The high levels of crime in the black community contribute to heavier policing, which in turn reinforces perceptions of racial targeting; those perceptions then create resentment against police than ends too often in violent encounters and failure to report crime. And so the cycle starts anew.
Ben Shapiro is editor-at-large for Breitbart News. His book, "Bullies: How the Left's Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America," was a New York Times best-seller.
August 21, 2014, 5:10 AM EDT
August 14, 2014, 5:11 AM EDT
If we are to recognize the importance of mental illness as a society, the left must stop papering over mental illness with platitudes about diversity, and the right must stop treating mental illness as a moral problem rather than a medical one.
August 7, 2014, 6:14 AM EDT
If you want to know why the conflict between the dramatically overpowering Israeli military and the sadistically brutal Hamas has continued for weeks, look no further than CNN and its like-minded media brethren.
July 31, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT
President Obama's goal is trolling, a practice whereby a person takes a deliberately indefensible position simply to draw passionate excess from an opponent. That is Obama's goal here: He hopes for extreme language, impassioned opposition and eventually, impeachment.
July 24, 2014, 4:48 AM EDT
President Obama and the West have told Russia's Vladimir Putin, in no uncertain terms, that his people can hit a civilian aircraft with a missile, and that there will be no costs. How can a second-rate power hold the United States and NATO over a barrel?
July 17, 2014, 5:17 AM EDT
The Europeans, it seems, are becoming increasingly comfortable with old-fashioned Jew hatred in their midst, whether homegrown or imported.
July 10, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
Obama created this situation, and he certainly knows how to exploit it.
July 3, 2014, 6:13 AM EDT
Jewish blood is cheap to this administration. That seems to be true in every administration, given the American government's stated predilection for forcing Israel into concessions to an implacable and Jew-hating enemy.
June 26, 2014, 4:03 AM EDT
The Constitution is dead. Long live the executive dictatorship. There is almost nothing the president of the United States cannot do.
June 19, 2014, 4:32 AM EDT
Having children truly ends adolescence. We are all either parents or children: responsibility-takers or those who demand from others. Which is why it's such a human tragedy that Western civilization has now prized endless childhood as the ultimate ideal.
June 12, 2014, 4:56 AM EDT
President Barack Obama believes he is above the law. That's because he is. So what can we do? We can tell Congress to exercise its power to check the executive branch.
June 5, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT
The president of the United States now has the apparent authority to determine whether or not someone deserves to live — indeed, whether he deserves to be hit with a Hellfire missile or whether we should exchange high-level terrorists for him.
May 29, 2014, 8:08 AM EDT
Obama has slashed military funding at historic levels; he insisted that sequestration cuts come largely from the Defense Department. His Veterans Affairs is a shambles, yet he won't fire his top man, Eric Shinseki. Iraq is collapsing. Afghanistan will soon follow. But he routinely claims that he loves the troops.
May 23, 2014, 6:46 AM EDT
Economic health requires a dedicated workforce, a free entrepreneurial climate, protection against crime. Those, in turn, require solid two-parent families, a competitive educational environment and a dedication to equal application of the law rather than equal results under it.
May 15, 2014, 5:36 AM EDT
Led by the bravery of First Lady Michelle Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Democratic women of the United States Senate, the West tweeted Boko Haram into submission.
May 8, 2014, 7:38 AM EDT
The left is fighting wars on climate change, racism, sexism, poverty -- all wars in which the declared enemy is America itself.
May 1, 2014, 4:33 AM EDT
The moment the majority decides to destroy people for engaging in thought it dislikes, thoughtcrime becomes a reality.
April 24, 2014, 5:22 AM EDT
Like Bundy or not, his situation will not be the last of its kind, so long as the federal government insists on its ever-growing authority, and so long as states and localities refuse to stand up for their citizens.
April 17, 2014, 4:29 AM EDT
It's not enough to be good on policy. Americans must think of you as good. By neglecting that deeper battle, conservatives sow the seeds of their own destruction — and the destruction of American freedoms, as well.
April 10, 2014, 4:36 AM EDT
When fascism comes, it will come not with jackboots but with promises of a better world. The jackboots come later, when we've all been shamed into silence — when we've been taught that to allow that with which we disagree is to agree with it, and when we've accepted that the best method of preventing such disagreement is government power.