Morning Bell -> The Dangers of Elite Groupthink

Jan 03, 2020 

Morning Bell -> The Dangers of Elite Groupthink

Good morning from Washington, where degrees and elitism flourish, but, as Victor Davis Hanson argues in a new column, wisdom often doesn’t.

Planning to go to church this weekend? Be glad you’re not in China, where Pastor Wang Yi has been sentenced to nine years in jail. In a letter to his congregation, Wang wrote, “The Bible teaches us that, in all matters relating to the gospel and human conscience, we must obey God and not men.”

Plus: Jarrett Stepman defends the Founders, and Armstrong Williams laments our current culture. Sixty-one years ago today, Alaska officially became the 49th state in the union.

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The Dangers of Elite Groupthink

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By Victor Davis Hanson

The Washington Post’s media critic writes that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow deliberately misled her audience by claiming the now-discredited Steele dossier was largely verifiable—even at a time when there was plenty of evidence that it was mostly bogus.More

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What the Founders Actually Thought About Slavery

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By Jarrett Stepman

“The people who wrote the Constitution did not understand that slavery was a bad thing,” South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said recently.More

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Chinese Pastor Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison Amid Renewed Persecution

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By Olivia Enos

Knowing the character of the Chinese regime, Wang Yi wrote a letter last year titled “My Declaration of Faithful Disobedience” and gave it to his congregation to publish were he ever to be imprisoned.More

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Hotels Look to Government to Help Quash Airbnb Competition

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By Romina Boccia

Instead of vying for customers by improving their facilities or service—or lowering their prices—the hotel industry has chosen a different approach: lobbying state, local, and national politicians to quash the competition for them.More

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Killing Ourselves With Hate

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By Armstrong Williams

An ever-lengthening litany of putrid examples shows the terrible consequences of hating the “other” rather than loving in our hearts all of those created in God’s image.More

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