Recommended Reading (01/01/17)

Happy New Year!

Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).

Sorry liberals. Bigotry didn’t elect Donald Trump.

Bluntly put, much of the white working class decided that Mr. Trump could be a jerk. Absent any other champion, they supported the jerk they thought was more on their side — that is, on the issues that most concerned them.

A New Year’s Request for the Left

At every turn professors and administrators are whispering in the ears of black and brown students, telling them, “Your country hates you. Your country has always hated you.” At every turn it whispers in the ears of its LGBT students, “Your nation hates you. Christians hate you.” It tells white students, “You’re despicable, and you’ll remain despicable unless you ally with us, unless you join our crusade.” It’s impossible to converse with this form of leftism.

Progressives Have Let Inner Cities Fail for Decades. President Trump Could Change That.

Bottom line: The suburbs and exurbs disdained by most urbanists and Democratic politicians continue to add residents and jobs as inner cities continue to languish.

Random Thoughts: Looking Back

Back when I taught at UCLA, I was constantly amazed at how little so many students knew. Finally, I could no longer restrain myself from asking a student the question that had long puzzled me: “What were you doing for the last 12 years before you got here?”

The 10 Most Annoying Liberals of 2016

What a bunch of….let’s just go with asshats, because I can’t use the words I’d like to use to describe these clowns.

If the Mainstream Media Covered Jesus’ Birth

Network news anchor Brent Fullworth: We bring you a live update on the birth of Jesus Christ from our correspondent, Bethany Smug, who is standing by in Bethlehem. Bethany?

Bethany: Brent, what we know is that a carpenter named Joseph and his alleged virgin wife, Mary, traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem to pay a tax that had been decreed by Caesar Augustus. It’s rumored the two were delinquent, but finally consented to pay.

Brent: A couple of tea-party types, Bethany?

Bethany: That’s the rumor, Brent. When they arrived, they couldn’t find a room at the inn —- even though Mary was with child —- because of the heartless cuts Republicans made to housing vouchers.

Those we left behind

While we conservatives savor the political victories of 2016, I want to take a moment to look back at some of those who won’t be by our sides as the calendar flips.

So let’s take a look back at some of those we, as a nation, lost this year.

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