…acknowledges the seriousness of the issue of police brutality, the group is committed to – and must remain focused on – ending Governor Whitmer’s unconstitutional lockdown orders that are destroying the lives and livelihoods of Michiganders with every passing day. … [Read more...] about Update: Michigan United for Liberty Cancels Small Business Event over ‘Political Terrorism’ Threat
I’m tired of our humanity slowly being bled out from micro-aggressive encounters slicing at our collective psyche. Social media may give the impression that incidents like the Central Park encounter between avid birdwatcher Christian Cooper and Amy Cooper — the woman who put his life in danger by falsely telling police he was threatening her life — are recent developments, but they are not. It’s just that 14-year-old Emmett Till didn’t have a smartphone back in 1955, when he was lynched after Carolyn Bryant falsely claimed he made a pass a her. … [Read more...] about Column: George Floyd, Central Park and the familiar terror they inspire
Patrick Wolff is an investor, the founder of Grandmaster Capital Management and former managing director at Clarium Capital Management and Thiel Macro; he is also a chess grandmaster, and two-time U.S. Chess Champion in 1992 and 1995. Jason Tepperman is the managing director of PLC Fund Advisors LLC, a specialized small business lender, and previously served in multiple roles with the U.S. Treasury Department. They are coauthors of “COVID-19 Policy Response Proposal: Macro-Prudential Economic Interruption Insurance,” a policy brief published by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. … [Read more...] about The case for national disaster insurance
And when then-candidate Trump held up a rainbow flag on stage (upside down) at a campaign event last November—a moment that Trump supporters frequently cite as proof of his support for LGBT people—spokesman Jason Miller told the Washington Times that “[Trump] will protect all Americans from the radical Islamic extremists who perpetuate hate and violence around the world, unlike Hillary Clinton who dangerously plans for open borders.” … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump’s White House Really Safeguard LGBT Rights?
Instead, Barron and others are alarmed at the direction the administration is taking. Trump is responsible for some of it, having signed a directive banning the recruitment of transgender troops. But much of it has originated from his agencies. The Justice Department has changed its position on whether sexual orientation is covered under the Civil Rights Act, withdrawn federal protections for transgender kids in schools, and said it will not prosecute organizations who cite religious objections when declining to serve gay customers. … [Read more...] about Trump’s Gay Backers No Longer See Him as the Great Straight Hope