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Miami Police 3 Times More Likely to Kill Than New York City Police

An extensive analysis of police homicides found wide discrepancies in the rate of police killings among major metropolitan police departments, when measured against population figures. Contrary to popular belief, New York City—-withShow More Summary

The Surprise of the Speaker Vote

We of America hated the Russians for fifty years. Then, the Russians were gone: no more Communists left to hate. We have no one left to hate now, none to vent our self-righteousness, our "freedom" and "American Dream" on but ourselves.... Continue reading ?

My Tenth Annual Christmas Podcast

I wrote this during the amazing Summer and Fall of 1986, when I wrote two books, two screenplays and a slew of short stories and essays in my Hollywood office on Kingswell, in what turned out to be Walt Disney's original studio. In 2005 we produced it for KOPT-AM radio in Eugene. Continue reading ?

Losing the White Democratic in the Deep South

    Democrat Mary Landrieu lost her Senate seat to Republican Bill Cassidy in a runoff election in Louisiana. As of 2015 there will be no white Democratic elected officials in the Deep South at the federal or state level. I lived and worked in Alabama for six years of my life. Show More Summary

“We Can’t Breathe” – Two Years After Sandy Hook

“I can’t breathe!” That was the cry of Eric Garner being chokeholed to death in New York City. “I can’t breathe!” That is the cry of our Earth Mother in the chokehold of manmade pollution. “We can’t breathe!” That is the cry of our brothers...Show More Summary

See B S

CBS reported it as "some financial regulations" since all this was MUCH TOO COMPLICATED for professionals to explain simply. Oh, wait... Continue reading ?

See Through Black Eyes

by Leonce Gaiter We know that when Darren Wilson and many of his defenders see a black man, they see someone who “looks like a demon,” and someone who has the extra/sub-human ability to “bulk up to run through” bullets. We know this image of black men from an entire history of racist stereotypes. Show More Summary

Deck the Malls: The Nightmare After Thanksgiving

  by Walter Brasch   It’s now been about a week after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. During the four-day spree, about 133.7 million shoppers spent about $50.9 billion, according to AP and TIME magazine. TheShow More Summary

Perceptions of Reality— And a Failure of a Grand Jury to Indict

  by Walter Brasch   She quietly walked into the classroom and stood there, just inside the door, against a wall. The professor, his back to her, continued his lecture, unaware of her presence until his students’ eyes began focusing upon her rather than him. Show More Summary

How To Get Your Way By Punching Yourself

the officer will never have to answer a legitimate cross-examination to his professionally developed "alibi" in which the cops utterly bungled any possible notion of an honest and fair testimony on his part by giving him all the time in the world to craft an alibi, AFTER seeing all the potential evidence against him. Continue reading ?

Orrin Hatch’s Cake Hole

Sen. Orrin Hatch [said] that Republicans were ready to give the other party “a taste of their own medicine.”... Our 'own medicine'? You mean like Affordable Health Care? (Somehow I doubt it.) Continue reading ?

Really? Did they even LISTEN to the Lyrics?

It is a protest against oligarchy and being used as cannon fodder. HOW that is an "anti-military" anthem is a mystery to anyone not drinking kleptocratic Kool-aid®. Continue reading ?

A Nation of Fear

  by Walter Brasch   Maintenance workers at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa., airport shot and killed a bear and her three cubs. The bears had crawled under a perimeter fence and were just lying around, several hundred yards from a runway. Show More Summary

His Vorpal Sword Comes to an End

all good things come to an end. Today marks the end of his vorpal sword in all its incarnations: Skiing Uphill, Boregasm, Zug, The Commonwealth of Blogistan, and, of course, hvs. I’m not whining. Things change. Once this was EXACTLY the right and only thing to do. Now? Different ground rules. Continue reading ?

The Final Push Up Calumniation Hill

Yes, the Kochs have spent millions on a "ground game" but that's not how ground games work. They're about networks of people, and about all sorts of intangibles that can't be bought. Certainly not in one election cycle. Continue reading ?

O’Keefe Hoist by his own Petard?

Had the case NOT been filed, it is doubtful that the documents in question would have become public knowledge AND have established that Wisconsin Club for Growth spent ALL its money on political activity, which is prohibited by federal law. Continue reading ?

Cowardice Plagues Pa. House of Representatives

  by Walter Brasch The Institute for Legislative Action of the National Rifle Association (NRA-ILA) gives politicians Defender of Freedom awards. The award, accompanied by a glowing press release, has little to do with freedom; it has everything to do with legislators advancing the NRA agenda. Show More Summary

How to Blow An Election You Ought to Win (part i)

... what we end up is a resonance feedback loop, as any young sound engineer learns to do by looping the "silence" of an empty room back on itself over and over. Which pretty much describes national policy of late. Continue reading ...

How to Blow An Election You Ought to Win (part iii)

RHETORIC is the only political tool in the box when it comes to politics, and yet the Democratic Party has, almost universally, discounted the effectiveness of the written and spoken word. Continue reading ?

How to Blow An Election You Ought to Win (part ii)

I am holding out the Freepers as a SYMPTOM to show you one group that we KNOW is engaging in internet terrorism to further the radical GOP agenda by spreading harmful misinformation and slander... Continue reading ?

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