The Hero of Baltimore Riots Beats Back Cancer
If you want to read an uplifting story, here is one about Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. As The Washington Post puts it: “Amid all of the disagreements, anger and name-calling filling up our airwaves and our computer screens, take a minute to watch Hogan’s announcement. It’s sure to bring a smile to your face.”
Political Correctness Run Amok
The National Interest looks at political correctness, along with The New York.
“George Orwell once remarked that Stalin’s Soviet Union was a place yesterday’s weather could be changed by decree. America, it seems, is not wholly immune to this totalitarian impulse either. It increasingly manifests itself in political correctness, a phenomenon that is flourishing at elite American universities. Make no mistake: the authoritarian implications of this movement, as Jonathan Chait points out in New York magazine, should not be pooh-poohed. Quite the contrary. The tribunes of political correctness, Chait notes, ‘are carrying out the ideals of a movement that regards the delegitimization of dissent as a first-order goal.’”
Paris Attacks Result of Intelligence Breakdown
A French friend says the government isn’t admitting the massive breakdown in intelligence that allowed the Paris attacks.
Christopher Harper is a longtime journalist, who reported in Europe and the Middle East. He teaches media law and international journalism. Send suggestions and tips to firstname.lastname@example.org.