It’s time for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to threaten — or invoke — the nuclear option to end the Democratic filibuster of the Republican bill sponsored by Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina to regulate police conduct.
Joe Biden is riding a raft on treacherous whitewater as he tries to appease the demands of the newly enraged and energized African-American voters while staying in the bounds of what white voters will tolerate.
Police do not disproportionately kill unarmed Black men. According to Heather MacDonald, writing in the Wall Street Journal, “The police fatally shot nine unarmed Blacks and 19 unarmed Whites in 2019 according to a Washington Post database.” That number, while tragic, is down from 2015 when 38 unarmed Blacks were killed by police compared to 32 Whites. (“Unarmed” included examples where the victim had a gun in his car but not on his person).
Joe Biden is increasingly critical of President Trump — and, by implication, America’s governors — for pressing ahead with reopening. Warning of a second wave of the virus in the fall, he says Trump should listen more to his scientists who are skittish about uncaging Americans.
The decision of the Department of Justice to drop all charges against former National Security Advisor Gen. Michael Flynn constitutes an admission of the most grievous and outrageous kind of misconduct by the chief investigative arm of the federal government: the FBI.