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On #BlackLivesMatter:
Perhaps the most insidious assault on Black Lives Matter is that the protests have somehow caused violence against police. [...] The only thing Black Lives Matter has caused is a national conversation about police accountability.

"Black Lives Matter occupies an important space," Boston Globe, 1 September 2015, https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2015/09/01/the-message-black-lives-matter/EPjIfUd95BeSHyXGthJ9KM/story.html.

While the media long ago moved on, the protests have persisted, entering their late, decadent phase of self-indulgent triviality.

"The Ferguson Farce", National Review, 21 October 2014, http://www.nationalreview.com/article/390782/ferguson-farce-rich-lowry.

While the protests are promising and necessary, they are also insufficient. A deeper phase of work is needed.

"Time to turn protests into change", CNN, 4 December 2014, http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/03/opinion/liu-meaning-ferguson-protests/.

On Donald Trump:
I would not advise people who feel strongly or who are concerned about some of the issues that have been raised during the course of the campaign, I wouldn’t advise them to be silent.

Brent Griffiths, "Obama to anti-Trump protesters: Don't be silent", Politico, 17 November 2016, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/obama-to-trump-protesters-231558.

People are upset and they're right to be upset. This is our country, and people have a right to have their voices heard.

"The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 11/10/2016", MSNBC, 10 November 2016, http://www.msnbc.com/transcripts/rachel-maddow-show/2016-11-10.

The wave of protests last night spoke an undeniable truth: The Donald Trump administration will witness the rebirth—with its precursors in the Black Lives Matter movement, the immigrants rights movement of 2006-07, the Occupy movement and the overwhelming youth support for Bernie Sanders—of a su