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NEW YORK — Four law and order experts sparred in New York City Wednesday night over evidencebased data suggesting policing isn't racially biased in America and blacks do in fact commit more crimes than other racial groups.
Opposing the motion that "policing is racially biased," Harry Stern, managing principal for the law firm Rains Lucia Stern, stated "an uncomfortable but inescapable truth." "And here it is: black people commit more crime per capita than other groups."
As President Obama prepares to leave office without having destroyed the Islamic State, he’s selling the notion that U.S. intelligence agencies failed to warn him promptly about the rise of the terrorist group more than two years ago, an assertion raising howls of incredulity in some quarters.
Or an “Article V convention to amend the Constitution,” to be more precise.
It’s sitting right there in the Constitution. A loophole to take big, important questions out of the hands of federal legislators and the tortured readings of 98 justices. Just call a convention to propose some amendments.
Americans were promised that the passage of the Affordable Care Act would usher in universal health coverage and lower healthcare costs. None of those promises have been kept, nor have several others that the law’s chief advocate, President Obama, made.
Drug costs have soared, and while that may not surprise many people, the reasons why drug costs are higher in the U.S. than most other developed nations likely will — and make you angry as well.