Daily Favorites (Sep 28, 2020)


This is my new page that links to some of my daily favorite readings on leadership.  If they stretch the imagination and add to our understanding of the psychology of people, then I’m interested.  Normally, I post two (2) articles that I think are worthwhile to read.

[September 28, 2020]  The Spectator:

  1. 1619, 1776 and all that – https://spectator.us/1619-1776-commission-americans/
  2. Letters from the politically homeless – https://spectator.us/letters-politically-homeless-election-swing-voters/

[September 27, 2020]  A little Sunday morning humor from The Babylon Bee:

  1. Chevrolet Releases California-Compliant Horse And Buggy – https://babylonbee.com/news/california-to-replace-cars-with-new-greener-horse-drawn-carriages
  2. Joel Osteen Invites Hunter Biden To Give Sermon On Living Your Best Life Now – https://babylonbee.com/news/joel-osteen-invites-hunter-biden-to-speak-at-lakewood-church

[September 26, 2020]  From the Federalist:

  1. Why We Can’t Have A Good Society Without Freedom – https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/26/why-we-cant-have-a-good-society-without-freedom/
  2. Hollywood Struggles To Overcome The Pandemic, As Well As Its Own Woke Agenda – https://thefederalist.com/2020/09/25/hollywood-struggles-to-overcome-the-pandemic-as-well-as-its-own-woke-agenda/

[September 25, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. Lennonist Revolution – https://lawliberty.org/lennonist-revolution/
  2. Talking about a Constitutional Restoration – https://lawliberty.org/talking-about-a-constitutional-restoration/

[September 24, 2020]  Victor Davis Hanson at the Jewish World Review:

  1. Civilization requires collective common sense – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0920/hanson092420.php3
  2. The news as we once knew it is dead – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0920/hanson091720.php3

[September 23, 2020]  Book Reviews from Law & Liberty:

  1. Divorcing from China? – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/divorcing-from-china/
  2. Cromwell’s Revolution – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/cromwells-revolution/

[September 22, 2020]  From the Manhattan Contrarian:

  1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, And Her Replacement – https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2020-9-19-ruth-bader-ginsburg-and-her-replacement
  2. Climate Change Apocalypse: “Permanently Immunized From Falsification” – https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2020-9-17-climate-change-apocalypse-permanently-immunized-from-falsification

[September 21, 2020]  From Quillette:

  1. Down the 1619 Project’s Memory Hole – https://quillette.com/2020/09/19/down-the-1619-projects-memory-hole/
  2. Then They Came for Beethoven – https://quillette.com/2020/09/19/then-they-came-for-beethoven/

[September 20, 2020]  Are we getting dumber?  From the New York Post:

  1. Millennial and Gen Z Holocaust survey spells doom for our democracy – https://nypost.com/2020/09/19/millennial-and-gen-z-holocaust-survey-spells-doom-for-our-democracy/
  2. US colleges are getting outsmarted by a whole new method of teaching – https://nypost.com/2020/09/19/colleges-are-getting-outsmarted-by-a-new-method-of-teaching/

[September 19, 2020]  More on Joe Biden’s mental decline:

  1. TRUMP AND BIDEN COME TO MINNESOTA [UPDATED] – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/trump-and-biden-come-to-minnesota.php
  2. Tracking Biden’s Mental Decline – https://spectator.org/biden-cognitive-problems-aging-dementia/

[September 18, 2020]  From PowerLineBlog:

  1. PRINCETON’S “SYSTEMIC RACISM” CAPTURES THE GOVERNMENT’S ATTENTION – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/princetons-systemic-racism-captures-the-governments-attention.php
  2. PRINCETON’S PRESIDENT COPS TO RUNNING A SYSTEMICALLY RACIST UNIVERSITY – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/princetons-president-cops-to-running-a-systemically-racist-university.php

[September 17, 2020]  Comments on the recent peace deals made by the UAE, Bahrain, and Israel:

  1. Trump’s peace deal shows that moving US Embassy to Jerusalem was game-changer – https://nypost.com/2020/09/16/trumps-peace-deal-shows-us-embassy-in-jerusalem-is-game-changer/
  2. A HISTORIC DAY (2) – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/a-historic-day-2.php

[September 15 & 16, 2020]  Daily Favorites were lost due to website crash.

[September 14, 2020]  From The New Criterion:

  1. The importance of T. E. Lawrence – https://newcriterion.com/issues/1991/9/the-importance-of-te-lawrence
  2. Gray mists & ancient stones (book exert) – https://newcriterion.com/issues/2020/9/gray-mists-ancient-stones

[September 13, 2020]  From Townhall:

  1. Why More Americans Distrusts the Experts – https://townhall.com/columnists/gilgutknecht/2020/09/13/why-more-americans-distrusts-the-experts-n2576111
  2. EXCLUSIVE: AG Barr Rips National Media as a ‘Collection of Liars’ Over Riot Coverage – https://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2020/09/11/exclusive-ag-barr-rips-national-media-as-a-collection-of-liars-over-riot-coverage-n2576070

[September 12, 2020]  From the Hoover Institution:

  1. What Islamists and ‘Wokeists’ Have in Common – https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-islamists-and-wokeists-have-in-common-11599779507
  2. The California Brownout Disaster Is Manmade – https://www.hoover.org/research/california-brownout-disaster-manmade

[September 11, 2020]  Comments on the 9/11 Anniversary:

  1. Take a step back from 2020’s troubles to recall the horrors, heroes of 9/11 – https://nypost.com/2020/09/10/take-a-step-back-from-2020s-troubles-to-recall-the-horrors-heroes-of-9-11/
  2. Defense Secretary Esper: Since Sept. 11 attacks, our heroic military has successfully fought terrorism – https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/sept-11-defense-department-mark-esper

[September 10, 2020]  The abortion debate heats up!

  1. The History of American Evangelicals’ Opposition to Abortion Is Long – https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/09/evangelical-opposition-abortion-deep-roots/
  2. How Did Evangelicals and Republicans Come to Want to Ban Abortion? – https://arcdigital.media/how-did-evangelicals-and-republicans-come-to-oppose-abortion-dcd4ac56c333

[September 9, 2020]  From The National Interest:

  1. Power-Hungry Turkey May Push the Eastern Mediterranean Into an Armed Conflict – https://nationalinterest.org/feature/power-hungry-turkey-may-push-eastern-mediterranean-armed-conflict-168266
  2. China vs. America: A New Cold War Means New Great Power Blocs – https://nationalinterest.org/blog/skeptics/china-vs-america-new-cold-war-means-new-great-power-blocs-168480

[September 8, 2020]  From the Claremont Review of Books:

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

[September 7, 2020]  From Ricochet:

  1. Liege of the King, Son of the Revolutionary: The Marquis de La Fayette and Defining America – https://ricochet.com/799992/liege-of-the-king-son-of-the-revolutionary-the-marquis-de-la-fayette-and-defining-america-quote-of-the-day/
  2. What Is Legal, Moral, Beyond the Tipping Point? – https://ricochet.com/799877/what-is-legal-moral-beyond-the-tipping-point/

[September 6, 2020]  From Literary Review:

