Distortions, real empire building

The Sky-High Stakes in Hong Kong. Claudia Rosett – “In Hong Kong’s huge protest over a proposed law that would allow extradition from the territory to mainland China, there is far more at stake than “confidence” in the integrity of Hong Kong’s legal system, or the health of Hong Kong’s economy.

Big Abortion’s Biggest Lie. David Catron – “The claim that abortion on demand has freed women is a myth.” It’s about modern methods of ‘civil debate.’

“This anxiety is exacerbated by the possibility that the Supreme Court may revisit Roe v. Wade. Big Abortion has responded to these threats by filing lawsuits, pressuring politicians in Democrat-controlled states to pass preemptive statutes permitting the “abortion” of babies born alive, forcing poltroons like Joe Biden to recant heretical positions, and launching a propaganda campaign to the effect that unlimited abortion liberated women from the depredations of “the patriarchy.”

No exaggeration: Hyperbole makes words worthless. Lionel Shriver – “As for Trump, the American left has already thrown Roget’s at the guy — the hardback, unabridged — and look at how much good it’s done.” … “See, rhetorical overkill blows up in your face. Hyperbole depletes your linguistic arsenal, and oratorical crying wolf destroys your credibility.

“There’s nothing more disheartening than having to tortuously explain a remark whose meaning should have been self-evident, when the remark itself was about not wishing to discuss the self-evident.

The IRS is about to limit those SALT caps. Jazz Shaw – “Oh, and there’s one other question to consider as the Democrats work on a way to thwart this new rule. Don’t they constantly talk about raising taxes on the wealthy? Why are they complaining about this?

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