Links for 10-13-2016

  • The USS Nitze destroyed three Houthi-controlled radar stations in Yemen using Tomahawk cruise missiles. The sites were used to target the USS Mason and USS Ponce with missiles on Sunday and Wednesday.

  • Joy Pullmann wrote a great article on Hillsdale College’s Barney Charter School Initiative:

    All 16 Barney charter schools follow teaching and curriculum styles last widely seen during America’s great era of common public schools. Nowadays it’s often called “classical education,” but it used to be known as just a good, basic American education. Classes, curriculum topics, and books to read are not handed out cafeteria-style, based on children’s unformed and juvenile desires, but carefully selected to expose children to the best Western civilization has to offer its future. It includes systematic world and American history instruction, explicit phonics, writing, and grammar instruction, mandatory art and music classes, and discipline-based science rather than craft projects and political propaganda.

    Barney charters’ K–8 grades use a curriculum plan known as Core Knowledge, which is built on these basic principles of carefully selected core content. Research, most notably by pioneering American public intellectual E.D. Hirsch, has shown this is the most effective way to develop public literacy. That consequently forms citizens who carry the knowledge for and habits of self-government, upon which the American experiment depends.

  • Hillary Clinton’s answered Judicial Watch’s questions about her email server under oath. The phase “does not recall” appears frequently in her answers.

  • A Freedom of Information Act request turned up a State Department document where Hillary Clinton expressed support for the Muslim Brotherhood’s takeover of Egypt’s government after Mohamed Morsi was elected president in 2012.

  • Donald Trump’s companies employ an estimated 22,450 people, but very few of those employees donate to Trump’s presidential campaign.

  • Donald Trump’s campaign gave up in Virginia.

  • Michelle Obama sharply criticized Donald Trump without mentioning his name, in what is most likely an attempt to bait Trump into attacking her.

  • Jim Treacher condemndorses Donald Trump:

    It is with a heavy heart that I condemn the actions of GOP presidential nominee Donald J. Trump, and I encourage you to vote for him on November 8.

    As the allegations of sexual assault pile up, my conscience will not allow me to support the man I plan to vote for. No woman should ever live in fear of someone like Donald Trump, who is going to Make America Great Again.

    Four more years with a Democrat in the White House could mean the destruction of our great nation, and it can only be prevented by electing the man I repudiate in the strongest possible terms.

    Donald Trump is a disgrace to the Republican Party and to the United States of America, and I hope you’ll join me in supporting him on Election Day!

  • The Orange County, California District Attorney’s office filed lawsuits charging two of Planned Parenthood’s partner companies with earning illegal profits from the sale of baby body parts. The two companies are DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences.

  • Patrick Fletchall: “A Field Guide To Wild Social Justice Warriors”:

    SJWs are easily identified, possessing highly sensitive sensory organs, and an enormous mouth that hangs open in order to emit noise at the slightest provocation. The SJW has evolved this hyper-sensitivity as a survival method to offset an abnormally small cranial capacity on the left side of the brain.


    The SJW enthusiast is advised to bring binoculars, since it can be a challenge to approach the SJW due to its extremely skittish and volatile nature. This difficulty stems from a constant vigilance, digits twitching in anticipation of an updated status or recording cellphone. Any movement or sound will set a SJW off, causing the herd to immediately stampede with thunderous cacophony. SJWs caught in this mass uncontrolled impulse exhibit what the naturalist William F. Buckley describes as a “ferocious illiteracy.”

  • Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away at age 88. He was on the throne for 70 years.

  • Someone fired mortars at the Russian embassy in Damascus. No one was injured.