  1. Crocodile Diplomacy – https://literaryreview.co.uk/crocodile-diplomacy
  2. Stemming the Brain Drain – https://literaryreview.co.uk/stemming-the-brain-drain

[September 5, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. The Temptations of Power – https://lawliberty.org/temptations-power/
  2. The Pragmatic Case for a Unitary Executive – https://lawliberty.org/the-pragmatic-case-for-a-unitary-executive/

[September 4, 2020]  From Defense of Democracies:

  1. U.S. Needs a New ICC Strategy – https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2020/09/03/us-needs-a-new-icc-strategy/
  2. Iran Nuclear Challenge Looms for the Next U.S. President – https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2020/09/02/iran-nuclear-challenge-for-next-us-president/

[September 3, 2020]  Claremont Review of Books:

  1. Merit and Misery (book review) – https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/merit-and-misery/
  2. Reuniting Church and State (book review) – https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/reuniting-church-and-state/

[September 2, 2020]  The NFL panders to Social Justice warriors:

  1. NFL will display social justice statements in the end zone of every stadium this season – https://www.nbcsports.com/washington/football-team/nfl-will-display-social-justice-statements-end-zone-every-stadium-season
  2. THE NFL TAKES A KNEE – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/09/the-nfl-takes-a-knee.php

[September 1, 2020]  From Hugh Hewitt:

  1. A Weekend Without Civilization – https://www.hughhewitt.com/a-weekend-without-civilization/
  2. Seek Justice – https://www.hughhewitt.com/seek-justice/

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[August 31, 2020]  From American Greatness:

  1. Cultural Suicide Is Painless – https://amgreatness.com/2020/08/30/cultural-suicide-is-painless/
  2. Do Young Lives Matter? – https://amgreatness.com/2020/08/30/do-young-lives-matter/

[August 30, 2020]  From Hillsdale College Imprimis:

  1. American Sports Are Letting Down America – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/american-sports-letting-america/
  2. Four Months of Unprecedented Government Malfeasance – https://imprimis.hillsdale.edu/four-months-unprecedented-government-malfeasance/

[August 29, 2020]  No articles today.

[August 28, 2020]  From the City Journal:

  1. Boycotting Themselves Out of Business? – https://www.city-journal.org/nba-mlb-boycott-black-lives-matter
  2. The Fed Can’t Fix Racial Inequality – https://www.city-journal.org/the-fed-cannot-fix-racial-inequality

[August 27, 2020]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. Appeasement: The European Sickness – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16393/appeasement-europe
  2. The Mullahs and Hezbollah, Lords of Drug Smuggling – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16332/iran-hezbollah-drug-smuggling

[August 26, 2020]  A little history to remember from The History Channel:

  1. 19th Amendment adopted – https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/19th-amendment-adopted
  2. Democratic convention besieged by protesters – https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/democratic-convention-besieged-by-protesters

[August 25, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. World War II, Pacifist Elites, and Tyranny – https://lawliberty.org/forum/world-war-ii-pacifist-elites-and-tyranny/
  2. “America First” Pays Off in the Middle East – https://lawliberty.org/america-first-pays-off-in-the-middle-east/

[August 24, 2020]  From the Ricochet:

  1. Fishing and the Watts Riots – https://ricochet.com/793862/group-writing-fishing-and-the-watts-riots/
  2. What Would John Adams Think of Us Now? – https://ricochet.com/794467/john-adams-would-puke/

[August 23, 2020]  Two book reviews from National Review:

  1. The Curious Case of ‘Havana Syndrome’ (book review) – https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/08/book-review-havana-syndrome-new-theory-illness-among-american-diplomats-cuba/
  2. Shakespeare’s Lost Son (book review) – https://www.nationalreview.com/magazine/2020/09/07/shakespeares-lost-son/

[August 22, 2020]  From The American Spectator:

  1. ‘We, the People’ Have a Duty to Stop the Violence – https://spectator.org/we-the-people-vote/
  2. What’s Happening in America Borders on the Unbelievable – https://spectator.org/whats-happening-in-america-borders-on-the-unbelievable/

[August 21, 2020]  From The Federalist:

  1. Goodyear Stock Price Nosedives After Company Endorses ‘Black Lives Matter,’ Bans Employees From Saying ‘Blue Lives Matter’ – https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/19/goodyear-stock-price-nosedives-after-company-endorses-black-lives-matter-bans-employees-from-saying-blue-lives-matter/
  2. No Matter How Much The New York Times Pumps Polyamory, It’s Not Good For Kids – https://thefederalist.com/2020/08/21/no-matter-how-much-the-new-york-times-pumps-polyamory-its-not-good-for-kids/

[August 20, 2020]  From The Claremont Institute:

  1. Ancient and Modern Liberty (book review) – https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/ancient-and-modern-liberty/
  2. A Delicate Tapestry (book review) – https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/a-delicate-tapestry/

[August 19, 2020]  From PowerLineBlog.com:

  1. ANTIFA IS EVIL – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/08/antifa-is-evil.php
  2. REBELLION IN BALTIMORE – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/08/rebellion-in-baltimore.php

[August 18, 2020]  A couple of humorous articles from The Babylon Bee:

  1. Old Man By Pond Starting To Suspect Ducks Only Like Him For His Food – https://babylonbee.com/news/old-man-by-pond-suspects-ducks-only-like-him-for-his-food
  2. Brilliant Trump Puts Himself On All Postage Stamps, Forcing Democrats To Push For Abolishing USPS – https://babylonbee.com/news/brilliant-trump-puts-himself-on-all-postage-stamps-forcing-democrats-to-abolish-the-usps

[August 17, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. A Justice for Our Time – https://lawliberty.org/a-justice-for-our-time/
  2. Against History-as-Nightmare – https://lawliberty.org/against-history-as-nightmare/

[August 16, 2020]  From the New York Post opinion section:

  1. Yale can’t discriminate against Jews and Asians and expect taxpayer money – https://nypost.com/2020/08/15/yale-cant-discriminate-against-jews-and-asians-and-expect-taxpayer-money/
  2. How NYC championed broken windows policing and threw it away – https://nypost.com/2020/08/15/how-nyc-used-then-tore-up-broken-windows-policing-goodwin/

[August 15, 2020]  From the Manhattan Contrarian:

  1. The Latest Round Of Affirmative Action Initiatives Will Be No More Successful Than Prior Rounds – https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2020-8-14-the-coming-round-of-affirmative-action-will-be-no-more-successful-than-prior-rounds
  2. Chicago, Circling The Drain – https://www.manhattancontrarian.com/blog/2020-8-11-chicago-circling-the-drain

[August 14, 2020]  From PowerLineBlog:

  1. HAS THE COLLEGE DEATH SPIRAL STARTED? – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/08/has-the-college-death-spiral-started.php
  2. THE COLLEGE DEATH SPIRAL, CHAPTER 2 – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/08/the-college-death-spiral-chapter-2.php

[August 13, 2020]  The Claremont Review of Books:

  1. The Left Side of History – https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/the-left-side-of-history/
  2. God, Man, and the Constitution – https://claremontreviewofbooks.com/god-man-and-the-constitution/

