Baltimore: The Disease Of Progressivism

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As regular readers know, I’ve been following the Freddie Grey case since its inception. 

Some aspects of the case, particularly the disposition of internal Baltimore PD discipline directed at the officers involved, remain unresolved. But there are other aspects of that case still affecting public policy, even outside Baltimore. Baltimore remains a laboratory of the irrational and debilitating nature of progressive thought and policy.

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Behind The Scenes In North Korea Foreign Policy

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Pundits willing to be remotely honest have credited President Trump’s rhetoric with causing the North Korean Regime to back down from its threat to fire multiple missiles at Guam. Mr. Trump certainly deserves substantial praise for actually sounding like an American president in commanding the most powerful military the world has ever seen. That’s not something Americans have heard for nearly nine years, so it’s probably a source of near-stupefying cognitive dissonance for the Media and the Left (yes, yes, I know: one in the same).

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Respecting The Police?

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In these interesting—as in the ancient Chinese curse—times it is becoming a matter of public faith that America’s police are evil, violent racists and brutes, ready to attack, even murder, every innocent citizen they see, but particularly, young, black males. If one casually read some of my series on police issues, such as the current Justine Damond case, one might come away with something of that impression, but a closer reading would reveal something else again. Continue reading

Zorro Rides Again?

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It was Zorro. As a child, I loved Zorro. I didn’t realize his sword was merely a more or less standard sport fencing sabre, but that didn’t matter. The style, the dash, fighting for truth and justice–ah, what days of youth and innocence. He sparked a life long interest in fencing, and I went on to co-found the Wyoming Division of the United States Fencing Association, and to study Kendo–Japanese fencing–and Iaido–Japanese sword drawing–as well. I never used a sword to rescue a dark-eyed, raven-haired, oppressed maiden with a heaving bosum, but then as now, I’m ready. And perhaps I’ll have a chance, as Daily Wire.com reports:

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Charlottesville and Durham: It’s Never Enough–UPDATED

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A few pertinent observations:

*The President of the United States is not the Comforter In Chief, nor is he the Denouncer In Chief. It is not his job to deliver remarks that please the most vicious and irrational elements of the Left—including the media–after every protest, crime or incident that occurs anywhere in the nation.

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The Justine Damond Case, Update #8: The Challenge Of Culture

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In the cosmic irony category, former Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau was recently honored. The Sydney Morning Herald reports: 

Ms Harteau was named the 2017 Woman Law Enforcement Executive of the Year on Thursday [3 August, 2017]. [skip]

She received the award at the annual conference of National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives in Kansas City.

‘Chief Janee Harteau has made a real difference for the police officers and citizens of Minneapolis, and those she has touched through her various teaching, mentoring and speaking engagements,’ NAWLEE officials said in a statement.

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College English: Reality Has A Way Of Catching Up With You

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Perhaps this is why they should pay attention to spelling in college…

I have, for some years now, been watching the fetid swamp of political correctness, fearfulness, and the jellyfish spines of college administrators at our nation’s institutions of higher learning. I’ve come across numerous articles wherein the precious, special snowflakes have bitterly claimed their teacher’s expectations they use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation in their writings is not only a microaggression, it’s racist, sexist, LGBTQWERTY-ist, it makes them feel unsafe, and it’s generally icky and must stop. The man is keepin’ them down!

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