old Religious Obsession, Only Worse – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13002/turkey-education-religion
  2. Sweden: Anti-Immigration Party Becomes Kingmaker – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13004/sweden-election-immigration

[September 18, 2018]  From American Greatness:

  1. North Korea’s Trump-Era Strategy: Keep Making A-Bombs, but Quietly – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/world/asia/trump-north-korea-nuclear.html
  2. Trump’s Moves With N. Korea Are Nothing Like Obama’s With Iran – https://amgreatness.com/2018/06/17/trumps-moves-with-north-korea-are-nothing-like-obamas-with-iran/

[September 17, 2018]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. The Grim Cost of the “Oslo War” – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12999/oslo-war
  2. Mahmoud Abbas: Fresh American Blood on His Hands Abbas’s Responsibility for Murder – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/13001/abbas-ari-fuld-murder

[September 7-16, 2018]  I’m suspending “Daily Favorites” until mid-September because I’m working on revamping the internal efficiencies of theLeaderMaker.com.  Thanks for your patience.

[September 6, 2018]  From the American Scholar:

  1. My Family’s Siberian Exile – https://theamericanscholar.org/my-familys-siberian-exile/#.W5D-HfZFyUm
  2. Stress Test for Free Speech – https://theamericanscholar.org/stress-test-for-free-speech/#.W5D-f_ZFyUk

[September 5, 2018]  Articles by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. Indoctrination Saturation – https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/social-justice-indoctrination-saturation-social-media-sports-movies/
  2. Res Ipsa Loquitur – https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/trump-administration-victories-should-speak-for-themselves/

[September 4, 2018]  From MEMRI:

  1. German-Egyptian Scholar Hamed Abdel-Samad: ‘The Arabs Enslaved The Africans More Than Any Other Nation Did’; Abraham Lincoln Led A White Army Against Another White Army To Free Slaves – https://www.memri.org/reports/german-egyptian-scholar-hamed-abdel-samad-arabs-enslaved-africans-more-any-other-nation-did
  2. Hizbullah Official Tamer Hamza: Like Insects, The Jews Will Not Change, Stealing Gold Is In Their Genes; “They Do Not Love Death; A Jew Would Rather Live 1,000 Years” – https://www.memri.org/reports/hizbullah-official-tamer-hamza-insects-jews-will-not-change-stealing-gold-their-genes-they

[September 3, 2018]  Labor Day 2018

  1. The heart of the labor movement – https://nypost.com/2018/09/02/the-heart-of-the-labor-movement/
  2. 2012 Labor Day Holiday Message (US Navy Safety Message) – https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=labor+day+opinion&&view=detail&mid=61CF0364809BB380CE0761CF0364809BB380CE07&&FORM=VRDGAR

[September 2, 2018]  From Deseret News:

  1. Ralph Hancock: Consent alone will never provide an adequate sexual or political foundation – https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900027326/ralph-hancock-consent-alone-will-never-provide-an-adequate-sexual-or-political-foundation.html
  2. In our opinion: No work is insignificant – https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900030122/in-our-opinion-no-work-is-insignificant.html

[September 1, 2018]  From Ricochet:

  1. Prelates and Pederasts – https://ricochet.com/547522/prelates-and-pederasts/
  2. Holiday Weekend News Dump – https://ricochet.com/548643/holiday-weekend-news-dump/

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[Augsut 31, 2018]  From The Claremont Institute:

  1. Blame the Fathers – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/blame-the-fathers/
  2. Best Practices – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/best-practices/

[August 30, 2018]  Articles by Mark Steyn:

  1. Danes, Davos and Denial – https://www.steynonline.com/8785/danes-davos-and-denial
  2. Odd Couples of the Obituaries Page – https://www.steynonline.com/8781/odd-couples-of-the-obituaries-page

[August 29, 2018]  Two websites worth reading:

  1. Urgent Agenda
  2. Michelle Malkin

[August 28, 2018]  From FrontPage Magazine:

  1. David Horowitz Freedom Center Declares Victory Over Censorship Attempt – https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271154/david-horowitz-freedom-center-declares-victory-frontpagemagcom
  2. The Anti-Jewish Jews – https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/271079/anti-jewish-jews-daniel-greenfield

[August 27, 2018]  A crisis in the Catholic Church:

  1. Ex-Nuncio Accuses Pope Francis of Failing to Act on McCarrick’s Abuse – http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/ex-nuncio-accuses-pope-francis-of-failing-to-act-on-mccarricks-abuse
  2. Pope refuses to comment on ex-Vatican official’s sex abuse cover-up claim – https://www.france24.com/en/20180827-pope-francis-vatican-refuses-comment-sex-abuse-cover-claim-mccarrick

[August 26, 2018]  Power Line on the passing of John McCain:

  1. Faith of His Fathers – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/faith-of-his-fathers-2.php
  2. Riding on the Straight-Talk Express – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/riding-on-the-straight-talk-express.php

[August 25, 2018]  The Federalist:

  1. The ‘Echo Chamber’ Isn’t A Conspiracy Theory, It’s A Fact – http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/24/the-echo-chamber-isnt-a-conspiracy-theory-its-a-fact/
  2. The Massive Lies Of Past Presidents Make Trump Look Honest – http://thefederalist.com/2018/08/23/the-massive-lies-of-past-presidents-make-trump-look-honest/