[August 12, 2020]  From PJ Media:

  1.  The Man Dies, but the Radical Chic Remains – https://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2020/06/28/the-man-dies-but-the-logo-remains-n583471
  2. Anti-Racist Racists – https://pjmedia.com/columns/john-stossel/2020/08/12/anti-racist-racists-n777085

[August 11, 2020]   A little reinforcing on leadership traits:

  1. 10 Awesome Tips for Being a Better Leader – https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/238747
  2. 20 Leadership Experts Share Their Best Leadership Tip – https://www.inc.com/john-brandon/20-leadership-experts-share-their-best-leadership-tip.html

[August 10, 2020]  From the Aspen Beat:

  1. A brief history of merit and its abolition – https://theaspenbeat.com/2020/07/26/a-brief-history-of-merit-and-its-abolition/
  2. Let Portland and Seattle burn – https://theaspenbeat.com/2020/07/31/let-portland-and-seattle-burn/

[August 9, 2020]  Had a great time with our Boy Scouts.  Here are today’s two articles, so, thanks for your patience:

  1. A Brief Excursion into Hero Worship – https://ricochet.com/790262/a-brief-excursion-into-hero-worship/
  2. Marie’s Quilt Flag – https://ricochet.com/790397/maries-quilt-flag/

[August 4-8, 2020]  I will be camping with Boy Scouts these days.  Thanks for coming to my website for insights.

[August 3, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. Remembering the War – https://lawliberty.org/forum/remembering-the-war/
  2. Irving Kristol’s Rules for Nihilists – https://lawliberty.org/irving-kristols-rules-for-nihilists/

[August 2, 2020]  A bit of humor on this Sunday morning from The Babylon Bee:

  1. NBA Now Requiring All Players To Stand For Chinese National Anthem – https://babylonbee.com/news/nba-requiring-players-to-stand-for-chinese-national-anthem
  2. Cracker Jack Changes Name To More Politically Correct Caucasian Jack – https://babylonbee.com/news/cracker-jacks-changes-name-to-more-politically-correct-caucasian-jacks

[August 1, 2020]  From Hollywood in Toto:

  1. Alyssa Milano Is ‘Sorry Not Sorry’ for Spreading Lies, Hate – https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/alyssa-milano-sarah-silverman-portland-twitter-for-spreading-lies-hate/
  2. Rogen Slams Israel, Vows not to Backpedal … and then Backpedals – https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/seth-rogen-israel-lies/

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[July 31, 2020]  New York City, an example of failed leadership in a time of crisis:

  1. Manhattan just lost its stranglehold on white-collar workers – https://nypost.com/2020/07/29/manhattan-just-lost-its-stranglehold-on-white-collar-workers/
  2. New York City’s grim ‘most senseless shooting’ contest – https://nypost.com/2020/07/29/new-york-citys-grim-most-senseless-shooting-contest/

[July 30, 2020]  The country of Turkey crossing international norms:

  1. Turkey on the Warpath – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16278/turkey-warpath
  2. Greece warns Turkey that they are ready for war – https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/greece-warns-turkey-that-they-are-ready-for-war/

[July 29, 2020]  More opinion on Hong Kong and the Chinese takeover:

  1. Decision 2020 Report: The Struggle for a Free Hong Kong – https://www.hoover.org/news/decision-2020-report-struggle-free-hong-kong
  2. Hong Kong through Chinese Eyes – https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/07/china-sees-hong-kong-through-lens-ancient-civilization/#slide-1

[July 28, 2020]  From the Aspen beat:

  1. A brief history of merit and its abolition – https://theaspenbeat.com/2020/07/26/a-brief-history-of-merit-and-its-abolition/
  2. I don’t miss professional sports, do you? – https://theaspenbeat.com/2020/07/13/i-dont-miss-professional-sports-do-you/

[July 27, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. Why the Religion Cases Matter Most – https://lawliberty.org/why-the-religion-cases-matter-most/
  2. What Originalism Conserves – https://lawliberty.org/what-originalism-conserves/

[July 26, 2020]  Articles by Daniel J. Mitchell:

  1. Minneapolis vs. Capitalism – https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2020/07/25/minneapolis-vs-capitalism/
  2. Gun Control Humor – https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.com/2020/07/18/gun-control-humor-5/

[July 25, 2020]  From Law & Liberty Book Review section:

  1. The Restless Bones of Dante Alighieri – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/the-restless-bones-of-dante-alighieri/
  2. Who Are “We The People” Anyway? – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/who-are-we-the-people-anyway/

[July 24, 2020]  The stupidity of changing a football team’s name:

  1. LAMEST NICKNAME IN SPORTS HISTORY – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/07/lamest-nickname-in-sports-history.php
  2. The “Washington Football Team” … how lame can you get? – https://www.redskins.com/

[July 23, 2020]  From the City Journal:

  1. The Media and the Virus – https://www.city-journal.org/press-coverage-of-covid-19
  2. Balancing Act – https://www.city-journal.org/next-stimulus-bill-must-support-struggling-businesses

[July 22, 2020]  Blogs from young people who are amazing:

  1. Classical Values – http://classicalvalues.com/
  2. Maggie’s Farm – http://maggiesfarm.anotherdotcom.com/

[July 21, 2020]  From Just the News:

  1. Broken Trust? – https://justthenews.com/accountability/russia-and-ukraine-scandals/broken-trust-fbi-wanted-use-white-house-briefings-spy
  2. Media Bias – https://justthenews.com/accountability/media/cnns-henderson-and-blitzer-indicate-president-trump-handling-coronavirus

[July 20, 2020]  From Law & Liberty book reviews:

  1. Justifying Control – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/justifying-control/
  2. Despair in a Decadent Republic – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/despair-in-a-decadent-republic/

[July 19, 2020]  From the Hoover Institution:

  1. The Classicist: A Winning Agenda For 2020 –https://www.hoover.org/research/classicist-winning-agenda-2020 
  2. The Battalion Artist – https://www.hoover.org/research/battalion-artist

[July 18, 2020]  The failed saga of diversity training:

  1. Obscene federal ‘diversity training’ scam prospers – https://nypost.com/2020/07/16/obscene-federal-diversity-training-scam-prospers-even-under-trump/
  2. Diversity Training Doesn’t Work – https://hbr.org/2012/03/diversity-training-doesnt-work

[July 17, 2020]  The U.S. Army, Political Correctness, and Federal Funding of Political Speech:

  1. Teaching hate under the guise of ‘inclusion’ — in the US Army – https://nypost.com/2020/07/16/teaching-hate-under-the-guise-of-inclusion-in-the-us-army/
  2. New initiative aims to put ‘divisive symbols’ on ‘no-fly list,’ Army secretary says – https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/07/16/new-initiative-aims-to-put-divisive-symbols-on-no-fly-list-army-secretary-says/

[July 16, 2020]  More on the New York Times fiasco, cowardice, ideology, and intellectual corruption:

  1. Woke wolves and the cowardly leaders of liberal America – https://nypost.com/2020/07/15/woke-wolves-and-the-cowardly-leaders-of-liberal-america/
  2. The New York Times’ self-inflicted fiasco – https://www.reporternews.com/story/opinion/columnists/2020/06/13/new-york-times-self-inflicted-fiasco/3175605001/

