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White House Violates First Rule of Holes

(John Hinderaker) President Obama’s bizarre performance on Wednesday, when he took a brief break from his vacation to make a statement on James Foley’s murder and then teed off minutes later, grinning and fist-bumping, has drawn criticism from just about everyone–even the New York Times. Show More Summary

A Lesson from Ferguson: Our Criminal Justice is Broken

This is just astounding: Ferguson is a city located in northern St. Louis County with 21,203 residents living in 8,192 households. The majority (67%) of residents are African-American…22% of residents live below the poverty level. …Despite Ferguson’s relative poverty, fines and court fees comprise the second largest source of revenue for the city, a total of […]

Not Nearly as Daunting as the 1960s Riots

Continued violence in Ferguson, Missouri, brings back memories of the urban riots of the 1960s. As it happens, I had a front-row seat back then, as an intern in the office of Detroit Mayor Jerome Cavanagh during the six-day riot in July 1967. Show More Summary

What is Ferguson Really About Now?

The initial outburst of rage, simmering for years in a brick and pavement community draped in poverty was genuine, and for many today is still genuine. It didn’t and will never matter to many in Ferguson what Michael Brown did or did not do. Show More Summary

Are Republicans Abandoning the Obamacare Issue? Doubtful

In a bit of dubious cherry-picking, a new Bloomberg article concludes that the Affordable Care Act is losing its effectiveness as a political issue for Republicans and is diminishing as a major issue. How do we know the end is near-ish?...Show More Summary

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JOHN MANCHIP WHITE, CALL YOUR OFFICE: Giant fissure splits the earth open in rural northwest Mexico…

JOHN MANCHIP WHITE, CALL YOUR OFFICE: Giant fissure splits the earth open in rural northwest Mexico. White also wrote What To Do When The Russians Come, with Robert Conquest.

The Fiddler Putts And Putts Away

Wake up America, wake up! This is the resounding call I have often read on social media postings and voiced by very frustrated people. I share their deep agitation at the Obama Administration’s retreat and suicidal weakening of this great United States of America. Show More Summary

SEA CHANGE: NYT poll: 65% of whites, 80% of blacks say police shouldn’t have military-style weapo…

SEA CHANGE: NYT poll: 65% of whites, 80% of blacks say police shouldn’t have military-style weapons.

AT BRANDEIS, RETROSPECTIVE SAME-SEX SEXUAL ASSAULT: To Student A, the case was all about campus saf…

AT BRANDEIS, RETROSPECTIVE SAME-SEX SEXUAL ASSAULT: To Student A, the case was all about campus safety. In retrospect, he viewed their relationship as “pretty abusive” and said he realized months after breaking up that he wanted to file a report.

NARRATIVE CONTROL: Sanitizing terror: Has the press distorted Islamic radical’s crusade against g…

NARRATIVE CONTROL: Sanitizing terror: Has the press distorted Islamic radical’s crusade against gay men?

Overnight Open Thread (8-22-2014)–Overtime Pay Edition

Because I'm not about to let the streak of 1400+ straight nights of the ONT get broken by an unhappy third-tier organ. The Tueller Drill: Why Police Use Lethal Force at 21 Feet Because if a suspect gets any closer...

Mother Charged With Child Endangerment For Allowing A Man To Impregnate 11-Year-Old Daughter

An Iowa woman has been arrested for doing nothing after her 11-year-old daughter told her a grown man was having sex with her. The preteen is now pregnant. The 37-year-old woman from Newton was taken into custody Friday following anShow More Summary

JESSE WALKER: Consolidating Governments Would Leave Black Ferguson With Even Less Power….

JESSE WALKER: Consolidating Governments Would Leave Black Ferguson With Even Less Power.

Teen sSentenced To 11 Years In Prison For Carving A SWASTIKA Into Best Friend’s Forehead And Forcing Him To Eat Cat Feces

A 16-year-old Oregon boy, Blue Kalmbach, will spend 11 years in prison for torturing a former friend and carving a swastika into his forehead. Kalmbach was the last of four teenagers to be sentenced in the case. ‘It’s almost impossible...Show More Summary

Why Is 'The Giver' Not Upsetting the Pro-Abortion Left?

The summer’s biggest cinematic surprise must be the sight of legendary actress Meryl Streep in black and white as a maternalistic movie villain who proclaims “When people have the freedom to choose, they choose wrong every single time.” The...Show More Summary

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