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San Francisco’s Mayor Chooses The Rule Of Law To Take On City’s Drug Crisis

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Friday, January 21, 2022

The chaos that passes for city governance in San Francisco received a potential overhaul last month when Mayor London Breed declared a state of emergency in the Tenderloin, an incredibly dangerous neighborhood that the city has allowed to become a 24/7 Walmart of tacitly permitted illegal drug sales: fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, meth, you name it, you can find it in the Tenderloin, with almost no chance of arrest.

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China’s Uncertain Direction Posing Problems For Investors: Kotkin

quoting Stephen Kotkinvia Investment Magazine
Friday, January 21, 2022

China’s economic direction is uncertain, prompting investors to look elsewhere to capture Asia’s economic growth, according to adviser to the Pentagon and White House, Professor Stephen Kotkin.

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Lord Ismay, The Memoirs Of General Lord Ismay (1960)

by Andrew Robertsvia Classics of Military History
Friday, January 21, 2022

General Sir Hastings Lionel “Pug” Ismay was Winston Churchill’s chief military assistant during the Second World War and the first Secretary General of NATO, serving from 1952 to 1957. Although he held important posts before and after the Second World War, including Lord Mountbatten’s chief of staff during the transfer of power in India, he wisely devoted over three hundred of the 464 pages of his memoirs to his five years with Churchill. The result is an essential source for Churchill biographers and Second World War historians.

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My Appearance On GoodFellows

featuring John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia National Review
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Earlier this week, I joined Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane on the Hoover Institution’s show, GoodFellows. Over the course of an hour or so, we discussed the history of the Second Amendment, and how it is — and ought to be — applied in the modern era.

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George III: The Patriot King

featuring Andrew Robertsvia National Review
Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Declaration of Indepen­dence is an odd document. Or, as Andrew Roberts more pointedly puts it in his important new biography of George III, the Declaration “is simultaneously grotesquely hypocritical, illogical, mendacious and sublime.”

Analysis and Commentary

The Dems' Media Turn On Biden

by Bruce Thorntonvia Front Page Magazine
Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Biden Administrations’ failures are so numerous and egregious, as Jim Geraghty catalogues, that court-scribes like the New York Times, Washington Post, and CNN are turning on him. Even DNC heartthrob Stacey Abrams, chronic denier of election results, snubbed Biden when he came to Georgia.

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Doomsday Clock Remains At Closest Point To Midnight

quoting Herbert Linvia The Hill
Thursday, January 20, 2022

Like the sands of the hourglass, the world is slipping toward self-destruction one second at a time, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists concluded Thursday, once again setting the hands of the famed Doomsday clock at 100 seconds to midnight.

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Fed Unites Left And Right In Warning It’s Behind Inflation Curve

quoting John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Sunday, January 9, 2022

The Federal Reserve has managed to do something that’s rarely seen in the U.S. these days: Get members of the Democratic and Republican parties to agree.


One Year Into Office, Is California On Biden’s Mind?

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, January 20, 2022

As today marks the one-year anniversary of the Biden presidency, let’s examine the relationship between the new administration and California, one of America’s bluest states, in its fealty to Democratic candidates and causes.

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Price Controls: Still A Bad Idea

by David R. Hendersonvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, January 20, 2022

A market-distorting tactic brings both short- and long-term harm.