A new report debunks stories about the Charlottesville riot

White Nationalists Marching with Torches

Summary: A new report about the Charlottesville riot debunks much of the media's coverage and validates Trump's widely mocked response to it. Revelations in a report giving an Independent review of the protest events in Charlottesville, Virginia. This is a report commissioned by the City of Charlottesville. It is a long, lavishly researched, dynamite rebuke … Continue reading A new report debunks stories about the Charlottesville riot

See the facts about the Charlottesville riot. You decide what they mean.

Summary: The riot at Charlottesville's “Unite the Right” event is trivial by historical standards. But it is rich with insights into modern America. This street fighting, like that of the Weimar Republic, might be a milestone on America's path to an ugly future. Here are the facts about what happened, fairly showing both sides in … Continue reading See the facts about the Charlottesville riot. You decide what they mean.

Fear the police (important advice on the streets of his new America)

Let's do something different. Instead of discussing the evolution of the-America-that-once-was into a New America, let's have some practical advice about how to live in it. For example, what should you do when questioned by the police? You have identified yourself, and now the questions begin...  {From the archive of 2013.} Contents Don't talk without an attorney … Continue reading Fear the police (important advice on the streets of his new America)

Hard data from Harvard about police violence & race

Summary: At last in the long debate about police violence we have an actual analysis (rather than the amateur tallies). Professor Fryer Jr. (economics, Harvard) looks at a sample of the data and discovers some surprising news. He gives some innovative suggests for practical police reforms (i.e., possible to implement). His conclusions are essential reading … Continue reading Hard data from Harvard about police violence & race

These are the people responsible for our out of control police…

Summary:  Matthew Harwood's definitive article shows that America's police have gone out of control. But nothing will change unless we identify the people responsible, much as the year of outrage following Snowden's revelations of NSA surveillance produced few reforms. The evidence clearly points to the guilty parties -- and a solution. San Diego policeman Neal … Continue reading These are the people responsible for our out of control police…