NYT uses the words of young Muslims to tell us that Ramadan is not a time for killing, but the NYT does little to refute the obvious loathing of gays embedded in the Koran, a hatred reiterated by Omar Mateen’s father. This hatred is preached in mosques across the globe and is the reason that simply being gay is punishable by death in a number of Muslim countries. If Ramadan is a time for peace, how does one explain that the prophet of Islam fought battles during Ramadan?
When news broke a young man tried to assassinate Trump, liberals had a truly repulsive reaction. (As Glenn Reynolds notes, malignant narcissism is an ugly thing. In the South, there is an old saying "If a man keeps telling you how honest he is, he will rob you blind. When people tell you how compassionate and sensitive they are, they are really crude, vulgar and cruel.)
Secular religions, such as Marxism or communism or progressvism, are inherently iron-fisted. Which is why mean and vicious people are atracted to them. Secular religions also always have secular inquistors to enforce the dogma. The California state religion is an example of that.
Some of the decline in less-skilled employment may be the inevitable result of technological advancement, but the administration has been doing everything it can to accelerate the trend. Indeed, few elements of liberal social policy have been as consistent in this administration as the relentless offensive against anybody who employs low-skilled people. Minimum wage increases, attacks on fast food franchises, the war on Walmart: any business that offers an entry into the workforce for people who don’t have post-high school education will sooner or later find themselves under siege.
If you want to open the kind of metal bashing industrial workshop in an inner city neighborhood where poor people live and could get jobs—fuggedaboutit. Between the zoning regulators, the OSHA inspectors, the environmentalists, the tax authorities and the ‘living wage’ myrmidons, liberal progressive governance will come down on you like a ton of bricks.