Below are a few of the stories that caught my attention this week. Also, don’t let any of the crazy and bad news get you down. There is a lot of good news out there and people helping others during the holiday season. The truth of Christmas overcomes the world. Merry Christmas!

Woke wannabe film critics cancel Christmas classics over ‘toxic masculinity’

A few of these movies I’ve never seen but “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of my favorites of all time. Donna Reed is an absolute smoke show in the film, too. I’m not even sure if you are allowed to say that anymore. At any rate, Frank Capra was a brilliant director because he harnessed the moral imagination to try to change and shame his audience into being better individuals. It’s amazing that people have the time to complain about a masterpiece such as “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Fox Christmas tree arson suspect released without bail

The woke non-bail movement needs to end. If criminals with lengthy rap sheets are going to be easily released once arrested that spells danger for the law-abiding public.

Swarthmore College student: ‘Should we be kicking white people out of parties?’

Should we continue to wonder why so many recent college grads aren’t employable?

Chicago mayor blames retailers for not doing enough to fight organized theft

Victim blaming for mob looting is on the uptick. “Some of the retailers downtown in Michigan Avenue, I will tell you, I’m disappointed that they are not doing more to take safety and make it a priority,” says Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Never mind that it is the duty of the government to uphold the rule of law. And we wonder why people have a lot of doubt about the credibility and ability of institutions to do much of anything today.

Sanna Marin: Finland’s PM sorry for clubbing after Covid contact

“Party girls don’t get hurt.” Until recently, I didn’t know that was a line in a song by Sia but my 4-year-old son of all people was singing it. At any rate, it’s yet another example of the do what I say and not what I do that emanates from the ruling class.