Friday Hodgepodge

Friday, June 29, 2018

Those who ask for this and those who deserve it are almost never the same people. (Image via Pixabay.)
Notable Commentary

"Doctors shouldn't put themselves in a position where patients view them as willing (or unwitting) agents of a government working against their interests." -- Paul Hsieh, in "Should Doctors Routinely Talk to Patients About Gun Use?" (NO: It would undermine trust between doctor and patient.) at The Wall Street Journal.

"[T]oday's real world Islamic enemies are erased from the comics, with a fantasy version of Islam and Muslims in its place." -- Bosch Fawstin, in "Superhero Comic Books, From Fighting America's Enemies to Submitting to Them" at FrontPage Magazine.

"If a mugger confronts you and says, 'Give me your money or I'll break your arm,' you may have to comply with his demand but would you regard the arrangement as a 'trade,' with both parties benefiting?" -- Peter Schwartz, in "North Korea Negotiations Rest on Fraudulent Economic Principle" at RealClear Markets.

"Israel, the region's only free society, faces a virulent movement fighting to eradicate individual freedom and to impose totalitarian rule in the name of Islam -- the jihadist cause -- and Iran is a leader of that cause." -- Elan Journo, in "How Mideast Hostility to Israel Has Gone Jihadist -- With Iran at the Frontline" at The Hill.

"[W]hether Nicolás Maduro takes over the factories and farms in Venezuela and jails the owners, whether the Fed pushes up asset prices, or whether Social Security falsely tells people that it will pay them a pension, the result is the same." -- Keith Weiner, in "The Wealth Effect" at SNB & CHF.

-- CAV

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