[August 24, 2018]  From the New York Post:

  1. Venezuela’s nightmare is spreading to its neighbors – https://nypost.com/2018/08/23/venezuelas-nightmare-is-spreading-to-its-neighbors/
  2. Tesla insiders say ‘it’s a s–t show’ under beleaguered Elon Musk – https://nypost.com/2018/08/23/tesla-insiders-say-its-a-s-tshow-under-beleaguered-elon-musk/

[August 23, 2018]  From Power Line:

  1. Tom Cotton and Hugh Hewitt Discuss Jailbreak Legislation – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/tom-cotton-and-hugh-hewitt-discuss-jailbreak-legislation.php
  2. “Democratic Socialism” in America – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/democratic-socialism-in-america.php

[August 22, 2018]  From The New Criterion:

  1. Socialism as a hate crime – https://www.newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/socialism-as-a-hate-crime-9746
  2. The good populism – https://www.newcriterion.com/issues/2018/6/the-good-populism-9842

[August 21, 2018]  From This Day in History:

  1. Lincoln-Douglas debates begin (1858) – https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincoln-douglas-debates-begin
  2. The seeds of the United Nations are planted (1944) – https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-seeds-of-the-united-nations-are-planted

[August 20, 2018]  From the Claremont Institute:

  1. A Living Constitution – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/a-living-constitution/
  2. Radical Prophet – https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/radical-prophet/

[August 19, 2018]  Google, is it imploding?:

  1. Google’s Risky Pragmatism – https://outline.com/uEKgnP
  2. Latest Google scandal exposes hypocrisy of liberal Attorneys General – http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/09/17/latest-google-scandal-exposes-hypocrisy-liberal-ags.html

[August 18, 2018]  Miscellaneous:

  1. Milton Friedman: The Intellectuals and Collectivism – https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/08/milton-friedman-intellectuals-collectivism/
  2. IMPORTANT – Michael Pillsbury: China Has “New Respect” For U.S. Trade Strategy –  https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/08/18/important-michael-pillsbury-china-has-new-respect-for-u-s-trade-strategy/

[August 17, 2018]   Written by John Phelan:

  1. How free markets promote the ‘common good’ – https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/08/how-free-markets-promote-the-common-good/
  2. Can immigration boost per capita GDP growth? – https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/08/can-immigration-boost-per-capita-gdp-growth/

[August 16, 2018]  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sticks his foot in his mouth, again:

  1. Gov. Andrew Cuomo: ‘We’re not going to make America great again; it was never that great’ – https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/gov-andrew-cuomo-make-america-great-great/story?id=57202455
  2. Andrew Cuomo: America was never that great – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/andrew-cuomo-america-was-never-that-great.php

[August 15, 2018]  From Quillette:

  1. A Striking Similarity: The Revolutionary Findings of Twin Studies – https://quillette.com/2018/08/09/a-striking-similarity-the-revolutionary-findings-of-twin-studies/
  2. Why It’s Not OK to Hate Men – https://quillette.com/2018/08/15/why-its-not-ok-to-hate-men/

[August 14, 2018]  From National Review:

  1. The Deflation of the Academic Brand – https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/academic-brand-deflated-elite-degrees-worth-less/
  2. Three New Supreme Court Decisions Protect Free Speech on Campus – https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/supreme-court-decisions-clarify-campus-free-speech-protections/

[August 13, 2018]  Things are happening in Iraq:

  1. The Iraqi Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS – https://outline.com/ecxr8y
  2. Iraq may be about to go all in with Iran – https://hotair.com/archives/2018/08/08/iraq-may-go-iran/

[August 12, 2018]  The New York Post Opinion Pages:

  1. Trump’s foreign policy is actually boosting America’s standing – https://nypost.com/2018/08/11/trumps-foreign-policy-is-actually-boosting-americas-standing/
  2. The United Nations shares the blame for Hamas’ bloodshed – https://nypost.com/2018/08/11/the-united-nations-shares-the-blame-for-hamas-bloodshed/

[August 11, 2018]  From the Center of the American Experiment:

  1. Socialism is not about sharing, it is about coercion – https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/08/socialism-not-sharing-coercion/
  2. Evidence suggests that moving away from seniority pay improves teacher quality – https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/08/evidence-suggests-that-moving-away-from-seniority-pay-improves-teacher-quality/

[August 10, 2018]  From Dave Rubin:

  1. The Rubin Report – https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rubin-report/id1052842770?mt=2
  2. Thomas Sowell on Facts and Free Speech (Pt. 1) (a YouTube video, 27:04 minutes) – https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=the+rubin+report+youtube&view=detail&mid=687173B4B11C582F572E687173B4B11C582F572E&FORM=VIRE

[August 9, 2018]  From Combating Terrorism Center:

  1. Iran’s Deadly Diplomats – https://ctc.usma.edu/irans-deadly-diplomats/
  2. The June 2018 Cologne Ricin Plot: A New Threshold in Jihadi Bio Terror – https://ctc.usma.edu/june-2018-cologne-ricin-plot-new-threshold-jihadi-bio-terror/

[August 8, 2018]  From PowerLineBlog:

