The Legal Failure In The Sex Scandals

Amid serial denouncements of the sexual predation of men in high power, an important aspect has been missed: the degree to which these scandals have been failures of the legal system. Wealthy sex beasts like Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby were able neutralize rape...

Tolerating Prejudice

I recently discovered the Jerry Seinfeld series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, a show about, literally, what its title says. Every week, Jerry and a comedian friend take a ride in a (always different) classic car to a coffee shop, diner, or similar eatery and...

Do The Clothes Make The Man?

Every so often, I read a story of a police raid gone wrong. Sometimes, it’s a ‘wrong house’ situation, sometimes it’s an unfortunate outcome of someone ‘swatting‘ someone else, sometimes it’s overzealousness on the part of an...

Idiots and Maniacs

There’s a great George Carlin bit (a – I repeat myself, b – aren’t they all?) about driving, where George explains that anyone who drives slower than you is an idiot and anyone who drives faster than you is a maniac. This bit came to mind this...

Fixing Fake News

There are times where President Trump says or does things that run contrary to the conventional wild man narrative, and there are times when he validates all the worst things his critics say about him. His recent tweet suggesting (threatening?) the Press with...