George Floyd

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…

defund police

Would Joe Biden defund the police?

8 June 2020 7:15 am

Thanks to the nature of digital media, the last 10 days can be seen in entirely different ways. On one…

Why are street protestors exempt from the corona clause?

6 June 2020 9:00 am

It is nearly four years since Black Lives Matter had their first major protest in London. Emulating their US counterparts,…

Let’s not forget all the decent cops out there

6 June 2020 9:00 am

One victim of police brutality is police decency. Our son has a tutor, J., who works with autistic kids in…

American police should not be above the law

6 June 2020 9:00 am

In Minneapolis, where George Floyd was killed, a black entrepreneur had his bar destroyed before he even had a chance…

nihilism

The creeping nihilism of the American left

4 June 2020 9:45 pm

The twin temptations of American liberalism are to radical excess and conservative stasis. Because liberalism is a practical philosophy of…

luck

Lady Luck has deserted Trump

4 June 2020 1:39 pm

‘The crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon come to an end,’ said Donald Trump on July…

black

Which black lives matter?

4 June 2020 8:54 am

There is practically universal agreement that George Floyd was unjustly killed by police officer Derek Chauvin and that his life…

bill de blasio

Bill de Blasio unites cops and protesters — in disgust

4 June 2020 5:02 am

New York City is crumbling into shambolic lawlessness and its citizens are growing more afraid and frustrated by the day.…

covid

The protests have not ended COVID-19

4 June 2020 4:09 am

Remember when peaceful protesters of the economic lockdown were smeared for apparently putting lives at risk by utilizing their First…

civilization

How to destroy civilization

3 June 2020 9:14 pm

Yogi Berra was right: it’s déjà vu all over again. Just turn on the evening news. If you are old…

riot

A night in an American riot

3 June 2020 8:13 am

Race riots have gripped the nation over the past week, eclipsing the peaceful protesters demanding justice for the death of…

china

Dear dictators: don’t lecture the US on how to treat its people

3 June 2020 8:00 am

If you’ve been watching the news, you would think the United States is a third world nation on the verge…

manhattan

Mayhem in Manhattan

3 June 2020 1:22 am

It’s important — and easy — to tell the difference between protesters and looters. Just as New York should have…

nike

This riot is brought to you by Nike

3 June 2020 12:16 am

In Chicago last weekend 82 people were shot, 22 of them fatally. Between May 2019 and late May 2020, homicide…

small Shop owners survey the damage to their store in Philadelphia, PA

Pity the shopkeepers

2 June 2020 6:32 am

Small businesses in America have been hit by a devastating double whammy. Stores that managed to survive the economic shutdown…

America’s riots could be contagious

2 June 2020 2:44 am

It’s kind of amazing. For weeks we have been arguing about the minute details of viral transmission. Can you be…

civil rights

Republicans should now reclaim their strong history on civil rights

1 June 2020 10:55 pm

If you want a perfect example of how the progressive mindset betrays African Americans, look at the now viral video…

antifa

Antifa’s white privilege

31 May 2020 1:54 am

There is no right to burn down your neighborhood, but it’s always an option. Freedom means choice, and real freedom…