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Both sides, now

Protest | After George Floyd’s death, we shouldn’t ignore protesters’ cries or looters’ destruction
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 6/11/20, 02:23 pm

“All right we are two nations,” John Dos Passos concluded in his 1936 novel about wealth and poverty, The Big Money. Events during the two weeks concluding on June 8 showed that’s true about the disunited states today, although the divide at street level is not so much rich vs. poor but protected-from-consequences vs. exposed, and tired-of-harassment vs. tired-of-chastisement. 

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Alt-right and antifa kept apart in Portland

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/19/19, 12:20 pm

Authorities in Portland, Ore., were prepared for the worst Saturday, but peace for the most part prevailed. More than two dozen local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, descended on the city to monitor dueling rallies by alt-right and antifa groups. Officers arrested 13 people and seized bear spray, shields, and other weapons but were able to keep most of the antifa counterprotesters separated from the more than 1,000 alt-right demonstrators. Both sides claimed victory.

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Urban visionary

Q&A | From crime to Christ to social critic
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/30/17, 04:46 pm

Star Parker is a conservative commentator, author, and founder of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education (CURE). Here are edited excerpts of our recent conversation at her Washington, D.C., office.

Tell us about your childhood.

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