George Floyd

funerals

Who deserves a funeral?

1 August 2020 4:20 am

No one would argue that Rep. John Lewis doesn’t deserve a proper memorial. He was a civil rights icon and…

largely peaceful

The lunacy of the ‘largely peaceful protest’

28 July 2020 7:29 am

The great conundrum facing the anti-American left at the moment is how to react to the violent protest ripping up…

fake news

If a video is viral, who cares if it’s fake?

24 July 2020 12:05 am

After two months, the ‘mostly peaceful’ label for the riots gripping American cities is wearing a touch thin. That’s not…

open letters

Open letters have become ransom notes

23 July 2020 3:18 pm

The ‘open letter’ is enjoying quite the formal renaissance. Curiously, recent examples of this newly popular epistolary genre exhibit striking…

Friends take a selfie in the the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington

The gentrification of revolt

7 July 2020 6:16 am

Does anyone actually remember George Floyd? What started out as a noble cause to curb police brutality in urban and…

Don’t play a game you can’t win

4 July 2020 9:00 am

Of all the people who have made cash in the past month, few can have raked it in like Robin…

assata shakur

Why is Black Lives Matter praising a terrorist?

3 July 2020 3:46 am

In the early hours of May 2, 1973, State Trooper James Harper pulled over a white 1965 Pontiac Lemans on…

african american

Trump’s African American ‘silent minority’ could swing the election

2 July 2020 1:34 am

Donald Trump’s efforts to broaden his appeal to the African American community are bearing fruit. Rasmussen polling noted in early…

end history

Is this the end of history?

29 June 2020 5:04 am

Midway through Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, there occurs this exchange between two characters: ‘“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill…

manners

Manners maketh America

26 June 2020 6:01 am

When I moved to New York in 2005 to be the Daily Telegraph’s correspondent, the first thing I was struck…

bhaz

After BHAZ

25 June 2020 6:43 am

Protesters tried to establish an autonomous zone between the White House and St John’s Episcopal Church on Monday. Law enforcement…

law rayshard brooks

The rule of law is collapsing

24 June 2020 11:12 pm

It is the law that makes us ‘the best of animals.’ So saying, Aristotle had a very specific conception of…

theodore roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt saw this mob coming

23 June 2020 1:16 am

So now they have come for Teddy Roosevelt. The large bronze statue of TR on horseback, flanked by a black…

race

The new inequality

22 June 2020 8:17 pm

It is a strange habit, the American one of making talk-show hosts into preachers. There is no good reason, after…

marching

Marching against racism is too easy

21 June 2020 12:46 am

When I first saw the footage of George Floyd being asphyxiated by a policeman’s knee on his throat, my reaction…

I may never act again unless I express ‘correct’ opinions

20 June 2020 9:00 am

The pitfalls of wrongthink

police

Don’t defund the police: reform them

20 June 2020 2:39 am

‘Nothing works if public space is unsafe,’ says the respected urban sociologist Patrick Sharkey. The ‘Defund the Police’ initiative demands…

defend

Defend the police

16 June 2020 8:02 pm

President Trump is signing an executive order today on police reform. The order, while relatively toothless, does one important thing:…

The truth about America’s police culture

13 June 2020 9:00 am

The truth about America’s police culture

Portrait of the week: Schools stay shut, Colston tumbles and bell tolls for Japan’s bike bells

13 June 2020 9:00 am

Home The government lurched uncertainly in dealing with coronavirus. Not all years in primary schools would after all return before…

Marching against racism is too easy

13 June 2020 9:00 am

When I first saw the footage of George Floyd being asphyxiated by a policeman’s knee on his throat, my reaction…

minneapolis

Madness in Minneapolis

11 June 2020 5:26 am

My City Council in Minneapolis has decided to de-something the police. Defend? Nah. Defund. But by ‘defund’, they don’t mean…

Dan Bongino at Politicon

EXCLUSIVE: Dan Bongino’s prepared testimony on police brutality

10 June 2020 11:58 pm

Dan Bongino, a conservative commentator and former Secret Service agent, will testify Wednesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on…

abolish police

Abolish the police. Then what?

10 June 2020 3:42 am

One of the best rules of thumb to emerge from systems theory is Stafford Beer’s famous statement: the purpose of…

joe biden strom thurmond

Remember when Joe Biden gave a eulogy for Strom Thurmond?

9 June 2020 8:59 pm

Biden did not attend the private funeral and burial of George Floyd today. Instead, Biden recorded a video to be…