Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Justice

Not Every Tragedy Has a Political Solution

t only took a few hours after the news of the Texas massacre for the New York Times to start its gun-control incantations again. “Republicans leaders in Congress do nothing,” the paper writes. “Or,...

Left and Right React to the Texas Shooting

New details continue to trickle out about Sunday's mass shooting at a the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas which has left at least 26 people dead. According to law enforcement, alleged shooter Devin...

The State of Free Speech and Tolerance in America

Americans Say Political Correctness Has Silenced Discussions Society Needs to Have; Most Have Views They’re Afraid to Share Nearly three-fourths (71%) of Americans believe that political correctness has done more to silence important discussions our...

Opioid Commission Mistakenly Blames Pain Treatment for Drug Deaths

The panel wants to make prescription analgesics even harder to obtain. In the report it published yesterday, the President's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, chaired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, endorses what...

There Is No ‘War on Cops’

With the FBI releasing the 2016 Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted data this month, reports on police deaths have once again found their way into headlines. Such reports offer a great illustration of...

US House Passes INTERDICT Act, Plodding Forward with Destructive War on Drugs

The United States House of Representatives approved on Tuesday, by a voteof 412 to three, the INTERDICT Act (HR 2142) that ramps up US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) efforts to interdict fentanyl and other...

After Vegas Shooting, It’s Time to Take Private Security Seriously

In the wake of the Aurora Theater shooting, I suggested that private sector establishments ought to be expected to be more concerned about the safety of their customers. In the case of the Aurora...

NPR Pretends FISA Court Is Not a Rubber Stamp

On Tuesday's episode of Up First (9/19/2017), NPR briefly reported on the news that Paul Manafort, President Trump's sometime campaign manager, had been subject to wiretapping, both during the campaign and after the election. This is...

Trump: Let Our Police Armor up Like Soldiers

Apparently believing it will bolster his pro-police image, the Trump Administration has announced that it is reversing President Obama’s 2015 restrictions on the provision of certain U.S. military equipment to local American police forces. Announcing the...

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening

Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal al-Sharif A book Review by Juliet Annerino Cairo Egypt, May 2001. The ambassador's lounge at the Intercontinental Hotel. I was on break after my first set. It was the first...
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