Source: PJ Media.
The writer makes a lot of sense, but I wouldn’t go as far as he does to dissuade people from attending a protest over Trump’s arrest. Biden and his cronies may want there to be protests, but I don’t think exploiting the event is a power play the Biden team can win.
I agree with Elon Musk: Persecution of Trump by federal authorities is likely to inspire Trump’s re-election. The corollary to that is the potential for sparking a civil war, should protesters be treated harshly. Either way, I believe most Americans will hate the situation more than the participants. Meaning, the Biden team will get the blame.
Source: PJ Media.
In some ways this is a nothing story. The arrest may not happen and, in any case, there isn’t much one can usefully say about events that haven’t happened yet.
Still, it is probably best to not arrest a former president. Even if you believe in the pious cliche that “no one is above the law,” such an arrest will diminish the office. It would be like telling the world we are not a serious country; our most powerful people have no legitimacy.
It may be a core American value to regard our leaders as inherently unimportant — indeed, we may have appropriated this very notion from the indigenous peoples our European ancestors found so interesting (and vexing). But I don’t imagine that this is the way the rest of the world thinks. Should Donald Trump be arrested, Joe Biden and everyone who props him up will lose a little geopolitical stature.
Source: Mises Institute.
If ever I thought about social media influencers at all, it probably was in a derogatory way, assuming them to be minor lights among Madison Avenue propagandists. The writer sees becoming an influencer as a viable, even lucrative career path with a solid, economic basis.
WSJ Tyranny of DEI
It is not benign, it is a cancer on our society.
Arrest warrants being issued by the ICC is pretty significant in this tragedy. Those aren’t issued will-nilly.
Source: Bacon’s Rebellion.
This is curious. One wonders how a story like this could even happen.
Apparently, Dominion Energy Virginia can purchase electricity from multiple sources, but chooses the most expensive option. There is no evidence of foul play; just weird decision making.
I read the story as an example of insular government operating in a bubble that excludes the people it supposedly serves. The minor insanity of irrational environmentalism is surely a factor.
In a recent Forum thread on abortion, the question of Jewish beliefs about abortion came up. Since I don’t know much about Judaism I have been reading about this topic and in the course of that effort I came across this excellent, if brief, summary of an orthodox perspective (from the source link, above):
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People fending for themselves seems great…until it isn’t. Ok, this isn’t necessarily Ayn Rand paradise, but it is a rural area where everyone knows everyone else, works hard and mind their own business. No urban elites, or “rootless cosmopolitans” to poison the American rugged individualism. Everyone is armed. Including the mass murderer 6 years ago. Apparently, security costs more thieving tax money than people are willing to pay. So the cost is manifested in other ways.
WSJ A Capitalist fix for SS
Instead putting the trust fund in government bonds as less than 2% put it in an S&P Index fund at better than 10% over the last 50 years. And the Federal Government is more likely to default than the S&P to go bust.
“On Friday, John Kirby, the spokesperson for the National Security Council, made a surprise announcement at a White House press briefing. U.S. intelligence, he said, had determined that the Kremlin was plotting to topple another European democracy. “Russian actors, some with current ties to Russian intelligence, are seeking to stage and use protests in Moldova as a basis to foment a manufactured insurrection against the Moldovan government,” Kirby declared.”
Same play, different stage. Create a fake separatist movement and attack later. Look on the map, Moldova is on the doorstep of NATO. It has no border with Russia. Russia cut gas to them and we have been keeping Moldova with enough to get through a fortunately mild winter. Georgia, Chechnya, Ukraine and now Moldova. Fool me once, twice, three, now four times…at some point we need to realize this is war on Europe from a delusional megalomaniac.