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We're living in an age of superstition regarding racism

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

We live in a society gripped by a quasi-religious fervor and obsessed with symbols and irrational fears.

Anything that is thought to have the slightest association with racism, no matter how attenuated the connection or how innocent the explanation, must be crushed and expunged. The mere presence of a possibly offending word is deemed a threat,...Read more

November's election is the coming 2020 train wreck

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden agree on one thing -- the other side is trying to steal the election.

Trump told a gathering of students in Phoenix that this "will be, in my opinion, the most corrupt election in the history of our country."

He amplified the point, a constant theme of his, in a tweet: "RIGGED 2020 ...Read more

Thomas Jefferson must stand!

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

They're coming for Thomas Jefferson.

This was always obvious, but now it's even more plain. Protestors in Portland, Oregon used axes and ropes to topple a statue of President Thomas Jefferson. The New York City Council is agitating to remove a statue of the author of the Declaration of Independence from its chambers.

At this rate, the Sage of ...Read more

Selective social distancing rules are a contemptible betrayal of the public trust

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Editors: Answers to questions in grafs 6-9 are italicized

Earlier this week, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had big news -- the city is opening up its iconic Lakefront Trail after months of being closed off as part of a COVID-19 lockdown.

That Lightfoot kept the trail closed even after Chicago had experienced large-scale Black Lives Matter ...Read more

A presidency is a terrible thing to waste

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

President Donald Trump is in the midst of a polling swoon largely of his own making.

It's true that events have taken a hand -- a pandemic with a death toll of more than 100,000, a sharp recession, double-digit unemployment and civil unrest would be the horsemen of the apocalypse for any incumbent president.

Experiencing all of these in one ...Read more

Law and order isn't Fascist

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Confronted by a clear and present fascist threat, the staff of The New York Times rose up last week to humiliate and punish quislings in its ranks.

In a now famous op-ed, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton called for federal troops to quell riots and looting, an idea that the Times staff considered worthy of Oswald Mosley or Benito Mussolini.

As the ...Read more

Of course destruction of property is violence

From the Right / Rich Lowry /

Breaking things and burning buildings is enjoying a vogue it hasn't had since the late 1960s or early 1970s.

Arson and looting are a perennial feature of urban unrest, but they have been pretty universally condemned for decades now -- until the past week or so.

Forced to choose between criticizing the George Floyd protests when they get out of...Read more

 

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