Saturday, March 9, 2019


Belief in a 'moralising' god that could punish those who misbehave may have helped diverse groups co-operate as societies grew, study says

Never Forgotten

The Continued Resilience of Quiet America

The definition of Americanism

5 Ways Life Would Be Better if It Were Always Daylight Saving Time

E-cigarette users face a higher risk of a heart attack as scientist admits he would NOT want his family members to vape because of the dangers

San Bernardino County Says No to Big Renewables

Scientists develop method to weld metal to GLASS in breakthrough that could revolutionize the way cars are manufactured

Jaw-dropping images reveal the moment TWO supersonic planes send shockwaves rippling through the sky before merging together as they fly faster than the speed of sound

Google: Update Your Chrome Browser Right Now. Hackers Are Exploiting a High Risk Security Flaw

hackers have attacked more than 200 companies in past 2 years, Microsoft finds

The Army's killer drones: How a secretive special ops unit decimated ISIS

Census Bureau quietly seeking status of millions of immigrants

Royal Rift Could Threaten Saudi Arabia's Stability

Trump: I did not break campaign finance laws

What Left-Wing Populism Looks Like

Schultz recruiting GOP insiders ahead of possible 2020 bid

Joe Biden’s 2020 Plan Is Almost Complete. Democrats Are Impatient.

Sherrod Brown Won’t Run for President in 2020

Speaker Ocasio-Cortez
See the first Wall Street Journal article, below

The Democratic Primary From Hell
See the second Wall Street Journal article, below.

"You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end – 
which you can never afford to Lose – with the discipline to confront
the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be."
        - VAdm James Stockdale, USN (1923-2005)

FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL (without permission) -- FULL STORIES at WSJ Links

Speaker Ocasio-Cortez

House leaders seem to be afraid of their radical backbenchers.

March 6, 2019 7:19 p.m. ET

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, and Representative Ilhan Omar (R), Democrat of Minnesota, in Washington, DC, February 7.
 Photo: saul loeb/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
Don’t be surprised if either Paul Ryan or John Boehner has put in an empathy call to current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week. The former Republican House Speakers know all about willful backbenchers, and Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez make the GOP Freedom Caucus look like powder puffs.xxxx
The most important question after this moral fiasco may be who’s really the Speaker of the House—Ms. Pelosi, or the young radicals led by Ms. Ocasio-Cortez?
Appeared in the March 7, 2019, print edition.

The Democratic Primary From Hell

New rules, endless candidates and a front-loaded schedule. Pass the popcorn.

March 6, 2019 7:02 p.m. ET

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper speaks on Capitol Hill, Sept. 7, 2017.
 Photo: Jose Luis Magana/Associated Press
With the addition of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, 14 Democrats are now running for president.
If the convention goes to a second ballot, however, these former party leaders, current and retired officeholders, ex-campaign operatives and cable-news talking heads—all automatic delegates—will come screaming into the fray and decide the contest. Think a “Game of Thrones” battle, when the knights of the Vale arrive, nearly too late.
The ensuing controversy and anger overpower the bad vibes left by the 2016 primaries, damaging the nominee and undermining the Democratic Party’s claim to be, well, democratic. But the chaos would be grand theater.
Mr. Rove helped organize the political-action committee American Crossroads and is the author of “The Triumph of William McKinley” (Simon & Schuster, 2015).
Appeared in the March 7, 2019, print edition.

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