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The shame of Alaska: vast wealth, but little spent to protect its people

Summary: When urban Americans think of rural life, we often think of Mayberry RFD and placid law-abiding life seen on countless other TV shows. Community values; people who are salt-of-the-Earth, living in Libertarian paradises free of big government. There is a test case of this vision. We call it Alaska. Read these accounts. I hope …

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Swarms of hate against Obama and George Will, peasants’ protests in New America

Summary:  This week we had simultaneous two-minute-hate sessions run by both Right and Left against Obama and George Will. These are fine demos of peasants’ protests in New America, proving that we remain capable of collective action: fun, righteous, purposeless swarming. Orwell predicted it. The 1% laugh. . Contents We enjoy our two minutes hate …

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Why the Left loses: we see their vision of a new America

Summary: Left and right are engaged in a never-ending struggle not just for control of America’s politics, but for its soul. Since 1980 the Right has been winning, slowly rolling back the essential aspects of the New Deal. Today we have another chapter explaining why the Left loses. Their weakness is self-inflicted. Let’s hope they …

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More about the collapse of the American Criminal Justice System

Summary:  A follow-up to yesterday’s post, here we see a wide range of articles about the deep rot of America’s criminal justice system.  It’s a shameful travesty of justice, especially for a nation that prided itself as the shining city on the hill.  Now we have fallen far below the standards of other developed nations.  Only our …

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Being a third world nation is a state of mind, as we will learn (about prison rape)

Summary:  Being a Third World nation is largely a state of mind.  The distinguishing characteristic of a First World Nation (a civilized society) is that the people (leaders and citizens) respect their laws. That’s disappearing in America.  Here we look at one small aspect of that:  how we treat our prisoners.  Links to the vast literature describing …

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