Encore of Revival: America, September 16, 2019

America faces a crossroads. We have enemies mounting against us. Great monsters, fed and allowed to grow, are coming back to haunt us, hunt us, and devour us. It’s scary. And, there is a natural tendency to negotiate and avoid provoking wrath of what already wants to eat us.

Some Americans—many, perhaps—have done very bad things in the past. But, many of us learn and improve. Others of us fought against the injustice. Like any nation, America needs to heal, grow, fight the bad, and strengthen the good. We don’t need to all lay down and die as our enemies want.

Death comes like a burglar, sneaking in the night. It seeks to isolate, frighten, paralyze first with fear, then with venom, and finally consume. Death makes us long for fear and even death itself. Don’t follow its poisonous seduction.

When a people find their heart, no matter how dark times have become, they have what they need to overcome any obstacle. The greatest battle is not over land or law, nor waged with guns or swords, but over the heart and fought with the heart.

We face trying, fearful times. By standing on our values, no matter the cost, we will pay a lesser price in the long run anyway.


Soros calls Trump’s China stance his ‘greatest’ foreign policy achievement, warns on Huawei // Fox News

Washington as Usual

Protests & Extremism

Sean Hannity blasts Rep. Omar and ‘sickening’ media coverage of 9/11, warns ‘some have forgotten the horror’ of attacks // Fox News


New sexual misconduct allegation is leveled against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh // Daily Mail

NY Times Allegation that Kavanaugh Exposed Himself at Yale Is a Dud // National Review

Kavanaugh accused of new sexual misconduct claim: NYT // Axios

McCabe Grand Jury Indictment: Making Sense of the Rumors // National Review

US attorney recommends proceeding with charges against McCabe, as DOJ rejects last-ditch appeal // Fox News

Former assistant director at FBI on possible Russian agent: This could have a chilling effect on future development of sources // msnbc.com

Ex-FBI analyst pleads guilty to illegally accessing conspiracy theorist’s emails // The Hill

Video Shows Christine Blasey Ford’s Attorney Saying Kavanaugh Testimony Was Politically Motivated // Newsweek


McCarthy promises accountability as Barr reviews IG’s FISA report: ‘The closest we’ve ever seen to a coup’ // Fox News

‘Impeccable integrity’: Clapper intervened to lavish McCabe with praise in bid to save him at FBI // Fox News

ANALYSIS: Comey may not be off the hook in FISA investigation // WA Examiner

News Media & Journalism

Tiananmen Square Tank Man photographer Charlie Cole dies in Bali // SCMP

Steven Mnuchin scolds CNN’s Jim Acosta on Bolton query: ‘Most ridiculous question I’ve ever heard’ // Fox News


Trump administration enters new phase for border wall, sets ambitious timetable after securing land // Fox News

Prices, Rates, Oil & Food

WRAPUP 1-Attack on Saudi oil facility came from direction of Iran, not Yemen -U.S. official // Yahoo News

Attack on Saudi oil field a game-changer in Gulf confrontation // CNN

Iran says it’s ready for war with US after Saudi oil attack accusations // Sky News

Trump: US locked and loaded for response to attack on Saudis // AP

Saudi Arabia cuts oil output by 5 million barrels following drone attacks // CNN

Soc Media, Econ, Tech

House antitrust panel seeks internal records from Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook // The Hill