  1. CRB: Sowell’s Inconvenient Truths – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/crb-sowells-inconvenient-truths.php
  2. Social Media: The Prime Threat to Freedom of Speech? – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/social-media-the-prime-threat-to-freedom-of-speech.php

[August 7, 2018]  From City Journal:

  1. Shooting Up Chicago – https://www.city-journal.org/html/chicago-violence-16098.html
  2. The Campus Culture of Fear and Its Costs – https://www.city-journal.org/html/campus-culture-fear-and-its-costs-16095.html

[August 6, 2018]  From Ricochet:

  1. If the Lord Gave Us Free Will, Then Hell Is a Thing – https://ricochet.com/540899/if-the-lord-gave-us-free-will-then-hell-is-a-thing/
  2. 3-D Hysteria – https://ricochet.com/540748/3-d-hysteria/

[August 5, 2018]  Recent articles by Victor Hanson Davis:

  1. Continental Drift – https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2018/08/13/trump-europe-relations-rift-widens-continent-falls/
  2. The American Art of Renewal – https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/economic-turnaround-under-trump-american-revitalization/

[August 4, 2018]  From Spiked On-Line:

  1. The Remainder Politics of Fear has Become Unhinged – http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-remainer-politics-of-fear-has-become-unhinged/21634#.W2WWxfZFyUk
  2. The ACLU is turning its Back on Free Speech – http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-aclu-is-turning-its-back-on-free-speech/21645#.W2WXN_ZFyUk

[August 3, 2018]  Thoughts from the Ammo Line:

  1. THE TRUMP ECONOMY IN THE HEARTLAND. – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/08/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line-231.php
  2. GO WEST YOUNG MAN! – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/07/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line-230.php

[August 2, 2018]  More institutional racism in the public eye:

  1. Race Quotas and Class Privilege at Harvard –  https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/264441/race-quotas-and-class-privilege-at-harvard
  2. Explaining Asian Americans’ academic advantage over whites – http://www.pnas.org/content/111/23/8416

[August 1, 2018]  From Conservative Review:

  1. Sanctuary Baltimore is ravaged by an illicit drug problem, not prescription pain killers – https://www.conservativereview.com/news/sanctuary-baltimore-is-ravaged-by-an-illicit-drug-problem-not-prescription-pain-killers/
  2. Same old, same old: Congress kicks the can on this failed program AGAIN – https://www.conservativereview.com/news/same-old-same-old-congress-kicks-the-can-on-this-failed-program-again/

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[July 31, 2018]  Two good book reviews from Law & Liberty:

  1. Montesquieu: From the Harem to the French Church and Court – http://www.libertylawsite.org/book-review/montesquieu-from-the-harem-to-the-french-church-and-court/
  2. Hamilton the Lawyer – http://www.libertylawsite.org/book-review/hamilton-the-lawyer/

[July 30, 2018]  What is going on in Amsterdam?

  1. Lying about Amsterdam – https://pjmedia.com/trending/lying-about-amsterdam/
  2. Licentious Amsterdam a ‘Lawless Jungle’ – https://pjmedia.com/trending/licentious-amsterdam-now-called-a-lawless-jungle/

[July 29, 2018]  Good articles on the threat from Iran from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies:

  1. Iran’s Long, Bloody History of Terror and Espionage in Europe – http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/toby-dershowitz-irans-long-bloody-history-of-terror-and-espionage-in-europe/
  2. Controlled Chaos: The Escalation of Conflict between Israel and Iran in War-Torn Syria – http://www.defenddemocracy.org/media-hit/badran-tony-controlled-chaos-the-escalation-of-conflict-between-israel-and-iran-in-war/

[July 28, 2018]  From PJ Media:

  1. Britain: Land of Lost Hope and Faded Glory? – https://pjmedia.com/trending/britain-land-of-lost-hope-and-faded-glory/
  2. Facebook’s Stock Plunge Is a Catastrophe of Mark Zuckerberg’s Own Making – https://pjmedia.com/trending/facebooks-stock-plunge-is-a-problem-of-mark-zuckerbergs-own-making/

[July 27, 2018]  CNN bias?

  1. CNN: The Oppo Research Arm of the Democratic Party – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/07/cnn-the-oppo-research-arm-of-the-democratic-party.php
  2. Does CNN lean Republican or Democrat? – https://www.quora.com/Does-CNN-lean-Republican-or-Democrat#

[July 26, 2018]  … a few random thoughts:

  1. Reforming NATO is the only way to save it – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0718/hanson072618.php3
  2. The Public Humiliation Diet – https://quillette.com/2018/07/23/the-public-humiliation-diet/

[July 25, 2018]  Iran and its meddling and those that ignore it:

  1. The real conflict with Iran – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0718/lowry072418.php3
  2. Russia’s dangerous disregard to the growing Iran-Israel war in Syria – https://thedefensepost.com/2018/05/01/iran-israel-war-syria-russia-influence/

[July 24, 2018]  Venezuela, an example of what not to do:

  1. How Venezuela Struck it Poor – https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/07/16/how-venezuela-struck-it-poor-oil-energy-chavez/
  2. Op-Ed: Venezuela Censors the World – https://darkwebnews.com/dark-web/venezuela-world-censorship/

[July 23, 2018]  The Middle Class:

  1. Middle City, USA – https://www.city-journal.org/html/akron-ohio-16038.html
  2. Middle class incomes had their fastest growth on record last year – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/09/13/the-middle-class-and-the-poor-just-had-the-best-year-since-the-end-of-the-great-recession/?utm_term=.af7e18e5d87e

[July 22, 2018]  Democratic Socialism, where it’s at?

