At City Journal, Allen C. Guelzo first explains the 1619 Project: Designed largely by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones and members of the New York Times editorial staff, the 1619 Project aspires–through essays, poems, and short fiction–to rewrite entirely the narrative of American slavery, not as an unwilling inheritance of British colonialism but as the love-object of American capitalism from its very origins.
What if I told you that a cheap, effective and painless method of stopping tooth decay had just been invented! You’d be pretty happy. What if I told you that a cheap, effective and painless method of stopping tooth decay was invented over 100 years ago and has been available in other countries for decades but only now is it starting to be used in the United States as a non-FDA approved, off-label treatment?
HEATHER MAC DONALD: Blue Truth Matters. The Black Lives Matter movement trades on Americans’ ignorance about the demographics of criminal offending. As long as that ignorance prevails, BLM’s anti-cop narrative will continue destroying the institutions of law and order.
(Paul Mirengoff) The Department of Education has called on Princeton to explain how its certifications that it doesn’t discriminate on account of race can be reconciled with its president’s admission that damaging racism is embedded at the university.
FLASHBACK: A ‘living Constitution’ on the right? What would it look like if right-leaning judges ruled like lefties?
I’m abandoning the rule about not speaking ill of the dead. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a politician in robes and we’re in a political season. Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died. These are my first, rough thoughts, and they’re not in any particular order.
For the good of the nation, President Trump needs to immediately nominate a replacement for Justice Ginsburg and the Senate needs to approve him or her before the election. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died yesterday of pancreatic cancer.
With President Trump’s support among African-Americans edging toward 40 percent, it’s clear that an increasing number of blacks now understand that liberty and capitalism, not big government — and certainly not socialism — are the keys to a productive and prosperous life.
It seems to be conventional thinking on the left that Trump did not criticize racists because they are part of his base. FactCheck.org, hardly conservative, points out that he did and did so repeatedly. https://www.factcheck.org/2020/02/trump-has-condemned-white-supremacists/