George Floyd

systemic racism

The trouble with America’s ‘systemic racism’

November 13, 2020 5:42 pm

The United States has been no more racist, unequal and oppressive than most racially pluralist countries

blm

Britain clambers aboard the BLM bandwagon

October 6, 2020 11:33 am

The public does not buy into the notion that there is ‘structural’ racism in the UK. There isn’t

Blaming Trump for the riots is a Democratic disaster

September 1, 2020 6:01 pm

Support for Black Lives Matter has plummeted in swing states

looting

The Vicky Osterweil delusion

August 30, 2020 12:25 pm

In Defense of Looting: A Riotous History of Uncivil Action by Vicky Osterweil reviewed

san francisco

Rise and rise of the San Francisco Democrat

August 14, 2020 6:59 am

Don’t believe the hype. Kamala Harris is radical and rude

minnesota

Will Trump win Minnesota?

August 13, 2020 5:37 pm

An Emerson poll has him within the margin of error

funerals

Who deserves a funeral?

July 31, 2020 2:20 pm

Politicians have decided that celebrity affords them the right to override the onerous restrictions on funerals

umbrella A fire illuminates protesters standing on a barricade in front of the Third Police Precinct in Minneapolis

The curious Umbrella Man myth

July 30, 2020 5:11 am

Cockburn hasn’t seen this many people excited about an umbrella since Mary Poppins hit theaters in 1964

largely peaceful

The lunacy of the ‘largely peaceful protest’

July 27, 2020 5:29 pm

The media says one thing while also saying the opposite

fake news

If a video is viral, who cares if it’s fake?

July 23, 2020 10:05 am

Welcome to the age of unreality

open letters

Open letters have become ransom notes

July 23, 2020 1:18 am

Online diatribes decry a university’s shabby racial record and issue the now-standard list of demands

revolt Friends take a selfie in the the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle, Washington

The gentrification of revolt

July 6, 2020 4:16 pm

Liberals distract from real change in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd

assata shakur

Why is Black Lives Matter praising a terrorist?

July 2, 2020 1:46 pm

Assata Shakur, from most-wanted list to left-wing icon

african american

Trump’s African American ‘silent minority’ could swing the election

July 1, 2020 11:34 am

Trump’s vocal support for safety and security is resonating in the black community

distancing

What we need is social media distancing

July 1, 2020 9:45 am

Social media brings out the worst in us because the algorithm rewards us for being tribal, divisive and emotional

knee

Just-one-knee syndrome

June 30, 2020 11:37 am

They took a knee, as it were, when what they should have done was throw themselves to the ground

end history

Is this the end of history?

June 28, 2020 3:04 pm

George Floyd was a pretext, not a cause. The cause was destruction of our civilization

coercive progressivism

The rise of coercive progressivism

June 28, 2020 4:50 am

Identity politics functions as ‘Christianity without redemption’

race

Forget White Fragility: here are 10 books America should be reading about race

June 27, 2020 11:27 am

There are more nuanced visions of race in the US

manners

Manners maketh America

June 25, 2020 4:01 pm

It’s in everyone’s interest to resist rudeness

controversy paradox

How come the less something is a problem, the more people talk about it?

June 24, 2020 11:25 pm

The ‘controversy paradox’ behind Britain’s protests

bhaz

After BHAZ

June 24, 2020 4:43 pm

‘We’re not tearing up our communities, we’re coming to the root of the problem, which is the government’

law rayshard brooks

The rule of law is collapsing

June 24, 2020 9:12 am

The Rayshard Brooks case is tragic but, legally, straightforward

theodore roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt saw this mob coming

June 22, 2020 11:16 am

Who is immune from retrospective condemnation?

race

The new inequality

June 22, 2020 6:17 am

We’re experiencing an unhealthy overcorrection in racial politics