  1. Democratic socialism surging in the age of Trump – https://apnews.com/a1770fd620d94bf58d0ff1035d3e0eea
  2. Hell in Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Cuba puts Democrats and their beloved S-word on the spot in Florida – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/07/hell_in_nicaragua_venezuela_and_cuba_put_democrats_and_beloved_s_word_on_the_spot_in_florida.html

[July 21, 2018]  From Minding The Campus:

  1. A Tide Flowing Toward Free Speech on Campus – https://www.mindingthecampus.org/2018/07/16/a-tide-flowing-toward-free-speech-on-campus/
  2. Princeton Takes a Stand for Free Speech on Campus – https://www.mindingthecampus.org/2018/06/20/princeton-takes-a-stand-for-free-speech-on-campus/

[July 16-20, 2018]  There will be no Daily Favorites this week.

[July 15, 2018]  From American Thinker:

  1. The Forgotten II: The Strange Case of the Missing Russians – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/07/the_forgotten_ii_the_strange_case_of_the_missing_russians.html
  2. Decoding the great Ruskie bust – https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2018/07/decoding_the_great_ruskie_bust.html

[July 14, 0218] Some claim democracy is a failure:

  1. The crisis of democracy – http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/david-davis-and-the-crisis-of-democracy/21571#.W0new_ZFyUk
  2. The failure of democracy – http://franklludwig.com/democracy.html

[July 13, 2018] A couple of good reads for Friday the 13th:

  1. Why Europe Gets No Respect – https://www.hoover.org/research/why-europe-gets-no-respect
  2. Examining America’s Exceptional Economy – https://www.policyed.org/americas-exceptional-economy

[July 12, 2018]  The interworkings of a republican government:

  1. Chaos in Our Time – https://www.city-journal.org/html/britains-weak-current-leadership-16022.html
  2. Committed to the Constitution – https://www.city-journal.org/html/brett-kavanaugh-constitution-16020.html

[July 11, 2018]  The United Nations and its ever continuing saga of political corruption:

  1. The UN Fraudulently Addresses “Extreme Poverty” in the United States – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12629/un-poverty-united-states
  2. Fraud? What fraud? Watchdogs find UN in ‘a state of near denial’ about internal corruption – http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/07/12/fraud-what-fraud-watchdogs-find-un-in-state-near-denial-about-internal-corruption.html

[July 10, 2018]  Green Weenie Awards from PowerLineBlog:

  1. Green Weenie of the Week: “Petro-Masculinity”?? – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/07/green-weenie-of-the-week-petro-masculinity.php
  2. Green Weenie of the Week: Al-Sha-Wait, Who? – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/07/green-weenie-of-the-week-al-sha-wait-who.php

[July 9, 2018]  The consequences of the decline of religion in America:

  1. As Churches Close, A Way of Life Fades – http://www.startribune.com/as-minnesota-churches-close-a-way-of-life-fades/486037461/
  2. The Inevitable Collapse of Organized Religion in America – http://gawker.com/5950175/the-inevitable-collapse-of-organized-religion-in-america

[July 8, 2018]  From National Review:

  1. Standing Tall for China – https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2018/06/25/tiananmen-square-survivor-speaks-china-freedom/
  2. When Patriotism Loses Its Universality – https://www.nationalreview.com/g-file/patriotism-has-lost-its-universality-american-politics/

[July 7, 2018]  From the Jewish News Syndicate:

  1. Denmark confronts Islamism and integration – https://www.jns.org/opinion/denmark-confronts-islamism-and-integration/
  2. Shunning and shaming in the age of Trump – https://www.jns.org/opinion/shunning-and-shaming-in-the-age-of-trump/

[July 6, 2018]  From The Federalist:

  1. I Gave Up AC This Summer To Live Within My Means. America Should Try That – http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/05/im-giving-ac-summer-live-within-means-america-try/
  2. Asian Americans Are The Tipping Point For Rejecting Affirmative Action – http://thefederalist.com/2018/07/05/asian-americans-are-the-tipping-point-of-affirmative-action/

[July 5, 2018]  From HotAir:

  1. NYC private school to end racial segregation policy in homerooms – https://hotair.com/archives/2018/07/02/nyc-private-school-end-racial-segregation-policy-homerooms/
  2. Boycott alert: Walmart sells “Impeach 45” t-shirts – https://hotair.com/archives/2018/07/03/boycott-alert-walmart-sells-impeach-45-t-shirts/

[July 4, 2018]  Happy Independence Day to the United States:

  1. Fourth of July: Independence Day – https://www.history.com/topics/holidays/july-4th
  2. The Story of the Fourth of July – https://www.constitutionfacts.com/us-declaration-of-independence/fourth-of-july/

[July 3, 2018]  Leaders know how to ask good questions:

  1. How to Ask Better Questions: Mike Vaughan (a TED video, 13:30 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8xfuCcXZu8
  2. John Maxwell: The Value of Asking Questions (a YouTube video, 52:35 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMd4FLXzBwM

