Differences of opinion on law enforcement are sharp and unmistakable — and have been for more than 50 years. However, as the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to say, "You're entitled to your own opinion, but you're not entitled to your own facts."

As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all.

Who would have thought that Donald Trump, of all people, would be addressing the fact that the black community suffers the most from a breakdown of law and order?

The idea that we would be facing the prospect of World War III over which flag flies above a tiny finger of land that most US politicians couldn’t find on a map is utterly ridiculous. When are we going to come to our senses?

Trump supporters are tired of promises not being kept by Democrats or Republicans, of changes in the nation’s culture and moral standards, of being given half-truths and lies when honesty remains the best policy, and of sensing that the country is being changed — not for the better but for the betterment of an arrogant well-entrenched few.

The GOP has two main factions vying for control of the party; each has its strengths and weaknesses, and the faction that is best able to draw unattached Republicans to it will likely control the party for the foreseeable future.

We keep hearing that “black lives matter,” but they seem to matter only when that helps politicians to get votes, or when that slogan helps demagogues demonize the police. The other 99 percent of black lives destroyed by people who are not police do not seem to attract nearly as much attention in the media.

Last January, the Obama administration quietly airlifted $400 million in foreign currency to Iran, which many felt was a cave-in, a ransom payment that America has sworn never to deliver.

hereticFormer Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali's latest book Heretic — Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now does not propose a Reformation, but apostasy, from Islam. How many Muslims will respond favorably to a call to abandon Islam in order to save it?

 

The abandonment of traditional values has negatively affected the nation as a whole, but blacks have borne the greater burden.