Cultural conservatives can't be too happy about the country's growing tolerance for gay marriage and legal marijuana, both of which a slim majority now supports. This erosion of traditional moral codes, they fear, will put America on the highway to Gomorrah. But removing government from the business of enforcing morality doesn't mean that individuals will celebrate their liberation by smoking crack and throwing orgies. Conservatives are wrong, explains Shikha Dalmia, to worry that libertarian policies will lead to libertinism.
Police departments exist to protect people's persons and property. The Minneapolis Police Department has failed to do either.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
Plus: the weird new battle lines on warrantless surveillance, more CDC incompetence, Minneapolis on fire, and more…
They're using their Second Amendment rights to protect local businesses from riots and looting.
Are we seeing a tipping point where police begin to grasp why the public is so outraged?