We Have Stumbled Into a Shambles

It's much harder to be complacent about criminal violence now, as so many of us were a few short years ago. Are we ready, at long last, to wage a true war on crime?

Hatred in War and in Peace

What’s disturbing today is that so few of our most aggressive haters—the Social Justice Warriors—understand themselves to be haters at all.

The Left’s Raising and Glorifying of Cain

Aversion to God and infatuation with criminals. Those twin traits aren’t common to every “progressive.” But in America, as in Canada, they are common enough to have made a comfortable home for themselves on the Left.

Trump Hasn’t Yet Fulfilled His ‘Law and Order’ Vow

A decline of 3.9 percent, or even of 6.8 percent, does not satisfy the hopes raised in at least some of us by Trump’s vow to bring “the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation” to an end “very soon.” Even when he nods in that direction, his attention to the issue seems mostly rhetorical. In short, he got us up on tiptoes and then didn’t kiss us.

Teddy Roosevelt’s Rules

We are no longer working under the pressure, as in Roosevelt’s time, of persuading vigilantes to stay their hands and let the law run its course. All the more reason why we “as a people” should take effectual steps to make the law itself come “to the Assistance of the Innocent and Helpless.”

Lynching: It’s Not About Race

Let’s say this all together: Due process is good, even when accorded to a despised political enemy. Law and order is good, even when it involves the punishment of “people who look like me.”

Henry Fielding, a Man for This Season

"To speak out fairly and honestly, though mercy may appear more amiable in a magistrate, severity is a more wholesome virtue," wrote the great 18th-century English jurist and author of Tom Jones. He has much to teach Americans about criminal justice in the 21st-century. 

A Visit to Trigger Town

The Drudge Report on Thursday featured an arresting headline: “D.C. Tourist Savagely Beaten, Stomped, Spit on by Gang of Youths.” Who could resist clicking on […]