Today’s highly interesting read (09/17/19): Some Democrats Secretly Want and Need Trump to Win in 2020

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Today’s read is from author Douglas MacKinnon.

He opens with this:

I spoke recently with a highly-experienced Democrat who desperately wants to defeat President Trump come November of 2020. That said, he is deeply concerned that, for self-serving reasons, a number of Democrats, certain liberal media outlets, and groups and organizations which support the Democratic Party, are secretly just fine with having President Trump in office for another four years.

This Democrat’s plain and simple reasoning:

You can read the entire column here.

 

 

Today’s highly interesting read (09/16/19): ‘People Actively Hate Us’: Inside the Border Patrol’s Morale Crisis

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The NY Times dispatched seven (7)  reporters to bang out what is essentially a hit piece, a smear job on US border patrol agents.

The job has taken a psychological toll on men and women alike.

From 2007 to 2018, more than 100 Customs and Border Protection employees, many of whom had worked as Border Patrol agents, killed themselves. Ross Davidson, who retired in 2017 after 21 years with the agency, said he was certain that stress from the job has been a factor.

“The repetitive monotony of doing the same thing over and over and seeing no outcome, seeing no end to it and nothing changing,” he said. “It’s just going deeper and deeper, and getting worse and worse.”

I understand it’s not exactly a Hilton Hotel atmosphere down there. And agents aren’t perfect. But apparently the gang of Times reporters could find little if anything positive to write about them.

Compare that to this op-ed in the Washington Times last week.

Today’s highly interesting read (09/13/19): When Government Runs Health Care

Today’s read is from conservative columnist Cal Thomas.

The head of the Irish Medical Organization, Dr. Padraig McGarry, is quoted as saying that older people are frequently waiting well over two years just to see a specialist before being consigned to another waiting list for surgery. Ponder that for a moment. How would you react should your current doctor (assuming you are allowed to keep him/her) tell you to get in line and wait until further notice?

Read the entire column here.

ALSO: A Toronto editorial from earlier this year – Canada’s medical wait times are unacceptable.

 

 

Today’s highly interesting read (09/12/19): Is Teenage Dating Overrated?

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Today’s read is from columnist Danny Tyree.

According to the New York Post, a new study by the University of Georgia shows that teens who seldom or never date are less depressed (and get significantly higher marks from teachers on social skills and leadership) than their classmates who follow the “normal” trajectory of romantic relationships.

Read Tyree’s column here.

And here is the NY Post article Tyree refers to.

Today’s highly interesting read (09/11/19): Black Americans Are Doing Great Under Trump

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Today’s read is from Star Parker, a remarkable woman. She’s a columnist for The Daily Signal and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education.

Black unemployment is at an all-time low at 5.5%.

This is good news for everyone except those who are more unhappy that Donald Trump is president than they are happy that blacks are working.

It’s one of the most under-reported stories since Trump took office.

Read Parker’s entire column here.

Today’s highly interesting read (09/09/19): America Tunes Out the Demented Dems

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Today’s read is from Michael Reagan. Here’s a brief excerpt:

It’s too bad for America that CNN’s seven-hour town hall on climate change was such a rating disaster.

If twenty times as many viewers had tuned in Wednesday night, about 22 million Americans today would have a real clear idea what a bunch of leftwing nut-jobs are running in the Democrat presidential primary.

I couldn’t watch much of it myself, because I prefer reality TV to science fiction.

But here are a few of my takeaways:

Read the entire column here.

Packers-Bears;Andrew Luck; Women in the NFL; Harry Potter; and Labor Day

Here are this week’s highly interesting reads:

Today’s highly interesting read (09/06/19): The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears set NFL football back 100 years

Today’s highly interesting read (09/05/19): Harry Potter censorship

Today’s highly interesting read (09/04/19): What the Booing of Andrew Luck Says About Us

Today’s highly interesting read (09/03/19): Women in the NFL: Forced Gleeful Enthusiasm

Today’s highly interesting read (09/02/19): This Labor Day, celebrate America’s job creators as well as our workforce

Today’s highly interesting read (09/06/19): The Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears set NFL football back 100 years

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) is sacks by Green Bay Packers inside linebacker Blake Martinez (50) and strong safety Adrian Amos (31) during the second quarter of their game Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is sacked by Chicago Bears outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (94) and hit by outside linebacker Aaron Lynch (99) in the third quarter Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. 
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Today’s read is from insidehook.com. Here’s a brief excerpt:

Unfortunately for the NFL and the league’s advertisers, the Packers and Bears (who converted just five of 27 third-down opportunities) are the second consecutive pair of teams to fizzle in a primetime matchup.

In Super Bowl LIII between the Patriots and Rams, New England and Los Angeles combined for just 16 points during Tom Brady and Bill Belichick’s sixth championship win.

Read the entire article here.

Today’s highly interesting read (09/05/19): Harry Potter censorship

My daughter is a big Harry Potter fan. And so are her friends.

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This year Kyla’s birthday party had a Harry Potter theme.

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Harry Potter learned on his eleventh birthday that he is, in fact, a wizard. And he is quickly thrust into the  world of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with new best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

J.K. Rowling is the beloved author of the Harry Potter series that began in 1997. Since then 500 million copies of Potter books have been sold worldwide. The last book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, broke records to become the fastest-selling fiction book of all time.

Not everyone is thrilled.

At St. Edward Catholic School in Nashville the Potter books were removed from the library because of their content, the Rev. Dan Reehil, a pastor at the parish school, wrote in an email.

“These books present magic as both good and evil, which is not true, but in fact a clever deception. The curses and spells used in the books are actual curses and spells; which when read by a human being risk conjuring evil spirits into the presence of the person reading the text,” the email states.

Today’s read is from Scott Shackford, an associate editor at Reason.

These days, books are less likely to be challenged for representing magic or witchcraft and are more likely to be fought because they include LGBT characters, profanity, or violence. Harry Potter is no longer a major concern, making Reehil’s abrupt decision even more head-scratching.

You can read his entire column here.