Supporting Riots Won’t Play Well for Democrats in November

The first I heard of the killing of George Floyd was on the Facebook feed of a Ron Paul libertarian who has been questioning the militarization of our police for years. Immediately, the commentary across the political spectrum was sharp condemnation. Most people who have lived past their 20s have seen the look in that police officer’s eyes in some dark place in their memories. Combined with the movement of his knee over the throat, it appeared deliberate and self-satisfied and meant to injure. Although I was willing to concede the possibility that it derived mostly from one man’s personal

Mattis Resigned Because Trump Stopped His Bloody, Foreign Warmongering. Is This The Ally Progressive Protesters Want?

Suddenly the media loves General Jim Mattis. But is he the ally the progressive left really wants? At the time of his appointment in the Trump administration, the Washington Post and CNN were both skeptical of Mattis. But now he’s criticizing President Trump, they’ve fallen in love. These globalist outlets see him a way to “own” the protests. Gen. Mattis seems to have gone full Trump derangement syndrome. But he’s been this way ever since Trump removed him for wanting to continue fighting foreign wars in the Middle East, while President Trump wanted to put that effort and money towards

BLM Mob Attacks Conservative Speaker, Shuts Down College Event

Claremont McKenna College was clearly trying to do a lot of things right. They invited Manhattan Institute scholar and journalist Heather Mac Donald to make a substantive case that cops are not racists and that the Black Lives Matter movement is costing black lives in crime-ridden cities. They were worried enough to provide a police escort and even to have a backup plan in case things got out of hand –permitting Mac Donald to give her speech and take questions via livestream. But nonetheless, a Black Lives Matter mob just threatened and shut down another conservative scholar/writer. Here’s what just

DePaul University President Calls Pro-Life Message “Bigotry”

At DePaul University in Chicago, it is now impossible to be both pro-life and pro-black lives — at least according the university’s president. Last week, Fr. Dennis Holtschneider silenced the DePaul College Republicans, halting use of their proposed “Unborn Lives Matter” campaign on campus. In a letter explaining his decision, Holtschneider claimed, “Yet there will be times when some forms of speech challenge our grounding in Catholic and Vincentian values. When that happens, you will see us refuse to allow members of our community to be subjected to bigotry that occurs under the cover of free speech.” He went on to describe

Why I Can’t Stand CNN

I have written about why I can’t stand GOP operatives and why I can’t stand the mainstream media. Now I want to get more specific and name names. Here’s why I can’t stand CNN. On Saturday, CNN ran a headline: “Donald Trump Dredges Up Clinton’s Use of ‘Super Predators’” Really? “Dredges Up”? What a difference a few months can make. Back in April, CNN’s Jake Tapper brought up Hillary Clinton’s controversial comments to Bernie Sanders, all but begging for Sanders to go on the attack. Sanders declined, “Sorry, Jake, not gonna go there,” although he did eventually relent, “I think it had race

Pro-Black, Pro-Police Reforms that Conservatives Should Get Behind

I’m pro–Second Amendment. I’m pro–law enforcement. And I’m pro-black. After the deaths of two black men at the hands of police last week, and the subsequent spate of deadly ambushes on police officers in at least four states (including a non-fatal ambush less than a mile from my home), far too many extremists on the left and right have acted as if these are opposing positions. They have seized on the violence to fan the flames of resentment. The far Left tells people like me that in order to be pro-black, we need to support gun control and be wary

How Can We Move Forward After the Killings in Dallas?

As if God wanted us to pay attention, we’ve seen in the past three days the whole crisis of race and policing recapitulated in three separate incidents. Last night in Dallas, five cops were murdered. A CNN headline read, “Dallas Shooting Is Deadliest Attack for Police Officers Since 9/11.” A few days earlier in Baton Rouge, an armed man was killed by police outside a convenience store after resisting arrest. The Washington Post reports the cell-phone video coverage this way: The cellphone video of the incident began with police standing a few feet from Sterling. A loud pop — like

Carson: “All Black Lives Matter”

Dr. Ben Carson wants to shift the focus of the Black Lives Matter movement.  This past Saturday, the presidential candidate appeared at a daylong conference at Allen University, a historically black college, alongside Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley to discuss issues concerning black communities. Dr. Carson said that the Black Lives Matter movement needs to shift its focus from police brutality to other atrocities threatening black lives like abortion and homicide: “I believe that we ought to be talking about all black lives, not just a few,” Carson said. “The greatest number of black lives are eliminated in abortion clinics and

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