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Bail Reform Trades Legal Tradition for More Crime

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It’s obvious that bail reform isn’t a good idea when even New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is having second thoughts about it. Yet his liberal colleagues are successfully promoting it all across America. In a Newsmax commentary, Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper argues that these efforts are actually ...
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When The Bully Controls The Search Engine

Following President Donald Trump’s election in 2016, employees and management at Google gathered together for a community discussion. What transpired was wailing, gnashing of teeth, and a collective disbelief that Trump had won. These Silicon Valley elites weren’t just upset that their preferred candidate Hillary Clinton had lost; they were ...
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Justices Seem Willing to Banish Anti-Religious Bigotry

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Assessing possible outcomes of a major school choice case before the U.S. Supreme Court, Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace Cooper said on “Fox and Friends”: I believe the Supreme Court is very, very likely to say to Montana – and to the rest of the country – [that] you can’t disfavor religious ...
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Black Activists Push for School Choice at Supreme Court

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Project 21 Decries Blaine Amendments as Bigoted for Denying Families Best Educational Options Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today about whether parents should be empowered with the ability to use government-assisted scholarships to enroll their children in religious schools. Members of the Project 21 black ...
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Illinois Pension Reform Preferable to Bailout

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Public employee pension obligations are putting Illinois in a state of economic peril. The National Center’s Scott Shepard says reform is vital, and that critics who claim reform of the pension system would violate constitutional protections don’t understand the severity of the situation. “What we’ve got here in Illinois, and ...
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McCabe’s 25th Amendment Tales Stoke Deep State Concerns

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Peddling his new book and his vitriol against President Donald Trump, former (and fired) FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe recently ignited a media firestorm with stories about alleged discussions among mid-level government bureaucrats regarding invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the President from office. Appearing on “Wilkow!” on BlazeTV, Project 21 Co-Chairman Horace ...
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Sharpton’s “Sheer Stupidity” on Criminal Justice Reform

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Al Sharpton wants to deny rapper Travis Scott a high-profile appearance at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show next month. Sharpton claims Scott is “violating” the cause of Colin Kaepernick and criminal justice reformers. Project 21 member Adrian Norman, in a recent commentary published by the Epoch Times, called this “sheer stupidity.” Adrian ...
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Taking a Knee on Criminal Justice Reform, by Adrian Norman

New Visions Commentary /
The Rev. Al Sharpton was recently back in the news, making statements on a TMZ video blasting rapper Travis Scott for accepting an invitation to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show. Sharpton equated Scott’s performance as a slap in the face to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has ...
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Watch Your Step on “First Step Act,” by Constable Council Nedd II

New Visions Commentary /
Our criminal justice system may need reform, but the “First Step Act” that’s now headed for the President’s desk poses a significant risk to public safety – particularly for the most vulnerable members of our communities. For aspiring criminals, mandatory minimum sentences enforce the memorable advice found in the theme ...
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‘First Step Act’ Criticized by Black Conservatives as Harmful to Minority Communities

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Bill Undermines Mandatory Minimum Sentencing That Applies Law Equitably, Prevents Lenient Judicial Activism Washington, D.C. - Black conservative leaders are speaking out against the "First Step Act" criminal justice reform bill because of provisions in the bill that would undermine the benefits of mandatory minimum sentencing. Members of the Project 21 ...
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Watch Your Step: First Step Act Could Harm Minority Communities, by Horace Cooper, Stacy Washington, and Constable Council Nedd II

National Policy Analysis #680 /
Senator Mitch McConnell is considering taking the “First Step Act” (S. 2795), a criminal justice reform bill, to the Senate floor for a vote during the lame duck session. He should not. The U.S. criminal justice system is in need of reform, but the First Step Act poses significant risks ...
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Arnold Foundation Beyond the Pale With Plan on Bail

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With all of the proposals out there for reforming the American criminal justice system, National Center Senior Fellow Horace Cooper warns that the one that is focused on ending bail – supported by the radical Arnold Foundation – “would make our system worse than it is presently.” In a Daily Caller ...
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Arnold Foundation’s Stealthy Anti-Gun Strategy

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Wealthy left-wing activists John and Laura Arnold are “coming for your guns.” In a cautionary commentary published by InsideSources, National Center Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof, Esq. warned that the couple – whom he previously called “mini-George Soroses” – is “spending a small fortune to try to muzzle the National Rifle Association ...
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Get Your Gun, Before Laura Arnold Does

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If I told you that a liberal billionaire couple was spending a small fortune to try to muzzle the National Rifle Association and erode Second Amendment rights, you might logically guess that they were from Hollywood or New York City. But you would be wrong. The elitist couple is Laura ...
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Voter Fraud Undermines the Votes of Black Americans, by Derrick Hollie

New Visions Commentary /
We often hear people complain that their votes don’t count, and recent election results have many questioning our voting process. Indeed, without effective safeguards, the civil rights movement’s goal of making everybody’s vote count may never be achieved. White authorities in the Jim Crow South used tactics ranging from poll ...
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White House Seeks Traction on Criminal Justice Reform

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In a roundtable discussion earlier this week with governors, state attorneys general and members of his cabinet, President Donald Trump sought to broker a compromise for federal legislation on criminal justice reform. In particular, the President sought to gain traction for the “FIRST STEP Act” that already overwhelmingly passed in the U.S. House ...
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Taking Pride in Not Being a Diversity Statistic

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As schools and liberal politicians signal resistance to the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind race-conscious guidance about college and university admissions, Project 21 member Stone Washington said such preferences “should be deemed wholly biased and unethical by school administrators and any student seeking to be fairly admitted to the schools ...
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Black Leaders Applaud Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court

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Washington, D.C. – Applauding President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, members of the Project 21 black leadership network praise Judge Kavanaugh’s dedication to the Constitution and his impressive record of accomplishment. “This is a judicial grand slam! As someone familiar with Judge ...
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Bitterness, Debt and Failure Among Good Black Students: Blame Preference Policies

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To foster race-neutral admissions processes at American colleges and universities, the Trump Administration rescinded “unnecessary, outdated, inconsistent with existing law or otherwise improper” guidance issued during the Obama era. Among discarded guidance is the approval of race-explicit selection criteria – including the suggestion there is a “compelling interest” that “[i]n some ...
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Race-Neutral College Admissions Action Applauded by Black Activists

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Project 21 Offers Recommendations Complementary to Trump Administration Move to Help Black Students Succeed Washington, D.C. – Black students will be more likely to succeed in higher education thanks to new action by the Trump Administration against race preferences in school admissions, say members of the Project 21 black leadership ...
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