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Facts emerging on Jacob Blake shooting contradict the narrative that sparked riots

Thomas Lifson, American Thinker

We can now add the riots in Kenosha and beyond to the list of race riots sparked by assumptions of police behavior contradicted by the facts. As with George Floyd, the impressions created by the first videos released to the public were misleading and highly inflammatory. In considering the facts, ask yourself what you would do if you were charged with the task that faced the Kenosha police officers. What should the officers have done, confronted with Blake, armed with a deadly weapon and attempting to drive away the vehicle with three young children in it?

What We Know So Far About The Kyle Rittenhouse Case

Kyle Rittenhouse, the young man who stepped up to take the place of the Kenosha, Wisconsin police department, has now been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the fatal shootings that took place during the second night of looting and arson in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Yet many questions remain unanswered about the confrontations that left two rioters with extensive criminal records dead and a third, who was armed, wounded.

Democrats’ Cloward-Piven Plan For The Post Office

Frances Fox Piven and the late Richard Cloward, two radical Leftist academics, posited that the way to societal change was to overload and crash the welfare system through four steps. Radicals on the Far Left have since recognized that such a strategy could be applied to elections with favorable results, and we see the implementation of Step 1, “Overload and Break the Election System” being prepared now.

Over 100 Conservative Leaders And Activists Warn President Trump "chaos and vote fraud are central elements of the new Marxist Democrats’ campaign strategy"

Sowing Election Day chaos and vote fraud are central elements of the new Marxist Democrats’ campaign strategy. Because the Republican Party views November 3, 2020 as just another election, instead of an existential battle to preserve constitutional liberty, the GOP, and we fear the Trump campaign, are totally unprepared for what is about to hit them. Please add your name to the letter to bring this dire situation to President Trump's attention.

Weatherman Fired For Accurately Reporting Which Way The Wind Is Blowing

Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it, is an old gag attributed to Mark Twain, but it turns out, as on-air personality and University of Washington professor Cliff Mass discovered, if you do try to do anything about it you will get fired, at least if you work at NPR.

Will Democrats accept election loss? New report says no.

Byron York, Washington Examiner

The report comes from a secretive group called the Transition Integrity Project, a bipartisan, anti-Trump org. When one side believes the stakes are so high as to be existential — a last chance to stop authoritarianism and unbridled nativism — then virtually any means are justified to prevent the other side from winning. One lesson of the Transition Integrity Project game-playing is today, less than 100 days from the election, some of the president's most passionate opponents believe Dems might willingly throw the Constitution aside in their desire to put an end to the Trump presidency.

'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.

Our Summer of Cultural Suicide

Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media

Professional sports, universities and the motion picture industry all know that what they are doing is bad for business. But they still believe they are rich and powerful, and thus invulnerable. They also are ignorant of history and cannot be persuaded that they are destroying themselves. All that matters is that the country itself learns from these suicidal examples and heals itself. If the U.S. is not to become an extinct Easter Island, it must rediscover a respect for its past, honor for the dead who gave us so much, the desire to invest rather than spend, and a need for some sense of transcendence.

The NFL Is On The Brink

Victor Davis Hanson, PJ Media

In 2018, the league belatedly banned players from kneeling for the national anthem. By then, Colin Kaepernick had left football. Now the NFL is in the news amid national protests and violence following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of police. If the multibillion-dollar NFL decides that multimillionaire players have no obligation to stand to honor a collective national anthem, and that there will be separate anthems and politicized uniforms, then millions of Americans will quietly shrug and change the channel. And that silent protest will make the 2016-17 anthem protest look like child’s play.

This Is A Great Opportunity To Destroy Academia

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

This is our chance to undo one of America’s biggest mistakes in the last century, allowing academia to metastasize into the societal tumor that it has become. Technology and economics were already gut-punching this flabby punk before both the double-strike combo of the pangolin pandemic panic and the woke insurrection revealed that not only did the emperor have no clothes but he wasn’t packing much to speak of besides. It has been revealed as yet another undead leftist institution, staggering on long after it should have rested in pieces. Let’s drive a stake through the heart of academia as we know it.

Marxist mobs sweep into cities, call for defunding of police, tear down statues and create havoc

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

The moment the Marxists co-opted the unity of Americans after the death of Floyd, what transpired was the unleashing of a political cancer the world is far too familiar with. Defunding the police is insane and impacts the safety of people of color and the disenfranchised who are unable to flee urban areas that are turning into dystopian hellscapes. This is no American “movement.” It’s an organized, craven political con job hoping, somehow, the ensuing misery inflicted on you and your family will compel you to vote against Republicans. Our culture are is the sacrificial lambs in the Democrats' political games.

