Cause and Effect: American Balkanization and Crime

My plans for finally getting my Red Summit post were derailed a 2nd time after I read this piece from Christopher Harper that stopped me in my tracks. Violent crimes increased nationally last year by more than 4 percent and homicides rose by nearly 9 percent, one year after violence rose nearly 4 percent and … Continue reading Cause and Effect: American Balkanization and Crime

New York Times v. Trump

The New York Times’ decision to draw a line in the sand against Donald Trump’s threat to file a libel suit may come back to haunt the news organization. The issue involves a story about two women who allege that the presidential candidate groped or kissed them without their consent. In a letter asking for … Continue reading New York Times v. Trump

A Lesson in Faith and Racial Healing

Faith in God. Faith in the community. Faith in the system. That is why Tulsa, Oklahoma, didn't devolve into race riots after the shooting of a black man by a white police officer. Many residents took to the pews, while other cities, facing similar issues, took to the streets with looting and riots. Tulsa, often called … Continue reading A Lesson in Faith and Racial Healing

A Facebook Rock Star

My friend has become a Facebook rock star after he posted a video of his trigger warning for his editing class at Loyola University in Baltimore. The post got nearly three million page views. “I have been giving a trigger warning on the first day of class every semester. This is it: This is going … Continue reading A Facebook Rock Star

Gaming the Disability System

At the beginning of every semester, I receive several letters of accommodation for students with disabilities. Usually, the letters describe learning rather than physical disabilities. Unfortunately, the Americans with Disabilities Act, a noble gesture to eliminate discrimination and physical barriers, has increasingly become a means for college students to game the academic system for better … Continue reading Gaming the Disability System

A Conservative Respite in Flyover Country

Flyover country may not be the battleground for the presidential election, but there are many lessons the candidates could learn from the Midwest. Over Labor Day weekend, I traveled through South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. I found almost everyone I talked to held conservative viewpoints. That shouldn’t come as a surprise, but I only speak … Continue reading A Conservative Respite in Flyover Country

A Young Black for Trump

He’s young, black and says he supports Donald Trump. If you haven’t heard about him, he’s 14-year-old CJ Pearson, a ninth-grader from Georgia who has criticized Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Not surprisingly, he’s faced an onslaught of vitriol from Democrats and other leftists. But some conservatives, such as RedState’s Erick Erickson, see Pearson as … Continue reading A Young Black for Trump

A True American Ally

A woman in the Kurdish military recently shot and killed a senior commander of the self-proclaimed Islamic State who once kept her as a sex slave. After more than 50 people at a Kurdish wedding died in an attack by Islamic terrorists, Turkey finally decided this week to launch a serious assault against the self-proclaimed … Continue reading A True American Ally

A Godless Olympics

Even with the iconic statue of Jesus Christ watching over the Rio Olympics, NBC and mainstream media outlets have chosen to ignore the importance of religion among athletes. For example, swimmer Michael Phelps, one of the greatest Olympians ever, lost his way until he found God a few years ago. "I was a train wreck. … Continue reading A Godless Olympics

The ‘BS’ Factor

This just in from The New York Times: Journalists are having trouble being objective about Donald Trump. Seriously? Here’s what the red, old lady had to say recently: “If you view a Trump presidency as something that’s potentially dangerous, then your reporting is going to reflect that. You would move closer than you’ve ever been … Continue reading The ‘BS’ Factor