[July 2, 2018]  The Mexican democratic elections are a big challenge:

  1. Criminal Groups Seek to Decide Outcome in Many Mexican Races – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/01/world/americas/mexico-election-assassinations.html
  2. Mexico’s 2018 Election: Populism Vs. Prudence – https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanielparishflannery/2018/03/26/mexicos-2018-election-populism-vs-prudence/#74a0b1b12d11

[July 1, 2018]  From PJ Media:

  1. Can Muslims in the West Ever Really Be De-Radicalized? – https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/can-muslims-in-the-west-ever-really-be-de-radicalized/
  2. 15 Pop Culture Artifacts We Can Thank Gen Xers For – https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/15-pop-culture-artifacts-we-can-thank-gen-xers-for/

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[June 30, 2018]  Videos on leadership motivation:

  1. What Great Leaders Actually DO (a YouTube video, 11:39 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SOTBHAcLV4
  2. 21 Laws Of Leadership Action (a YouTube video, 49:36 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5ACzljRwb0

[June 29, 2018]  Socialist upset in New York City:

  1. Ocasio-Cortez wants to be president, mom says – https://nypost.com/2018/06/27/ocasio-cortez-wants-to-be-president-mom-says/
  2. A 28-year old Democratic Socialist just ousted a powerful, 10-term congressman in New York – https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/26/politics/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-joe-crowley-new-york-14-primary/index.html

[June 28, 2018]  Green Weenie edition:

  1. Green Weenie of the Week: Meatheads – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/green-weenie-of-the-week-meatheads.php
  2. Green Weenie of the Week: the DNC – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/green-weenie-of-the-week-the-dnc.php

[June 27, 2018]  From Evan Carmichael’s YouTube Video Channel:

  1. Warren Buffett’s Top Ten Rules for Success (a YouTube video, 8:37 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEgu6p_frmE
  2. Steve  Jobs Top Ten Rules for Success (a YouTube video, 39:37 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHzAtxW3TzY

[June 26, 2018]  From Neo-Neocon:

  1. Uncivil War: plenty of people must think the Red Guards were a really nifty idea… – http://www.neoneocon.com/2018/06/25/uncivil-war-plenty-of-people-must-think-the-red-guard-was-a-really-nifty-idea/
  2. Men and women, attraction and humor – http://www.neoneocon.com/2018/06/25/men-and-women-attraction-and-humor/

[June 25, 2018]  … and it’s a wonder why people don’t trust politicians:

  1. It’s Crazies All The Way Down – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/its-crazies-all-the-way-down.php
  2. Maxine Waters orders MORE Public Harassment of Trump Aides: ‘God is on our Side!’ – http://www.theamericanmirror.com/maxine-waters-orders-more-public-harassment-of-trump-aides-god-is-on-our-side/

[June 24, 2018]  Anti-military sentiment is taught to teachers and this is why they act crazy:

  1. Four-star general reacts to teacher’s anti-military rant – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGlC4axSFag
  2. Teacher Removed From City Council Committees After Anti-Miliary Rant – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWnoZ7n1AD0

[June 23, 2018]  Articles by Mark Judge:

  1. Bathtubs over Broadway: When Trade Shows Sold the American Dream – http://www.libertylawsite.org/2018/06/22/bathtubs-over-broadway-when-trade-shows-sold-the-american-dream/
  2. Men Searching for their Lost Tribe – http://www.libertylawsite.org/2018/05/04/men-searching-for-their-lost-tribe-sebastian-junger/

[June 22, 2018]  From Law and Liberty:

  1. The Polylingual Constitution – http://www.libertylawsite.org/2018/06/20/legal-the-polylingual-constitution/
  2. Why the Supreme Court Is Activating the Passive Virtues – http://www.libertylawsite.org/2018/06/19/why-the-supreme-court-is-activating-the-passive-virtues/

[June 21, 2018]  From Spectator USA:

  1. The fall of James Brien Comey – https://usa.spectator.co.uk/2018/06/the-fall-of-james-brien-comey/
  2. The Global Anglican crack up – https://usa.spectator.co.uk/2018/06/why-is-anglicanism-facing-a-postcolonial-rift/

[June 20, 2018]  US withdraws from UN council composed of some of the greatest human rights violators in the world:

  1. United States withdraws from UN human rights council as criticism mounts over border policy – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/06/19/united-states-announce-withdrawal-un-human-rights-council/
  2. U.S. Withdraws From Farcical U.N. Human Rights Council – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/u-s-withdraws-from-farcical-u-n-human-rights-council.php

[June 19, 2018]  From the Paris Review:

  1. Forty-Five Things I Learned in the Gulag – https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/06/12/forty-five-things-i-learned-in-the-gulag/
  2. Who Gets to Be a Mad Scientist – https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/06/16/who-gets-to-be-a-mad-scientist/

[June 18, 2018]  From PJ Media:

  1. The Revolt Comes from Germany – https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/the-revolt-comes-to-germany/
  2. U. of Missouri Continues to Bleed Students and Money After 2015 Protests – https://pjmedia.com/trending/u-of-missouri-continues-to-bleed-students-and-money-after-2015-protests/

[June 17, 2018]  From Mark Steyn Online:

