Protesters say America's criminal justice system is unfair. It is.
Courts are so jammed that innocent people plead guilty to avoid waiting years for a trial. Lawyers help rich people get special treatment. A jail stay is just as likely to teach you crime as it is to help you get a new start. Overcrowded prisons cost a fortune and increase ...Read more
Do you say what you think? That's risky! You may get fired!
You've probably heard about a New York Times editor resigning after approving an opinion piece by Senator Tom Cotton that suggested the military to step in to end riots.
Many Times reporters tweeted out the same alarmist wording, "Running this puts Black NY Times staffers in danger." ...Read more
For my internet video this week, my staff showed me clips of violent cops.
It's not just Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes -- it's the other cops who just watch.
It's the Buffalo cops who floored a protester and simply walked by as he lay unconscious, bleeding out of his ear. It's a cop in ...Read more
Deaths from COVID-19 are dropping, but we probably can't resume normal life until someone develops a vaccine. Experts say it will take at least 12 to 18 months.
Why so long?
Because to make sure a vaccine works, researchers must recruit lots of volunteers and wait for them to get sick.
First, they inject the volunteers. Half get the test ...Read more
"No justice, no peace!" they shout. Then they break windows. It makes me furious.
But then I watch the video of the Minneapolis cop kneeling on George Floyd's neck, while Floyd repeatedly says, "I can't breathe," and three other officers just watch.
Then I see the video of the woman in Central Park calling 911, claiming, "An African-American ...Read more
We have a choice! Next presidential election, we don't have to decide between two big-spending candidates, neither of whom has expressed much interest in limited government.
Now, we have a third serious choice. This week, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, a psychology lecturer at Clemson University, won the Libertarian Party's presidential nomination.
The government has closed most schools.
So, more parents are teaching kids at home.
That upsets the government school monopoly.
Education "experts" say parents lack the expertise to teach their kids.
Without state schooling, "learning losses... could well be catastrophic," says The New York Times. Home schooling "will set back a generation ...Read more
Last Sunday, Mother's Day, made me think how my mom warned me, as a young teen: "Work hard! Or you'll freeze in the dark!"
Sometimes, the warning ended, "Or you'll starve in the cold."
She grew up during the depression. She and her peers were sensibly worried about freezing in the dark.
The message scared me, and I worked hard in school.
Recently, many politicians were in such a hurry to ban plastic bags.
California and Hawaii banned them, then New York. Then Oregon, Connecticut, Maine and Vermont passed laws against them. More than 400 cities did, too.
Why? Because plastic bags are evil, didn't you know?
"Look at the damage done by plastic bags! It is everywhere!" ...Read more
We need new drugs to fight COVID-19 and other diseases. But our government's approval process makes that too hard.
This year's pandemic got regulators to say they'll speed the approval process. The FDA adopted Emergency Use Authorization to speed up approval of some tests, medical equipment and ventilators.
But that's not enough.
I know about...Read more
I'm "social distancing." I stay away from people.
I do it voluntarily.
There's a big difference between voluntary -- and force.
Government is force. The media want more of that.
"Ten states have no stay-at-home orders!" complains Don Lemon On CNN. "Some governors are still refusing to take action!"
Fox News' host Steve Hilton agreed. "Shut ...Read more
The media tell us China "beat coronavirus."
I don't believe it. The Chinese government lies. AEI's Derrek Scissors argues that they've underreported the number of COVID-19 cases by millions.
Still, it's possible that China has the virus under control.
But at what cost?
Most of us in America now practice "social distancing." I've barely left ...Read more
Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed the largest stimulus bill in U.S. history: more than $2 trillion.
For once, both Republicans and Democrats agreed. The Senate voted 96-0. The House didn't even bother with a formal vote.
At the White House, a reporter asked the president, pointing out that the bill includes $25 million for the ...Read more