Yes, police should use only reasonable force to arrest a suspect. The reasonableness requirement is a two way obligation. Michael Brown’s killing by a Ferguson police officer was a pretty much easy case highlighting this issue. The New York case of Eric Garner killed while resisting arrest for selling untaxed cigarettes seems to highlight the […]
‘Merica! Not just better… quantifiably better. According to this piece in The Spectator’s Coffee House Blog — Great Britain would be our 50th richest state if it joined us a 51st state. So why is Britain poorer than all states save Mississippi?
Now and again, American inequality is on display to the world. We […]
Kobe Bryant is not my favorite athlete. I’m ambivalent on his past rape case — only because the evidence was sketchy and despite his legal team’s (and a local LA sports talk station’s) overly aggressive posture towards the alleged victim (the word “alleged” still has meaning, but I digress). In addition, I’m just not […]
Cue Ernie Hudson… As my Granny would’ve said, “Don’t that beat all.” Dave Wilson is white. But to win a seat on the Houston Community College Board of Trustees in a district predominantly comprised of African-American voters, Wilson, a conservative Republican, led voters to believe he was black.
According to CBS affiliate KHOU-TV, Wilson’s direct […]
The Supreme Court decided, by not really deciding, to let the pernicious weed of affirmative action live another day in Fisher v. University of Texas
The Supreme Court has surprised legal experts by declining to strike down the University of Texas’ use of race in undergraduate admissions. On Monday, the justices sent the case […]
The U.S. Census Bureau updates its forms After more than a century, the Census Bureau is dropping its use of the word “Negro” to describe black Americans in surveys.
Instead of the term that came into use during the Jim Crow era of racial segregation, census forms will use the more modern labels “black” or […]
Walter Russell Mead has a tour de force article on the history of race relations in the U.S. at The American Interest
Many hoped that the election of the first African-American President of the United States meant a decisive turn in the long and troubled history of race relations in the United States. And indeed […]
Some background here from The Blaze:
One of Maher’s complaints about President Obama is, apparently, that he’s not aggressive enough as President. Fair enough – that’s a common complaint among liberals. However, Maher phrases this complaint in a (to put it charitably) risque way – specifically, by complaining that Obama doesn’t act enough like […]
John Derbyshire… National Review Online’s resident curmudgeon and sometime bomb thrower has been fired for this article.
Rich Lowry’s Corner post about Derb’s sacking is here.
Now who would’ve have thought that making decisions based on solely or mostly on race would lead to bad outcomes? Anyone with a lick of sense of course. Now the numbers are starting to emerge on the damage affirmative action has wrought. From Jeff Jacoby in The Boston Globe:
In a report published last year […]