  1. Munich – https://www.steynonline.com/8702/munich
  2. Sea Change – https://www.steynonline.com/8700/sea-change

[June 16, 2018]  From Hugh Hewitt:

  1. The Sad Truth – http://www.hughhewitt.com/the-sad-truth/
  2. A World Without Subtlety – http://www.hughhewitt.com/a-world-without-subtlety/

[June 15, 2018]  From the Hoover Institute:

  1. Europe’s Dieselgate – https://www.hoover.org/research/europes-dieselgate
  2. Ten Paradoxes of Our Age – https://www.hoover.org/research/ten-paradoxes-our-age

[June 14, 2018]  From National Review:

  1. University of Michigan Removes Reliance on ‘Feelings’ from Bullying Policy – https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/university-of-michigan-changes-bullying-policy-on-feelings/
  2. In Ireland, What’s Legal Is Now Mandatory – https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/06/ireland-abortion-referendum-what-is-legal-now-mandatory/

[June 13, 2018]  From PowerLine:

  1. In Venezuela, the end is near – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/in-Venezuela-the-end-is-near.php
  2. How anti-Trump hysteria helps the president on North Korea – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/how-anti-trump-hysteria-helps-the-president-on-north-korea.php

[June 12, 2018] From Intellectual Takeout:

  1. Suicide: I’ve Heard its Siren Call – http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/suicide-ive-heard-its-siren-call
  2. ‘You Aren’t That Big a Deal’: A Message the Self-Esteem Generation Desperately Needs to Hear – http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/article/you-arent-big-deal-message-self-esteem-generation-desperately-needs-hear

[June 11, 2018]  From American Greatness:

  1. Thinking Small in an Age of Greatness – https://amgreatness.com/2018/06/09/thinking-small-in-the-age-of-greatness/
  2. Without Honest Anger, We Condone Suicide – https://amgreatness.com/2018/06/10/without-honest-anger-we-condone-suicide/

[June 8-9-10, 2018]  There are no daily favorites today:

[June 7, 2018] From the Jewish World Review:

  1. Shame on Google for treating the U.S. military as evil – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/thiessen060618.php3
  2. Apologies for being so sick of apologies – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0618/malcolm060618.php3

[June 6, 2018]  Of all the single battlefield operations of WWII, D-Day June 6, 1944, was the boldest and riskiest:

  1. D-Day: June 6, 1944 – https://www.army.mil/d-day/
  2. World War II: D-Day – The Invasion of Normandy – https://www.thoughtco.com/d-day-the-invasion-of-normandy-3863640

[June 5, 2018]  The European Union is an odd duck:

  1. The EU Must Realize That Populism Is a Symptom of Real Policy Failure – https://www.chathamhouse.org/expert/comment/eu-must-realize-populism-symptom-real-policy-failure
  2. The Failure of the E.U. – https://www.hoover.org/research/failure-eu

[June 4, 2018]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. Italy: “The Party is Over” for Illegal Immigrants – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12448/italy-illegal-migrants
  2. British Media: Lockstep Lies – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12415/british-media-lies

[June 3, 2018]  From PJ Media:

  1. The Real Reason the FBI had a Spy in the Trump Campaign – https://pjmedia.com/trending/the-real-reason-why-the-fbi-had-a-spy-in-the-trump-campaign/
  2. America More Divided Than 1968 ‘in Many Ways,’ But Can ‘Self Correct’ – https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/hagel-america-more-divided-than-1968-in-many-ways-but-can-self-correct/

[June 2, 2018]  Meetings among leaders are typically a good thing:

  1. Trump Announces Summit Meeting With Kim Jong-un Is Back On – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/01/world/asia/trump-north-korea-summit-kim.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
  2. U.S. in Early Talks for Potential Summit Between Trump and Putin – https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-in-early-talks-for-potential-summit-between-trump-and-putin-1527898635

[June 1, 2018]  A little humor from PowerLineBlog:

  1. Ramirez for the Win – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/ramirez-for-the-win.php
  2. Thoughts from the Ammo Line – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/06/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line-222.php

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[May 31, 2018] From the Strategy Page:

  1. On Point: China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Camouflaged in Silk – http://strategypage.com/on_point/20180530112627.aspx
  2. Murphy’s Law: Deadly Drone Politics Aids Indian Communists – http://strategypage.com/htmw/htmurph/articles/20180531.aspx

[May 30, 2018]  The UK crackdown on “assault” knives:

  1. Judge calls for rounded knives to stop stab deaths – http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44278556
  2. Selling, buying and carrying knives (official UK Government website) – https://www.gov.uk/buying-carrying-knives

[May 29, 2018]  From the Middle East Forum:

  1. New Developments in Suicide Attacks – https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/new-developments-in-suicide-attacks
  2. The Folly of Proportionate Warfare – https://www.meforum.org/articles/2018/the-folly-of-proportionate-warfare

[May 28, 2018]  In honor of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom:

  1. America’s Honor – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/americas-honor-6.php
  2. Memorial Day – http://jvvenable.com/memorial-day/

[May 27, 2018]  From the City Journal:

  1. A Plague on Cities, and the Poor – https://www.city-journal.org/html/plague-cities-and-poor-15838.html
  2. Doctoring the Safety Stats – https://www.city-journal.org/html/doctoring-safety-stats-15937.html

