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A Summer of Violence?
Rafael Mangual joins Seth Barron to discuss the surge in gun violence in New York City and other American cities, the impact of newly enacted criminal-justice reforms on policing, and the connection between “low-level” enforcement and major-crime pre
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Brave New Britain
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plane has had a patriotic makeover. RAF Voyager, the aircraft used by Johnson and the royal family for official travel, was painted red, white, and blue to “better represent the UK around the world.” The news brought so
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Cult Programming in Seattle
The city is training white municipal employees to overcome their “internalized racial superiority.”
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The Waning Days of Camp Maroon
Philadelphia’s own autonomous zone, Camp Maroon, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, is a stone’s throw away from the Rodin Museum and the Barnes Foundation. The zone came into existence shortly after the riots of late May and early June. News of tents
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Crowding and Covid
Density is not causally linked to Covid-19 infection or death rates, according to a new study of more than 900 U.S. counties from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Shima Hamidi and her coauthors found that, after accounting for var
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The Nursing-Home Catastrophe
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s fateful decision to return Covid-19 patients to care facilities ought to haunt him—and us.
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Navigating The Age Of Crisis
John Tierney discussed this period of unrest, freedom of speech, the future of cities, and more with Charles F. McElwee, assistant editor of City Journal. Tierney, a contributing editor at City Journal, has significant experience in print and media,
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The Jobs Imperative
The coronavirus shutdown was one of the biggest economic experiments in American history. Economists and public-health scholars will study it for generations. History is still unfolding, but it is certain that the importance of having a job has been
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Hearing What Black Voices Really Say About Police
African-Americans have mixed attitudes, but most are satisfied with their local departments.
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Rejecting The Culture Of Hate
As we approach this Fourth of July, the United States is consumed by reckless violence, nihilistic silencing, and a systematic assault on the nation’s cultural and political patrimony. The voices of sanity are few, and civic courage is in short suppl
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A Question of Freedom
In Norway, where I live, May 17 is Constitution Day. In every city, town, and hamlet in this country, the inhabitants celebrate it by dressing in traditional garb (bunad) and congregating downtown, where they wave Norwegian flags and sing the nationa
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Minnesota Madness
On May 25, George Floyd died in the custody of four Minneapolis police officers. What followed was a terroristic crime spree in the Twin Cities. As the Star Tribune reported, the damage extended to 1,500 businesses and buildings in Minneapolis and St
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Jamaica, Fourth of July, 1970
Fifty years ago, a few days after the Fourth of July, my older brother Edward shipped off to Vietnam to serve his country. He was 24 and a second lieutenant in the United States Army. Only a few weeks earlier, Edward stood proudly in the formal blue
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Support All Schools
“A state need not subsidize private education. But once a state decides to do so, it cannot disqualify some private schools solely because they are religious.” With those words, Chief Justice John Roberts, joined by four other members of the Supreme
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Reining In The Administrative State
Among the decisions issued by the Supreme Court on Monday, June 29, the headline case is June Medical Services LLC v. Russo—maintaining, for now, the Court’s abortion-rights jurisprudence. But Court watchers should also pay attention to another major
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The Wrong Cuts
The real problem with the NYPD budget isn’t officer headcount; it’s spiraling retiree fringe-benefit costs.
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Navigating the Pandemic Economy
Allison Schrager joins Brian Anderson to discuss economic trends in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, how the stock market has performed during the crisis, and why expensive infrastructure projects are a risky strategy for reviving the economy.
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Gettysburg: Profiles in Courage
In this summer of tumult, it’s more crucial than ever to remember and honor what soldiers fought for in the Civil War’s pivotal battle.
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Is Hamilton Next?
The hit musical, now a movie, celebrates the American Founding so unabashedly that it seems ripe for cancellation.
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It took several months for the first iteration of the Ferguson Effect to become obvious. Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in August 2014, triggering local riots and a national narrative about lethally racist poli
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The Bloody End of CHAZ
Early this morning, a phalanx of Seattle police officers, armed with long batons and semiautomatic rifles, cleared out the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), also known as the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest (CHOP). Unless Antifa militants stage an
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The End of Chaz
Early this morning, a phalanx of Seattle police officers, armed with long batons and semiautomatic rifles, cleared out the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), also known as the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest (CHOP). Unless Antifa militants stage an
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Hong Kong Thrives Only in Freedom
Beijing has now acted to impose a new security law on Hong Kong, turning its back on the “one country, two systems” agreement to which it had committed when the former British colony returned to Chinese control in 1997. Hong Kong will be subject to t
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A Bright Spot in Health Care
Frustrated by bloat and bureaucracy, some doctors are creating their own free-market solutions.
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Mask Wars
While facemasks can’t hurt in the fight against Covid-19, the outrage directed at skeptics is excessive.
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Lights Out for Gentrification
Kay S. Hymowitz discussed life in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, social network theory, the future of cities and gentrification, and more with Charles F. McElwee, assistant editor of City Journal. Hymowitz is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Inst
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It’s Not #Karen We Should Worry About—It’s #Liz
The #Karen meme has taken on new frenzy in recent weeks, with virtue enforcers roving the streets, real and virtual, intent on catching and publicly humiliating supposed race offenders. A concept that developed in part out of grievance with overbeari
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Fixing New Jersey’s Covid-19 Shortfall
Governor Phil Murphy should follow the lead of other states during this unprecedented period.
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Too San Francisco For Its Own Good
San Franciscans love complaining about how terrible San Francisco has become. We’ll bond about the high cost of rent, the homeless problem, and how we’re planning to leave the city because the techies ruined it. “I’ve been here forever, got here four
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Unions Biden Their Time
The Democratic nominee’s agenda would give a huge boost to labor organizing—especially in the public sector.
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