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'Intensifying' into violence

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

Democrats and journalists have struggled to explain the spike. AOC, fresh from "Les Miz," suspects fathers are stealing to feed their children. The NYT indicts summer heat waves. They resist the obvious explanation: Less policing plus lighter punishment and delegitimizing law enforcement yields more violent crime. Almost all the extra victims, including children, are minorities in underprivileged neighborhoods. Some black lives evidently don't matter so much. But that's not a story most journalists want to cover. Falling in the same category is the continued unraveling of the Russia-collusion hoax.