[May 26, 2018]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. Canada: A “Different” Kind of Anti-Semitism – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12339/canada-antisemitism
  2. EU: How to Stop Mass-migration from Africa? Bring everyone to Europe! – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12363/europe-africa-immigration

[May 25, 2018]  Articles in the Jewish World by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. US has leverage in dealings with North Korea, Iran – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0518/hanson052418.php3
  2. The miraculous image rehabilitation of former Republican presidents – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0518/hanson051718.php3

[May 24, 2018]  North Korea remains in the news:

  1. North Korea Lashes Out at Pence, Threatens to Cancel Summit – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/north-korea-lashes-out-at-pence-threatens-to-cancel-summit.php
  2. North Korea must disarm before any economic relief, says Mike Pompeo – https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/may/23/north-korea-latest-news-disarm-for-economic-relief-says-pompeo

[May 23, 2018]  The on-going battle over political correctness:

  1. Trump White House’s feud with John McCain is an ugly scrimmage in the war against political correctness – https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/trump-white-house-s-feud-john-mccain-ugly-scrimmage-war-ncna876256
  2. Political Correctness – https://resistingthewinds.com/2018/05/22/political-correctness/

[May 22, 108]  It never hurts to once again reinforce the idea that good leaders never complain:

  1. Hillary Clinton Says She’s Still ‘Not Over’ Losing to Trump – http://dailycaller.com/2018/05/20/hillary-clinton-still-not-over-losing-to-trump-video/
  2. Hillary’s Whiny Yale Commencement Speech – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/hillarys-whiny-yale-commencement-speech.php

[May 21, 2018]  From the City Journal:

  1. Profane Reality, Sacred Memory – https://www.city-journal.org/html/profane-reality-sacred-memory-15836.html
  2. Keeping the Peace – https://www.city-journal.org/html/keeping-peace-15913.html

[May 20, 2018]  From PowerLineBlog website:

  1. We’re from the FBI and we’re here to help you, Mr. Trump – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/were-from-the-fbi-and-were-here-to-help-you-mr-trump.php
  2. FBI Blows Source, Why? – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/fbi-blows-source-why.php

[May 19, 2018]  Our friends at PowerLineBlog take on the big question of the day:

  1. Why Trump Tweets – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/why-trump-tweets.php

[May 18, 2018]  No articles today

[May 17, 2018]  From Foreign Affairs website:

  1. Perception and Misperception on the Korean Peninsula – https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/north-korea/2018-04-05/perception-and-misperception-korean-peninsula?cid=nlc-emc-paywall-free-reading-msiperception-korean-peninsula-a-20180516
  2. Deciphering Kim Jong Un’s Motives – https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/north-korea/2018-05-16/deciphering-kim-jong-uns-motives?cid=int-fls&pgtype=hpg

[May 16, 2018]  From the Law and Liberty website:

  1. “God Bless America” and Other Songs I Learned from Immigrants – http://www.libertylawsite.org/2018/05/15/god-bless-america-patriotism-wilfred-mcclay/
  2. The Relevance and Irrelevance of Gordon S. Wood – http://www.libertylawsite.org/2018/05/15/the-relevance-and-irrelevance-of-gordon-s-wood/

[May 15, 2018]  Articles from the Misrule of Law website:

  1. “Diversifying” the University of Texas – https://misruleoflaw.com/2018/05/14/diversifying-the-university-of-texas/
  2. Something is Amiss at UT Law School – https://misruleoflaw.com/2018/05/10/something-is-amiss-at-ut-law-school/

[May 14, 2018]  How to make a deal and strategy:

  1. Trump Pulled Out of the Iran Deal.  What Now? – https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/05/08/trump-pulled-out-of-the-iran-deal-what-now-218326
  2. The Art Of No Deal – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/the-art-of-no-deal.php

[May 13, 2018]  Iran, a country with leaders who are pushing for greater power on the international stage:

  1. Has Iran Fallen Into a Strategic Trap? – https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/iran-overextended/
  2. Iran Targets the Gulf – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12287/iran-targets-the-gulf

[May 12, 2018]  I wrote about this young lady here: https://www.theleadermaker.com/showing-moral-courage-candace-owens/

  1. Candace Owens Unexpurgated – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/candace-owens-unexpurgated.php
  2. Candace Owens on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL0u5uz7KZ9q-pe-VC8TY-w

[May 11, 2018]  The NeW Movement:

  1. The Network of enlightened Women (NeW) – https://enlightenedwomen.org/about/
  2. Tire Of #MeToo? Try Something NeW – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/05/tired-ofmetoo-try-something-new.php

[May 10, 2108]  Interesting take on pointless work in academia:

  1. Are You in a BS Job? In Academe, You’re Hardly Alone – https://www.chronicle.com/article/Are-You-in-a-BS-Job-In/243318?key=17K21y7n_SjUZ04t4-9d7tInUaJwcLDdV_QpNsCZfqsG3f961B4gZ2-LQanQQNUSTHpDSl9ZMUdlWmNRZTZzX0g4eTAydXgwRTRPc0R2WG1RZDdqcWx0SnlZZw

[May 9, 2018]  More on the decline of the FBI:

  1. President Trump Tweets About the FBI & the Decline of a Republic – https://drhurd.com/2018/02/18/president-trumps-tweet-fbi-right-money/
  2. The Sad Decline Of The FBI: You Read It Here First (Updated) – http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/01/the-sad-decline-of-the-fbi-you-read-it-here-first.php

[May 8, 2018] Talks by Simon Lancaster on the art of speaking:

  1. Speak Like a Leader (a YouTube video, 18:47 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGBamfWasNQ&t=21s
  2. How to win people over (a YouTube video, 6:13 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV-Mfmrq6uE

[May 7, 2018]  What is the Babylonian Bee?