Are Uncivil Protests and Mob Violence Winning?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Creators

Has the uncivil protest mob won already? People have gotten away with massive demonstrations blocking roads, highways and parks. Shopping areas in elite and working-class sections of scores of cities have been torched and looted. Police have been insulted, taunted and showered with debris. They have made mass civil disobedience an acceptable and even praiseworthy form of protest, if you are justifiably outraged. They have won near-immunity for burning and looting stores. Blanket amnesties at the state and city level appear to be in the cards. Media helped the radicals turn public opinion against the cops.

Trump Calls For Tougher Republican Response To ‘Political War’

Ben Domench, The Federalist

In a wide-ranging interview, President Donald J. Trump said that the country is in the midst of “a political war … where the left will use anything to win, including the culture.” The president said that to restore order and win in 2020, his Republican allies “need to be stronger” in standing up to rioters and those who would tear down statues. “They’ve got to get much tougher,” Trump said, drawing comparisons to moments when Republicans stood together on impeachment and in battles over judicial nominees. “They have to be stronger, have to come together,” or risk losing politically and worse.

Must See Sen. Tom Cotton Video: Biden Will Bring Anarchy To Your Hometown

Senator Tom Cotton is right, Joe Biden is too liberal and too confused to lead, and if we allow Joe Biden to be elected President, anarchy will be coming to our towns and cities. We urge CHQ readers and friends to watch the ad through this link to YouTube and then help make it go viral by sending the link to your family, friends, neighbors, fellow parishioners, civic club members and other contacts.

Peter Wood on the Vandalism of Civilization

Dr. Peter Wood is one of a small but brave band of academics who have the integrity to criticize the role of college and university faculty members and administrators in encouraging “the wreckage of the public square” as he put it. We urge CHQ readers and friends to call upon their colleges and universities, especially publicly funded institutions, to do their part in restoring the principles of respect for the common good and to oppose the wreckage of the public square.

Take Teddy Roosevelt Off Mount Rushmore While You Are At It

Like all historical figures, Teddy Roosevelt’s legacy is complex, but if his own descendants won’t defend the first President to invite an African-American to dine as a guest at the White House, far be it from us to take on the woke social justice warrior mob to defend the legacy of the egotist who split the Republican Party and set the stage for the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson, one of the most virulent racists to ever sully American politics.

You can’t rally. We can riot

Stephen L. Miller, Spectator USA

These people want you to believe that this pandemic is caused by some magical woke virus, one which somehow skips those who have the right politics. What it actually does is raise the suspicion that Democrats and progressives have wanted to keep the economy shut down and people at home as long as possible to affect the outcome of the November election. Your job and your family or your church (also protected by the First Amendment) are not important. Our joining in large crowds to protest is. Democrats enthusiastically encouraged the world to disregard lockdown and people will now follow their lead.

Democrats Run Cities Where Cops Kill Blacks

A group, led by some of America's most prominent African-American conservatives, has addressed a letter to President Trump and Congress pointing out that in the wake of George Floyd’s unjustified death, well-organized agitators and Democrat politicians have weaponized Mr. Floyd’s death to demonize law enforcement, President Trump, and conservatives in general, by conveniently hiding the fact that the Minneapolis city council and mayor—along with the district’s congresswoman, both senators, and the Minnesota governor—are all Democrats with a decidedly anti-American agenda.

Why Can’t Democrats Run A Competent Police Force?

Democrat-run big cities -- New York, Baltimore, Chicago, and Minneapolis are notable cases -- that continue to struggle with relations between the police and minority communities; in some cases, those relations have even regressed. The media rarely acknowledge this monumental failing of the Democratic Party, and it seems to evoke little self-reflection among urban Democrats themselves, because it is much easier to blame Donald Trump and imaginary systemic racism than it is to train and manage a competent police force.

Conservative Leaders: Justice, Not Chaos

Over 100 conservative leaders representing millions of grassroots conservatives nationwide have released a “memo to the movement” decrying the violence in the wake of the killing of George Floyd and urging state, local and national authorities to respect peaceful protests while acting with alacrity to restore law and order when individuals and organizations turn to violence and use Mr. Floyd’s death to pursue an agenda of social conflict and destruction.