Ferguson Protests Risk Losing More Than They Gain

Disrupting people's lives is not the way to win their support.

Disruption is not a form of attraction.

Photographer: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

I spent the holiday weekend in Washington.  This morning I headed to the airport to return to Chicago for my final week at the Institute of Politics.  The driver took  a long and strange route, and when I landed, I found out why: a group of Ferguson protesters had shut down a major artery during rush hour, causing huge delays, especially for inbound commuters.

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