[July 15, 2020]  From Law & Liberty Podcasts plus text:

  1. PUBLIUS’S CONSTITUTION, NOW MORE THAN EVER – https://lawliberty.org/podcast/publiuss-constitution-now-more-than-ever/
  2. BUREAUCRACY, REGULATION, AND THE UNMANLY CONTEMPT FOR THE CONSTITUTION – https://lawliberty.org/podcast/bureaucracy-regulation-and-the-unmanly-contempt-for-politics/

[July 14, 2020]  From the Federalist:

  1. Federalist Radio: Ted Cruz And Michael Knowles On Censorship, TikTok, And The Chinese Communist Party (plus audio 40:59 minutes) – https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/13/federalist-radio-ted-cruz-and-michael-knowles-on-censorship-tiktok-and-the-chinese-communist-party/
  2. NBA Bans Custom Jerseys With ‘FreeHongKong,’ But Allows ‘Burn Jews’ And ‘KillCops’ – https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/13/nba-bans-custom-jerseys-with-freehongkong-but-allows-burn-jews-and-kill-cops/

[July 13, 2020]  From the Hoover Institution:

  1. Thomas Sowell, An Intellectual Giant – https://www.hoover.org/research/thomas-sowell-intellectual-giant
  2. The Costs Of Regulation And Centralization In Health Care – https://www.hoover.org/research/costs-regulation-and-centralization-health-care-0

[July 12, 2020]  A few articles from Legal Insurrection:

  1. Goya Foods Faces Boycott After CEO Praises Trump, Supporters Respond With #BuycottGoya – https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/07/goya-foods-faces-boycott-after-ceo-praises-trump-supporters-respond-with-buycottgoya/
  2. Turkey’s Erdogan Signs Decree Turning Hagia Sophia into a Mosque – https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/07/turkeys-erdogan-signs-decree-turning-hagia-sophia-into-a-mosque/

[July 11, 2020]  Some recent cartoons for our Saturday viewing pleasure:

  1. Michael P. Ramirez Cartoons 07-10-20 Schools reopening – https://www.michaelpramirez.com/the-looming-school-year-07-10-20.html
  2. Michael P. Ramirez Cartoons 07-09-20 Morona – https://www.michaelpramirez.com/disneys-morona-07-09-20.html

[July 10, 2020]  Two good book reviews from Law & Liberty:

  1. Understanding Dictatorship – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/understanding-dictatorship/
  2. Talk Radio, Take One – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/talk-radio-take-one/

[July 9, 2020]  We need better leadership in our schools, now more than ever:

  1. What Will Become of Our Schools? – https://americanmind.org/features/what-will-become-of-our-schools/
  2. COVID-19 Will Change Public Schools Forever – https://americanmind.org/features/what-will-become-of-our-schools/covid-19-will-change-public-schools-forever/

[July 8, 2020]  A couple of articles regarding the COVID-19 pandemic (yes, more on it):

  1. There Is An Option – https://www.hughhewitt.com/there-is-an-option/
  2. Admiral James Stavridis (USN, Ret.) On The Spread of the Virus and Necessary Name Changes – https://www.hughhewitt.com/admiral-james-stavridis-usn-ret-on-the-spread-of-the-virus-and-necessary-name-changes/

[July 7, 2020]  America and China relationship:

  1. America and China Are Entering the Dark Forest – https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-07-05/is-the-u-s-in-a-new-cold-war-china-has-already-declared-it
  2. U.S. Relations With China (US Dept of State official position) – https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-with-china/

[July 6, 2020]  Good stories from The Federalist:

  1. Three Incredible Stories Of The American Revolution You’ve Never Heard – https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/05/three-incredible-stories-of-the-american-revolution-youve-never-heard/
  2. How Churchill Saved England During The Battle Of Britain – https://thefederalist.com/2020/07/06/how-churchill-saved-england-during-the-battle-of-britain/

[July 5, 2020]  A couple of excellent podcasts with different ideas from The American Mind audio:

  1. The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #24 – https://americanmind.org/audio/the-american-mind-podcast-the-roundtable-episode-24/
  2. The American Mind Podcast: The Roundtable Episode #22 – https://americanmind.org/audio/the-american-mind-podcast-the-roundtable-episode-22/

[July 4, 2020]  On July 4, 1776, we began setting up the greatest opportunity for human flourishing the world has ever known:

  1. This Fourth of July, why patriotism is worth defending – https://nypost.com/2019/07/03/this-fourth-of-july-why-have-we-lost-our-patriotism/
  2. Take this 4th of July to reject all the America-haters – https://nypost.com/2020/07/03/take-this-4th-of-july-to-reject-all-the-america-haters/

[July 3, 2020]  A couple of interesting and a bit political articles from Ammo Grrrll:

  1. THOUGHTS FROM THE AMMO LINE (July 3, 2020) – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/07/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line-331.php
  2. THOUGHTS FROM THE AMMO LINE (June 26, 2020) – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/thoughts-from-the-ammo-line-330.php

[July 2, 2020]  From City Journal:

  1. Breakdown – https://www.city-journal.org/ferguson-effect-inner-cities
  2. Gettysburg: Profiles in Courage – https://www.city-journal.org/remembering-the-battle-of-gettysburg

[July 1, 2020]  From The Churchill Project at Hillsdale College:

  1. Great Contemporaries: Sir Harold Alexander, Churchill’s Favorite General – https://winstonchurchill.hillsdale.edu/alexander-great-contemporary/
  2. Churchill and the Litigious Lord Alfred: Two Trials and a Sonnet (Part 1) – https://winstonchurchill.hillsdale.edu/alfred-douglas/

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[June 30, 2020]  Because we should all demand free speech:

  1. Free Speech and the American Regime – https://americanmind.org/feature/free-speech-and-the-american-regime/
  2. The Menace of “Hate Speech” Regulation – https://americanmind.org/features/the-menace-of-hate-speech-regulation/

[June 29, 2020]  From the Jewish World Review:

  1. An Underappreciated American Scholar – http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/williams062920.php3
  2. Asking for help is not weakness – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0414/asking_for_help_is_not_weakness.php3#.XvnQlWhKiUk

[June 28, 2020]  A little humor for this Sunday morning from The Babylon Bee:

  1. Cities Protecting Statues By Disguising Them As Karl Marx – https://babylonbee.com/news/cities-successfully-preserving-existing-statues-by-re-naming-them-all-karl-marx
  2. Mastercard Changes Name To Equalitycard – https://babylonbee.com/news/mastercard-changes-name-to-equalitycard

[June 27, 2020]  Some intellectual and entertaining musings of Mark Steyn:

  1. The Wheels of Justice Grind… – https://www.steynonline.com/10405/the-wheels-of-justice-grind
  2. Revolt of the Know-Nothings – https://www.steynonline.com/10404/revolt-of-the-know-nothings

[June 26, 2020]  A few words about the value of persistence:

