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Infographic on public opinion on police in the United States.
D.C.’s lawmakers have plans for the next battle on immigration-citizenship. D.C. councilmembers introduced the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act, a bill to grant non-American citizens residing in the D.C.-area the ability to vote in municipal elections.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked French Jews to come home. There is strength in numbers and the more Jews there are in Israel, the stronger Israel will be. The flip side is that the fewer Jews there are in France — or Europe or America — the weaker Jews as a whole will be.
How far should a tolerant society tolerate intolerance? Those protecting a tolerant society from the intolerant will sometimes go too far. It’s impossible to prevent it from ever happening, but it’s important not to let it happen too often.
The data on arrest-related deaths do not support the conclusion that police are racially biased.
The US, and the West more broadly, is becoming intolerant of expression that offends an angry minority or the elite sensibilities.
If I torture a fiend to find out where he left a child to suffocate or starve in some dungeon, that’s a less evil act than torturing someone just to hear them renounce their god or country.
Power over others, we are reminded this week by the tragedy of Eric Garner’s death, is a terrible beast that is difficult to tame.
Everyone agrees: No one should die for selling bootleg cigarettes. But if you pass and enforce a law against such things, you increase the chances things might go wrong. That’s a fact, whether it sounds callous to delicate ears or not.