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LeBron James, Hong Kong, China, freedom, free speech,

The King’s Airball

“The thing is, LeBron, we’ve come to expect more of you,” writes Dan Wolken in USA Today, taking the National Basketball Association star to task for his comments taking Houston Rockets executive Daryl Morey to task for having tweeted “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong.” Morey’s pro-protester statement had

Fight for Freedom, Stand by Hong Kong,

Stand By Your Tweet

Last Friday, Daryl Morey, the general manager of the National Basketball Association’s Houston Rockets, tweeted a graphic repeating the Hong Kong protesters’ chant,  “Fight for freedom! “Stand with Hong Kong!” But before I could hit “like,” he deleted it amid the massive backlash from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and

Kamala Harris, pay gap, lie

The 79¢ Lie

Sen. Kamala Harris successfully bears aloft the banner of Barack Obama. As “a person of color”? Yeah, sure — but mainly by pandering to ignorant ideologues. “Look, women are still not paid equal for equal work in America,” she said recently at a campaign stop. The Daily Wire notes that

Tears for Freedom

I got my first taste of tear gas yesterday. Minding my own business — well, maybe not so much . . . except that “mankind is my business” — I joined Hong Kong’s Global Anti-Totalitarianism Rally.  Is there a more important cause than preventing totalitarian regimes from crushing more lives?

cancel culture, social justice, sjw,

Cancel Culture Cancels Culture

Cancel culture, writes Christian Britschgi of Reason, may have just “jumped the shark.” Britschgi tells the tale of “Carson King, a 24-year-old security guard who achieved viral fame after he was spotted on ESPN’s College Gameday waving a sign that asked people to use the mobile payment app Venmo to

GretaThurnberg

Mad Prophetess?

The latest scandal of the How Dare You Say That!?! variety features The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles, who is banned from Fox News, we learn, because he characterized the celebrated “climate activist” Greta Thunberg as “mentally ill.” He said it while serving as one of those invited talking heads. The

Greta

Listen to the Warm

I like publicity stunts as much as the next activist. But haven’t we had enough of the whole Greta Thunberg bit yet? On Wednesday, the 16-year-old Swede provided testimony on an apt stage, let us grant her that — the U.S. House of Representatives’ foreign affairs subcommittee joint hearing on

national unity, war, peace, nationalism,

An Opportunity to Forgo

“We just marked the anniversary of 9/11.”  That’s what Democratic presidential aspirant and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg reminded last night’s debate audience. “All day today, I’ve been thinking about September 12th, the way it felt when for a moment we came together as a country.” The terrorist attacks

Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court,

Exhibit A+

“Do you really want me to rule the country?” Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch pointedly asked CNN’s Ariane de Vogue. “It is not a judge’s job to do whatever he or she thinks is good,” Gorsuch added, in response to her concern that judicial activism might sometimes be “needed.”  “We

John Bolton, war, defense, peace,

War Minus One Warmonger

At long last, John Bolton’s 17 month tenure in the Trump Administration is over. I won’t pretend not to be pleased. Yet I also do not pretend this national security advisor was always and completely on the wrong side. He has consistently claimed to have an ulterior motive for his

apophenia

Hurricane Apophenia

While Hurricane Dorian lumbered towards America, Axios unleashed a rumor: President Trump had wondered about “nuking” hurricanes in their early stages.  Sounds goofy, I know. Many used the rumor to question Trump’s intelligence, prudence, and sanity, but fretting about a mere rumor at length might give us reason to question

Labor’s Holiday

Most of us celebrate Labor Day by not working. Labor and celebration being distinct, this is not really as funny as it may sound. The celebration became federal law in the late 19th century, a time beset by “labor unrest” and “agitation.” At least two major violent incidents at that

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