  1. 5 Reasons Why Having Persistence Pays Off – https://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/5-reasons-persistence-pays-off/
  2. Why Persistence Pays Off – https://www.amanet.org/articles/why-persistence-pays-off/

[June 25, 2020]  A few videos on the “warrior mindset:”

  1. How to Develop a BODY & MINDSET of a WARRIOR! (a YouTube video, 14:33 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdrKPN3wiGw
  2. HOW TO HAVE A WARRIOR MINDSET – MOTIVATION (a YouTube video, 2:58 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnsN3sfhuqg

[June 24, 2020]  Articles by Victor Davis Hanson:

  1. The Triumph of the Country Mouse – https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/06/protests-urban-chaos-americans-will-seek-to-avoid-big-cities/
  2. Not-So-Retiring Retired Military Leaders – https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/06/not-so-retiring-retired-military-leaders/

[June 23, 2020]  Some ideas on the best leadership books out there:

  1. The 9 Best Leadership Books of 2020 – https://www.thebalancecareers.com/best-leadership-books-4156971
  2. Best Leadership Books: 8 Essential Reads You Need In Your Library – https://www.forbes.com/sites/micahsolomon/2019/06/22/best-leadership-books/#756071421fa0

[June 22, 2020]  From the Gatestone Institute:

  1. A Brief History of Antifa: Part I – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16104/antifa-history
  2. The Palestinians No One Tells You About – https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/16125/palestinians-iraq

[June 21, 2020]  From City Journal:

  1. China Weaponizes Civil Society – https://www.city-journal.org/communist-china-weaponizes-civil-society
  2. Pater Familiar – https://www.city-journal.org/reflections-on-modern-fatherhood

[June 20, 2020]  On new news, insanity, and misdirected feelings:

  1. The CHAZ Stands Alone – https://amgreatness.com/2020/06/18/the-chaz-stands-alone/
  2. Counsel of the Woke – https://www.city-journal.org/beware-the-progressive-scientific-alliance

[June 19, 2020]  Crazy stuff in the news from PowerLineBlog:

  1. NO CHIEFS IN DULUTH – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/no-chiefs-in-duluth.php
  2. ATLANTA POLICE OFFICER FACES DUBIOUS MURDER CHARGE – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/06/atlanta-police-officer-faces-dubious-murder-charge.php

[June 18, 2020]  Twitter and other social media censoring free speech:

  1. Sen. Tom Cotton: Twitter tried to censor me – and they lost – https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/twitter-tried-censor-me-they-lost-sen-tom-cotton
  2. How to force social media to respect free speech — or pay big – https://nypost.com/2020/06/14/how-to-force-social-media-to-respect-free-speech-or-pay-big/

[June 17, 2020]  From the City Journal:

  1. Distrust Is Infectious, Too – https://www.city-journal.org/public-health-credibility
  2. Censorship Spiral – https://www.city-journal.org/self-censorship-deadly-to-vibrant-culture

[June 16, 2020]  Is college worth the time and the indoctrination?

  1. Hiring: Non-College Graduates ONLY – https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/news/articles/college-elite
  2. 42 up-and-coming careers that don’t require a 4-year college degree (and 10 to avoid) – https://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/great-careers-without-college-degree/

[June 15, 2020]  From the website Reason:

  1. The 1793 Project Unmasked – https://reason.com/2020/06/12/protesters-activists-shor-floyd-1793-project/
  2. How Not To Build a Transpartisan Coalition for Police Reform – https://reason.com/2020/06/12/how-not-to-build-a-transpartisan-coalition-for-police-reform/

[June 14, 2020]  From Reporting by Matt Taibbi:

  1. The American Press Is Destroying Itself – https://taibbi.substack.com/p/the-news-media-is-destroying-itself
  2. Where did policing go wrong? – https://taibbi.substack.com/p/where-did-policing-go-wrong

[June 13, 2020]  What is “real” leadership?:

  1. 7 Ways To Tell The Difference Between Real Leadership and Good Management – https://www.lifehack.org/articles/work/7-ways-tell-the-difference-between-real-leadership-and-good-management.html
  2. What Real Leadership Looks Like – https://www.forbes.com/sites/ccl/2011/12/21/what-real-leadership-looks-like/#d6cd34313f7d

[June 12, 2020]  Betrayal, the worst of sins:

  1. The Betrayal of Trust – https://townhall.com/capitol-voices/congressmantommcclintock/2020/06/11/the-betrayal-of-trust-n2570483
  2. This Is Why Betrayal Hurts So Much – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/fulfillment-any-age/201507/is-why-betrayal-hurts-so-much

[June 11, 2020]  From Knowledge is Good:

  1. Lessons From 1968 – https://knowledgeisgood.net/2020/06/11/lessons-from-1968/
  2. Keeping America Skeered – https://knowledgeisgood.net/2020/05/23/keeping-america-skeered/

[June 10, 2020]  Another view from Hugh Hewitt:

  1. It Is Too Late – The Monster Is Loose – https://www.hughhewitt.com/it-is-too-late-the-monster-is-loose/
  2. The Reign of Hatred – https://www.hughhewitt.com/the-reign-of-hatred/

[June 9, 2020]  From the City Journal:

  1. They Blinded Us With “Science” – https://www.city-journal.org/covid-19-questionable-expert-guidance
  2. Why We Need the Police – https://www.city-journal.org/why-we-need-the-police

[June 8, 2020]  Two book reviews from Law & Liberty:

  1. A Protestant Integralism? (book review) – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/a-protestant-integralism/
  2. Local Democracy, Elite Preferences (book review) – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/local-democracy-elite-preferences/

[June 7, 2020]  From The Churchill Project at Hillsdale College:

  1. “The Art of the Possible”: Churchill, South Africa, and Apartheid (Part 1) – https://winstonchurchill.hillsdale.edu/south-africa-apartheid-1902-09/
  2. “What Purpose History?” an Analysis of Churchill and Caesar as Writers of History – https://winstonchurchill.hillsdale.edu/churchill-caesar-literary/

[June 6, 2020]  The most famous battle of the 20th century, D-Day June 6, 1944:

  1. D-Day: June 6, 1944 – https://www.army.mil/d-day/
  2. D-Day 76th Anniversary Virtual Commemoration – https://www.dday.org/

[June 5, 2020]  From The Washington Free Beacon:

  1. American Civilization and Its Discontents – https://freebeacon.com/columns/american-civilization-and-its-discontents/
  2. Iran, Russia Smuggling Weapons to Libyan Terror Factions – https://freebeacon.com/national-security/iran-russia-smuggling-weapons-to-libyan-terror-factions/

[June 4, 2020]  Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in China:

  1. The Tiananmen Square Massacre: From China’s Authoritarian Roots to the Iconic “Tank Man” – https://ammo.com/articles/tiananmen-square-massacre-china-chinese-authoritarian-roots-tank-man
  2. Tiananmen Square Protests – https://www.history.com/topics/china/tiananmen-square

[June 3, 2020]   Teaching leadership to children:

  1. Leadership and children – https://extension.psu.edu/programs/betterkidcare/early-care/tip-pages/all/leadership-and-children
  2. 15 Tips for Instilling Leadership Skills in Children – https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/241619

