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Analysis and Commentary

Crime As Politics

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, December 28, 2014

In the last few days, the local Fresno community was outraged — or at least was reportedly to be so — at the vandalism of a local Islamic cultural center.

Analysis and Commentary

Who's Responsible?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Friday, December 26, 2014

The cold-blooded murder of two New York City policemen as they sat in their car is not only an outrage but also a wake-up call. It shows, in the most painful way, the high cost of having demagogues, politicians, mobs and the media constantly taking cheap shots at the police.

Analysis and Commentary

The Brooklyn Cop Killings: A Numerate Analysis

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, December 22, 2014

I'll put aside the irony that many people on the right are borrowing a page that many on the left use on other issues by blaming a climate of opinion for the two Brooklyn cop murders.

Analysis and Commentary

Columbia Law School Offers Students A Fainting Couch

by James Huffmanvia Daily Caller (DC)
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The Daily Caller reports that Columbia University Law School has agreed to postpone final exams for students traumatized by the recent grand jury non-indictments in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City. The DC also reports that students at Harvard and Georgetown law schools would like the same consideration from their institutions of higher learning.

Analysis and Commentary

Lying For The Cause

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review Online
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Well aside from “If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor,” or blanket amnesty that is and is not lawful for a president to grant, there is a special category of progressive mythology. Or rather a particular cast of “truth tellers,” victims, supposed whistle blowers, and popular liberal icons who spin tales for a supposedly higher good, on the premise that untruth for a cause makes it sort of true.

Law and Justice
Analysis and Commentary

Is Law Optional?

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

The fiasco of "Rolling Stone" magazine's apology for an unsubstantiated claim of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house — and the instant rush to judgment of the university administration in shutting down all fraternities, when those charges were made — should warn us about the dangers of having serious legal issues dealt with by institutions with no qualifications for that role.

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The Way Forward On Police Reform

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas
Monday, December 8, 2014

Bitter opposition between the police and protestors reduces the prospects of meaningful changes. 

Analysis and Commentary

Ripples Of Ferguson

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Works and Days
Sunday, December 7, 2014

There is some blame to go around in nearly all racial confrontations. Why the body of Michael Brown was left in the street for hours seems inexplicable. The apparent chokehold that contributed to the death of Eric Garner, with the benefit of video hindsight, does not seem to square with the de facto exoneration of the officer involved.

Analysis and Commentary

He Who Wills The End Wills The Means

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, December 5, 2014

In an otherwise excellent segment on the tragic Eric Garner case, in which some New York cops choked to death a man selling loose cigarettes, Jon Stewart, generally a smart man, either misunderstands or plays to his audience's ignorance.


Richard Epstein on the John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Senior Fellow Richard Epstein discusses the recent decisions of the New York and Ferguson grand juries not to indict police officers on the John Batchelor Show.


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