The Michigan State University administration pressured professor Stephen Hsu to resign from his position as vice president of research and innovation because he touted research that found police are not more likely to shoot black Americans.
The study found: “The race of a police officer did not predict the race of the citizen shot. In other words, black officers were … (Read the rest, here) “Despicable Behavior of Today’s Academicians”
How do the radical movements of today—Black Lives Matter, Antifa, and others—compare with their counterparts of the 1960s, such as the Black Panthers and the Weather Underground?
What would the leftists of the ’60s say about the rioting that followed the death of George Floyd, the toppling of disfavored statues, and efforts today to “defund the police”?
Prominent African American leaders and others are rallying around a statue in Washington, D.C., depicting President Abraham Lincoln freeing a slave.
“We do not believe that America is so systematically racist that we should divide ourselves now and start having discussions with domestic terrorists about which statues stand and which statues fall,” Star Parker, president of the Center for Urban … (Read the rest, here) “Black Leaders Rally to Save DC’s Lincoln Park Statue”
A lot has happened in Florida in the two weeks since I last analyzed its COVID-19 numbers. Unfortunately, not much of it is good.
Florida has reported almost as many cases among its residents over the past two weeks as it did over the previous three and a half months.
The newly infected population has trended younger, which is an … (Read the rest, here) “In 3 Charts, What to Know About Florida’s COVID-19 Surge”
The New York Times hired Bari Weiss as an opinion editor to help readers gain a wider perspective after President Donald Trump’s surprise election in 2016.
Now, Weiss has resigned her position as an op-ed editor and writer. In a lengthy letter to the Times’ publisher, posted on her personal website, she says she was bullied and run out … (Read the rest, here) “New York Times Editor Quits Over Newspaper’s Internal ‘Orthodoxy’”
The Open Society Foundations, the philanthropic group founded by George Soros, announced Monday that it would pledge $220 million toward initiatives focusing on racial equality in the United States.
The investment will transform the efforts of political and civil rights groups across the country and comes as protests continue nationwide over the death of George Floyd while in the … (Read the rest, here) “Soros Foundation Pledges $220 Million Toward Racial Equality”
Britain will ban Huawei from deploying equipment designed to build out the country’s fifth generation mobile service, delivering a blow to the Chinese tech giant.
Britain Digital and Media Minister Oliver Dowden announced the decision Tuesday in the House of Commons, noting that the move will take effect in January. Unplugging from Huawei will likely delay the country’s 5G rollout … (Read the rest, here) “Britain Bans a Chinese Tech Giant From Building Out 5G Technology”
President Donald Trump’s decision to commute the prison sentence of his longtime friend and political adviser Roger Stone just days before Stone was to begin a 40-month prison sentence—he and the president say he was falsely accused–reminded me of another man who was as loyal to his president and who did go to prison.
Charles Colson, described by detractors … (Read the rest, here) “Could Roger Stone Have a Conversion Experience Like Charles Colson?”
It looks like Bob Unanue, the CEO of Goya Foods Inc., may be the first American corporate leader to stand up to cancel culture and tell the mob he’s not scared. But he has fulfilled an even more important role.
The farcical attempt by liberal politicians and celebrities to boycott Goya products because Unanue visited the White House last week … (Read the rest, here) “Cancel Culture Tries to Cow Goya Foods’ Bob Unanue”
Soon after the start of the French Revolution on July 14, 1789, the English statesman Edmund Burke saw storm clouds on the horizon.
Under the banner of “liberty, equality, and fraternity,” the French revolutionaries not only attacked the dreaded Bastille prison in Paris. They assaulted the most important historic institutions in France: the monarchy, the aristocracy, and the Christian religion.… (Read the rest, here) “Why Some Revolutions Fail”
What could “back to school” look like during the first fall of the COVID-19 pandemic, and what should it look like? What about an “exclusively virtual” education experience? What are wise precautions to take and what is unrealistic? Lindsey Burke, who directs The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Education Policy and is the think tank’s Will Skillman fellow in education, joins … (Read the rest, here) “What Does ‘Back to School’ Mean in the Time of COVID-19?”
There are plenty of good reasons to abandon the teachings of Karl Marx.
Chief among them is how Marx’s noxious communist ideology has led to suffering and death on a mass scale and has been the ideology at the heart of some of the most brutal and inhumane dictatorships of the 20th and 21st centuries.
Unfortunately, some still try to … (Read the rest, here) “The Fathers of Communism Were Racist”