We might want to be a bit more concerned for the political future of the US than we are. The following is a conversation that I had on Facebook just yesterday. The gentleman involved is a friend of mine. A good, hardworking guy with a family. This fact makes what he actually says and what... Continue Reading →
Fear and Prejudice in Police Decision Making Two articles that appeared in Vox, taken together, were very revealing with regard to the ongoing debate and protest on police violence. The first had to do with explaining the violent responses of police in the field. The second elaborated on a psychological phenomenon referred to as implicit... Continue Reading →
To the Police Note: I was planning this post for a few days, but in light of the despicable murder of two police officers in New York I feel that a caveat is in order. Violence is only justified in terms of self-preservation or protection of the innocent. And this only if no other options... Continue Reading →
"Who do you protect!" Heard from the crowd being attacked by militarized police, "No one is attacking you all. You are not in danger in any way. We are in danger from you." Isn't the police motto "to serve and protect?" I guess we should be more specific with whom is being served and protected.
Thank God for those who ask for too much! This article in The Guardian highlights why it is so difficult for the left to support and sustain President Obama and the Democratic Party. It is the reason why liberals will often not show up for a party and a president who has clearly turned his... Continue Reading →
In fact, look here and there and everywhere. But whatever you do, don't look at the larger, more entrenched, more complicated issues. Keep buying our papers, but don't take what is revealed too seriously. Let us, the fourth estate, do the thinking for you. Here's a nice, feel good, picture.