Public Safety

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    Free markets versus China’s statist system

    H.R. McMaster offers National Review Online readers an important economic contrast. The CCP views its centralized, statist economic system as bestowing advantages, especially the ability to successfully coordinate efforts across government, business, academia, and the military. And it views America’s and other nations’ decentralized, free-market economic systems as…
    Mitch Kokai, September 25, 2020
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    Tallying the costs of nationwide protests

    Alex Nester reports for the Washington Free Beacon on costs associated with recent nationwide protests. What mainstream media outlets have dubbed as “mostly peaceful protests” caused up to $2 billion in property damage in the first two weeks of protests alone, Axios reported Wednesday. The report found that…
    Mitch Kokai, September 18, 2020
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    Threat of left-wing political violence

    Nathanael Blake of the Federalist highlights a dark undercurrent in the presidential election campaign. The quiet part is becoming very loud. Threats of left-wing political violence if President Trump is reelected have gone from subtext to the plain text. Writing at The Atlantic, Shadi Hamid warns of “mass…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
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    A halt in the ‘great crime decline’

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports a disappointing development in national crime statistics. The two-decade-long crime decline appears to have conclusively plateaued, a new report released Monday shows, as the share of Americans who faced a violent crime remained between 0.9 and 0.6 percent for…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
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    National Review editor highlights shameful attack on police

    Rich Lowry details for National Review Online readers a disturbing story involving the response to violence against police. The attempted assassination of two Los Angeles County deputies, caught on a security video, is chilling and enraging enough. A man walks up to the parked black-and-white cruiser in Compton,…
    Mitch Kokai, September 16, 2020
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    A warning about an American police crisis

    Mike Brake writes at National Review Online about the likely impact of today’s anti-police activity. American policing is heading for a crisis. Cops are going to keep showing up for work. They’re not going to go on strike and parade in front of local police stations with picket…
    Mitch Kokai, September 9, 2020
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    Biden tries to twist street violence into right-wing problem

    James Antle of the Washington Examiner highlights a disingenuous ploy from the Democratic presidential candidate. Joe Biden is increasingly casting the violence in cities such as Portland and Kenosha as a right-wing phenomenon stoked by President Trump, in an effort to undercut the “law and order” case against…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2020
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    Kamala Harris’ history should cause concerns

    Steve Marshall writes at National Review Online about an alarming piece of Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris‘ past. You might have forgotten the first time you heard the name Kamala Harris. It was probably 16 years ago, when Harris found Democrats, along with decent people of all…
    Mitch Kokai, September 3, 2020