Hollywood’s Diversity Sham

Hollywood’s Diversity Sham

My morning news perusals brought me a nifty little snippet from the increasingly moribund Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), an organization seemingly unable to balance its reliance on the masses to which it provides entertainment against the giant...
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...
When Seconds Count…

When Seconds Count…

This past December, a “good guy with a gun” stopped a mass shooting in a northeastern Texas town, putting (again) the lie to the anti-gun dismissiveness about civilians stopping crime. Right on cue, nanny-billionaire Mike Bloomberg chimed in with his...
Cloward-Piven and Cullors-Garza

Cloward-Piven and Cullors-Garza

The social and cultural reverberations of the George Floyd killing continue, in ever-more-worrisome form. Major cities around the nation are devolving into criminal chaos, with shootings, homicides, vandalism, and looting spiking. Urban flight is increasing, with home...