Summary: John Pfaff's Locked In describes our broken criminal justice system, its myths and secrets -- and why reforms consistently fail. It is one of the most important books of the year. Let's hope America pays attention. A review of an important book. Locked In. The True Causes of Mass Incarceration — and How to … Continue reading A resolution for 2018: reform our criminal injustice system
Summary: America has two major political parties. This series discusses their indifference to the concerns of most Americans and their slow descent into madness. Today let's look at the Democratic Party and the great American cities it governs. Here's a logo for many of America's cities: Democrats run most of them. They run most of America's great cities, whose … Continue reading Watch the Democrats play while their cities bleed
Summary: Here is a different -- and disturbing -- perspective on the strange US criminal justice system, unlike the "standard version" that dominate the news media. We can't fix what we don't understand. Excerpt from "More Justice, Less Crime." By Joseph M. Bessette. In the Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2017. Visuals added. … Continue reading Harsh truths about mass incarceration in America
Summary: Stratfor explains one aspect of our free market globalized world -- the export of fentanyl to America by Mexico's capitalist cartels. They saw the market and successfully met its demands, despite powerful opposition. As for Mexico, for a decade geopolitical experts have prophesied its doom from the growing power of the cartels. So far … Continue reading Stratfor: Mexico’s entrepreneurs provide the fentanyl that America wants!
Summary: Immigration is one of the big -- perhaps the biggest -- story of our time. Yet we know little about it, in part because the news media filter what we see. Only fringe sources give us glimpses of truth, albeit with their own biases. Here is one, conveying a litany of bad news. "Let … Continue reading The Gatestone Institute tells us the hidden dark stories about immigrants in Europe