4 Things to Know About the Mob Violence in Portland

Jul 18, 2020

Happy Saturday from Washington, where the Department of Homeland Security is under fire from Oregon Democrats for protecting federal buildings in Portland that rioters  have besieged for seven weeks. Fred Lucas breaks down the violence. Plus: New York's governor and nursing home deaths; a U.S. senator comes to the rescue of a couple who defended their home with firearms; and Britain may draw the line on sex-change procedures for children. Eighty years ago today, Democrats nominate Franklin Roosevelt for an unprecedented third term as president; FDR will go on to be elected twice more. Have a great weekend.

By Fred Lucas

Residents of the Portland area have "become accustomed to chaos," says William Deatherage, 22, a recent college graduate who has lived in a suburb of the Oregon city since he was 5 years old.
By David Harsanyi

By any standard, the New York tri-state area's numbers are the worst in the country. By most measures, the numbers are some of the worst in the world.
By Mary Rose Corkery

In a letter to William Barr, Hawley writes that Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's decision to investigate lawyers Mark and Patricia McCloskey was an "unacceptable abuse of power and [a] threat to the Second Amendment."
By Andrea Jones

Britain's minister for women and equalities, Liz Truss, announced plans to ban sex-change procedures for anyone under age 18.

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