[June 2, 2020]  From American Greatness:

  1. Fee ‘Fa’ Foes Fum: ‘Antifa’ Is a Sub-Nazi Organization – https://amgreatness.com/2020/06/01/fee-fa-foes-fum-antifa-is-a-sub-nazi-organization/
  2. How to Hold China Accountable: Build Our Own Stuff – https://amgreatness.com/2020/05/20/how-to-hold-china-accountable-build-our-own-stuff/

[June 1, 2020]  From the City Journal:

  1. Responding to Mobs – https://www.city-journal.org/nypd-responding-to-mobs
  2. Minneapolis Burning – https://www.city-journal.org/george-floyd-minneapolis-riots

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[May 31, 2020]  More on American Cities burning:

  1. Appeals for Calm as Sprawling Protests Threaten to Spiral Out of Control – https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/appeals-for-calm-as-sprawling-protests-threaten-to-spiral-out-of-control/ar-BB14NDzV?li=BBnb7Kz
  2. Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities – https://apnews.com/c743eaecd9a5948a4576565b12e3230d

[May 30, 2020]  From Mark Steyn Online:

  1. Locked Down but Looting – https://www.steynonline.com/10318/locked-down-but-looting
  2. The Supreme Ayatollahs of Expertistan – https://www.steynonline.com/10317/the-supreme-ayatollahs-of-expertistan

[May 29, 2020]  Two book reviews from Law & Liberty:

  1. Religious Liberty in a Hostile Age (book review) – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/religious-liberty-in-a-hostile-age/
  2. Restoring the Dignity of Politics (book review) – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/restoring-the-dignity-of-politics/

[May 28, 2020]  This is what failure looks like, from PowerLineBlog:

  1. MINNEAPOLIS MELTDOWN – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/05/minneapolis-meltdown.php
  2. DEATH IN MINNEAPOLIS REVIVES #BLACKLIVESMATTER – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/05/death-in-minneapolis-revives-blacklivesmatter.php

[May 27, 2020]  From the Hoover Institution:

  1. The Importance of Institutions, with Yuval Levin – https://www.hoover.org/research/importance-institutions-yuval-levin-1
  2. Ordering Moments In History – https://www.hoover.org/research/ordering-moments-history

[May 26, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. Remembering Patton (the movie) – https://lawliberty.org/remembering-patton/
  2. Boys, Sex, and the Path to Manhood – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/boys-sex-and-the-path-to-manhood/
[May 25, 2020]  Memorial Day:
  1. AMERICA’S HONOR – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/05/americas-honor-8.php
  2. Pride in past valor: a vital theme of Memorial Day – https://nypost.com/2020/05/24/pride-in-past-valor-a-vital-theme-of-memorial-day/

[May 24, 2020]  From the City Journal:

  1. The Other Great War – https://www.city-journal.org/kipling-the-irish-guards-in-the-great-war
  2. The Tradition Goes On – https://www.city-journal.org/hazleton-pennsylvania-memorial-day-traditions-endure

[May 23, 2020]  From Commentary Magazine:

  1. Hong Kong, China, and the 21st Century’s Ideological Battlefield – https://www.commentarymagazine.com/noah-rothman/hong-kong-china-and-the-21st-centurys-ideological-battlefield/
  2. My Gallant Gal – https://www.commentarymagazine.com/articles/terry-teachout/losing-a-loved-one-during-a-pandemic/

[May 22, 2020]  From the City Journal:

  1. Academic Descent – https://www.city-journal.org/american-universities-prize-ideology-over-ideas
  2. Clarence Thomas: the Movie – https://www.city-journal.org/clarence-thomas-created-equal

[May 21, 2020]  Articles by Victor Davis Hanson in Jewish World Review:

  1. Across the wide, growing American divide – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0520/hanson052120.php3
  2. The cult of Western shaming – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0120/hanson013020.php3

[May 20, 2020]  From The Globe and Mail:

  1. To stay hidden or to brave fear? What ancient Athens can teach us about the COVID-19 pandemic – https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-to-stay-hidden-or-to-brave-fear-what-ancient-athens-can-teach-us/
  2. Let’s admit it – online education is a pale shadow of the real thing – https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-lets-admit-it-online-education-is-a-pale-shadow-of-the-real-thing/

[May 19, 2020]  Some of my recent favorite cartoons from the Michael P. Ramirez collection:

  1. The Back Seat of COVID-19 (Michael Ramirez cartoon) – https://www.michaelpramirez.com/the-political-back-seat-of-covid-19-05-18-20.html
  2. Unfriendly Skies (Michael Ramirez cartoon) – https://www.michaelpramirez.com/unfriendly-skies-05-14-20.html

[May 18, 2020]  Simple leadership lessons from a couple of good articles:

  1. 11 Leadership Lessons Learned – https://beleaderly.com/11-leadership-lessons-learned-2/
  2. 6 Essential Leadership Lessons Learned from Experience – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201812/6-essential-leadership-lessons-learned-experience 

[May 17, 2020]  From The American Story:

  1. The Legacy of Wounded Knee – https://theamericanstorypodcast.org/op-ed/the-legacy-of-wounded-knee/
  2. The Man of Steel (podcast 7:17 minutes) – https://theamericanstorypodcast.org/episode/the-man-of-steel/

[May 16, 2020]  From the City Journal:

  1. The Unexamined Model Is Not Worth Trusting – https://www.city-journal.org/coronavirus-model-driven-decision-making
  2. The Value of Liberty—Ancient and Modern – https://www.city-journal.org/benjamin-constant-value-of-liberty

[May 15, 2020]  From a new website I discovered; the Legal Insurrection:

  1. Dan Crenshaw: Maybe College Students Will Laugh at Microaggressions After Pandemic – https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/05/dan-crenshaw-maybe-college-students-will-laugh-at-microaggressions-after-pandemic/
  2. Coronavirus Crisis Could Present New Challenges for Free Speech on Campus – https://legalinsurrection.com/2020/05/coronavirus-crisis-could-present-new-challenges-for-free-speech-on-campus/

[May 14, 2020]  More from Victor Davis Hanson in the Jewish World Review:

  1. Losing our fears, in war and plague – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0520/hanson051420.php3
  2. Pandemic is but one of America’s security concerns – http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0420/hanson042320.php3

[May 13, 2020]  Two reviews on Ambrose’s book about Gen. Dwight Eisenhower:

  1. The Supreme Commander – A 50 Year Review – https://www.realcleardefense.com/articles/2020/05/09/the_supreme_commander__a_50_year_review_115264.html
  2. Book Review: The Supreme Commander: The War Years of Dwight D. Eisenhower by Stephen E. Ambrose – https://blogcritics.org/book-review-the-supreme-commander-the1/

[May 12, 2020]  The Truth and what it means to you:

  1. Unbearable Truths About Our Current Political Moment – https://amgreatness.com/2020/05/10/unbearable-truths-about-our-current-political-moment/
  2. Jordan Peterson’s Message About Truth Will Affect Your Everyday Life – https://www.theodysseyonline.com/the-power-of-telling-the-truth

[May 11, 2020]  The Battle of Hamburger Hill in Vietnam 1969:

