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James Piereson

James Piereson is president of the William E. Simon Foundation and a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute.


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Dec 23, 2014

A Look Inside the Anti-Police Protest Movement

Many of the supporters and enablers of the anti-police protest movement of recent months have insisted that it is overwhelmingly a peaceful movement largely made up of idealistic reformers and members of minority communities. They insist that it is not a “radical” movement with an animus against either the police or middle class society.


Dec 22, 2014

The Climate of Hate

When you heard the terrible news from Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon, were you completely surprised to learn that a gunman killed two police officers in cold blood. Or were you, at some level, expecting some kind of atrocity like this to happen.


Dec 19, 2014

Is a Palestinian State Next?

President Obama surprised most everyone with his decision to accord diplomatic recognition to Cuba and propose lifting the economic embargo on the communist state, which dates back to 1959. Many observers felt that the United States would wait until the Castro brothers were out or dead before extending diplomatic recognition.


Jan 20, 2014

What Doomed Detroit

In an article on Detroit's bankruptcy in Friday's New York Times, the author noted that promoters of a bailout are having trouble winning support from Republicans in the Michigan legislature because Detroit is "a Democratic-leaning city"—an understatement if we've ever heard one, equivalent to describing Cuba as a "Communist-leaning" country. Detroit, far from being a "Democratic-leaning" city, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democratic Party.


Apr 04, 2012

President Obama and the Supreme Court

A few days ago President Obama weighed in on the Supreme Court’s review of his health care law, declaring that it would be “unprecedented” for the Court to strike down a law duly passed by the democratic branches of government. This statement was both wrong on the facts and threatening in its implications for the Court, as many were quick to point out.


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