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This Picture (Plus F-35s) Is How The U.S. Marines Would Fight China In A War

quoting H. R. McMastervia Yahoo News
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

HIMARS packing new missiles could give the Corps a serious and survivable anti-ship capability. Adding F-35s could help the rockets strike with greater accuracy. And swiftly moving the launchers by air could protect them from counterattack ... and keep the enemy guessing.

Analysis and Commentary

The Public Choice Problems With Carbon Taxes

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Adrian College political science professor James Hanley, responding to this editorial in the Washington Post, wrote the following on Facebook and gave me permission to use it as a post.

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24 Hours Without My Phone

quoting George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

I recommend a tech shabbat.

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Jimmy Lai And The Fight For Freedom In Hong Kong

interview with Jimmy Laivia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Democracy and freedom currently hang by a thread in Hong Kong. How much longer will China tolerate dissent before violently crushing the protests? What is America's role and responsibility in the fight to save liberty in Hong Kong?

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Mark Zuckerberg Is Right About Free Speech And The Web

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Monday, October 21, 2019

An unusual thing happened last week. Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, gave a speech with which I mostly agreed. Regular readers of this column will know that I have frequently criticized Zuckerberg. My book “The Square and the Tower” contains some harsh words about his company — and particularly its conduct in the fateful election year of 2016.

Analysis and Commentary

The Religion Of Climatism

by Josef Joffevia Commentary
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Greta Thunberg, the teenager from Stockholm, is the prophet of a new religion sweeping the West. Call it Climatism. Like any religion worthy of the name, it comes with its own catechism (what to believe) and eschatology (how the world will end). Thunberg’s bible is the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which gives us 12 years to save civilization as we know it.

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Area 45: James Sweeney On California’s Electricity Woes

interview with James L. Sweeneyvia Area 45
Friday, October 18, 2019

Why can’t the world’s fifth-largest economy keep its lights on?

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Lights Out At The Hotel California

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Where Were You When the Lights Went Out? is a 1968 romantic comedy starring Doris Day, who plays an actress caught in the great Northeastern blackout of November 1965 (like many a Day film, she accidentally ends up in bed with the wrong guy, yet manages to keep her virtue intact).

In the News

Mattis To Honor Tri-Cities Vietnam Vets — A Welcome 50 Years In The Making

mentioning General Jim Mattisvia Tri-City Herald
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Vietnam veterans will be welcomed home belatedly with a celebration in Kennewick 50 years after the height of America’s commitment to the war.

In the News

California Turns Off A Lot More Than Just The Lights With Forced Blackouts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia PJ Media
Monday, October 14, 2019

Going solar isn’t necessarily any protection from California’s new “planned” power outages, and local residents and businesses are enduring a lot more than just a few inconveniences.

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