  1. Bloody 10-day battle at “Hamburger Hill” begins – https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paratroopers-battle-for-hamburger-hill
  2. Why the Battle for Hamburger Hill Was So Controversial – https://www.history.com/news/hamburger-hill-controversy

[May 10, 2020]  Happy Mothers’ Day:

  1. Mother’s Day has a new meaning during coronavirus pandemic | Opinion – https://www.floridatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/05/08/mothers-day-has-new-meaning-during-coronavirus/3090867001/
  2. Mother-daughter nurses who had coronavirus get a ‘drive-by’ thank you from coworkers – https://nypost.com/2020/05/09/mother-daughter-nurses-who-had-coronavirus-get-drive-by-thank-you/

[May 9, 2020]  Some basic lessons in leadership:

  1. 11 Leadership Lessons Learned – https://beleaderly.com/11-leadership-lessons-learned-2/
  2. 6 Essential Leadership Lessons Learned from Experience – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/cutting-edge-leadership/201812/6-essential-leadership-lessons-learned-experience

[May 8, 2020]  Today we honor those who sacrificed so much during WW2:

  1. Why Victory in Europe Day still matters 75 years later – https://www.militarytimes.com/opinion/commentary/2020/05/08/why-victory-in-europe-day-still-matters-75-years-later/
  2. Reflections on Victory in Europe Day 2020 – https://waspuk.co.uk/reflections-ve-day-2020/

[May 7, 2020]  From The Tablet:

  1. A Mighty Empire Brought Down by Plague – https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/luttwak-kyle-harper-fate-of-rome
  2. It Takes a Hamlet – https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/food/articles/catskills-takes-a-hamlet

[May 6, 2020]  Notes on Churchill from The Churchill Project:

  1. Social Reform in a Changing World: Churchill’s Battle with Socialism – https://winstonchurchill.hillsdale.edu/churchill-social-reform/
  2. What did Winston Churchill mean when he said, “Man is Spirit”? – https://winstonchurchill.hillsdale.edu/man-is-spirit/

[May 5, 2020]  George Marshall (U.S. General, Secretary of State, and Nobel Peace Prize winner):

  1. WHAT GEORGE MARSHALL SAID ABOUT LEADERSHIP – https://www.marshallfoundation.org/marshall/george-marshall-said-leadership/
  2. George Marshall (quotes) – https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/George_Marshall

[May 4, 2020]  Leadership in times of an emergency.  Is it different?:

  1. Leadership in Emergencies – http://www.leadershipexpert.co.uk/leadership-emergencies.html
  2. Effective medical leadership in times of emergency: a perspective – https://disastermilitarymedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40696-016-0013-8

[May 3, 2020]  Two short highly-viewed films worth viewing.  Just a little something different:

  1. The Gunfighter | A Short Film by Eric Kissack (narrated by Nick Offerman) (a YouTube video, 8:49 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWs4WA–eKU
  2. Toyland | Oscar – Best Live Action Short Film | A Short Film by Jochen Alexander Freydank (a YouTube video, 13:55 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwrySjp4J9Q

[May 2, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. The Strange Rise of Bourgeois Bolshevism – https://lawliberty.org/forum/the-strange-rise-of-bourgeois-bolshevism/
  2. Cato the Younger: Roman Citizen – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/cato-the-younger-roman-citizen/

[May 1, 2020]  A little humor on this Friday from the Babylon Bee:

  1. Inspiring: Celebrities Spell Out ‘We’re All In This Together’ With Their Yachts – https://babylonbee.com/news/inspiring-celebrities-spell-out-were-all-in-this-together-with-their-yachts
  2. Media Now Just Offering Daily Update On Few Remaining Celebrities Not Embroiled In Scandals – https://babylonbee.com/news/media-now-just-offering-daily-update-on-few-remaining-celebrities-not-embroiled-in-scandals

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[April 30, 2020]  Modern painting in the era of the pandemic quarantine:

  1. My Quarantine: Obsessed with Oil Painting – https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/04/29/my-quarantine-obsessed-with-oil-painting/
  2. Creation in Confinement: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration – https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2020/04/28/creation-in-confinement-art-in-the-age-of-mass-incarceration/

[April 29, 2020]  As expected, there is some disagreement as to the greatest leaders of all time:

  1. Leadership and 10 Great Leaders from History – https://www.industryleadersmagazine.com/leadership-and-10-great-leaders-from-history/
  2. The Most Important Leaders In World History – https://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-important-leaders-in-world-history

[April 28, 2020]  Recent articles on famous leader styles:

  1. Leadership Qualities, Skills, and Styles of Elon Musk – https://www.thestrategywatch.com/leadership-qualities-skills-styles-elon-musk/
  2. 10 Leadership Lessons That Warren Buffett Taught Us – https://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/10-leadership-lessons-that-warren-buffett-taught.html

[April 27, 2020]  From Quillette:

  1. Easy Rider: 50 Years Looking for America—A Review – https://quillette.com/2020/04/21/easy-rider-50-years-looking-for-america-a-review/
  2. The Purpose of Imaginative Fiction – https://quillette.com/2020/04/27/the-purpose-of-imaginative-fiction/

[April 26, 2020]  A couple of interesting “lawyerly” articles from Law & Liberty:

  1. Property and the Pursuit of Virtue – https://lawliberty.org/property-and-the-pursuit-of-virtue/
  2. The Chevron Doctrine’s Shrinking Domain – https://lawliberty.org/the-chevron-doctrines-shrinking-domain/

[April 25, 2020]  Why are we fascinated by North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un?:

  1. Kim Jong Un evacuated from Pyongyang, reports say – https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/04/24/Kim-Jong-Un-evacuated-from-Pyongyang-reports-say/5221587734862/
  2. Kim Jong Un may have left North Korean capital as health rumors swirl – https://nypost.com/2020/04/24/kim-jong-un-may-have-left-pyongyang-as-health-rumors-swirl/

[April 24, 2020]  Two recent videos by Victor David Hanson:

  1. WWI and the Lessons for Today – Victor David Hanson (a YouTube video, 1:04:10 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBzMANLQ9dQ
  2. COVID-19 by Victor David Hanson (a YouTube video, 50:01 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WK43a–m4g0

[April 23, 2020]  From the Hoover Institution:

  1. How To Explain The Western Way Of War – https://www.hoover.org/research/how-explain-western-way-war
  2. Cold War 2: Episode 4 (video, 58:30 minutes) – https://www.hoover.org/research/cold-war-2

[April 22, 2020]  Think strategic!  Lessons from the Korean War:

  1. 3 Lessons From The Korean War For Handling Today’s North Korean Aggression – https://thefederalist.com/2017/04/26/3-lessons-korean-war-handling-todays-north-korean-aggression/
  2. What We Learned From the Korean War – https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/07/what-we-learned-from-the-korean-war/278016/

[April 21, 2020]  More on today’s main article – the 1942 RAF Raid on Paris:

  1. Daring Solo Beaufighter Raid – Paris 1942 (a YouTube video, 5:53 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM3HTl6oSSU
  2. Ce pilote anglais a largué un drapeau français sur l’Arc de Triomphe pour troller les nazis (in French but has great photos) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-3EJPSN-Cg

