Public Safety

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    The Black Lives Matter group faces a messaging failure

    Rich Lowry of National Review Online ponders a failure for the group calling itself Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter came up with the single most effective political slogan of the year. While no one was likely to be overly impressed with Joe Biden’s line, “Build Back Better,”…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2020
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    Turning our attention to China

    Now that Election Day is behind us (and we can hope that outstanding election issues are resolved soon), now might be a good time to heed the warning delivered in the latest edition of Hillsdale College’s Imprimis. Brian Kennedy of the American Strategy Group delivers a warning about…
    Mitch Kokai, November 4, 2020
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    Projections of Election Day unrest share a common theme

    Eddie Scarry of the Washington Examiner looks into the cities where residents fear unrest on Election Day. The next time a cable news anchor mentions the perpetual “growing threat of right-wing violence in America” (which, for some reason, never becomes much more than a “threat”), I’d like them…
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2020
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    Antifa’s roots should disturb us

    Mark Hemingway writes for Real Clear Investigations about the origins of a dangerous left-wing group. Antifa is, in fact, hard to pin down. It has no known leaders, no address, not even a Twitter account. A number of specific groups involved in street violence embrace the antifa label.
    Mitch Kokai, November 2, 2020
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online that threats of election-night violence have prompted some downtown Raleigh businesses to board up their storefronts. Donald van der Vaart’s Daily Journal explores N.C. counties’ concerns about possible costs linked to solar power plants.
    Mitch Kokai, October 30, 2020
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    Police see major drop-off in numbers

    Charles Fain Lehman of the Washington Free Beacon reports a dramatic drop in the number of American police officers. There are now fewer police officers per person in the United States than at any point in the last 25 years, recently released federal data show, after over a…
    Mitch Kokai, October 16, 2020
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    Top Epidemiologists Recommend Going Back to School

    New COVID-19 recommendations were recently published by the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER). The so-called, Great Barrington Declaration, is a guiding document authored by well-respected academics, epidemiologists, scientists, and health-care professionals which advocates for a “Focused Protection” strategy to defeat COVID-19. The authors of the declaration write: As…
    Brenee Goforth, October 6, 2020
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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