Years ago, Jerry Lewis and his telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association dominated the airwaves every Labor Day. While MDA still raises millions through the telethon, about as much as it ever has, it does so now without Lewis and with just a couple of hours of actual television airtime. But the decline of the televised telethon should not be seen as a sign of disinterest in combining entertainment with philanthropy via mass popular culture. Instead, Scott Shackford suggests, look online and see how avid gamers are using their favorite recreational activities to raise millions for health-related causes. Climb aboard the Desert Bus and prepare to shill out a few coins … for the children!
They're using their Second Amendment rights to protect local businesses from riots and looting.
The Supreme Court could announce as early as Monday that it's revisiting qualified immunity, a doctrine that shields rotten cops from civil rights lawsuits.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
Are we seeing a tipping point where police begin to grasp why the public is so outraged?
Police departments exist to protect people's persons and property. The Minneapolis Police Department has failed to do either.