[April 20, 2020]  Some leadership lessons of Abraham Lincoln viewed in a different way:

  1. 7 Life-Changing Leadership Lessons From Lincoln – https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/7-life-changing-leadership-lessons-from-lincoln.html
  2. The leadership journey of Abraham Lincoln – https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/leadership/the-leadership-journey-of-abraham-lincoln

[April 19, 2020]  Prof. Jordan Peterson answering some basic questions on life:

  1. How To Know Yourself | Jordan Peterson | Best Life Advice (YouTube video, 10:10 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gdHZ3wDiZc&t=229s
  2. What should you aim for in life? (YouTube video, 20:50 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NI_tyAduoJo&t=448s

[April 18, 2020]  Two good resources on “lessons learned”:

  1. A Guide to Capturing Lessons Learned – https://www.conservationgateway.org/ConservationPlanning/partnering/cpc/Documents/Capturing_Lessons_Learned_Final.pdf
  2. How to Facilitate an Effective Lessons Learned Discussion – http://www.veriscopepm.com/2012/02/19/how-to-facilitate-an-effective-lessons-learned-discussio/

[April 17, 2020]  The value of military working dogs:

  1. Inside story of Cairo, the dog that helped catch Osama bin Laden – https://nypost.com/2020/04/16/inside-story-of-cairo-the-dog-that-helped-catch-osama-bin-laden/
  2. Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog – https://www.amazon.com/Sergeant-Rex-Unbreakable-Between-Military/dp/B00FM202RW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=sergeant+rex&qid=1587125417&sr=8-1

[April 16, 2020]  A little about heroes:

  1. What makes a hero? – Matthew Winkler (a YouTube video, 4:33 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhk4N9A0oCA
  2. Bonnie Tyler – Holding Out For A Hero (Video, 4:45 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWcASV2sey0

[April 15, 2020]  More on the way forward after the pandemic:

  1. Coronavirus Lessons: Fact and Reason vs. Paranoia and Fear – https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2020/04/15/coronavirus_lessons_fact_and_reason_vs_paranoia_and_fear_.html
  2. A Time for Statesmanship – https://americanmind.org/essays/a-time-for-statesmanship/

[April 14, 2020]  If you’ve never heard of Weird Al, then read this article:

  1. The Weirdly Enduring Appeal of Weird Al Yankovic – https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/09/magazine/weird-al-yankovic.html
  2. “Weird Al” Yankovic Turns “One More Minute” into a Social Distancing Anthem (YouTube video, 5:37 minutes) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrq2bRvvG8E

[April 13, 2020]  The fall of Western higher education:

  1. Higher Ed Is Crumbling – https://lawliberty.org/book-review/higher-ed-is-crumbling/
  2. The Breakdown of Higher Education (forthcoming book preview) – https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/breakdown-higher-education/

[April 12, 2020]  More on the COVID-19 pandemic from The Hastings Center:

  1. Pandemics: The Ethics of Mandatory and Voluntary Interventions – https://www.thehastingscenter.org/briefingbook/pandemic/
  2. When It Comes to Rationing, Disability Rights Law Prohibits More than Prejudice – https://www.thehastingscenter.org/when-it-comes-to-rationing-disability-rights-law-prohibits-more-than-prejudice/

[April 11, 2020]  Is the Democratic West devolving into “strong-man rule”?

  1. Pandemic and the Consent of the Governed – https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/04/coronavirus-consent-governed-authoritarian-overreach-unnecessary/

[April 10, 2020]  A little humor from the Babylon Bee this Friday:

  1. Biden Cuts Hole In Mask So He Can Still Sniff People’s Hair – https://babylonbee.com/news/biden-cuts-holes-in-medical-mask-so-he-can-still-sniff-people
  2. Bernie Tests Negative For President – https://babylonbee.com/news/bernie-tests-negative-for-president

[April 9, 2020]  The world looks at the World Health Organization as a patsy for China:

  1. Unmasking WHO as a China apologist: Devine – https://nypost.com/2020/04/08/unmasking-who-as-a-china-apologist-devine/
  2. U.S. Funds World Health Organization That Boot-Licks China, With Deadly Results – https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/17/u-s-funds-world-health-organization-that-boot-licks-china-with-deadly-results/

[April 8, 2020]  From PowerLineBlog:

  1. MS. STUCKEY REPORTS – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/04/ms-stuckey-observes.php
  2. MID-WEEK IN PICTURES: HALFWAY POINT EDITION? – https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/04/mid-week-in-pictures-halfway-point-edition.php

[April 7, 2020]  From American Greatness:

  1. Corona Meltdowns – https://amgreatness.com/2020/04/05/corona-meltdowns/#top
  2. How Not to Manage a Crisis: Lessons From COVID-19 – https://amgreatness.com/2020/04/06/how-not-to-manage-a-crisis-lessons-from-covid-19/

[April 6, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

  1. Progressivism and the Historians – https://lawliberty.org/progressivism-and-the-historians/
  2. The State of Originalism – https://lawliberty.org/the-state-of-originalism/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[April 1, 2020]  Media bias continues unabated:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[March 27, 2020]  From National Review:

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

[March 26, 2020]  From the American Mind:

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

[March 25, 2020]  From Mark Steyn Online:

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

[March 24, 3030]  From City Journal:

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

[March 23, 2020]  From the Federalist:

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

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

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

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

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

[March 20, 2020]  From Spectator USA:

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

[March 19, 2020]  From Hollywood in Toto:

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

[March 18, 2020]  From The American Spectator:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[March 10, 2020]  From American Greatness:

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

[March 9, 2020]   From The New Criterion:

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

[March 8, 2020]  From the Quillette:

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

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

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

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

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

[March 5, 2020]  From the City Journal:

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

[March 4, 2020]  Divisiveness wins again:

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

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

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

[March 2, 2020]  Weak leadership on display:

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

[March 1, 2020]  From Mark Steyn Online:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[February 26, 2020]  From The College Fix:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[February 13, 2020]  From the Hoover Institution:

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

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

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

[February 11, 2020]  News analysis of today:

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

[February 10, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

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

[February 9, 2020]  From the American Thinker:

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

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

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

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

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

[February 6, 2020]  From The Aspen Beat:

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

[February 5, 2020]  From the FrontPageMag:

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

[February 4, 2020]  From the New Criterion:

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

[February 3, 2020]  From The Federalist:

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

[February 2, 2020]  From Spiked:

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

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

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

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

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

[January 30, 2020]  From First Things:

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

[January 29, 2020]  From American Greatness:

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

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

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

[January 27, 2020]  From City Journal:

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

[January 26, 2020]  China and the Coronavirus:

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

[January 25, 2020]  From the National Review:

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

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

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

[January 23, 2020]  From Spectator USA:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[January 16, 2020]  The idea of citizenship:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[January 8, 2020]  From PJ Media:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[January 4, 2019]  Two websites worth visiting:

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

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

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

[January 2, 2020]  From Law & Liberty:

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

[January 1, 2020]  From American Greatness:

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

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