Category: Web Briefing

Lee: Will Hong Kong Be Tiananmen 2.0?

Yanghee Lee in Project Syndicate: SEOUL – Hong Kong is on a knife’s edge. Once one of Asia’s freest and most open cities, it now faces the specter of a new China-imposed security law...

Left-wing Lockdown

By the former Lt. Gov. of New York: Three months ago, America was told to trust public health experts. Never again. Most of them have revealed themselves to be left-wing ideologues cloaked in the...

Yes, You Are Being Lied to

Arthur Bloom in the American Conservative: The most effective kind of propaganda is by omission. Walter Duranty didn’t cook up accounts from smiling Ukrainian farmers, he simply said there was no evidence for a...

Saving the recovery from the trial lawyers

Copland in the Washington Examiner: At the center of the impasse is the trial lawyer lobby. Over the years, the plaintiffs’ bar has cultivated its support in Washington and state capitals alike. Unlike ordinary...

Public Backs Demonstrations by Wide Margins

From CNN: As protesters gather daily near the White House and the coronavirus pandemic rages on, the American public is souring on President Donald Trump. A new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS finds Trump’s approval rating down 7 points in...

The Atlantic: America Is Giving Up on the Pandemic

The Atlantic: ….Americans, meanwhile, never stayed at home to the degree that most Europeans have, according to mobility data from Apple and Google. Our version of the spring lockdown looked more like Sweden’s looser approach than like the...

New Discourses: The Cult Dynamics of Wokeness

From New Discourses: Once this vulnerability has been successfully manufactured in the mark (or identified and inflamed, if already present), cult doctrine is given as a potential resolution to the emotional distress. “Christ died...

Virtue-signaling isn’t courage

From the Spectator: It is completely understandable for African Americans to be outraged at yet another death of a black man by overly aggressive police officers. That outrage, when channeled into legitimate protests and...

AOC Endorses Engel Primary Challenger

From The Hill: This moment requires renewed and revitalized leadership across the country AND at the ballot box. On June 23rd, New York will be holding primary elections. Tomorrow I will be rolling out...