Required Reading – July 13 Afternoon Edition

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

A LASTING COMMITMENT: “President Trump is continuing the legacy of transatlantic unity and is working with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg toward a successful July 11-12, 2018, NATO Summit. SHARING THE BURDEN: President Trump has prioritized working with NATO Allies to ensure they make progress in meeting their agreed-upon NATO defense spending commitments, which is in the interest of each NATO member and all Allies collectively. REVITALIZING NATO: NATO countries are undertaking the most significant reinforcement of collective defense since the end of the Cold War to enhance the Alliance’s ability to deter Russia, fight terrorism, and defend NATO territory. INCREASING EFFORTS TO FIGHT TERRORISM: As the President has long urged, NATO is increasing the contributions it makes to the global fight against terrorism, the security threat that has taken more lives of citizens in NATO countries than any other since NATO’s founding.”

Read more from the White House.

Greenfield: The Hammond Pardons Bring Justice to Obama’s Victims

“The media very deliberately misreported the Bundy standoff, ridiculing the men involved and shrugging at the murder of LaVoy Finicum. When the court case completely collapsed, the media buried the story. Just as it failed to provide any meaningful information about the background of the case. That was in part because it would have been damaging to Obama. And because they didn’t care. But President Trump listened to the voices asking him for justice. […]  The same administration that was against mandatory minimums for its drug dealers and gang members went to court to defend mandatory minimums under the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act. While Obama pardoned drug dealers and locked up ranchers, Trump pardons ranchers and locks up drug dealers.”

Read more at Front Page Mag.

Johnson: Walking with Destiny: A preview

“Andrew Roberts has a biography of Winston Churchill forthcoming this fall. Roberts’s Churchill: Walking with Destiny will be published by Penguin Books on November 9. Looking for the publication date, I also found that Penguin had just posted the 9-minute video of Roberts talking about his interest in Churchill (below). As of this moment it has had 49 views. I offer it to readers who may find it of interest, as I did.”

Read more/Watch video at Powerline.

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