Looters’ Lives Matter?

Looters’ Lives Matter?

Back in 2014, a “writer, editor, and agitator” named Vicky Osterweil wrote an essay titled “In Defense of Looting,” and published it during the unrest following the death-by-cop of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri (for the record, the local...
“I’m Not Him”

“I’m Not Him”

What an interesting time we live in. With just over seventy days until the election, we are faced with a choice between a boorish wild-man Untethered Orange Id (TM) and a senescent lifetime swamp rat. The President, who managed to have a good first year despite coming...
Another Lost Opportunity

Another Lost Opportunity

A window of opportunity opened, shortly after George Floyd’s death, to make some real and good changes in policing, changes that would not only improve relations with minority communities, but would benefit policing as well. I discussed some of those changes in...
A Place For My Trouble

A Place For My Trouble

Every morning I wake up, holding my breath while I turn on my phone to see the latest news. I think to myself, ‘It can’t be worse than yesterday.’ But when the news loads, I think, ‘Ohhhhh, yes, it is worse.’ Thus spake Barbra Streisand,...
A Tale of Two Memes

A Tale of Two Memes

Ponder the meme above. What do you see? Is it violent and thuggish government agents dispersing a peaceful protest? Or is it properly equipped law enforcement officers protecting individual and property rights from a violent mob? The meme’s author is looking to...