Republicans must stand for law and order

Trump is right about violent crime: It’s on the rise in major cities.

Sean Kennedy and Parker Abt, The Washington Post

The FBI reports nationwide data for the first six months of the previous year every January. In January 2016, it reported crime figures for the first half of 2015. That data showed significant increases in violent crime categories. Homicide was up 6.2 percent across the country, while rape was up 9.6 percent.

On Crime, Will the Party of Reagan Become the Party of Bill Ayers?

Andrew C. McCarthy, PJ Media

It might be popular at the New York Times editorial board, but it would earn only the contempt of Americans who would have to live with surging crime, drug addiction, and fear. If Obama insists on doing this, let him be the one to pardon the criminals and let Democrats bear the political fall-out. Republicans should resist being part of a dangerous charade. They should remain the party of Reagan, the champions of law and order.