Morning Jolt: Chauvin Verdict Proves the Cynics Wrong

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On the menu today: Derek Chauvin is convicted, and Minneapolis doesn't burn; wondering whether the talk of China's "vaccine diplomacy" was vastly overhyped; and forgive me for an easy dunk on a crazy person.

A Good Day for Idealists, a Bad Day for Cynics

How about that? The police officer got held accountable by a jury after a fair trial. And Minneapolis, and other cities across the country, did not erupt in rioting, looting, or other violence. There were a lot of people who contended, Monday and Tuesday, that "they're going to riot either way."

Yes, former police officer Derek Chauvin can file appeals, and perhaps some judge will find the claim of jury intimidation on the part of Maxine Waters or Joe Biden compelling. Yes, Nancy Pelosi promptly disrupted the feel-good moment after the verdict by blithely declaring, "Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice. ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 21 2021
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY April 21 2021
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Chauvin Verdict Proves the Cynics Wrong

On the menu today: Derek Chauvin is convicted, and Minneapolis doesn't burn; wondering whether the talk of China's "vaccine diplomacy" was vastly overhyped; and forgive me for an easy dunk on a crazy person.

A Good Day for Idealists, a Bad Day for Cynics

How about that? The police officer got held accountable by a jury after a fair trial. And Minneapolis, and other cities across the country, did not erupt in rioting, looting, or other violence. There were a lot of people who contended, Monday and Tuesday, that "they're going to riot either way."

Yes, former police officer Derek Chauvin can file appeals, and perhaps some judge will find the claim of jury intimidation on the part of Maxine Waters or Joe Biden compelling. Yes, Nancy Pelosi promptly disrupted the feel-good moment after the verdict by blithely declaring, "Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice. ...   READ MORE

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