But the national nightmare of police violence continues.
The nation, and the citizens of Minneapolis in particular, felt a collective sense of relief yesterday as the news came down the wire that the Derek Chauvin trial had ended in a conviction on all charges.
Surely the most compelling evidence in the case was something many of us saw for ourselves- recorded on video by terrified and furious bystanders; the last moments of George Floyd’s life and then-Officer Derek Chauvin’s shocking, callous disregard of it.
The evidence in the case was overwhelming, and difficult to ignore.
The same can be said…
Will they get their wish?
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) demanded on Sunday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) take action against Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) over remarks Waters made over the weekend.
“Maxine Waters is inciting violence in Minneapolis — just as she has incited it in the past,” McCarthy said in a statement. “If Speaker Pelosi doesn’t act against this dangerous rhetoric, I will bring action this week.”
Rep. Waters attended a protest on Saturday night in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where police shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright last week. …
Progressive socialist candidates swept Nevada Democratic Party elections in March. The Nevada Democratic Party staff promptly resigned. Why?
Progressives were mystified last month by the events in Nevada and many still haven’t quite wrapped their heads around what happened, even all these weeks later.
Just as progressive, Democratic-Socialist candidates swept every single leadership position, and Nevada progressives prepared to celebrate, they received some shocking news.
The entire staff of the Nevada Democratic Party was resigning in protest.
Not only that, Nevada Democrats in leadership, seeing the writing on the wall long before Election Day, had taken the precaution of moving…
“I’m responsible,” said the celebrity public service announcement; “for racism in America.”
“I’m responsible,” the celebrity PSA went; as one film and television star after another declaimed most earnestly, gazing into the camera: “I’m responsible for systematic racism in America.”
The movie-star mea culpa meant well, but much like the cringeworthy “Imagine” video released in the early days of the pandemic, it was pilloried by media personalities and fans alike. The public statement was met with derision and mockery.
That performers, professional emoters, should come across as performing seemed a surprise to the wealthy, cosseted denizens of an industry which…
A growing need to proactively support good health is giving rise to new treatments for everything from infertility to erectile dysfunction. The only limit may be our unwillingness to talk about it.
Even before the pandemic increased the the number of people avoiding routine medical care and screenings, men suffering from erectile dysfunction weren’t over-anxious to talk to their doctor about it.
Due to the associated stigma, men with the problem rarely seek help. …
American troops have been welcomed by the Afghan people and many aren’t anxious to see them go.
The majority of people in Afghanistan don’t remember life before post-war reconstruction efforts began two decades ago.
64% of the country’s population is under 25. They are too young to remember a time before the Taliban fell in 2001.
In the United States, 2001 was the year the War on Terror began in earnest, the year the Twin Towers collapsed on live television, the year Homeland Security was born.
In Afghanistan, 2001 was the end of a dark period of violence and oppression…
The United States will withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021, the 20th anniversary of the al Qaeda attacks that triggered the longest war in American history, U.S. officials said Tuesday.
“We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan hoping to create the ideal conditions for our withdrawal, expecting a different result,” President Biden said.
“I am now the fourth American president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democrats,” Biden added. “I will not pass this responsibility to a fifth.”
Biden said the removal of…
James O’Keefe has struck again, but the real damage is already done.
It’s easy to dismiss the antics of undercover “journalist” James O’Keefe. His flagship media company, Project Veritas, since launching with a hilariously bad undercover expose of Planned Parenthood over a decade ago, has been desperately attempting to stick a thumb in the eye of every liberal politician, progressive movement and left-leaning organization in the U.S. ever since, without much success.
That he persists is a mystery to some leftists, though it really shouldn’t be. He is right’s answer…
The police officer who shot and killed Daunte Wright in a Minneapolis suburb on Sunday meant to fire her taser, according to a statement from officials on Monday.
“It is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet,” Brooklyn Center Police Department Chief Tim Gannon said of the shooting on Sunday. “This appears to me, from what I viewed, and the officer’s reaction and distress immediately after, that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in a tragic death of Mr. Wright.”
Officials released body-cam footage of…
We can’t censor political speech, we can’t raise the corporate tax rate, and the Green New Deal won’t work.
The developing world over, deforestation is still a major concern. Though it has fallen out of fashion, deforestation remains one of most serious problems faced by the environmental movement.
Some environmentalists have even decried the extinction earth crowd for distracting from some of the most pressing, immediate, and obvious, environmental problems the world is facing right now- not in ten years- like the destruction of wildlife habitats, ocean pollution and single use plastics.
Dealing with deforestation, not to mention habitat loss…