  1. The Sharp String of the Babylonian Bee – https://www.weeklystandard.com/mark-hemingway/the-sharp-sting-of-the-babylon-bee
  2. The Babylonia Bee – http://babylonbee.com/ 

[May 6, 2018]  Interesting opinion pieces from the New York Post:

  1. Harvard’s Insane Attack on Cops – https://nypost.com/2018/05/04/harvards-insane-attack-on-cops/
  2. Social justice warriors need their own sensitivity training – https://nypost.com/2018/05/05/social-justice-warriors-need-their-own-sensitivity-training/

[May 5, 2018]  Articles from City Journal:

  1. The Sexual Revolution’s Angry Children – https://www.city-journal.org/html/sexual-revolutions-angry-children-15827.html
  2. Escape from New York – https://www.city-journal.org/html/escape-new-york-15886.html

[May 4, 2018] Leadership remains a major topic of discussion:

  1. Leadership Skills for the year 2030 – https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2014/02/25/leadership-skills-for-the-year-2030/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.ae8acedfc180
  2. Three Key Skills To Develop Courageous Leadership – https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescoachescouncil/2018/05/01/three-key-skills-to-develop-courageous-leadership/#2ce8b2c76b78

[May 3, 2018]  Good reading for the day:

  1. Is Trump Now Bad Cop or Good Cop? – https://amgreatness.com/2018/05/02/is-trump-now-bad-cop-or-good-cop/
  2. Ex-Obama Spokesman Tommy Vietor Says Stolen Iranian Nuclear Archive Was ‘Cooked’ – http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/261340/ex-obama-spokesman-tommy-vietor-says-stolen-iranian-nuclear-archive-was-cooked

[May 2, 2018]  Videos with Simon Sinek that make you think:

  1. Why good leaders make you feel safe (a YouTube video, 11:59 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmyZMtPVodo
  2. Millenials in the workplace (a YouTube video, 15:00 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hER0Qp6QJNU

[May 1, 2018]  The truth is out that the US was duped by Iran:

  1. Israel Exposes Iran’s Nuclear Lies, and the Limits of US Intelligence – https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-04-30/israel-exposes-iran-nuclear-lies-and-limits-of-u-s-intelligence
  2. ‘Iran lied’: Netanyahu drops a Mossad bombshell on the Iranian nuclear deal – https://www.timesofisrael.com/iran-lied-netanyahu-drops-a-mossad-bombshell-on-the-iranian-nuclear-deal/

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[April 30, 2018]  From PJ Media:

  1. Of Refugees, Borders, and Invaders – https://pjmedia.com/trending/of-refugees-borders-and-invaders/
  2. The Cosby Trial: a Sign of Justice or Mob Rule – https://pjmedia.com/drhelen/the-cosby-trial-a-sign-of-justice-or-mob-rule/

[April 29, 2018]  Articles from the American Experiment:

  1. Minnesota’s “Brave New World” of education – https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/04/minnesotas-brave-new-world-education/
  2. Young Communists of Minnetonka – https://www.americanexperiment.org/2018/04/young-communists-minnetonka/

[April 26-28, 2018]  No links due to website being off-line.

[April 25, 2018]  Book reviews on contemporary issues:

  1. When to Wage War, and How to Win: A Guide (a book review) – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/books/review/john-lewis-gaddis-on-grand-strategy.html
  2. Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling – https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/24/books/review/amy-chozick-chasing-hillary.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbook-review&action=click&contentCollection=review&region=rank&module=package&version=highlights&contentPlacement=1&pgtype=sectionfront

[April 24, 2018]  Articles from Real Clear Politics:

  1. The Hidden Bombshell in the McCabe Report – https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/04/23/the_hidden_bombshell_in_the_mccabe_report_136882.html
  2. Bernie the Good versus Bernie the Bad – https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/04/24/bernie_the_good_versus_bernie_the_bad_136883.html

[April 23, 2018]  Articles from the City Journal:

  1. Project Freedom – https://www.city-journal.org/html/project-freedom-15831.html
  2. He Saw What Others Didn’t – https://www.city-journal.org/html/he-saw-what-others-didnt-15857.html

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[April 14, 2018]  From the New Criterion:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[April 9, 2018]  A moral question ignored:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 2, 2018]  Articles from National Affairs:

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

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

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

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[March 31, 2018]  Articles from PowerLineBlog:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[March 25, 2018]  Opinions about John Bolton:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[March 12, 2018]  Heather MacDonald in action!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[February 24, 2018]  CNN bias on display?

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

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

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

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

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

[February 21, 2018]  The gun control frenzy:

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

[February 20, 2018]  Articles from FrontPage Magazine:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[February 8, 2018]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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