I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the Chinese government’s recent crackdown on its private industry and this story in today’s Wall Street Journal caught my eye.

The story is about Alibaba “donating” $15.5 billion to support China’s “common prosperity” program. …

Torture is a tool. It is used to spread fear and intimidate through the population. It is a highly effective practice. The threat of torture chills the zeal of rebellion and silences dissent even beyond a fascist regime’s borders.

The Iranian regime is a torture expert. They have honed their…

Early in his first term, Lincoln was constantly pressured by key advisers to capitulate to the South’s demands to avoid a bloody conflict. On one occasion, he was advised by a Virginian to surrender all forts and property in the Southern states. …

The crisp cold winds and light rain of late fall whipped across John’s dirty bearded face. It refreshed his mood. The winding gravel road crunched beneath his soiled combat boots as he made his way back home to civilian life. After multiple deployments to hostile country, he was ready to…

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