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Charlottesville Was a Violent Clash of Identity Politics

Charlottesville Was a Violent Clash of Identity Politics

All Americans of good faith were horrified by the events in Charlottesville over the weekend. To see that sort of political violence on U.S. soil is nothing short of horrifying. Ostensibly the Unite the Right rally was aimed at protesting the removal of local Confederate monuments, but let’s not kid ourselves. The protest and counter-protest

There Is Nothing Peaceful About Blocking Lawful Industry

Law enforcement had to be called to the confluence of the Missouri and Cannon Ball rivers today as workers on the Dakota Access Pipeline project were met with Native American protesters who blocked their path. Unfortunately, this is being inaccurately described as a”peaceful” protest: BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Law enforcement officers have been called to

Matt Evans: How Not To Protest

“The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility.” — Martin Luther King, Jr. Looting, rioting, intimidation, impeding the public. What

Rod St. Aubyn: Will The Ferguson Protest Set Back Race Relations?

With recent the police shooting of an unarmed young black man in Ferguson, Missouri, we have seen a continuous display of protest within Ferguson and now even in Fargo. At times these protests have become violent. And now reports indicate that there has been another police shooting of a knife wielding black man robbing another

Valedictorian Has His Mic Cut Off After Mentioning Religion In Commencement Speech

A similar story about a valedictorian at a South Carolina high school ripping up his speech and delivering the Lord’s Prayer, in defiance of school policy, got a lot of reaction on the reader blogs. Today comes another story about a valedictorian in Texas who got his mic cut off after he diverged from his

Miss World Cancels Bikini Competition After Muslims Object

If a group of Christians objected to a beauty pageant bikini competition they’d be subjected to much snickering and ridicule. They certainly wouldn’t be catered to. But Muslims object, and suddenly we must be sensitive to their views. Which isn’t to say that we ought to cancel bikini contests when Christians demand it too. Count

NSA Collecting Call Data From Millions Of Verizon Customers

Remember when President Obama was against this sort of thing? “This administration…puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide,” then-Senator Obama said in 2007. “I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and

Video: Protesters Say They Must Defend Freedom Of Speech By Blocking Koch Brothers Newspaper Purchase

The folks at Reason went down to an anti-Koch brothers protest at the LA Times headquarters and interviewed some of the protesters there about why they’re, well, protesting. It’s humorous to watch. One protester says she’s opposing the Koch brothers because America needs to be more “open minded.” No, really. She wants to block the

Media Portrayal Of Benghazi Controversy Shifted After Election

According to The Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University, the media’s coverage of the Benghazi controversy shifted after the presidential election: Since House Republicans released an interim report on Benghazi on April 24, 58% of sources in major newspapers have faulted the Obama administration’s response to the attacks, while 42% exonerated

Video: Pro-Life, Pro-Abortion Rallies Compete In North Dakota

I don’t have any news about the turnouts for the pro-life and pro-abortion rallies from other places in the state, but here in Minot it sure seemed to me like the pro-lifers had a much bigger crowd. The challenge is that the two protests weren’t gathered the same way. The pro-abortion folks were all grouped

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