Category Archives: The Rule of Law

What If Changes In Murder Rates Have Very Little To Do With Policing?

A recent Washington Post op-ed has put the issue of a Ferguson Effect back into the news. But what if policing, whether it be community-based, search and destroy, more (or fewer) cops on the beat, and so on has little … Continue reading

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Democrats Need to Make a Positive Case For Their Nominee

With Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia’s passing, there has been a lot of chatter about the strong possibility that Republicans in the Senate will attempt a scorched-earth opposition to any nominee Obama proposes (at least one Republican senator has said … Continue reading

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Self-Appointed WMATA Chief Secretary Foxx Is Solving the Wrong Problem

Because appointed, unaccountable dictators–aka ’emergency managers’–worked so well in places like Flint, Michigan. Why not expand this successful model to D.C.’s Metro (boldface mine): “The most important thing to me with respect to WMATA is getting the safety culture right … Continue reading

Posted in DC, The Rule of Law, Transportation

“Just a Few IQ Points”

When the story of the Flint, MI mass poisoning broke, it was clear, based on existing research, just how much of a future educational catastrophe this will be for an already stressed community (boldface added): To put this in context, … Continue reading

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When Seditious Conspiracists Become Terrorists

Or at least intimidators. From the Oregon Cowliphate (boldface mine): Fear of the militants occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and roaming the communities of Burns and Hines sits like a heavy winter fog over the area. More than a … Continue reading

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They’re Not Terrorists, They’re Seditious Conspiracists–And That Does Matter

I’m starting to lose my cool a bit with those in the Coalition of the Sane, who keep referring to the radical militants who have seized an Oregon federal bird sanctuary station (THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES, BUT THEY’LL NEVER … Continue reading

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The Phrase You’re Looking For Is ‘Seditious Conspiracist’

Regarding the radical paramilitants who have taken over a federal bird sanctuary in Oregon to defend arsonists and poachers (and whose supporters have issued death threats for months against the local sheriff for not using his Mythical Constitutional Sheriff Superpowers), … Continue reading

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