Category Archives: The Rule of Law

Traffic Tickets As a Regressive Tax That Targets Poor Minorities

If you haven’t heard by now, the fine city of Ferguson, MO generates one quarter of its tax revenue from traffic tickets. Here’s one awful thing–well-to-do people can buy their way out (boldface mine): Because Missouri works on a point … Continue reading

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Finally, the Federal Government Attempts to Restore the Rule of Law

About fucking time (boldface mine): The 8 News NOW I-Team has learned that FBI agents have started an investigation into the events surrounding a potentially deadly showdown one month ago surrounding rancher Cliven Bundy. It is one thing for Cliven … Continue reading

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It Appears the Mistake Occupy Made Was to Be Unarmed

This is getting fucking ridiculous (boldface mine): After two armed men threatened a Bureau of Land Management wrangler on Tuesday in western Utah, workers are removing BLM logos from their vehicles to help avoid additional incidents, the Salt Lake Tribune … Continue reading

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The Rightwing Mob: Why We Can Not Live Half-Fox News and Half Free

Needless to say, if these ‘patriots’ were black, they would have been crushed with tanks by now. But the breakdown of law in Nevada was worse than I thought: Within the past few days, local 8 News NOW received Police … Continue reading

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Rightwing Mobs Set Up Armed Checkpoints in Nevada

It’s safe to say that the right is no longer playing at insurrection, but is actually denying other citizens their right to free assembly (boldface mine): A Democratic congressman from Nevada said in a letter this week that his constituents … Continue reading

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Why Regulation Matters: A Tragic Fire

There’s no way to know for certain, but two regulatory failures might have contributed to the tragic death of two firefighters in Back Bay. The first remedy should be mandating sprinkler systems (boldface mine): With two major fires in the … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, Massachusetts, The Rule of Law

A Good Question About ‘Democracy Promotion’

I’m all for it (not agin it!), but this is a very good question (boldface mine): Even if we put to one side the reservations about the composition of the new Ukrainian government, there was much to condemn in manner … Continue reading

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