Evidenced-based policymaking is the perfect Washington contradiction. Using facts and data isn’t what politicians who make policy do. Their real talent is creating, distorting, or outright ignoring the truth to get what they want. Both sides do it and they aren’t very good at hiding it, whether the goal is creating a hate crime trend or rationalizing spending more money with the hope that we can tax our way to prosperity later.
If there are any stories of people being refused rescue in Houston because of who or what they are, we haven’t heard them. White nationalism didn’t overwhelm the relief effort. Racism isn’t deciding who gets saved and who doesn’t. When a natural disaster like Harvey strikes the petty, mean-spirited congressional attacks on our country’s character are put in perspective.
Are white supremacy and police shootings a national scourge or a symptom of unethical politics? The rapidly growing liberal obsession with white supremacy seems like a completely different issue from the occasional police shooting that carried the Democratic Party through the end of the Obama administration. Rest assured they are one and the same.
Police Training Act a clever twist to cutting JAG funds
Does it make sense that it’s OK to withhold money to punish the police but not OK to withhold money to enforce the law?
Illinois and California share a lot of bad ideas. One is allowing their illegal residents to drive so they can easily get to work or school. Passing the Illinois driver’s license legislation was an enormous violation of the public trust even considering that the trust of taxpaying citizens is already a lost cause. Now our state is following California’s lead with SB 31, the Illinois TRUST Act.