Required Reading – August 14 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Balsamo: Attorney General William Barr urges swift death penalty for mass shooters, cop killers, slams ‘social justice’ prosecutors

“He also said the government must have “zero tolerance” for suspects who resist the police and denounced protesters who threw water on New York City police a few weeks ago as “prancing punks.” […]  In his speech, Barr praised federal prosecutors who have brought more cases against violent criminals and drug dealers in an effort to curb the opioid epidemic. But he added that more needs to be done, saying that most of the illegal drugs being trafficked into the U.S. are being brought in by Mexican drug organizations and other transnational gangs. “Obviously, the head of the snake is outside the United States,” he said. “We must destroy these cartels.” Barr took a hard swing at prosecutors who don’t . . .”

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

Prager: Meanwhile, This Is What LGBTQ Organizations Are Doing to Society

“Virtually every week, there seems to be another issue that preoccupies the country. But while our attention is focused on President Donald Trump, Google, Charlottesville, Russia, impeachment, Jeffrey Epstein, the next elections, racism, a trade war with China, the #MeToo movement or something else, LGBTQ organizations are quietly going about their work dismantling ethical norms, making a mockery of education, ruining innocent people’s lives and destroying children’s innocence. If you think this is overstated, here are some examples: . . .”

Read more at Town Hall.

Daley: A Pro-Gun Ruling Will Inflame Court-Packing Push, Dem Senator Warns Supreme Court

“Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island filed a legal brief before the Supreme Court in a challenge to New York City’s gun transportation regulations, advancing a broad indictment of the Roberts Court itself as he urged the justices to turn away the NRA-backed case. The brief, which follows back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, accuses the justices of delivering partisan decisions for monied Republican interests while warning of lasting damage to the Supreme Court’s legitimacy.”

Read more at Daily Caller.

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